ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTER
ISSUE 7 | JANUARY 2019
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
EMPLOYING YOUNG TALENT INCENTIVE
Small businesses (less than 100 employees) can receive an initial $1,000 incentive upon hiring and an additional $1,000 retention incentive after six months for each youth (aged 15 to 29) hired through Employment Ontario's Youth Job Connection.
TRIPLE P PROGRAM
Innovative for-profit businesses can receive up to $10,000 at 85% of eligible costs to purchase equipment or technology related to an innovative commercial product, process or service.

Deadline: Ongoing intake until funds are allocated.
2019 FOUNDERS CHOICE AWARDS
Founders Circle is an organization that aims to find a Muskoka-based entrepreneur/innovator with the best idea and plan for a successful business. Total prize money will increase from $10,000 to $20,000. First prize is $15,000 and second prize is $5,000.

More Information:   www.muskokafounderscircle.com

Deadline: March 1, 2019
CANADA SUMMER JOBS
Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment Strategy, which is the Government of Canada’s commitment to help young people between the ages of 15 and 30, gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to transition successfully into the labour market.

The program provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public-sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years.

Deadline is  January 25, 2019.

More Information:   Click Here
Advertising Opportunity | 2019 Community Guide
The Township of Muskoka Lakes is once again offering advertising opportunities in the 2019 Muskoka Lakes Community Guide. 

The Township of Muskoka Lakes publishes a Community Guide annually to advertise and promote various municipal and recreational programs and activities. The publication is a must-have community resource delivered free-of-charge to residents of Muskoka Lakes. Approximately 3,500 copies of the guide are distributed to residents via a bulk mail drop, with roughly 2,500 additional copies available for pick up at Township facilities and information centres. The guide is also posted on the Township of Muskoka Lakes website.

Advertising space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Opportunities range from full page to quarter page ads.

Booking deadline is  January 31, 2019 . Please find further information in the Advertising Package & Form .     
                                                                        
BOOK YOUR AD NOW!


Please submit the Community Guide Advertising Form to Corey Moore via e-mail  cmoore@muskokalakes.ca . Please send all Ad Material via e-mail.
Discover Ability Workforce Workshop for Employers

Employers: Save the Date for Discover Ability Workshop January 31. Feeling the pain of staff shortages? Learn about an untapped labour pool that can help your business - and how to be AODA compliant.

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www.muskokalakeschamber.ca
SOUTH MUSKOKA JOB FAIR
Job Fairs provide opportunities for job seekers to network and discuss job openings and career options with employers. Employers share information about their organizations and job opportunities, and meet with job candidates. 
Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect - The 2018 South Muskoka Job Fair drew in over 400 job seekers!

The South Muskoka Job Fair will be held February 20, 2019 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  at the Bracebridge Sportsplex located at 110 Clearbrook Trail, Bracebridge.

For more information regarding the South Muskoka Job Fair , please contact by phone: (705) 645-2412 Ext. 4413 
Muskoka Futures - Helping Business Thrive

Muskoka Futures is your go-to organization for investments and resources, supporting business and economic growth. Learn more about how Muskoka Futures can help you!

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muskokafutures.ca
Spotlight - Tri Lakes Training

In May of 2015, Ashley Niblett opened the doors to Tri Lakes Training in beautiful Minett of the Township of Muskoka Lakes. She grew up cottaging in Muskoka every summer and loved every minute, but never imagined living here full time.

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venturemuskoka.ca
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Contact: Corey Moore | Communications & Economic Development Specialist
cmoore@muskokalakes.ca | 705-765-3156 ext. 215 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Business After Hours
January 14, 2019
Port Carling Winterfest
February 1-3, 2019
South Muskoka
Job Fair
February 20, 2019
UPCOMING TRAINING
Discover Ability Workforce Workshop
January 31, 2019
2:00 p.m. Registration

Corey Moore
Communications & Economic Development Specialist
Township of Muskoka Lakes
705-765-3156
cmoore@muskokalakes.ca
www.muskokalakes.ca