Chamber participates in Mayor's Economic Recovery Task Force

Apr 17, 2020

In advance of the April 16 special council meeting, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce submitted the following letter to Mayor Cam Guthrie and councillors outlining our support of the expanded fiscal relief measures for businesses and residents that was presented in the April 16, 2020 staff report “Managing Impacts of COVID-19”. 

During this meeting, Mayor Cam Guthrie announced the creation of a task force that will work towards supporting local businesses that are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. 

The Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Recovery will work in partnership with Guelph’s business community with a goal to sustain, develop and maintain the robust local economy through intergovernmental advocacy efforts and by sharing insights across sectors to help businesses navigate operational and financial challenges created by the global public health crisis.

The task force will also collect and share critical data demonstrating how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected day-to-day business operations and Guelph’s local economy to provide valuable insights for government agencies as they work to develop relief programs for individuals, families and businesses.

The Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Recovery will be comprised of representatives from various industries with operations in Guelph, including manufacturing, construction, education, energy, hospitality and tourism, among others. Guelph’s Member of Parliament Lloyd Longfield and Member of Provincial Parliament Mike Schreiner will serve as core members, along with the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Guelph Business Association, Innovation Guelph and the Business Centre Guelph-Wellington.

As the Guelph Chamber's mission is to create value for our members by advocating, connecting and convening, we're thrilled to be a part of this working task force to ensure our members' voices are heard. 

We look forward to continuing to work closely with local businesses, Guelph City Council, and our elected officials to strengthen relationships, promote collaboration and support businesses in our community. 

To read the City of Guelph's press release, please click here.