Our Chamber Continues to Achieve the Standards of Chamber Excellence

As only one of three chambers in Manitoba that are accredited, the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is proud to be formally acknowledged that we were successfully evaluated by the Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada (CACC) against rigorous national standards of policy, service and performance. The ACC is a chamber that satisfies a set of high standards and practices—seeking to stand out and looking to the future.

Accreditation ensures:
·        Strategic focus on core chamber activities.
·        Uniform practices and policies across the network.
·        Dependable governance procedures.
·        Distinctive brand identity.
·        A competitive edge against other business organizations.
·        A stronger “voice of business” in our community.
·        An increased role in national and international policy advocacy.
COVID-19 Updates
APPLY TODAY - Economic Support Grant Program

The City of Winnipeg has launched the Winnipeg COVID-19 Economic Support Grant Program in order to assist Winnipeg small businesses and not-for-profit organizations that have been forced to prohibit access to their premises due to COVID-19 public health restrictions effective November 12, 2020. The City will be distributing a total of $3 million to eligible local businesses and organizations with funding provided by the federal Safe Restart Agreement.

Small businesses and not-for-profit organizations can now apply online for a non-repayable grant of $1,500. The grant can be used for rent, utilities, wages, personal protective equipment (PPE), sanitizing equipment, or other business expenses incurred.
The Assiniboia Chamber would like to thank Chuck Davidson, President & CEO of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce for taking time from his busy schedule to speak at our town hall.
Canadian Chamber Reveals 30 Simple Changes In Tax Policy To Help Canadians And Businesses Through COVID

After years of calling on the federal government to conduct a full review of the tax system, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce took matters into its own hands to explore tax reform options. Today it revealed the early results.

“Reforming Canada’s tax system can help the economy recover, and our tax panel experts have provided some initial steps that can be taken right now. Canadians and the businesses employing them need our government to build a competitive and growth-focused tax system, because any true recovery must, and inevitably will, be led by business,” said Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
New Years Resolutions For The Canadian Cannabis Industry

There was a lot of economic optimism and excitement when Canada became the first large, developed country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis for adult use in 2018. While this new industry and governments alike have accomplished an incredible amount in the two years since, it was anything but smooth sailing for cannabis businesses even before the COVID-19 pandemic added even more challenges. So as 2020 (finally) comes to a close, here are some New Years resolutions for the industry looking ahead to 2021.
In The News
Province Provides $5 Million To Support Manitoba Restaurants Impacted By COVID-19 Restrictions
The Manitoba government is providing $5 million to the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce to develop a program that provides financial relief to dine-in restaurants that have been affected financially by the province moving to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System and resulting public health orders, Premier Brian Pallister announced December 22, 2020.

“Manitoba’s restaurant community has made significant sacrifices in order to help halt the spread of this deadly virus and protect all Manitobans during this crucial time in our fight against COVID-19,” said Pallister.