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You’re Invited: MNP’s Indigenous Services 7-Part Webinar Series

2020-05-04


COVID-19 and Beyond: Virtual presentations to help you navigate uncertainty

The ongoing pandemic is fraught with challenges at all levels, from how to keep yourself and your community safe to the lingering threat of a global recession. Leaders are understandably concerned about how they will emerge and recover from this crisis — especially with so many variables changing constantly.

We are committed to providing you with the most relevant, timely and useful insights to help you lead your nation through this once in a generation challenge. Throughout this webinar series our advisors will deliver topical virtual presentations that will help improve your resilience, inform your decision making and help you navigate uncertainty.

We hope you will join us!


Part 1: Navigating Government Programs

Facilitator: Lee St. Arnaud, CPA, CA, Partner, Consulting
Steven Kwasny, Manager, Consulting
Date: Monday, April 27, 2020
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. MST

There have been close to 300 programs announced across Canada to support individuals, businesses and governments. With each passing day, there is another announcement outlining new or changed programs. During the webinar, we will look at the programs ¬— both new and existing — from an Indigenous government perspective.

We will cover how to track and manage COVID 19 related expenditures to support your applications and claims, helping make the submission process easier and faster.

Who should attend?
  • Indigenous governments and non-government organizations
  • Indigenous businesses
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Part 2: Small and Medium Indigenous Business COVID-19 Support

Facilitator: Kevin George, CPA, Ca, Provincial Director (AB & NWT), Indigenous Services
Mindy Wight, CPA, CA, National Leader, Indigenous Tax Services
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. MST

We will review the various programs made available by the Government of Canada or financial institutions to support Canadian businesses facing hardships as a result of COVID-19. There will be a focus on relevance to Indigenous businesses, while reviewing business best practices and key focus areas through relevant examples.

Key areas of discussion include banking loan options, new Indigenous support funding and other support programs available.

Who should attend?
  • Indigenous businesses
  • Economic Development Organizations
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Part 3: Going Virtual and Preparing for the Audit

Facilitator: Dan Caringi, Partner, Technology Consulting
Jeremy Spence, CPA, Senior Manager, Indigenous Services
Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MST

Navigating new technology and efficiently going virtual can be challenging and there are a lot of options. During this webinar, we will discuss what going virtual looks like and how it enables us to stay connected and operating. We will also go over the software available and show you how to operate helpful tools, such as how to:

  • Navigate through requested information with ease
  • Share documents virtually
  • Use one platform for internal and external communication, and
  • Complete your audit successfully and efficiently
Who should attend?
  • Indigenous Governments and non-government organizations
  • Indigenous businesses
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Part 4: COVID-19 and Beyond – Emergency Response Planning

Facilitator: Cliff Trollope, CBCP, CRM, CAS, BA, National Leader, Business Resilience Services
Date: Monday, May 4, 2020
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. MST

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the emergency management programs of communities throughout Canada. Never have we seen such a requirement for sound and functional emergency management plans and programs.

This webinar will cover two main areas:

First, practical guidance and steps you can take to assist with the response and recovery from the COVID-19 crisis – including advice on practical tools and structures for response, guidelines for setting up isolation centres and the importance of financial tracking.

Second, we will discuss how communities can develop customized and functional emergency management plans, potentially leveraging lessons learned during COVID-19 to help prepare for any future community emergencies.

Who should attend?
  • Indigenous governments
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Part 5: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and Temporary Wage Subsidy (TWS)

Facilitator: Mindy Wight, CPA, CA, National Leader, Indigenous Tax Services
Curtis Ziola, CPA, CA, Manager, Taxation Services
Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. MST

Small and medium businesses and their team members may benefit from the CEWS to offset reduced business while keeping employees working. During this webinar we will address common questions around the CEWS, introduce the portal and help potential applicants identify their most pressing areas of concern.

Who should attend?
  • Indigenous businesses
  • Indigenous governments
  • Economic Development Organizations
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Part 6: Cash Flow Forecasting and COVID-19

Facilitator: Nick Whayman, CPA, CA, Financial Services
Mark Regehr, CFA, Managing Director, Corporate Finance
Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. MST

It is vital to plan ahead and understand how COVID-19 may affect your ability to make key payments in the coming months. Not only is this critical for managing impacts to your business, but several COVID-19 programs aimed at providing temporary cash loans will require a comprehensive cash flow forecast as part of the application package. During this webinar we will demonstrate how to put together a cash flow forecast and share some strategies to stretch cash and manage balances during this crisis.

We will also discuss some accounting considerations to keep in mind as cash starts flowing in from various relief programs.

Who should attend?
  • Indigenous Governments and non-government organizations
  • Indigenous businesses
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Part 7: COVID Containment – Fraud Prevention and Insurance Matters

Facilitator: Lisa Majeau Gordon, FCPA, FCA, CA-IFA, CFF, National Leader, Forensics
Gerald Kim, CPA, CA, CBV, CIP, Partner
Date: Friday, May 8, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MST

Who should attend?
  • Indigenous governments and non-government organizations
  • Indigenous businesses
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Learn more at MNP's COVID-19 Business Advice Centre

Strategies and tools to help your company navigate the coronavirus crisis, stay resilient and take the next steps towards recovery.