The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) and its members have rallied to protect the livelihood of the hotel industry.  We need to bolster this advocacy work now in order to ensure the industry's survival.

 

Join the Hotel Industry in its Fight to Survive and Thrive

 
Lobbying Success

HAC has been working with the highest levels of Government to ensure that the hotel industry is supported through this pandemic.  This work has centered around the system design of support programs where HAC has played a key role in ensuring access for the hotel sector. Every major Government program announced to date directly aligns with HAC's key asks. But there is more work to do and not nearly enough relief for a sector so deeply impacted.

EMPLOYMENT MEASURES
Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

Increased from the initial 10% to 75% wage subsidy.


Applies to laid-off workers, and now will no longer exclude employees that have been without pay for 14 consecutive days.


Extended to include partnerships that are up to 50-per-cent owned by non-eligible members; and partnerships where the partners are Indigenous governments.


First extended to August 2020 and then extended to December 2020 to ensure hoteliers receive added wage support during the fall.


Now includes third-party payroll providers that can receive retroactive CEWS payments backdated to March 15, 2020.


Extended CEWS includes subsidy top-up for hardest-hit businesses.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

$2,000 / month Helped laid-off workers access funds.
 

Extended for workers earning $1000/less.
 

Hoteliers receiving dividend payments of $1000/less now qualify.

 

Extended duration to access CERB from 16 weeks to 24 weeks

LIQUIDITY MEASURES

Deferred GST/HST payments until June 2020.
 

Mortgage Payment Deferrals for 6 months (with cooperation of lenders).
 

Canada Emergency Business Account – $40k, 25% forgivable. Pushed eligibility up to $1.5 million payroll. Ensured that loan could be accessed on a property basis.
 

Liquidity options - $6.25 million each from BDC & EDC. Hotels can now qualify for loans on a per-property basis.
 

$962 million in funding for the Regional Relief Recovery Fund (RRRF).

 
Government Relations Activity
Key Areas of Focus
 
Developed Strategic Alliances

TO STRENGTHEN OUR VOICE AND ENSURE OUR MESSAGE WAS HEARD

AS A RESULT:

Letters Sent to Members of Parliament

Signatures and a Joint Letter to the Minister of Finance

Broadcasting Our
Industry's Message

TO GAIN GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC SUPPORT

HAC'S MEDIA VIDEO:

RESULTS:

TV and radio interviews, and
articles published

Impressions

In equivalent advertising

 
Developing the Tools Hotels Need
 

AND PROVIDING COMPLIMENTARY INDUSTRY-WIDE ACCESS 

Best Practice
Guidelines

Legal

Accessing Government Programs

New Microsite:
hac-covid.com


 

Safe Stay
Guidelines

 

Webinars Hosted or Guest Panelist

Unique Visitors 

to COVID-19 Microsite

Membership Growth During COVID-19

 
 
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