Assistance from inside and outside the Canadian foodservice industry has been vital to so many operators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Vastly reduced traffic and revenues, staffing challenges, and the myriad other issues caused by the pandemic have seen restaurants close from coast to coast in Canada, in many cases permanently. In many cases, governmental support […]
With foot traffic off the table, finding ways to tap into local community from afar has become vital. By Tom Nightingale Heading down to a local food market is a pastime of choice for many people. The wide variety of produce on offer, coupled with that in-person interaction and the knowledge that you’re contributing to […]
The relief fund offers grants to cover costs of PPE, make physical modifications for health and safety, and enhance digital or e-commerce capabilities.
Press release The Ontario government introduced on September 17 the Helping Tenants and Small Businesses Act that would, if passed, freeze rent in 2021 for most rent-controlled and non-rent-controlled residential units. The bill would provide the vast majority of Ontario’s tenants with financial relief as the province continues down the path of renewal, growth and economic recovery. […]
Press release Ontario is increasing the general minimum wage for the fourth consecutive year, which will bring the wage up to $11.60 on October 1, 2017. For liquor servers, the minimum wage increased from $9.90 per hour to $10.10 per hour. As a part of Ontario’s plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs, the general […]
By Jeni Marinucci Many are celebrating Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s decision to push the provincial minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019. Smaller changes to pay will take place first, bumping the current general minimum wage of $11.40 to $14 at the opening of 2018, providing a year for small businesses to hopefully get […]