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  • COVID-19 Advocacy COVID-19 Advocacy

    To follow all of our COVID-19 related Advocacy - link

  • Letter to Minister Miller and Minister Morneau requesting a roll out of Indigenous Business Supports Letter to Minister Miller and Minister Morneau requesting a roll out of Indigenous Business Supports

    The NWT Chamber of Commerce with support from the NWT Indigenous Leaders Economic Coalition and Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce; has issued a letter requesting our official ask to have the program(s) for Indigenous Business Support announced April 18th to be rolled out as soon as possible.

    Full Letter - link

  • Joint Letter to Washington Companies LLP Joint Letter to Washington Companies LLP

    Together with the NWT & NU Chamber of Mines and the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce, the NWT Chamber sent a joint letter to Washington Companies LLP in regards to Dominion Diamonds Mines ULC - full letter

  • Joint Senate Submission Joint Senate Submission

    Together we are stronger through this difficult COVID-19 situation and we know this is a very difficult time for you. Together the NWT Chamber of Commerce and NWT Tourism have been working collaboratively to advocate for the NWT business community. Both of our organizations are working together on your behalf pushing for programs and services that will enable you to survive and revive as we come through this unprecedented health and economic storm. 
     
    Attached, is an issues document (click here) that we have been using together to identify gaps in federal programs and to provide poignant examples from the NWT, where we have examples. We are using this document to speak and to write to Parliamentarians, CanNor, GNWT, and most recently to Senator Anderson’s office. Senator Anderson approached both of us to provide input to help the three northern senators understand NWT challenges and issues so they can also be advocates in parliament for northern businesses so that they could be presented at the Committee of Finance and on Social Affairs. 
     
    If after looking at this issues brief, you have other examples of where federal programs are not working for your business, please get in touch with one of us, and share your examples. We are committed to continuing to work on your behalf and we are proud to have partners together to work on your behalf too
  • Letter to Premier Cochrane requesting immediate moratorium on commercial evictions Letter to Premier Cochrane requesting immediate moratorium on commercial evictions

    An urgent letter from Chambers of
    Commerce to Canada’s Premiers Re: May 1 commercial rent payments
     
    Today the NWT Chamber of Commerce issued an urgent letter to Premier Cochrane requesting a moratorium on commercial eviction due to the issue and gaps in the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance
     
    Our Full Release - link
    Follow Up Letter issued May/07/2020 - link
  • Press Release: NWT Chambers response to the Canadian Survey of Business Conditions Press Release: NWT Chambers response to the Canadian Survey of Business Conditions

    Canadian Chamber of Commerce/Stas Canada national survey on the conditions and impacts on businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Today the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Stats Canada released its national survey on the conditions and impacts on businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results were able to be drilled down by province and territories as well as by industry; employee size; private vs public and ownership style. The NWT Chamber of Commerce is appreciative of all who have responded and looks forward to utilizing this valuable data to better serve our membership and the businesses of the NWT recover from this unprecedented time.

    Full Release - link

     

  • Letter of Support for the Aviation Sector Letter of Support for the Aviation Sector

    The NWT Chamber of Commerce with support from the Northern Air Transport Association, Thebacha Chamber of commerce and Norman Wells & District Chamber of Commerce; has issued a letter to Minister Vandal in regard to the need for a financial relief package specifically for the NWT Aviation sector.

    Full Letter - link

  • Request for Northern Relief Package Request for Northern Relief Package

    The NWT Chamber of Commerce with support from the Thebacha Chamber of Commerce; Hay River Chamber of Commerce; Fort Simpson Chamber of Commerce and Norman Wells Chamber of Commerce has issued a letter to Minister Mélanie Joly requesting a Norther Relief package for all sectors of the NWT.

     Full Letter - link

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