H1N1 influenza doesn’t just threaten your health. It threatens our economy.
Thousands of businesses in Mexico closed their doors this spring after the H1N1 flu outbreak. The same thing happened in Toronto after SARS in 2003.
Studies have shown that small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada aren’t as well prepared as they should be for the economic and business challenges that come with a pandemic.
That is why the International Centre for Infectious Diseases (ICID) and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce have partnered up, with the support of the Public Health Agency of Canada, to help SMEs plan so we can limit the economic impact of a flu pandemic.
Shortly, we will be:
- Launching a Web site, businessfluplan.ca
- Delivering Web casts
- Organizing seminars across the country specifically for small and medium-sized businesses.
We will be providing tools so SMEs can:
- Protect themselves and their employees
- Get sound information for themselves and their business and
- Reduce the risk of their business failing.
Business owners, HR managers or employees interested in pandemic planning can learn more click here.
Please share this important information with your networks and encourage businesses in your community to register for updates so they can register for our Web site launch, web cast dates locations and scheduling for a seminar near you.