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Members' Luncheon Meeting

Funding

Programs

News Worthy

Announcements

Fair Exchange Rate

Members' Luncheon Meeting

Thank You to all the members who made it out to February's Members' Luncheon Meeting.  Janet Ismail and Michael Wong from Global Payments provided the presentation and announced an exclusive Dawson City Chamber of Commerce Member rates and benefits. For more information on this month's presentation check out the poster  or contact the Chamber office. 

A big Thank You to Gwen Keim, manager of CIBC for helping organize, facilitate, and provide prizes.

Our next Members' Luncheon Meeting will be held on March 11, 2015. Mark it on your calendars! 


All members are encouraged and welcome to attend these monthly meetings. For more information on upcoming presentations contact the office by phone: 993-5274 or by email: office@dawsoncitychamberofcommerce.ca 

 

Funding:

The Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism

This award recognizes exceptional contributions to multiculturalism and integration of newcomers to Canada. A "new Organization category" will recognize outstanding Canadian organizations that have been active contributors in advancing Canadian multiculturalism over a period of at least three years.

To learn more or to nominate a candidate visit: 

Canada.ca/PaulYuzykAward

Nominations will be accepted until March 31, 2015.

Each award recipient earns a certificate of honour and the opportunity to direct a $10,000 grant to an eligible, registered, not-for-profit Canadian organization or association of their choice. 

Programs:

Yukon Summer Career Placement

Yukon Summer Career Placement program is a Government of Yukon initiative that provides wage subsidies  to employers who create summer job opportunities for students and youth while focusing on local priorities. Jobs range from 6 to 16 weeks in length with a minimum of 30 hours per week. The period of employment must occur between May 1 and September 1, 2015.

To apply and for more information visit:
http://www.education.gov.yk.ca/employers/career_placement.html 

 

 

News Worthy:
Yukon Chamber of Commerce identifies three Northern Barriers from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s “Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness” for 2015. 

Tuesday February 10, 2015 - Whitehorse, Yukon 

WHITEHORSE - Each year, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce releases a list identifying the top 10 barriers impacting Canadian business and its efforts to be competitive on the world market. The Yukon Chamber of Commerce has reviewed this year’s list and posted a link to the entire report on its Facebook page (Yukon Chamber of Commerce, Yukon, Canada) and website (www.yukonchamber.com). 

“We note that three of the top 10 barriers identified by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce this year directly pertain to concerns that we have in the Yukon,” commented Rich Thompson, Yukon Chamber Chair. “The Canadian Chamber calls out “lack of clarity regarding duty to consult with Aboriginal peoples”, “Canada is uncompetitive in the world’s tourism sector,” and “Territorial businesses don’t have the tools they need.” We are extremely pleased that the Canadian Chamber has identified these three subjects that are so impactful for Yukon business.” 

“The purpose of the development of this annual top 10 barrier list by the Canadian Chamber is to identify priorities that will guide and focus the Canadian Chamber’s efforts to lobby for change and overcome these barriers to business” said Chamber President Peter Turner. “The Yukon Chamber values the Canadian Chamber’s identification of barriers that particularly impact northern business, and we support the Canadian Chamber in its efforts to address these three barriers in particular, and the other seven which are impactful upon businesses across the country .” 

Incorporated in 1985, the Yukon Chamber of Commerce is the collective voice of Yukon's Business Community, working to create a climate conducive to a strong private-sector economy by providing leadership and representation on issues and projects affecting business. The Chamber represents the four Community Chambers of Dawson City, Silver Trail, Watson Lake and Whitehorse, as well as over 700 Yukon businesses, through either direct or Community Chamber membership. 

For further information contact: 

Rich Thompson, Chair
Yukon Chamber of Commerce,
rich.thompson@zginc.ca
(403) 660-0073  

Peter Turner, President
Yukon Chamber of Commerce 
president@yukonchamber.com
(867) 393-6060


Announcements:

  • TIA Yukon is looking for catering services for the 2015 TIA Yukon Spring Conference held April 16 to 18 in Dawson. Click here for more details. The deadline for proposals is February 27, 2015.
The Fair Exchange rate for the week of February 16, 2015 is: $1.20 per one U.S. dollar

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