Tools and Resources
Are you a startup looking to better understand the business implications of COVID-10 or planning to work remotely? Check out the COVID-19 collection powered by MaRS. This collection brings together a set of tools and tactics startups can use to prepare, plan and respond to the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Taking Care of Your People in the Face of Uncertainty – MaRS Startup Toolkit
Protecting and supporting your people (and ultimately your business) in the face of the evolving COVID-19 situation requires decisive action. It’s clear that many familiar and customary business practices have to change rapidly, yet the path forward is ambiguous.
Template: COVID-19 communication to employees – MaRS Startup Toolkit
The information below is a template communication and guidelines startup companies can send to their employees regarding novel coronavirus. Note that some specifics are needed based on how each unique venture wants to handle various elements including: office visitors, travel, … Read More
Checklist: COVID-19 – Senior Management steps to handle COVID-19 – MaRS Startup Toolkit
The below checklist will help employers prepare their people in a time of the COVID-19 pandemic. While there are several elements of your business that will require contingencies, paying attention to your people should remain a top priority.
The Council of Canadian Innovators (CCI) is hosting a COVID-19 update call Monday, March 16, 2020, from 2PM-3PM EST.
They will have Étienne-René Massie from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) on the line to provide an update and answer questions regarding the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Response, including the new supports available for Canadian businesses.
They will also have David Ossip, CEO of Ceridian, and Zack Brown, VP of Sales, Dialogue, on the line to take questions and outline the steps they took to prepare their workforces for disruption.
TO PARTICIPATE PLEASE REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/COVID19Call2
CCI is focused on ensuring that Canadian innovators receive the most accurate information they need to effectively evaluate and implement preparedness measures for the COVID-19 coronavirus. This conference call is our second in a regular series of calls and updates as part of CCI’s COVID-19 Action Plan efforts, which include:
- Regularly updating Government of Canada officials on our members’ preparedness strategies, contingency plans and potential supply chain impacts related to COVID-19;
- Relaying updates to our members from the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Task Force regarding their plans to support businesses impacted by COVID-19;
- Enabling the sharing of best practices for business continuity amidst disruptions via CCI’s dedicated COVID-19 Slack Channel (Join here: http://bit.ly/COVID19SlackChannel).