MISSISSAUGA, ON – June 29, 2020 – The Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) announced 62 $10,000 grant recipients from its Canadian Business Resilience Network Small Business Relief Fund today, including AGS Rehab Solutions and SenSyst – The Business Interiors Group, members of the Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT).
“We are very delighted that two companies from the City of Mississauga have been selected to receive this grant. Both have shown resilience and adaptability to the new business reality in this COVID19 era,” said David Wojcik, President & CEO, MBOT. “Both have been active and strong members of MBOT and we know that this money will be well used in their ongoing business endeavours.”
More than 1100 small businesses across Canada applied for the 62 grants available. The lucky recipients were those that best demonstrated their financial strain, how the business will use the grant to change or innovate, how the change or innovation will sustain the business’s recovery and allow it to prosper, and how the grant will support the role each business plays in their community.
The fund was managed by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and made possible through the generosity of Salesforce (NYSE:CRM). The funding was designed to help small businesses across the country stay afloat and support their recovery efforts, paying salaries, retrofitting their workplaces and acquiring technology to adapt their business model. Salesforce has also provided grants to small businesses in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia, in addition to providing other resources.
“Reviewing the applications was inspiring as it was heartbreaking, I wish that we could be in a position to help many others, but I’m glad that we will be able to do even this much. But today is a happy waypoint, not an end point, and we won’t stop finding new ways to help Canada’s businesses re-open and recover. We’ll be with you every step of the way,” said Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, Canadian Chamber.
“It has been incredible to see the resilience coming from Canada’s small business owners over the last few months. We know it hasn’t been easy,” said Margaret Stuart, Canada Country Manager, Salesforce. “The applicants have further demonstrated what we at Salesforce already knew to be true – that Canada is rich with innovation and entrepreneurial talent. We’re hopeful that these grants will provide essential support to small business owners as they return to work.”
A complete list of the winners can be found here.
The Mississauga Board of Trade is the voice of business in the City of Mississauga since 1961. With close to 1,000 members it champions, connects and advances the interests of local business through advocacy, networking and professional development.
For more information, please contact:
Brad Butt Phil Taylor
Mississauga Board of Trade Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Emily Perry Addie Greco-Sanchez
SenSyst – Business Interiors Group AGS Rehab Solutions