The government regulation during COVID-19 pandemic prevented our Chamber from realising its core function. Due to social distancing rules, we cannot organize networking events. As you probably know by now, we had to move our Excellence Awards Gala to May 14, 2021. But we do not stay idle. In phone consultations with members, we have represented your concerns to various levels of government and addressed issues affecting recovery. We discussed the temporary suspension of insurance of manufactured goods in Canada, refocusing immigration policy on skilled labourers once Canada’s borders reopen, ideas on how to develop new markets, the development of new relations with other organizations, etc. To that end on behalf of you and the Chamber President Wojciech Śniegowski participated in numerous teleconferences, Sophia Sniegowski Baghidzanhov was posting new information on our social media and Caroline Ruggiero was updating our news page on the website.
On Friday, May 8, 2020, President Wojciech Sniegowski represented the Chamber during the Tele-Townhall with the Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of the Official Opposition, and James Cumming, Conservative Shadow Minister for Small Business and Export Promotion to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in diverse communities and measures Conservatives are calling for to support Canadians.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020, President Wojciech Sniegowski participated in the Mayor’s Roundtable – Mississauga COVID-19 Business Association Session providing ideas on the role of the City in assisting business with restarting the economy. The City of Mississauga has created a very good website with invaluable information about the type of assistance businesses can expect. You will be well advised to use this website thefutureisunlimited.ca/covid-19/
On a weekly basis, since April 30, 2020, President Wojciech Sniegowski is participating in series of telephone – panels discussing business opportunities between Canada and Poland with the newly formed organisation Polsko-Polonijna Unia Gospodarcza (Poland-Polonia Economic Union).
Thursday, May 21, 2020, President Wojciech Sniegowski spoke with Associate Minister of Transport, MPP Kinga