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APEC COVID-19 Webinars

March 18, 2020 - Assessing the potential impacts 
Measures to delay and reduce the spread of COVID-19 are already having financial and economic consequences regionally, nationally, and internationally which will grow with the duration and severity of this situation. Canada and other countries have started to implement policies to help mitigate these economic impacts. APEC hosted a FREE webinar with over 900 registrants and almost 700 attendees. David Chaundy, APEC President & CEO, and Craig Alexander, Deloitte's Partner & Chief Economist provided an initial assessment of the potential economic impacts in Atlantic Canada, nationally, and internationally. 

April 28, 2020 - The unfolding economic impacts 
In this webinar, APEC’s President and CEO, David Chaundy highlighted the industry and fiscal impacts of COVID-19 in Atlantic Canada and shares his thoughts on the unfolding policy response. BDC’s Vice President, Research and Chief Economist, Pierre Cléroux, shared his view on the national and global economy. Developments in these markets are critical for Atlantic exporters and importers.

May 20, 2020 - The business, labour & investment impacts in Atlantic Canada
This third free webinar in APEC’s series on the economic impacts of COVID-19 on Atlantic Canada assessed the effects on businesses, labour and investment. APEC’s research staff highlighted key findings from Statistics Canada’s surveys and APEC’s Major Projects Inventory. Leaders in the region’s construction industry described the effects on the ground for labour, business and investment activity. APEC President & CEO, David Chaundy, lead a discussion with panelists on what the recovery may look like.  

July 14, 2020 - Surviving the economic recovery 
On Tuesday, July 14, APEC hosted our 4th webinar on the economic effects of COVID-19 on Atlantic Canada. This session focused on the recovery and how we create a sustainable path forward.

July 16, 2020 - The socioeconomics of COVID-19
COVID-19 has hit certain demographic groups harder than others, including women, youth and low-wage employees. Some of these, particularly Indigenous people and communities, were vulnerable before COVID-19. APEC hosted a panel discussion on July 16 highlighting how COVID-19 has had disproportionate economic effects on particular sociodemographic groups and how we ensure these populations are included in the recovery.

May 12, 2021 - One Year Later: A conversation with Canada's Chief Statiscian, Anil Arora 
This event, co-hosted by APEC & Statistics Canada, features a conversation between the Chief Statistician, Anil Arora and President & CEO of APEC, David Chaundy. The discussion focuses on three themes, all with an Atlantic regional lens: COVID-19 regional impact and economic recovery;how Statistics Canada supported Canada’s pandemic response; and the vital role of the census for data and decision-making.


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