April 27th, 2021 eNewsletter
Ontario East Events
Visit the Ontario East Events Calendar and stay up-to-date on what's happening
in Eastern Ontario. If you have any on-line events that you would like us to share,
please forward to info@ontarioeast.ca
Ontario East Virtual Quarterly Networking Meeting
10:00am to 11:30am, Friday, April 30th, Via Zoom

Please join us for the first Ontario East Quarterly Meeting in over a year!


  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Presentation - Bruce Takefman, President, ResearchFDI - Investment Attraction Outlook & Opportunities 
  3. Presentation - Ryan Lipcsei, Executive Director, Community Futures Eastern Ontario - Programs & Services Update
  4. Presentation - Michael Harker, Enigma Research, Highlights from the 2021 Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA) Urban Business Relocation Survey
  5. Member Community Updates, "Programming Through the Pandemic": Suzanne McCrimmon - Peterborough, Bob Peters - Cornwall, Connor Renouf - Perth
  6. Ontario East Program Updates
  7. Networking & Member Updates (time permitting)
  8. Adjournment

This event is free for members, with a nominal fee for non-members.

All are welcome.
Ontario East Municipal Conference 2021 Virtual
Wednesday, October 20th and Thursday October 21st

Call for Speakers Open

Please click HERE for details and information regarding the Call for Speakers for OEMC 2021. The deadline for session submissions is May 31, 2021.

We invite you to forward the Call for Speakers to any other individuals or organizations you feel would make a contribution to this great event.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Support OEMC and take advantage of the many opportunities to access OEEDC Members and OEMC attendees, including the opportunity to be featured in a Virtual Exhibit Showcase to highlight products and services, and the opportunity to present a session at the conference and afterwards. Please click HERE for information and details.

Check out the OEMC website for the most up-to-date details regarding this year's event.
TechEx: Construction, Infrastructure & Design
5:30pm to 7:30pm, Wednesday, May 12th
via Hopin

Spark Centre, along with CanBIM, IBI, AIO, LiUNA, Launch Lab and Venture13, invite you to TechEx - an exclusive, virtual showcase of the best startups across Eastern Ontario with technology and innovation in the construction, infrastructure, and design space! To view the roster of innovative startups CLICK HERE.

TechEx offers a fantastic opportunity to network with experts in the field, learn more about how these technologies can benefit your business, and more. Whether you're looking to gain or share insight, TechEx has it all.
Ontario East News
If you have any news that you would like us to share, please forward to info@ontarioeast.ca
Ontario East Membership Invoices have been Emailed

To all our members, thank you for your ongoing support of Ontario East. During the past year, despite the ongoing global challenges caused by the pandemic, we have grown our membership base and are implementing new programs and strategies as we continue to deal with a changing economic landscape.

If you are a member of Ontario East, your 2021-2022 invoice has been emailed to you. Please contact Lucy Medeiros if you have not received it or if you have any questions regarding your charges or payment of your invoice.
We look forward to working with you in 2021!
Ontario East Talent Identification Support Project Update

OE-TISP Powers on digitally - and please tell employers!

In the OE-TISP Labour Market Project, once a month two groups for talent attraction and workforce strategy share resources and solve workforce challenges.
If you're not part of these meetings and think someone from your office should be, please email workforcedevelopment@ontarioeast.ca.

Our sleeves are rolled up and we're working away on making some digital changes:

  1. A new fresh look is coming to Ontario East Jobs blog.
  2. We're re-organizing the content on that blog so it's divided into "Jobseekers" and "Employers" making it easier for our two key audiences to navigate.
  3. We're researching search opportunities to extend our reach regionally.

Please tell one employer each week about our LinkedIn tools, they love them!
You'll look like a rockstar.
Enhancing Capacity for the Next Generation of Agricultural and
Rural Leaders in Ontario

This survey is part of an Issues Analysis Project for Class 18 of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program.

To address ongoing rural and agricultural challenges and opportunities, we need strong leadership and governance in rural Ontario. However, rural communities and agricultural organizations struggle to engage and attract new individuals, and specifically the next generation under 40 years old, to positions of leadership in these organizations.

This survey is for representatives from rural, agricultural and non-profit organizations who are willing to share best practices of how they are attracting the next generation of leaders.

The survey deadline has been extended to Friday May 21st, 2021.

Thank you for your participation.
Town of Smiths Falls Employment Opportunity

Position: Manager of Economic Development and Tourism

Application Deadline: Before May 10, 2021, at 12:00 p.m.

The Town of Smiths Falls is a vibrant, progressive single tier municipality with a population of 9,000 and growing. One of Eastern Ontario’s most scenic communities, we are centrally located within an hour of Ottawa, Kingston, Brockville and the US border...

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, this key leadership position is responsible for developing and implementing programs and services that will expand the economy of the community, further enhance the Town from a creative economy perspective, develop the community from a lifestyle standpoint to encourage residential growth, provide local employment opportunities, and strengthen the tax base of the Town.
Ontario East's New Mailing Address
Ontario East Economic Development Commission
623 Fortune Crescent
Suite 100
Kingston ON K7P 0L5
Ontario East Economic Development Commission
613-634-8569| info@ontarioeast.ca| ontarioeast.ca