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.

  • Yes Theatre presents YES we stay home! A Community Telethon

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    21 Apr 2020
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    In response to the COVID-19 crisis, YES Theatre is proud to present a beautiful evening of music, hope and community.

    Join YES Theatre as they bring together over 50 Artists, Art organizations, and local business owners from all across Greater Sudbury for an evening celebrating our local community! Through these difficult times, the arts offer a place of comfort and solace.

    All dontations collected throughout the evening will go directly to the Sudbury Food Bank.

    The telehon will be livestream on the YES Theatre Facebook page and at https://www.youtube.com/user/YESTheatreSudbury. For more information visit their Facebook page.

  • Sudbury team designs prototype for mobile COVID-19 assessment centre

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    20 Apr 2020
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    A physician and an entrepreneur from Sudbury have teamed up on a project they hope could help healthcare workers assess patients for COVID-19.

    Dr. Dennis Reich and Tom Fortin have completed a prototype of a mobile assessment centre, built using a shipping container. They hope health units in northeastern Ontario and beyond will use the design when setting up new COVID-19 assessment centres.

    "The goal would be to have these things in locations where you don't, you can't have the capacity to set up a station like you would have on Walford [road in Sudbury], for example," said Reich.


    "These things are portable, you can have them in remote areas, you can stick them on trailers and set them up in a day and run them for a few days and then bring them to another location. They're very, very versatile in a pandemic situation." Read more.

  • Sudbury businesses, organizations 3D-printing medical components

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    21 Apr 2020
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    A group of Sudbury organizations has come together to 3D-print much-needed components for personal protective equipment (PPE) for use at the city’s Health Sciences North (HSN).

    With a need growing for protective medical equipment to help shield health-care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, organizations have begun using an open-source file from the Swedish 3D printing company 3D Verkstan to 3D-print headbands that will hold in place face shields worn by medical professionals.

    The Sudbury group includes mining-industry companies Ionic Mechatronics, SHYFTInc and Hard-Line, as well as the SNOLAB research facility and Science North science centre.

    Schools are also contributing to the effort. Postsecondary institutions like Collège Boréal, Cambrian College, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and Laurentian University are participating, as well as Lo-Ellen Park and Lively Secondary high schools. Read more.


  • SNOLAB makes PPE donation to Health Sciences North

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    21 Apr 2020
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    Research institutions around the world are coordinating on initiatives to assist medical teams in responding to the COVID-19. As this situation evolves, scientists and technicians are offering to put their skills, equipment, and expertise to use to contribute to local and global response efforts.

    With personal protective equipment for frontline workers being an immediate concern, SNOLAB has taken an inventory of cleanroom personal protective equipment onsite and brought much of it up from underground earlier this week. The science team has been in contact with Health Sciences North (HSN) to determine where we can help meet the needs of local healthcare workers. Read more

  • Local distributor donates gloves to HSN

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    21 Apr 2020
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    A local business has pitched in to help protect hospital workers by donating 40,000 pairs of gloves.

    WAT Supplies, located on National Street off Maley Drive, provides a wide range of cleaning and paper products for janitorial companies, restaurants and other businesses.

    Late last week, it delivered a big batch of gloves for front-line staff battling COVID-19. Read more.