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Make the POST Promise today

The Business Council of Canada is proud to be spearheading the POST Promise initiative, a Canada-wide COVID-19 awareness campaign aimed at keeping customers, employees and communities safe as the economy restarts.

The “POST Promise” calls on business owners and managers across the country to uphold five key steps to help stop the spread of the coronavirus: maintaining physical distance, washing and sanitizing hands, keeping workplaces clean and disinfected, staying home if unwell, and practicing respiratory etiquette, including wearing a mask when recommended.

By displaying the “POST Promise” logo, participating businesses can reassure customers that they are doing their part to protect Canadians’ health and safety as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

November 10, 2020

In advance of Canada’s busiest retail season, Giant Tiger is continuing to champion efforts to keep its customers and employees safe by joining a national initiative called POST Promise as a founding partner.

“Providing a healthy and safe place for Canadians to shop for exactly what they need and want for their families is our number one priority.”

Paul Wood, President and Chief Executive Officer of Giant Tiger Stores Limited

November 4, 2020

DuPont Canada is proud to support the POST Promise, a commitment to implement and practice the five key steps to workplace safety, helping to prevent the spread of COVID19.

The POST Promise is aligned with DuPont’s commitment to protecting the safety and health of its employees, its contractors, its customers, and the people in the communities where DuPont operates.

Wendy Andrushko, President of DuPont Canada

September 28, 2020

Ford Motor Company of Canada has joined in making the POST Promise pledge as they return to work.

“The POST Promise Program reinforces Ford of Canada’s belief that the health and safety of our employees and customers comes first,” says Jim Hartford, Vice President Marketing and Sales, Ford of Canada.

July 29, 2020

Bruce Power is eager to join many other companies in making the POST Promise to protect the safety and confidence of employees and customers.

“As a company that’s committed to a Safety First environment for all of our workers every day, we’re pleased to assist The POST Promise with sharing the message that Canadians need to take the necessary precautions to keep their families, friends and co-workers safe during this pandemic. We encourage all Canadians to follow the guidelines that our public health officials and initiatives like The POST Promise are recommending.”

Mike Rencheck, President and CEO of Bruce Power

July 23, 2020

Marianne Meed Ward, the Mayor of Burlington, encourages all businesses to make the POST Promise to ensure a safe transition to phase 3.

July 23, 2020

Cadillac Fairview is making the POST Promise to ensure workplace health and safety. and to reestablish consumer confidence.

July 20, 2020

PCL Construction has announced their proud participation in making the POST Promise. They share that this initiative is an important way to ensure safety and confidence as Canadians return to the work place.

“We are proud to be part of a collective solution to help Canadians confidently and safely make their way back into the workplace and public spaces knowing their well-being is always top of mind.”

Dave Filipchuk, President and CEO of PCL

July 2, 2020

BASF has recently shared their commitment to abiding by the POST Promise health and safety  guidelines for their workplaces as they begin to re-open.

“We recognize the importance of providing new solutions to protect the health and wellbeing of our society. As we continue to monitor the evolving situation, we are focusing to not only be prepared for the needs of today but also the future.”

Marcelo Lu, President of BASF Canada

June 30, 2020

The Government of Ontario provides the POST Promise initiative as a standard for small businesses to meet health and safety guidelines to ensure customers feel confident.

June 29, 2020

Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, expressed the government’s support for the POST Promise initiative. She recognizes that the 5 workplace safety steps of the program will help to ensure safety for all as businesses slowly begin to reopen.

June 16, 2020

Dominic LeBlanc, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, advises businesses to commit to the five key public health actions of the POST Promise as they begin to reopen.

June 13, 2020

The Calgary Chamber of Commerce is calling on all Canadian businesses to make the “POST Promise” to ensure the safety of customers and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

June 12, 2020

The Ottawa Board of Trade is making the POST Promise pledge to help promote confidence in Canadians and create a safe restart of the economy.

June 12, 2020

The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce is recognizing the public’s role in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They are encouraging all to make the POST Promise together. 

June 12, 2020

Dan Kelly, President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Federation of Independent Business, shares that 66% of small businesses are concerned about reductions in sales as they reopen. He shares that businesses who make the the POST Promise pledge will ensure consumers feel safe to spend.

June 12, 2020

The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade encourages all to make the POST Promise in order to rebuild the economy and keep employees and customers safe.

June 12, 2020

Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, shares her support of the POST Promise initiative in a tweet. She shares her intention to continue working with POST to ensure accurate and up-to-date health and safety guidelines for businesses.

June 12, 2020

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce states that we all must play a role in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Canadian businesses can make the “POST Promise” pledge to keep customers safe.

June 12, 2020

The Toronto Region Board of Trade encourages all businesses to get involved and make the “POST Promise” pledge to keep Canadians safe.

June 12, 2020

John Tory, the Mayor of Toronto, shares his support of the POST Promise initiative in a tweet. He encourages businesses to uphold the program’s 5 key steps in order to reopen safely.

June 11, 2020

Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, called on all businesses to make the POST Promise in order to promote the public health practices required to keep Canadians safe.

June 11, 2020

Prime Minister Trudeau shares the POST Promise initiative on twitter to encourage all businesses who are ready to reopen safely to participate.

June 11, 2020

Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, announces partnership with the private sector in helping businesses make the POST Promise to protect their employees, customers, and communities.

June 11, 2020

Labatt Breweries Canada has signed on as a founding corporate partner to the POST Promise initiative to commit to upholding five key steps toward the safety of customers and employees.

“Restaurants and bars play such a meaningful role in bringing friends and family together and we know how much the industry has been impacted by COVID-19. We want to do everything we can to help our friends in the restaurant industry bring that occasion back into the lives of Canadians, safely. The POST Promise will help instill confidence in customers and employees as Canada begins to reopen.”

Kyle Norrington, President of Labatt Breweries of Canada

June 10, 2020

“The business organizations that have come together to help launch the POST Promise program are committed to doing our part to stop COVID-19. We are grateful for the support of the Government of Canada, and look forward to working closely with Minister Ng and her colleagues as we continue to reach out to business owners and managers across the country. Together, we can help build the public confidence that is needed to ensure a successful economic restart.”

Goldy Hyder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of Canada