Government Grants Available to You & Avoiding Employment Nightmares

This two-topic seminar will provide information of great value to everyone in our industry, from small glazing contractors to large manufacturers. All companies face the challenge of financing the hiring of new employees, skills training of all types, and equipment purchases. Serious assistance is available if you know how to get it.

Also, all companies experience difficulties when dealing with fraudulent claims, the WSIB, having to dismiss or discipline employees, severance exposure, and putting accessibility practices into place. There are proactive and reactive ways of managing these situations if you have the knowledge.


Bonny Koabel, CPA, CGA is the President of AKR Consulting Canada Inc. Bonny has been successful in getting millions of dollars in grants from many government sources for manufacturers and contractors in the glazing industry, as well as other business types.

Andrew Bratt is a partner in the law firm Gowling WLG and is the Toronto group leader for the Employment, Labour & Equalities practice focusing on all aspects of employment law. Andrew has appeared before several administrative tribunals, courts, arbitrators, and mediators, representing employers in employment-related litigation, human rights proceedings, employment standards claims, and workers compensation proceedings.


Both presentations should be of great interest to all business owners and managers, as well as the people in your organization responsible for financing expansion projects, staffing, training, human resources, and managing your activities with the WSIB. You will learn what government programs are out there to help you grow your business and how to go about getting their financial assistance. You’ll also learn how to minimize your WSIB costs, challenge unfair claims, and manage difficult employment issues.

Richmond Hill Country Club – Georgian Room (East entrance)
8905 Bathurst St., Richmond Hill, ON
(1.5 kilometers north of Hwy. 407)

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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Registration:  11:45 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 p.m.
Presentations: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Cost per Person:
$60.00 ($53.10 + HST) for members
$90.00 ($79.65 + HST) for non-members

For more information:
Contact: Steve Ringler
By email:
By phone: 416-677-0746