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Plans for Re-Opening

Plans for Re-Opening

By: Margot Sunter After six weeks of careful planning, we are preparing to re-open our office in the coming weeks. The re-opening will be gradual and implemented in strict accordance with the best health and safety advice from national, provincial and local authorities. The health and welfare of staff and clients has been our overarching […]

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 […]

GGFL COVID-19 Commentary Week #8

GGFL COVID-19 Commentary Week #8

By: Deborah Bourchier COVID-19 has pressed the pause button on long-term decision making in much of the business community. Many small and medium sized businesses that were thriving, or at least experiencing healthy growth, are now struggling as they navigate this current crisis. High level decisions being contemplated two months ago have been overtaken by […]

Duties of Charity & Not-For-Profit Board Members During the Pandemic

Duties of Charity & Not-For-Profit Board Members During the Pandemic

By Adam Aronson, CPA, CA Senior Manager, Assurance & Advisory Services While we all grapple with the challenges of the pandemic at home and at work, boards members of charity and not-for-profits have the added responsibility of fulfilling their duties as directors. Key issues for charity and not-for-profit board members to consider are: Cash Flow […]

GGFL COVID-19 Commentary Week #7

GGFL COVID-19 Commentary Week #7

By: Jeffrey Miller With few exceptions, the financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is also hurting not-for-profit organizations and charities. The outlook is particularly bleak for those not-for-profits reliant on membership fees such as tennis and golf clubs and similar organizations where people pay a fee to pursue an activity of common interest. The forced […]

Webinar: A Practical Overview and Example of Qualifying for Government COVID-19 Funding

Webinar: A Practical Overview and Example of Qualifying for Government COVID-19 Funding

As the economic fallout continues from the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations across the country are facing financial challenges and asking about government support. This webinar was co-hosted by GGFL’s Natalie Evans and Chad Saikaley and lawyers Roberto Aburto and Colin Green from Gowling WLG. Our panel provide a practical overview of the legal, accounting and payroll […]