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Project “I Love Mission”

The District of Mission has initiated an important campaign designed to give a boost to the local business community beginning immediately and running through to the end of the year.   The campaign is taking a multi-prong approach and includes marketing,  shop-local messaging, SWAG, and an educational component. For more information on the full campaign visit the District's website, I LOVE MISSION PAGE

***NEW PROGRAM - OCTOBER 22/2020***

Thanks to strategic partnerships with the BC Chamber, University of Victoria (UVIC), and if you are a Mission business, the District of Mission's, " I Love Mission " campaign we are thrilled to this opportunity for you to take part in this important program FREE OF CHARGE* (see reimbursement details below) 

As a result of the recently announced federal funding, we're launching a new program designed to help you mitigate the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by giving you access to a “world-class” professional business development program. This program, funded by Western Economic Diversification Canada and powered by the BC Chamber network and UVIC’s Gustavson School of Business, is aimed at helping businesses stay viable and adapt to compete in the future.

The Building Resilience Program will have weekly seminars for 6 weeks and will be offered in three cohorts until the end of March 2021. This program will provide you insights into how to adapt your business model, re-engage customers, and adjust workplace cultures to help position you for long-term success.

Program Dates:

• November 3rd to December 8th  IN PROGRESS

January 12th to February 16th -REGISTRATION OPEN

• February 24th to March 31st

Program Curriculum
The program curriculum will focus on the three key themes of Strive, Build, and Create. Seminar topics will be:

Power of Context – Unconscious Bias
Emotional Intelligence
The Power of Coaching in Business
Hire and manage a diverse team
Improve experiences for colleagues and customers
Adapt your service strategy for better outcomes

How to Access This Program?
The cost to register would be $70 for non-members and $35 for members HOWEVER thanks to the District of Mission's "I Love Mission" campaign you can be reimbursed for the full amount at the end of the 6-week program. Space is limited so act now and register. NOTE: If you want to take the course and do not require reimbursement all that is required by you is to register.

To receive reimbursement for the registration fee businesses must:

a)COMMIT to the program prior to Dec 15,2019

b)SEND AN EMAIL to the office to be approved for the FREE workshop

c) SEND THE RECEIPT to Lara Goad, Mission Chamber Office Administrator.

Funds will be reimbursed after the business finishes the program for their intake period. This is a first-come, first-served program.

Extra Bonus Just for You!

As a bonus, the Mission Chamber will be facilitating round table discussions with local members of your cohort to further enhance your skills and identify opportunities for collaboration in the region.

I love mission campaign

Did you miss the workshops from earlier this year? The sessions can be viewed using the links below.
Note: Attending the live sessions is highly recommended as your questions can be addressed in real-time.

I love Mission