Minister Ng announces investment in the POST Promise initiative to support the safe reopening of Canadian small businesses

Small businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy and will be crucial to Canada’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by generating growth and creating jobs, from coast to coast to coast.

Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced an investment of more than $1 million to support the POST Promise initiative, led by a national not-for-profit organization. The mission of the POST Promise is to help boost consumer and employee confidence through enhanced awareness and execution of workplace health measures so that customers feel safe shopping as public health restrictions begin to lift and the economy begins to safely reopen.

Minister Ng made the announcement from the Old Firehall Confectionery in Unionville, Ontario, and was joined by Laura Hearn, President and Executive Director of the POST Promise; Aidan Tracey, Chair of the POST Promise Corporation; Goldy Hyder, President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada; Perrin Beatty, President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce; Dan Kelly, President and CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business; Diane Brisebois, President and CEO of the Retail Council of Canada; and Alan Ho, Councillor, City of Markham.

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