August 13, 2020 eNewsletter
Ontario East Events
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Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) 
Going Virtual on
Wednesday, October 21 and Thursday, October 22, 2020

OEMC is offering a wide array of sessions of interest to all of our attendees. You can expect the same valuable content and more as we are able to reach further for speakers and attendees participating in our new interactive virtual format.

Support OEMC and take advantage of the many opportunities to access OEEDC Members and OEMC attendees, including the opportunity to be featured in an online Exhibit Hall showcase to highlight products and services, participate in a live prize draw, and the opportunity to host a webinar!
Thank you to all our Sponsors:
Always in Season: A Toolkit for Local Food Practitioners
Free Webinar
10:00am to 11:30am, Thursday, August 20, 2020

Join the Agriculture Economic Development and Planning Community of Practice for a webinar to learn more about the Always in Season Toolkit and how you can support and celebrate your local agri-food sector.
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FedDev Ontario supports women-led businesses to rebuild, reopen and revive in southern Ontario

A friendly reminder that the Rebuild Reopen Revive Initiative is open for applications. Please promote the initiative widely within your network.

What is the Rebuild Reopen Revive initiative?
  • Women-led businesses often face unique challenges, which have been amplified by the impacts of COVID-19 on our economy. As the economy reopens, these businesses need support to adapt their operations and position themselves for a successful recovery.
  • The Rebuild Reopen Revive initiative is funded through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) and supports women-led small- and medium-sized enterprises in rural and urban communities across southern Ontario by providing non-repayable contributions of up to $5,000 to help eligible women-led businesses with key re-opening expenditures, including:
  • Acquisition of reusable personal protective equipment (PPE);
  • Reconfiguration of workspaces to accommodate social distancing impacts; and
  • Enhancing online capacity to improve accessibility and client service.

How can interested SMEs apply?
  • Interested SMEs can apply online to either Northumberland CFDC (southeastern Ontario) or WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation (southwestern Ontario). 

For more information, please click on the link below.
Ontario East Economic Development Commission