Economic Support & Recovery: Greater Together

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The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation has concluded formal consultations to develop a strategic action plan that will support lasting local economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19. Creation of the plan is a partnership with the City of Greater Sudbury through its Economic Development division.

The COVID-19 Economic Recovery Strategic Plan will guide decisions of the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation Board of Directors to better understand the needs of the business community, identify actions that will streamline business and economic recovery and prioritize key areas of focus.

Representatives of key economic sectors, independent businesses, the arts and professional associations were consulted over a three month period between August and October 2020. A draft Economic Recovery Strategic Plan will be prepared this fall for review by the Economic Recovery Committee of the GSDC. It will be presented to the GSDC Board of Directors and Greater Sudbury Council for consideration of endorsement later this year.

Financial business incentives and supports currently offered through federal, provincial and municipal governments are available at www.greatersudbury.ca/COVID. The City's Business Hotline remains open for questions and assistance at 705-690-9937.

The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation has concluded formal consultations to develop a strategic action plan that will support lasting local economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19. Creation of the plan is a partnership with the City of Greater Sudbury through its Economic Development division.

The COVID-19 Economic Recovery Strategic Plan will guide decisions of the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation Board of Directors to better understand the needs of the business community, identify actions that will streamline business and economic recovery and prioritize key areas of focus.

Representatives of key economic sectors, independent businesses, the arts and professional associations were consulted over a three month period between August and October 2020. A draft Economic Recovery Strategic Plan will be prepared this fall for review by the Economic Recovery Committee of the GSDC. It will be presented to the GSDC Board of Directors and Greater Sudbury Council for consideration of endorsement later this year.

Financial business incentives and supports currently offered through federal, provincial and municipal governments are available at www.greatersudbury.ca/COVID. The City's Business Hotline remains open for questions and assistance at 705-690-9937.

  • Road constructor donated masks to hospitals, seniors' home

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    06 May 2020
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    Pioneer Construction has donated surgical masks to frontline health-care providers in Northern Ontario hospitals and a seniors' home.

    In a May 4 release, the Sudbury-headquartered road builder delivered 7,000 masks to Health Sciences North in Sudbury and sent an additional 10,000 protective coverings to hospitals in Kenora, Sault Ste. Marie and Thessalon, and Algoma Manor Nursing Home in Thessalon. Read more here.

  • YES Theatre’s Telethon raised $12,000 for the Greater Sudbury Food Bank

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    05 May 2020
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    On Friday May 1st YES Theatre’s “YES WE STAY HOME” Telethon raised $12,000 for the Greater Sudbury Food Bank!

    It was a tremendous evening filled with overwhelming community spirit and support. With beautiful moments from over 50 artists, business owners and arts organizations throughout our community. A True celebration of the arts and a shining example of the generous citizens that make up our great city.

    You can rewatch the brilliant evening here!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EPxnfTlkrI

  • St. Charles student rallies the help of his school to make PPE for frontline workers

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    05 May 2020
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    St. Charles student Brady Van Duenen has recently begun manufacturing face shields for frontline workers, in response to industry shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE).

    In April, Van Duenen was able to secure personal access to a 3D digital printer with the help of Sudbury Catholic Schools and his mom, Stephanie Venturi, a principal with the school board.

    With this new tool at his disposal, it took Van Duenen just one day and five prototypes to design his version of a face shield that could be produced in a timely manner.

    Since that time, he has been printing face shields every day, resetting the machine every hour, to ultimately produce well over 100 pieces of equipment thus far. Read more.

  • Reliable Maintenance & Cleaning offering COVID-19 care packages

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    01 May 2020
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    Reliable Maintenance & Cleaning are selling a Covid Care package which includes: a case of toilet paper (48 rolls), hand sanitizer and a litre of concentrate disinfectant that makes 128 litres ready to use. Call ahead to order 705.675.5281 $55 + tax. The best part is, they are donating their profits to the Maison McCulloch Hospice in Sudbury. - Cory & Jamie

  • Construction supply company matching hospital donations to battle COVID-19

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    01 May 2020
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    To aid in COVID-19 patient care, a Sudbury-headquartered construction supply company is matching donations to four regional hospitals for up to $100,000.

    On April 30, OCP Construction Supplies, owned and operated by the Cousineau family, announced it would match donations of up to $25,000 to each of the regional hospitals in Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay, and Sault Ste. Marie.

    The company has offices in each of those major urban centres, employing 60 people across divisions.

    Any money raised will go toward the purchase of equipment and patient care on the front line during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

    The company has offices in each of those major urban centres, employing 60 people across divisions.
  • Diversification, innovation keep the lights on at Sudbury fabrication shop

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    01 May 2020
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    Diversification has been the key to keeping a Sudbury fabrication shop open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    When the novel coronavirus started circulating earlier this year, Rezplast Manufacturing began to see the volume of their orders dwindle, noted Sandro Spadafora, vice-president of operations.

    “We’ve got all kinds of things on the go, trying to find solutions that aren’t in the market, or things that are in the market but not readily available,” Spadafora said.

    Food retailer Smith’s Market in Sudbury was one of the first clients to purchase cashier shields, but before long similar requests came in from convenience stores, car dealerships and grocery stores. Read more.

  • Spout Handmade Baby Apparel donates 200 scrub hats to HSN

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    01 May 2020
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    Local business owner along with HSN nurses have donated 200 hand sewn scrub hats to front line workers at Health Sciences North. Learn more.

  • The Nickel Refillery partners with local business to provide hand sanitizer to those in need

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    30 Apr 2020
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    The Nickel Refillery has partnered with Tree Top Bath and Body to offer hand sanitizer and give back to the community at the same time! For every bottle of "Helping Hands Sanitizer" they sell, one bottle will be donated to someone in need.

    When the bottle is empty, you can refill it with Crosscut Distillery’s hand sanitizer that the Nickel Refillery sells in bulk or any other item! Learn more.

  • Whitefish couple makes $1M donation to hospital

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    30 Apr 2020
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    A Whitefish couple has made a $1 million donation to Health Sciences North.

    The donation from Craig Fielding and Katriina Ruotsalo was announced today by the hospital.

    The owners of Northern Legacy Horse Farm, the couple’s donation will help buy a new ECMO Machine (portable heart-lung support system) that provides critical respiratory care for some of the most acute patients in the intensive care unit. Read more.

  • Milman Industries donates over 2,000 pieces of PPE to frontline workers

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    29 Apr 2020
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    Milman Industries Inc. in partnership with the Mansour family will be donating 2,350 pieces of personal protective equipment to support frontline workers in their fight against COVID-19.

    “It is mandatory that we all do what we can to help mitigate the spread of this virus and that we help to support our frontline workers and medical professionals,” said Milad Mansour, president of Milman Industries Inc. in a press release. Read more.