NMMA’s COVID-19 Action Centre
The National Marine Manufacturers Association has called on the federal government to take action and help marine manufacturers respond to COVID-19. In addition, NMMA is aligned with organizations including the Marine Trade Associations, the Canadian Outdoor Recreation Roundtable and others to ensure our industry’s voice is heard.
Our daily newsletter, Currents, will focus on the most pressing COVID-19 news of the day. We encourage you to subscribe, if you do not already receive it.
Latest News & Updates
Keep informed about NMMA efforts on behalf of the marine industry.
COVID-19 Update for NMMA Canada Members
[598.42 Kb] Summary of the initial federal government response to the pandemic and some resources for your business.
COVID-19 Week of March 23 Bulletin
[541.37 Kb] Letter to Minister Morneau concerning the impacts of COVID-19 on the outdoor sector; Ontario’s call to action for manufacturers; and details on park and workplace closures.
Special Bulletin - Federal-Provincial Stimulus Update - March 26 2020
[612.16 Kb] Comprehensive breakdown of the $82 billion aid package passed by the Canadian parliament, as well as Ontario’s $17 billion ‘mini budget’ responding to the pandemic. Also includes links to business resources that have been announced by other provinces.
March 30 Member Bulletin - New Federal Business Supports
[578.7 Kb] Quick summary of new federal programs to assist businesses, including the 75% wage subsidy – please see next bulletin for details.
Roundup of Provincial responses - April 3, 2020
[641.45 Kb] A snapshot of what each province and territory is doing with regards to essential and non-essential services and workplaces, and how that affects the recreational boating industry in Canada.
April 3rd Update - Federal wage subsidy and other supports for your business
[590.37 Kb] Technical details around the 75% Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, including eligibility rules; Ontario and BC launch portals seeking vital medical equipment and supplies; mental wellness during this challenging time.
April 22nd Update - Latest resources and funding for your business
[539.85 Kb] As governments continue to announce new programs and funding in response to the pandemic, NMMA Canada is staying on top of these changes and highlighting all the pieces relevant to our sector.
May 2020 Newsletter: Connor Industries Wins Major Federal Funding
June 2020 Newsletter: New NAFTA / CUSMA / USMCA Comes Into Effect July 1
July 2020 Newsletter: NMMA Calls on Governments to Invest in Recreational Infrastructure
September 2020 Newsletter: NMMA Canada continues to proactively address tariffs, luxury tax threats
Minister Morneau Letter – COVID19 Support for Boating Sector (March 23)
Minister MacLeod Letter- COVID19 Support for Ontario Boating Sector (March 23)
Minister Morneau Letter - Wage Subsidy Concerns for Seasonal Businesses (April 9)
Premier Ford Letter - Essential services extended to marinas and boat dealers (April 24)
Prime Minister Letter - CORR Support for Outdoor Industry (April 24)
Prime Minister Letter - Inventory Financing and Sales Tax Holiday (May 7)
Updated: September 25, 2020
A snapshot of the rules and restrictions that have been put into place by provincial and territorial governments.
Updated: October 5, 2020
NMMA Canada's summary of the major federal funding announcements relevant to the recreational boating sector.
How to Protect Yourself in the Age of Videoconferencing Calls (courtesy of Associations Now)
Canadian Business Resilience Network (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)