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Welcoming New Leaders at RLB

Welcoming New Leaders at RLB
January 13, 2022

It is the start of a new year and RLB is thrilled to share the news of the advancement of three of our team members within the organization. We are excited to welcome these strong, talented women into leadership positions within RLB and look forward to their contributions to our team.  

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December Giving 2021

December Giving 2021

RLB passionately believes that our people and our communities count. In a time like no other, we recognize that more families than ever are living with moderate to severe food insecurity. In this season of giving we made feeding our neighbours a priority. 

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Budgeting With a Surplus

Budgeting With a Surplus

Budgeting: Should last year’s surplus be used to fund a pet sanctuary? It’s that time of year again for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and then comes the process of forming next year’s budget.

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Bruce Robinson Retiring from Partnership

Bruce Robinson Retiring from Partnership
December 9, 2021

After nearly 4 decades in public accounting, it is with tremendous respect and gratitude that we announce the impending transition of Bruce Robinson from partner to associate as a preliminary stage of his retirement.  

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COVID-19 Business Support Update

COVID-19 Business Support Update
December 6, 2021

On November 24th Bill C-2 was introduced to Parliament to implement the new subsidy programs announced in October. This bill included the following supports for businesses:

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Fraud Awareness Week

Fraud Awareness Week

November 14th marks the beginning of Fraud Awareness Week. Are you or your business vulnerable to fraud? What is it and what should you look out for? Let’s take a look at the “Fraud Triangle”. 

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National STEM Day: Mathematics at Work

National STEM Day: Mathematics at Work
November 8, 2021

Meet Justine Gaskell CPA, CA. A partner here at RLB with a devotion to mathematics. In honour of National STEM/STEAM Day (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math), we wanted to share the story of how math shaped her career.

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2022 Minimum Wage Increase

2022 Minimum Wage Increase

One month after the last minimum wage increase the province has announced that they would like to increase it again.  On October 1st the minimum wage increased to $14.35 per hour.  The proposed changes would see this increased to $15.00 per hour on January 1, 2022.  The Ontario government has stated the reason for the increase is to keep up with the cost of living that has increased considerably during the pandemic.

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Government Subsidy Update

Government Subsidy Update

There are changes happening in the CRA’s subsidy programs this fall.  The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) end on October 23, 2021.  These programs have provided wage and rent subsidy income to businesses that have been affected by the COVID pandemic.  There is a 6-month filing deadline on these programs, so the final periods will be due September 20, 2022.

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Path to RLB: Meet Mike

Path to RLB: Meet Mike