The current measures brought on by the global pandemic has put many businesses and organizations at risk.

The Sprott School of Business has launched the following initiatives to support businesses and non-profit organizations through the current crisis and beyond.

Sprott Mitacs Business Strategy Internships (BSI)

In partnership with Mitacs, we’re proud to launch the Sprott – Mitacs Business Strategy Internships (BSI)! These student awards will provide $10,000 to undergraduate and graduate business students to undertake a four-month strategic project with a company or not-for-profit in Canada to help them restore or modify their business operations in a new business environment disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more and register your organization for the Sprott Mitacs Business Strategy Internship.

Crisis Management and Recovery (CMR)

This initiative helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and non-profit organizations respond to challenges brought on by COVID-19, while providing students with a unique opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience. Through Sprott’s Project-Based Service Learning enterprise, teams of CMR-trained students, under the supervision of experienced faculty, are available to provide consulting services (free of charge) to help organizations manage through the immediate crisis and develop a plan to recover and maintain their business when the crisis is over. Learn more about Sprott’s CMR initiative and sign up for assistance!

Directory of Resources for SMEs

To assist SMEs in managing through the pandemic, Sprott has compiled a list of available resources for funding and financial support, business continuity, international trade, as well as additional programs and services. View the directory.

Shifting Landscapes: A Digital Forum for Bold Questions

As we develop and adapt to measures surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that we begin to understand the significant, longer-term impact of these measures on people, communities and organizations worldwide. Sprott will soon be launching a dynamic, digital forum to bring together global experts from diverse backgrounds to discuss bold and emergent questions on the post-COVID business landscape. Stay tuned for more information! Visit the Shifting Landscapes digital forum.

Sprott Business Insights: Managing through the pandemic

Written by Sprott researchers, Sprott Business Insights are quick-to-read articles that offer advice to support your response to the pandemic and the complex issues that may be impacting you or your organizations. Check out Sprott Business Insights.