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Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy Program Details

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy Program Details

The new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) program for businesses, non-profits and charities that are facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 received Royal Ascent on November 19th, 2020. It is expected applications for CERS will open as early as Monday, November 23rd, 2020. CERS replaces the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program and will […]

“I didn’t know what accountants did’ – GGFL’s Deborah Bourchier reflects on a career well spent.

“I didn’t know what accountants did’ – GGFL’s Deborah Bourchier reflects on a career well spent.

Teenage co-op student Deborah Bourchier arrived at GGFL in January 1980, recruited from the University of Waterloo where she was studying math and accounting, and where the campus population was significantly larger than the northern Ontario town of Mattawa where she was raised. It was shortly before Terry Fox began his Marathon of Hope, just […]

GGFL Named ‘Best of the Best’ by INSIDE Public Accounting

GGFL Named ‘Best of the Best’ by INSIDE Public Accounting

GGFL has once again been named one of INSIDE Public Accounting’s ‘Best of the Best Accounting Firms’ for North America. GGFL was one of just 6 firms in Canada to receive the honour. Recipients are assessed through an in-depth survey and analysis of 50 criteria including strategic planning, productivity, professional development and client service. Delivering […]

Tax Payment Deadline

Tax Payment Deadline

This is an important reminder for all clients that the deadline for income tax balances owing to the CRA for 2019, as well June and September income tax instalments, is September 30th. If you do not pay your taxes by the deadline and did not file your tax return by its related deadline you will […]

Plans for Re-Opening

Plans for Re-Opening

Our Office is Back Open for Business! With Some Restrictions, of Course After weeks of careful planning, GGFL is pleased to announce that our offices have now re-opened for staff and clients. We will be open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm. While we are excited to be taking steps to return to some […]

Pause & Plan: Marketing Agency Soshal’s Tips for Business Owners

Pause & Plan: Marketing Agency Soshal’s Tips for Business Owners

As part of our series aimed at helping businesses prepare for the re-opening of the economy, we asked Dave Hale, co-founder of Ottawa-based digital design and marketing agencies Soshal and Craft & Crew, for his input on what businesses need to focus on to make it through the coming months. How have businesses been reacting […]

GGFL COVID19 Commentary Week #10 – Re-Building the Construction Business

GGFL COVID19 Commentary Week #10 – Re-Building the Construction Business

By: Natalie Evans Few, if any, small and medium-sized businesses have escaped the negative fallout from COVID-19 but for the construction industry, these past two months have been particularly uncertain and harrowing. Construction is a complex business at the best of times, and these are not the best of times. Construction is a business where […]

Recruiting and On-Boarding Remotely

Recruiting and On-Boarding Remotely

Carleton University co-op student Alina de la Fuente joined GGFL in early May and immediately made history. She became the first co-op student the firm has ‘onboarded’ remotely. None of the usual handshakes. No welcoming lunch or chats over coffee – just remote faces and training instruction over video, along with copious advice, support and […]