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On Friday, May 31st, from 9:00am to 3:30pm, Ontario East is heading east to the Centre Culturel Le Chenail in Hawkesbury for our next Quarterly Meeting and Networking Event

Be sure to mark your calendars. 

Details and registration coming soon. 
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Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) 
NAV Centre,  Cornwall
September 11 to 132019
Click HERE for conference rates and to register for this year's event. 

Click HERE if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or in booking a booth. 

Reservations for accommodations at the NAV Centre are open for OEMC 2019 as well. Click HERE for rate information and for the link to make your reservations. 

Rural Tourism Symposium - Redefining Success

Registration Open

Thursday, April 11th in Keene

Tourism is an important economic driver and community builder in destinations throughout the province. This event has been designed to raise the profile of rural tourism as an integral part of the provincial and national visitor experience. This one-day event will be jam-packed with content specifically targeted to the rural tourism industry. This symposium seeks to inspire tourism industry professionals to redefine their success by leveraging up, capitalizing on opportunities and partnering for success.

Join Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism as they host rural tourism stakeholders, destination marketing organizations and tourism businesses from across Ontario for the second annual Rural Tourism Symposium, taking place this year at the Agriculture Heritage Building at Lang Pioneer Village Museum. 

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RFP: Bay of Quinte Region FDI Target Market Study & Organizational Strategic Plan

Proposal Submission Deadline:  April 30, 2019

Purpose of the RFP

Target Markets and Strategic Plan
2019 is a year to continue the momentum of growth in the Bay of Quinte region, leveraging the past efforts and successes of the QEDC and partners. While the QEDC continues with proven investment attraction and retention programs the staff, board and partners will also take the opportunity to re- evaluate its target sectors and update its strategic plan.

A new target market study and strategic plan will need to consider local factors such as: new industrial land developments, labour market skills and availability, the changing profile of the local manufacturing sector, disruptive technologies, and emerging sectors. As well, changing provincial, national and international factors need to be considered including: changes to global trade opportunities and world- wide supply chain linkages, increased global competition, currency exchange rate fluctuations, regulatory burden, energy costs, technological advances, and other factors that could influence the Bay of Quinte Region's economic opportunities.

SDG Career Opportunity

Manager of Planning and Economic Development

Closing Date: end of day, April 9, 2019

Position Description:

Reporting to the Director of Transportation & Planning Services, the Manager of Planning and Economic Development is responsible for managing the operations and staff of the Planning, GIS, Forestry and Economic Development divisions within the Department.

Key duties of the position include:
  • Reviewing and approving development applications and Official Plan matters;
  • Functioning as the approval authority for subdivisions and consent applications;
  • Supporting the advancement of economic development goals within the region;
  • Working with local municipalities, partner agencies, Ministry officials, County Council and other key stakeholders to encourage and support growth within SDG.
Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development New Employment Opportunity

Rural Economic Development Officer

Closing Date: April 15, 2019

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development (PKED) is a non-profit corporation responsible for the delivery of economic development and tourism services on behalf of the City of Peterborough and County of Peterborough. We play a leadership and strategic role in developing the economic capacity of the Peterborough region. It is our task to serve visitors, promote tourism and encourage businesses to stay, expand and invest in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.

As the Rural Economic Development Officer, you work with the Peterborough region's rural communities and businesses to identify rural and agriculture-based investment opportunities. You develop and convert leads and inquiries into investment expansion, job creation and development activities that ultimately help to create a thriving economy, resulting in regional prosperity.

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Mamasoup is an informative, accessible and fun new app that offers new mothers a chance to network with one another, sharing stories, information, tips, challenges, experiences and solutions in a safe and secure environment - one that promotes collegiality, understanding and practical support.

It is the brainchild of Janetville, Ontario mother of four, nurse, doula and Lamaze childbirth educator Joanne Ilaqua, and has been growing rapidly since its soft launch in the fall of 2018. Mamasoup is available for download on most platforms, and is currently optimized for iOS and Android devices, as well as having a related website: www.mamasoup.ca.
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