Yearly Archives: 2020

A Call to Prayer for Life

In many parts of our nation, COVID-19 has uncovered a tragic neglect of our elderly within long-term care homes. It reminds us of the need for a Christian affirmation of the value and dignity of life, from beginning to end, and the important role of ministries and organizations in sharing… More

COVID-19: CEWS Consultation

This entry is part 30 of 30 in the series COVID-19.

Have you applied for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)? Have you experienced challenges with the program? Do you have recommendations about adjustments? The Department of Finance is looking for feedback to “maximize employment in Canada and encourage growth.” Your feedback can help inform potential changes to the program. This… More

COVID-19: Virtual AGMs in Saskatchewan & Manitoba

This entry is part 29 of 30 in the series COVID-19.

Last week, both Saskatchewan and Manitoba issued Orders in Council to allow virtual meetings for corporations, adding to the list of provinces trying to provide flexibility for corporate meetings. Saskatchewan In Saskatchewan, OC 222/2020 authorizes non-profit corporations to hold annual general meetings (AGMs) by phone, video-conference or other electronic means,… More

COVID-19: Canada Emergency Community Support Fund Applications Open!

This entry is part 28 of 30 in the series COVID-19.

The federal government is making $350 million available to community organizations serving vulnerable Canadians. Applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund opened May 19. Access to funding is through three national intermediaries: United Way Centraide Canada Applications through local offices Application guide here Community Foundations of Canada Application page here… More

COVID-19: Private Schools Now Eligible for CEWS

This entry is part 27 of 30 in the series COVID-19.

Private schools are now eligible to qualify for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)! On May 15, 2020 the Department of Finance announced a number of regulatory changes to the program, including allowing non-public education and training institutions to qualify. Both for-profit and not-for-profit institutions are considered eligible entities and… More

COVID-19: Ontario Allows Drive-in Worship Services

This entry is part 26 of 30 in the series COVID-19.

On May 16, Ontario amended its emergency order to allow drive-in worship services. This brings Ontario in line with other provinces, including Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia which both already permit drive-in services. New Brunswick has guidelines for outdoor religious services and British Columbia has never prohibited worship services, but has… More