July 2020 Newsletter

July 2020

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Happy Nunavut Day!

We would like to wish everyone a Happy Nunavut Day from the staff and board of directors!

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Website Development Program

We are excited to introduce our new Website Development Program to your membership! We have some funds available to help develop new websites as well as help in developing existing websites. If this is something that sparks your interest, we have created a checklist to determine whether it is the right fit for you! You can fill this out here.

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WSCC has been developing resources to support employers in re-opening and maintaining safe operations during COVID-19. Here are some new and updates resources.

Updated Workplace Assessment Forms – for employers

Updated Wprkplace Assessment Forms – for workers

COVID-19 Workplace Safety Planning Checklist

Guide and Information Sheet to help with safety planning

Screening tools for customers, clients, and workers

Printer friendly COVID-19 posters

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Want more visibility?

Do you have a new product/offer, a great picture or new staff? Reach out to our Marketing Coordinator, Maxime, at marketing@travelnunavut.ca and he will share what you want on our social media! Each post reaches between 1,000 and 40,000 viewers! Let us help you further market your business!

Don’t forget to update your profile through the Extranet to ensure your business has the most up-to-date listings, photos, and more! If you would like further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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We have chosen dates for this years Annual General Meeting! The meeting and sessions will be taking place the week of October 19th to 23rd. We will be releasing further information as the dates get closer!

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Don’t forget to send in your application to CanNor’s Northern Business Relief Fund (NBRF). There are only limited funds available and we want to ensure you can easily find the information you need to send in your application and receive your funds.

The NBRF will provide qualifying SMEs with support for up to 100% of eligible fixed costs, up to a maximum of $100,000 over a 4 month period, retroactive to April 1, 2020. Eligible recipients include all licensed, northern-based SMEs including sole-proprietors, partnerships and incorporated companies, provided the business is eligible, and is currently operating at a loss as a direct result of COVID-19.

You can find additional information as well as the application here.

Applicants are also required to submit a direct deposit form here.

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Travel Nunavut Webinars

If you missed the Webinars we hosted in partnership with Outcrop Communications Ltd as well as WSCC, you can view them on our Facebook page!

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TIAC’s Advocacy Update

  • TIAC has launched an in-depth industry survey that seeks information on the use of government support programs to obtain much-needed data to Government in order to address support for the visitor economy.
  • While TIAC understands that multiple requests for surveys may feel burdensome on industry, we must continue to collect quantifiable data about your businesses in order to show government the continued need for sector-wide support. Relying on anecdotal information does not meet government requirements to address gaps in the system. As such, we need to ensure we have a reasonable response rate to ensure we get government attention on these important issues. Take the survey now
  • Thanks to you, we have sent nearly 800 letters to Members of Parliament asking them to prioritize the travel and tourism sector, and support recovery measures to help tourism businesses in their constituencies
  • TIAC is hoping this campaign will reach 1000 letters by the end of this week. If you haven’t already done so, please go to TourismCounts.ca and click “send your letter” to help us reach this goal!
  • From June 23-30, TIAC led a series of regional online press conferences to discuss the need for coordinated recovery efforts. This media push resulted in extensive coverage and over 25 million individual audience views. TIAC thanks our industry partners for taking a leading role in these regional press conferences.

· You can view some of these articles and videos at the following links:

· Newfoundland and Labrador (English)

· Quebec (French)

· Alberta (English)

· Ontario (English)