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Official Plan Update - Notice of Special Council Meeting

TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Petawawa invites all interested persons to attend a Special Meeting of Council for the purpose of discussing the revisions that may be required as part of a proposed update to the Town’s Official Plan, pursuant to the requirements of 26(3)(b) of the Planning Act, RSO 1990, c. P. 13 as amended.

An Official Plan provides direction for the growth and development of the community and where land uses (i.e. residential, commercial, industrial, parks) should be located.

The Special Meeting of Council will take place on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 6:30 pm in the Town of Petawawa Town Hall at 1111 Victoria Street, Petawawa. This meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to speak to revisions that may be required as part of the Town’s Official Plan Review. The intent of this meeting is not to review a Draft Official Plan, which will be prepared and made available for review in the following months but to consider what ought to be reviewed moving forward.

More details on the Official Plan Update process can be found on the municipal website: Official Plan Review Information - The Town of Petawawa

A virtual stakeholder meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 29th. If you wish to be included in this stakeholder session please register by email to: Karen Cronier, Director of Planning and Development.

Funding Opportunities

Apprenticeship Funding

Eligible construction and manufacturing businesses can receive funding for employees in an apprenticeship program through the Canadian Apprenticeship Service. To learn more visit CAS (

Tourism Recovery and Innovation Partnership Program (TRIPP)

The Tourism Recovery and Innovation Partnership Program (TRIPP) is accepting applications for projects that will occur from April 2023 to March 31, 2023. Applicants can request $5,000 in support towards tourism projects focusing on Product Development, Marketing, Strategic Planning, or Skills Development. Learn more about this grant available through the OHTO website

Business Sponsorship Opportunity

The 2nd annual Culture Connect Event is happening this June. It is an opportunity for the communal celebration of beauty in diversity and the importance of culture. Culture Connect brings together community groups and organizations from across the Ottawa Valley and creates space for learning, social connection, and fun. Last year, Culture Connect featured 21 events, and 16 community partners, and had over 350 participants. This year promises to be more interactive and far-reaching with your help. If you would like to sponsor one of the Culture Connect Events please reach out to Jodi Bucholtz at the Local Immigration Partnership Group for more information: 613-735-4700, ext. 2712 or

UOV Chamber of Commerce Invites You To...

  • Attend the UOVCC International Women's Day lunch and panel discussion on March 8th at 11:30 am at a Anthony's Italian Grill in Pembroke. Registration required $30 + HST for members, $35+ HST for non-members.
  • Request FREE support from a UOVCC Digital Service Squad member to help connect your business with digital resources and technologies as offered through the Digital Main Street and partner programs. Reach out today 613-732-1492
  • Travel - Next stop Tuscany. Learn more about this business and pleasure travel opportunity.

Invest Renfrew County News

The Economic Development Department at the County of Renfrew has been working on the following initiatives:

  • New websites for Economic Development & OVTA
  • New strategic plan for the County of Renfrew
  • Review of the Taste of the Valley event series and community hosting opportunities
  • Launch of Francophone entrepreneurship services with ERC
  • Ottawa Valley Tourism Awards (with 3 new categories) - Nominations open until April 3rd.
  • Ottawa Valley AGM - Save the Date: April 25th
  • Development of a Culinary Tourism Strategy (save dates below)

Part I: Selling Food to Ontario 

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Location: Eagle’s Nest, Eganville Arena (in-person only)

Part II: Costing and Pricing for Profit

Date: Monday, March 27, 2023

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Zoom (virtual only)

Enterprise Renfrew County News

Enterprise Renfrew County is hosting a series of French Language workshops and networking opportunities in March. This opportunity is made possible through a grant from the Province of Ontario focused on improving small business resources.

Town of Petawawa
Petawawa Business Advisory Network
1111 Victoria St. Petawawa, Ontario
Phone 1-613-687-5536

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