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May 2021

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Ontario Announces Roadmap to Reopening

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has released its Roadmap to Reopen, a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures based on the provincewide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators. In response to recent improvements to these indicators, Ontario will allow more outdoor recreational amenities to reopen, with restrictions in place, effective May 22, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

Roadmap to Reopen outlines three steps to easing public health measures, guided by the following principles:

  • Step One An initial focus on resuming outdoor activities with smaller crowds where the risk of transmission is lower, and permitting retail with restrictions. This includes allowing outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people, outdoor dining with up to four people per table and non-essential retail at 15 per cent capacity.
  • Step Two Further expanding outdoor activities and resuming limited indoor services with small numbers of people where face coverings are worn. This includes outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people, outdoor sports and leagues, personal care services where face coverings can be worn and with capacity limits, as well as indoor religious services, rites or ceremony gatherings at 15 per cent capacity.
  • Step Three Expanding access to indoor settings, with restrictions, including where there are larger numbers of people and where face coverings can’t always be worn. This includes indoor sports and recreational fitness; indoor dining, museums, art galleries and libraries, and casinos and bingo halls, with capacity limits.

The province will remain in each step for at least 21 days to evaluate any impacts on key public health and health system indicators. If at the end of the 21 days, the following vaccination thresholds have been met, along with positive trends in other key public health and health system indicators, then the province will move to the next step:

  • Step 1: 60 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose.
  • Step 2: 70 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose and 20 per cent vaccinated with two doses.
  • Step 3: 70 to 80 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose and 25 per cent vaccinated with two doses.

Based on current trends in key health indicators, including the provincial vaccination rate, the government expects to enter Step One of the Roadmap the week of June 14, 2021. The province will confirm closer to the expected start of Step One.

The Press Release may be found here

 

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Canada Summer Jobs/Student Employment Opportunity-Web Site Administrator

Canada Summer Jobs/Student Employment Opportunity-Web Site Administrator


Canada Summer Jobs Opportunity 2021

Location: Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce – 3 Market Street, Suite 1

Contact: pjrobertson@brockvillechamber.com

Job Type:  Canada Summer Jobs Employment Opportunity-Web site administrator and Event Support (Between the age of 15 and 30 at the start of employment)

Start Date: June 21, 2021 

Work period: 8 weeks (280 hours @ $14.25 per hour)

Schedule: Full Time 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm, odd weekend or evening with advance notice)

In this position, you will be providing support to the Executive Director and Events/Membership Manager with the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce

Work activities to include:

  • Provide administrative support and/or other duties for the Chamber management team, including the Executive Director
  • Assist with planning Chamber events and/or information sessions as required, both on-line and in-person
  • Populate a new CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system
  • Update the Chamber website business directory by calling each Chamber Member
  • Update the Chamber website with events, programs and/or updated COVID information
  • Prepare and coordinate distribution of the Chamber member newsletter
  • Provide support on PPE programs for businesses and the building of new COVID assistance programs for the members
  • Provide other duties as required

Skills

  • Excellent customer service/telephone skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Eye for detail and a dedication to quality
  • A team player who can also take initiative when needed
  • Excellent spelling and proofreading skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong background in the use of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Zoom, websites and CRM programs

NOTE:  All COVID-19 Guidelines as set forth by the Government and Public Health Unit must be strictly followed.


  • Salary:$14.25 - $14.25 Per Hour
  • Deadline:12:00AM on June 7, 2021

Company Name: Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce

Location: Brockville

Website: www.brockvillechamber.com  

Company Profile: Our mission is to support and grow business to build a strong economic community through proactive leadership in advocacy and relevant programming.

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Canada Summer Jobs/Student Employment Opportunity- Social Media Community Coordinator

Canada Summer Jobs/Student Employment Opportunity- Social Media Community Coordinator


Canada Summer Jobs Opportunity 2021

Location: Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce – 3 Market Street, Suite 1

Contact: pjrobertson@brockvillechamber.com

Job Type:  Canada Summer Jobs Employment Opportunity-Social Media Community Coordinator (Between the age of 15 and 30 at the start of employment)

Start Date: June 21, 2021 

Work period: 8 weeks (280 hours @ $14.25 per hour)

Schedule: Full Time 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm, odd weekend or evening with advance notice)

In this position, you will be providing support to the Executive Director, Events/Membership Manager and Social Media Consultant with the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce

Work activities to include:

  • Provide support to the Chamber Management Team and the Social Media Consultant
  • Support Chamber members on the Chamber social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google) by reposting content and assisting with google my business
  • Update M2M programs and member benefits to provide value for Chamber members
  • Assist with workplace events, programs and information sessions 
  • Create new relevant programs for Chamber Members
  • Prepare a variety of marketing materials for events, programs and resources.  
  • Prepare blogs and surveys for Chamber members
  • Research and prepare Key Economic Information impacting Brockville 
  • Perform other duties as required

Skills

  • Excellent customer service/telephone skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Eye for detail and a dedication to quality
  • A team player who can also take initiative when needed
  • Excellent spelling and proofreading skills
  • Background in graphic design considered an asset
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong background in the use of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Zoom, Social Media Platform

NOTE:  All COVID-19 Guidelines as set forth by the Government and Public Health Unit must be strictly followed.


  • Salary: $14.25 - $14.25 Per Hour
  • Deadline: 12:00AM on June 7, 2021

Company Name: Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce

Location: Brockville

Website: www.brockvillechamber.com  

Company Profile: Our mission is to support and grow business to build a strong economic community through proactive leadership in advocacy and relevant programming.

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Summer Fun Experience Package - Explore your Backyard - Pre sales start May 13 at noon

 

Hey Brockville!

Are you looking forward to Summer? We hope you are, and we want you to try out some local experiences that you may not have been to before, or are overdue to try again soon.

The City of Brockville have partnered with TONS of local businesses and attractions to bring together a Summer Experience Package filled with loads of 2-for-1 experience offers, coupons and deals to get you out and experiencing everything that Brockville has to offer this summer - as soon as it is safe to do so. The package also includes great items from local businesses to help you enjoy the summer, including a frisbee, sidewalk chalk, sunscreen, and more!

Everything will be packaged up in a high quality, insulated Brockville zippered tote bag, and all for only $25.

Pre-sales of these packages will be sold through Brockville 120 Seasonal Surprise Boxes starting on Thursday, May 13th at noonSend them an email starting at noon to reserve your bag specifying the Summer Experience Package (emails received prior to the noon kick-off will not be eligible).This initiative is available for Brockville and area residents only, limited quantities available, only one per person. Once those are sold out, a second (smaller) batch will be available at the Aquatarium’s online gift shop.

Pick up will start on Friday June 18th from the Aquatarium – the home of our new tourism office.

 

A huge thank you to all of our partners and contributors who are helping us create this opportunity:

  • Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce: sidewalk chalk
  • Downtown Brockville (DBIA): frisbee
  • Brockville 120 Seasonal Surprise Boxes: lip balm
  • The Aquatarium: 1 child/youth day pass (with the purchase of an adult admission)
  • The Brockville Arts Centre: BOGO movie ticket
  • 1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises: 2-for-1 adult ticket on a 1.5 hour Jewels of the St. Lawrence Cruise
  • Capitol Axe Throwing: 2 can throw for the price of 1
  • Skedaddle Escape Rooms: 25% off one escape room
  • Stinger’s Indoor Paintball: 2 free games of laser tag for up to 4 people
  • Comfort Inn Brockville: family pool pass ofr 1 hour of swimming
  • Wild Little Roses: 50% off a creative workshop
  • Dive Brockville Adventure Centre: 10% off a private river cruise of 10% off canoe/kayak rental
  • Parnie’s Fun Art Paint Parties: $5 off painting class
  • Sunnidell Golf and Learning Centre: BOGO driving range bucket of balls OR mini putt
  • RD Athletics - Therapy and Training: $25 towards any service (registered massage therapy & semi-private training services)
  • Heavenly Touch Spa: Book your pedicure and receive a free EVO (gel) treatment and a foot paddle to take home OR book a full one hour relaxation massage for $75 (regular price $90) plus complimentary bath bomb; 15% off regular priced bath and body products
  • Beauty Inside Wellness Spa: $10 off any regular priced service
  • Drive Point Rentals & Leasing: 50% off a weekend rental (min. 3 days)
  • Hang Ups Creative Picture Framing: mini frame + 20% off one custom frame
  • The Brockville Public Library: Mini magnet or zipper pull, bookmark, TinkerLab Activity Kit, and City Scavenger Hunt; 10% off a library tote bag
  • The Brockville Museum: postcard pack
  • Giant Tiger Brockville: 3-pack of Callaway golf balls OR summer fun item from CANARM
  • Sequence Gaming: 2 packs of trading card game decks
  • Savvy: Shoehorn
  • Ebb & Flo: mini cream or soap (for the first 50 bags sold)
  • Northern Cables: drink coozie
  • The Real Canadian Superstore Brockville: full sized sunscreen
  • 1000 Islands Co.: PopSocket
  • Pharmasave Brockville: facial tissue travel pack
  • Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre: cord-keeper
  • Moose McGuire’s: $5 off
  • Mini Moose Café: BOGO ice cream
  • Tandoori Mint: $5 off
  • Finnigan’s Tavern: BOGO appetizer
  • Tait’s Fresh Start: 15% off bakery
  • Boboli - regular sized cappuccino
  • Gabriel Pizza: 10% off online order through Gabe's Pizza Perks
  • Manoll’s Fish & Chips: 10% off
  • Don’s Fish & Chips: $1 regular pogo
  • Billy K’s: free steamie
  • Cowan’s Dairy: free small ice cream
  • Bonita Bold Fashion: discount
  • Pauline’s Lingerie: 20% off purchase of $100 or more on Spring & Summer lines
  • 1000 Islands B&B: 10% off
  • Rob Thompson Hotels
  • Riverside Brockville Chevrolet Buick GMC: $20 off specified auto (car and truck) health check ups and oil change packages

When purchasing our Summer Experience Package, be sure to also check out Brockville 120's "Jump into Summer" Seasonal Surprise Box as well - they put together a curated box featuring products from local artisans and businesses for $50 each season.

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Do you know about the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)?

Energy Bill Relief Offers On-bill Credits of $750-$1,500

 

Do you know about the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)? It provides an on-bill credit to eligible residential, small business and registered charity customers to help them catch up on their energy bills and resume regular payments. Residential customers can receive up to $750 and small business/registered charity customers up to $1,500—for electricity and natural gas bills, respectively.

 

CEAP is funded by the Government of Ontario and delivered by electricity and natural gas utilities and unit sub-meter providers (USMPs). To apply, contact your utility or USMP directly as each may have a unique approach for application in-take. CEAP funding is limited with applications processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more about CEAP at www.oeb.ca/ceap.

 

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Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit - Q&A Summary - Paid Sick Days/INFECTIOUS DISEASE EMERGENCY LEAVE PAY (IDEL) - Provided by an EMC Member

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Paid Sick Days & INFECTIOUS DISEASE EMERGENCY LEAVE PAY (IDEL)

 

Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) was amended to provide time off (paid or unpaid) for COVID-19 related matter including vaccination.

 

Q:           How many days is an employee entitled to?

A:           Total of three (3) paid days from April 19, 2021 until September 25, 2021, unless the employer has a practice, policy or contract in place that would provide the employee with three or more paid sick days during the same period i.e., April 19, 2021 to September 25, 2021.

                Leave does not need to be taken in consecutive days.

 

Q:           What happens if an employee takes ½ day?

A:           An employee who takes part of a day as paid leave it is deemed to have taken a full day of paid leave. For this reason, employees can similarly elect to have their qualifying Infectious Disease Emergency Leave taken as either unpaid (i.e., for a part / portion of a day) or paid and then as full day.

 

Q:           What constitutes paid-for IDEL leave?

A:           Employee is under medical investigation, supervision or treatment related to COVID-19 (which includes taking vaccine or recovering from it).

                Employee subject to quarantine, isolate or another control measure implemented as a result of information or direction from public health, qualified medical practitioner or other relevant public authority, including self-isolation.

                Employee is under direction from employer in response to a concern of COVID-19 exposure.

                Employee is providing care or support of family member suspected to be under supervision/treatment/isolation for COVID-19.

 

Q:           What happens if an employee was off for COVID related issues from April 19-29?

A:           The employee may elect to take the day as one of the three paid IDEL days, provided they qualify for this and provided that the employee advises the employer in writing and by no later than May 13, 2021, that they intend to have these days processed as paid leave. 

 

Q:           When does an employee receive payment for the IDEL day taken?

A:           Payment for IDEL days follow the regular payroll cycle. 

 

Q:           What happens an employee take a IDEL on a Public Holiday?

A:           If paid leave is taken on a public holiday, the employee is not entitled to premium pay for the paid leave taken.

 

Q:           Who is entitled for IDEL leave?

A:           All employees provided they do not qualify for comparable paid-for leave during the period April 19 – September 25. However, where the Company offers paid sick days during this time, this will serve to reduce the employee’s entitlement to be reimbursed paid-for sick leave under this legislation.

  • Company offers 3 or more paid sick days – employee is entitled to zero paid-for and reimbursed IDEL days.
  • Company offers 2 paid sick days – employee is entitled to one paid-for and reimbursed IDEL days.
  • Company offers 1 paid sick day – employee is entitled to 2 paid-for and reimbursed IDEL days.

 

Q:           How much is the employee entitled to?

A:           Pay for a leave day is the lesser of:  

  • $200.00; or
  • The wages the employee would have earned if they had not taken the leave.
  • Employee would not be entitled to a shift premium and/or overtime pay if they had worked, they are only entitled to the daily rate of up to a maximum of $200.00.

 

Q:           Does the employee need to provide proof?

A:           We are entitled to request evidence reasonable in the circumstances (proof of vaccination, direction to isolate, COVID-19 test results).

                We cannot ask the employee to provide a medical certificate from a doctor as evidence of their paid day.

 

Q:           What happens if an employee leaves and comes back to work after vaccination appointment?  Does this time get paid by WSIB?

A:           To alleviate the administrative burden, the employer is entitled to apply the paid-for reimbursed sick days as complete days and therefore time off can be applied and reclaimed as full days. For this reason, it would make sense to enforce this with employees when takin the leave.

 

Q:           Are these three paid days job protected?  Can we discipline for their absence?

A:           We cannot discipline for these days are they are job protected.  If we suspect abuses (long weekend, Fridays), we can request evidence reasonable in the circumstances and this may include written undertaking or attestation by an employee.

 


Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit

Paid infectious disease emergency leave

On April 29, 2021, the Ontario Government amended the Employment Standards Act, 2000 to require employers to provide employees with up to three days of paid infectious disease emergency leave because of certain reasons related to COVID-19covid 19.  This entitlement is in addition to employees’ rights to unpaid infectious disease emergency leave.

Paid infectious disease emergency leave is available for certain reasons related to COVID-19covid 19, including:

  • going for a COVID-19covid 19 test
  • staying home awaiting the results of a COVID-19covid 19 test
  • being sick with COVID-19covid 19
  • going to get vaccinated
  • experiencing a side effect from a COVID-19covid 19 vaccination
  • having been advised to self-isolate due to COVID-19covid 19 by an employer, medical practitioner or other specified authority
  • providing care or support to certain relatives for COVID-19covid 19 related reasons, such as when they are:
    • sick with COVID-19covid 19 or have symptoms of COVID-19covid 19
    • self-isolating due to COVID-19covid 19 on the advice of a medical practitioner or other specified authority

For more information please call the Ontario COVID-19covid 19 Worker Income Protection Benefit Information Centre 1-888-999-2248 ( TTY: 1-866-567-8893).

Employers are required to pay employees up to $200 a day for up to three days. The three days do not have to be taken consecutively.

For more information click link

 

 

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