Recovery Essentials: Labour Relations, Tax and People in the 2nd Wave


Invest Ottawa Education Centre


Nov 25 @ 10:00am – 11:30am

Presented by Invest Ottawa Partners,


About the Webinar

Do you have questions about CERB & CEWS now that your team is returning to work? This webinar will walk you through important next steps.

Businesses are reopening, some may still be in limbo and others may be completely suspending operations indefinitely. It can be challenging to know what resources and safeguards are in place to ensure a smooth transition to your next step.

Moderated by Invest Ottawa’s Kara Eusebio, join Gavin Miranda (MNP), Jim Cruickshank (MNP) and Simon Sigler (MDK Business Law) for an interactive panel discussion on everything you need to know about managing your team and the available government support. During this session, our presenters will get you up to speed on the steps you need to take to ensure your pandemic recovery strategy is well thought out and executed. Our panelists will touch on government programs available to entrepreneurs and business owners, tips on how to access them, traps that applicants may fall into that would hinder eligibility, guidance around tax, legal and human considerations for hiring and rehiring employees for the re-opening of the economy and other critical considerations for owners.

About the Speakers


Gavin Miranda, CPA, CA, is a Partner, Taxation services in MNP’s Ottawa office. Gavin has more than 17 years of experience helping public and private companies with their tax compliance, tax consulting and tax provisioning needs.

He has worked with clients in both the restaurant and hotel industries, assisting them with their business models and domestic and international tax considerations, and in-depth tax compliance (international and domestic). Gavin is Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Accountant (CA). He graduated from the University of Waterloo, Masters of Accounting, specialization in taxation after achieving a Bachelor of Arts (Honours).


Jim Cruickshank is a Senior Manger with MNP. As a part of the Organizational Renewal Practice, Jim provides leadership to MNP’s Organization Design and Change Management service offerings and team.

Jim brings over 15 years of Human Capital consulting experience across a broad range of clients including the middle market, provincial and federal governments, municipalities and Crown Corporations. Working alongside the General Consulting, Digital and Technology Solutions teams, he applies this wealth of experience of organization design and change management principles to help meet client needs.

Jim earned his Master of Health Administration from the University of Ottawa and is also a PROSCI certified Change Management Advisor. Jim is a long-time Burlington resident, avid golfer, hockey player and musician.


Simon Sigler is a lawyer at MDK Business Law. His practice is focused in commercial litigation and real estate litigation.

Simon joined the legal field as a student in 2016 and went on to article with an Ottawa based firm in 2017. During his time at the firm, he was involved in initial public offerings, private lender matters, private placements, and commercial litigation matters. Simon has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Federal Court on various commercial litigation matters.

In his capacity as an OBA Civil Litigation Section Executive Member, Simon has served on a number of legislative working groups consulting the Attorney General of Ontario and the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.

Prior to working in the legal world, Simon worked in advertising for a boutique agency in Toronto and as part of a legal team reviewing data-protection policies at a multi-national agency in London, U.K. He also spent time at a management consulting company in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Simon’s legal expertise includes leasing, civil litigation, commercial litigation, employment litigation

  • Ontario Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Executive – Regional Representative
  • Executive Member, The Ottawa Mission Foundation – Young Professionals Network


MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. With over 5000 team members and 80+ offices, we are among the country’s largest professional service firms. Our alliance with Praxity, an international network of like-minded, independent accounting firms, provides our clients with international experience, local market insights, strategic partnerships and regulatory guidance.

We tailor every service we offer to suit businesses individual needs. These services include accounting, consulting, corporate finance, enterprise risk, tax, technology solutions, and valuation services. We look to fully understand the critical industry segments clients operate in to provide in-depth insights and solutions to help clients succeed in their respective sectors.


For over two decades, MDK Business Law has supported Canadian entrepreneurs by providing pro-active legal knowledge to help its clients to launch well, grow smart and thrive. The law firm regularly advises innovative and knowledge-based businesses at the formation, growth and exit stages, providing legal advice and options that support strategy and decision-making and help to address business challenges. In addition, MDK Business Law is committed to strengthening the network for entrepreneurs by offering resources to today and tomorrow’s generation of business people to help guide them towards building positive, collaborative relationships with other like-minded leaders on a path to achieving long-term business success.



2020-11-25 10:00:00 2020-11-25 11:30:00 America/Toronto Recovery Essentials: Labour Relations, Tax and People in the 2nd Wave Do you have questions about CERB & CEWS now that your team is returning to work? This webinar will walk you through important next steps.