Managing the COVID-19 Crisis:
Tools & Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the markets, the economy and our personal lives. At iA Clarington, we’re here to help you navigate this crisis with timely information, perspective and insight.

Our broad suite of tools and resources includes a collection of short research papers, regular commentary and analysis from our portfolio managers, and a webcast series featuring experts focused on helping you, your business and your family manage these unprecedented circumstances.

Be sure to check back regularly for new content.

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May 5

Parenting During a Crisis and Helping Kids Cope and Thrive

Dr. Shimi Kang, award-winning physician, bestselling author and global social entrepreneur

Provides practical guidance on stress management and proven parenting strategies that can help your family successfully navigate these unprecedented circumstances.

Webcast access

April 28

Maintaining High Performance and Optimal Health in Times of High Stress

Dr. Greg Wells, health and performance expert, physiologist and bestselling author

Practical, actionable insights based on hard science that high performers use to optimize their energy, focus and well-being.

Webcast access

April 23

Optimal Resiliency in Times of Uncertainty

Dr. Robyne Hanley Dafoe, expert on resiliency and workplace wellness

Research-driven guidance on how to enhance your personal resilience and more effectively navigate the adversity brought on by the COVID-19 crisis.

Webcast access

April 16

Long-term Tax Planning in a Time of Crisis

Peter Routly, Partner, Southern Ontario Group Tax Service Line Leader, BDO Canada

Offers actionable insights for advisors and business owners who:

  • have experienced a reduction in enterprise value as a result of the economic downturn and wish to leverage this decline for future tax savings;
  • are able to reduce tax through prescribed-rate loans/income splitting;
  • have built up significant equity inside the corporation and are looking for a way to extract personal cash in a tax-advantaged manner.

Webcast access

April 13

Cash Flow Strategies and Government Incentives in the Time of COVID-19

Craig Mulcahy, Partner, SR&ED and Government Incentives, BDO Canada
Justin Mastrangelo, Partner, GTA Transaction Tax Leader, BDO Canada
Jennifer Lucier, Senior Manager, GTA Real Estate & Construction Industry Leader, BDO Canada

This webcast offers actionable insights for small- or medium-sized business owners who may be eligible for benefits offered through the government’s COVID-19 stimulus and tax deferral plan. Key topics include:

  • Enhancing cashflow through government stimulus programs: BCAP (both BDC and EDC) stream; Canada Emergency Business Account; Work Sharing Program; and Wage Subsidy Programs.
  • Tax and payment deferrals and dealing with CRA: filing deadlines and dealing with CRA federal tax deferrals (income tax, GST/HST).

Webcast access