President’s Message to EDCO Members
As President, I wanted to reach out to EDCO members to provide assurance that your association is closely monitoring the COVID-19 crisis and will support members through the following measures:
Our CEO, Heather Lalonde has been in regular contact with the Province of Ontario and is part of a stakeholder group that is involved in regular updates. When necessary, we will communicate breaking news for your review. The Province is also engaged in regular outreach to EDCO. As recent as this morning Minister Vic Fedeli and Heather had a productive update phone call. Minister McLeod’s office has established an outreach program to update EDCO and a communication from OMAFRA is expected any time.
We appreciate all our members, and their commitment to their organizations. If there is something that you think EDCO should be doing that does not duplicate the efforts of other organizations, please feel free to reach out to Heather Lalonde in the EDCO office or myself.
EDCO wishes all of you the best. Stay safe and healthy!
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Gord Knowles, EcD, CEcD
President, Economic Developers Council of Ontario
Links & Resources
Government of Canada
Canadian Chambers of Commerce
Business Development Bank of Canada
Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization
International Economic Development Council
Province of Ontario
Ontario Chamber of Commerce
Ontario Ministry of Health
Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO)
Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA)
Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium
BC Economic Development Association