By Mauricio Zuluaga
The last time the world saw the majority of countries falling into recession at the same time was in 1870. That period, known as the Long Depression, was generated by a decline in the value of silver, and it is considered the first international economic crisis. Today, the World Bank points at the COVID-19 crisis as the deepest recession in 250 years. The international financial institution forecasts that the global economy will shrink by 5.2% this year, twice as great as in 2008.
With people working remotely, we understand how hard it can be to develop your team. Here is a virtual icebreaker that is easy to deliver and proven to be effective. Enjoy!
October Surprise (approximately 10 minutes)
Here in Canada, our Thanksgiving holiday takes place in October. Regardless of the date of your Thanksgiving – or if you celebrate the holiday or not – this icebreaker is a great way to set a tone of gratitude and appreciation in your team.
Can you give a brief introduction about yourself?
I’m the owner of George’s Greek Village here in St Catharines. We just celebrated our 4th Anniversary October 05. It’s been an interesting four years, especially during the last six months. It been overwhelming to say the least. We have an unbelievable location here along the Welland Canal. It’s always a treat to see the many ships that pass us daily.
How has Covid-19 impacted your business？
By Dr. Alok Trivedi
Due to COVID and widespread job loss, many people have decided to become entrepreneurs and start their own business. It’s a great idea to go to work for yourself and build your own dream, but unfortunately, many of these people don’t know what they are getting into and quickly find themselves stressed out, depressed and overwhelmed.
What if it didn’t have to be this way? How can these new entrepreneurs build their new businesses while staying mentally healthy? It is very doable if done right.
Hedge the downsides
Canada is spending a tremendous amount of money to get the country through the COVID-19 pandemic, but a growing movement says we can shed our old worries about the federal deficit. Modern monetary theory argues that since we control our own currency, the country can create more money and never go broke. Today, Front Burner examines this controversial idea and how it relates to Canada.
General Motors will recall about seven million big pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.
The Canada Revenue Agency says it's warning about 213,000 Canadians who may have been paid twice through the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program that they could be called upon to repay the money.
A panel of human rights experts working with the United Nations said Monday that former Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn was wrongly detained in Japan and has urged "compensation" for him from the Japanese government.
Indigenous man and granddaughter handcuffed at Vancouver bank file human rights complaint against BMO, police
A human rights complaint has been filed against Bank of Montreal and the Vancouver Police Board after Indigenous man Maxwell Johnson and his granddaughter, 12-year-old Tori-Anne, were suspected of fraud and handcuffed while trying to open an account at a Vancouver branch of the bank last year.
Loblaw Companies Ltd. has signed a partnership deal with technology company Gatik to test autonomous delivery vehicles in Toronto starting in January.
The federal government's latest lifeline to cash-strapped businesses landed with a swirl of anxiety as companies face an uncertain future that the country's finance minister summed up in three words: "Winter is coming."
A Toronto man fell victim to a job scam, but was even more shocked when his bank, Scotiabank subsidiary Tangerine, took some $3,000 from his account to make up for what it lost to the fraudsters. Go Public investigated banking rules that allow seizure of funds from different accounts.
Health officials in Alberta have begun hunting around for specialized freezers, one of the first steps in preparing for the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines, which could begin arriving within the next few months.
CBC News reached out to provincial workplace compensation boards across the country and found that more than 26,000 claims have been filed for contracting COVID-19 at work.
AstraZeneca says late-stage trials of its COVID-19 vaccine were 'highly effective' in preventing disease
AstraZeneca says late-stage trials of its COVID-19 vaccine were "highly effective" in preventing disease. The vaccine is one of several that Canada has preordered.
Seven provinces have signed on to a federal rent assistance program created as part of the national housing strategy, newly released documents show.