Understanding and accessing BCAP and Capital Loans during COVID-19

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Understanding and accessing BCAP and Capital Loans during COVID-19

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Many, if not all, Canadian businesses have been financially hit hard because of COVID-19.

One measure the Government of Canada has put in place to help mitigate this issue is developing the Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP). BCAP will support access to financing for Canadian businesses in all sectors and regions.

Through this program, Export Development Canada (EDC) and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) will provide $65 billion in direct lending and other types of financial support at market rates to businesses with viable business models whose access to financing would otherwise be restricted.

Join the OCC on Tuesday, April 14 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. for a lunch-time webinar discussion on Understanding and Accessing BCAP Programs and Capital Loans during Covid-19. During this event you will get to hear from three experts from some of Canada’s top institutions: Meridian, MNP and RBC, as they share the most up-to-date information on accessing the BCAP programs and capital loans. Businesses of all industries and sizes are encouraged to attend!

Join the OCC and a panel that includes:

Don Ludlow, Regional Vice President, Business Financial Services, RBC

Jason Teal, Vice President, Business Banking, Meridian

Dan Porter, Manager Director, MNP

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Don Ludlow - Regional Vice President, Business Financial Services, Southwestern OntarioRoyal Bank of Canada

Don Ludlow is the Regional Vice President for Business Financial Services in Southwestern Ontario Region at RBC, leading a team of financial services professionals focused on helping small and mid-market companies succeed and grow in the marketplace. Previous roles at RBC have included National Head of Specialized Sales, Vice President, Commercial Markets, Director of Corporate Strategy and Development and Senior Manager in the Corporate Marketing Department. Prior to joining RBC in 2001, Don served as an Infantry Officer in the Canadian Army where he led soldiers on a number of domestic and international operations and worked in both staff and training roles.

Don has an MBA from McGill University, an MSC from the London School of Economics & Political Science and a BA from the Royal Military College of Canada (Kingston). Don lives in downtown Toronto with his wife Fiona and 7 year old son Max.

Jason Teal - Vice President, Business Banking, Meridian

Jason Teal is Vice President Business Banking with Meridian Credit Union and is responsible for all Small Business and Commercial banking teams in Ontario outside of the GTA. He has close to 20 years of experience in commercial and business banking including the last 14 with Meridian. Jason holds an Honours Bachelor Degree from Carleton University and an MBA from McMaster University. He enjoys volunteering his time with different organizations, and is currently a Member of the Board of Directors of Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie where he is also Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee.

Dan Porter - Managing Director , MNP

Dan Porter is Managing Director of MNP’s Corporate Finance team. Based in Toronto, Dan has more than 35 years of experience assisting public and private companies across a wide spectrum of industries to develop, implement and achieve innovative financing strategies that help them reach their business and capital financing goals.

Working closely with his clients, Dan provides strategic advice in many areas, including structured financing, raising senior term or revolving debt, sourcing and negotiating equity and junior debt and assisting with and / or executing asset or business divestitures. He has great focus in executing complex capital raising tasks, including sourcing, structuring and placing varied senior and junior debt products within the North American private placement market.

Dan started his lending career with a major Canadian trust company in 1981 in the term lending and structured leasing unit. In 1985, he co-founded a specialized, publically listed financing business that provided structured debt capital to the energy, golf and aviation industries. This venture was successfully sold to a large U.S. conglomerate in 1996.

Prior to joining MNP, Dan served as vice president, Structured Finance, at a major Tier 1 U.S.-based global investment bank. He has extensive experience helping clients in many industries raise capital, including aviation, road and marine transportation, railway, mining, alternative energy, financial services and manufacturing, among other industry sectors.


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For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan voice of Ontario business.

The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members. The OCC’s vision is to foster a vibrant and economically sustainable province that is driven by an innovative, successful and ever-expanding business community. From innovative SMEs to established multinational corporations and industry associations, the OCC is committed to working with our members to improve business competitiveness across all sectors. The OCC represents local chambers of commerce and boards of trade in over 135 communities across Ontario, steering public policy conversations provincially and within local communities.

Join us today. Visit occ.ca to find out more.

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