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How do I…? What do I…? When should we…?

How do I…? What do I…? When should we…?

Information is flowing like never before, yet, still there are more questions than answers.

Major emergency funding announcements indicate help is on the way, but do I qualify? And,how do I apply?

VIEA invites you to join us for a special series of brief video conference events designed to provide close-to-the-ground ‘how to’ information. Islanders can hear from thought leaders and network with peers to help their decision-making during this COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

The first session will be at 11:30am, Tuesday, March 24. Meeting coordinates will be sent via this e-news on Monday, March 23.

Our goal through these sessions is to provide details and insights into government measures to support businesses and communities, to identify challenges and opportunities we are all facing, and to find ways we can work together to support each other during this unprecedented time.

The first session will feature VIEA board director and chair-elect, Dan Hurley, who will share his expertise on effective communication strategies during this time of crisis and on practical steps to develop your own plan during this time. This first session will be presented by long-time Summit sponsor, Vancouver Island University.

VIEA is in regular contact with key decision makers in the federal and provincial government. We plan to feature government officials to provide specifics about accessing emergency programs as well as respond to your questions and concerns.

In all of this, we will welcome online dialogue to generate ideas as well as provide feedback to government regarding emerging trends and the effectiveness of the programs being offered.

We are here to support you during this challenging time, and we look forward to your participation in these sessions. Please feel free to share. Anyone wishing to participate can receive our e-news as their means to connect.

In the spirit of collaboration,

George Hanson, President