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May 10

Government to review Public Holiday Rules

Following feedback and discussions with stakeholders such as OBIAA, the office of the Minister Responsible for Small Business would like you to know that the Province will undertake a full […]

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Apr 18

MEDIA RELEASE – Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA) Shines A Light On Energy Efficiency Awareness for Main Streets

Collingwood, ON— The Ontario Business Improvement Area Association announced today it will work with BIAs to improve the Energy Efficiency Awareness for Main Streets.  This $2 million dollar project is […]

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Apr 13

Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA) Announces New “Accessibility on Main Street” Project

Ontario’s Main Street Public Spaces to Become More Accessible for Everyone. Collingwood, ON— The Ontario Business Improvement Area Association announced today that it will work with BIAs to improve the […]

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Apr 9

Province of Ontario Announces Province-Wide Digital Main Street Initiative

MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT MADE BY MINISTER LEAL ON APRIL 9, 2018 VIDEO CLIP OF ANNOUNCEMENT COMMENTS BELOW BY KAY MATTHEWS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR THE ONTARIO BIA ASSOCIATION AT THE ANNOUNCEMENT: OBIAA […]

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Feb 27

Province Standing up for Ontario Workers and Businesses

Ontario is standing up for workers and businesses with the introduction of legislation that, if passed, would allow the government to take measured actions in response to discriminatory American procurement […]

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Feb 23

Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148)

On November 27, 2017 the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148) became law, introducing a number of amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). As part of its ongoing commitment to provide […]

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Nov 24

Message from the Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport – Tax on transient accommodations.

Ontario’s tourism industry is a significant economic driver that helps create good, sustainable jobs across the province. It is important that the municipality and the local tourism industry continue to work […]

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Nov 2

OBIAA Provides Imput To The Minister Responsible For Small Business – October 2017

OBIAA Meets With The Minister Responsible for Small Business and the Office of The Premier On October 26, Sue Nicholson (OBIAA Board Member and Collingwood BIA General Manager) and Kay […]

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Oct 31

EnAbling Change Program 2018-19

The EnAbling Change Program provides funding for educational projects that promote accessibility for people with disabilities. The program provides financial support and expertise to incorporated non-profit organizations, such as industry […]

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Oct 16

Small Business Week

Jeff Leal, Minister Responsible for Small Business, issued the following statement today on Small Business Week: “As the Minister Responsible for Small Business, it’s a pleasure to celebrate Small Business […]

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