Court Rules that “COVID Leave” or Layoff is a Constructive Dismissal at Common Law

Author: Jonathan Borrelli, Employment and Labour Lawyer at Keyser Mason Ball, LLP When the pandemic first hit, employers had no choice but to make difficult decisions to layoff some or all employees. Changes to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act permitted employers

Member Spotlight: Kiran Mann

Who are you, and what is your role? My name is Kiran Mann. I am the Founder and Chief Happiness Officer (CHO) of M2M Business Solutions Inc. I lead a team of happy, passionate people who are focused and dedicated

Major Opportunities for Food and Beverage Manufacturers

Author: Jamohl Rutherford, MBA, is leader of BDC’s small business team in GTA West (Mississauga, Halton Region and Etobicoke) Rising incomes and growing populations to help sector grow 15.6% by 2025 The pandemic has caused enormous disruption for Canadians and

The Future of Business is Built on a Semi-colon; the Ethos of a 30-Year-Old Organization

Author: Ken Tencer, Spyder Works Inc. CEO, 2021 MBOT Chair The ethos of Spyder Works is the semi-colon; used to connect two interdependent ideas that are closely related in thought. We leverage this ethos to drive sustainable growth for our

The Political Round Up

Local and Regional The Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) is the voice of business at the City of Mississauga and Region of Peel orders of government. COVID19 Response Both the City of Mississauga and Region of Peel governments have established

Building Back Better Together

Author: Donna Heslin, Manager Entrepreneurship & Innovation, City of Mississauga Change is inevitable and due to the impacts of COVID-19 we have seen more change than many of us could have anticipated, and in a very short time.  Businesses large

The Road to Recovery: Supporting Safe Workplaces Today … and a Resilient Life Sciences Infrastructure for the Future

Recovery has many facets and will look different for every business. One consistent theme though, regardless of your industry or the size of your business, is keeping employees safe by keeping Covid-19 out of workplaces. Continued hand washing, mask wearing

The Business of Mentorship

Author: Karen LeMoine, Director, Community Engagement & Stakeholder Relations, Sheridan College  The trials of the past year have shown the importance of civic engagement, and the opportunities that are unlocked when people join forces for the betterment of their communities.

5 Tips to Focus Forward by David Wojcik

The last 18 months has been grueling. For staff, front line workers and leaders. We have seen employees move to different companies and different careers, with hopes it will be different. Maybe so, but unlikely. Here are 5 tips to

David Wojcik, MBOT President & CEO, Announces his Retirement

After almost six years as President & CEO of the Mississauga Board of Trade, David Wojcik has announced that he will be retiring from his position effective August 31, 2021. “David is a very inspiring and action-oriented leader,” says Ken