July 24, 2019 E-Newsletter
Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) 
NAV Centre, Cornwall
September 11th to 13th
Ontario East Economic Development is seeking nominations to recognize an economic development practitioner in Eastern Ontario as the Economic Developer of the Year at the Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) to be held in Cornwall, Ontario on September 11-13, 2019.
Nominations are open to all active and associate members of the Ontario East Economic Development Commission. If you wish to nominate an individual, see the nomination form to be completed and sent to Ontario East Economic Development by the deadline of 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 23rd 2019.
For more information regarding the award please contact, Lucy Medeiros,
Project Coordinator, Ontario East Economic Development at lucy@ontarioeast.ca or by calling 613-634-8569.

Check out the OEMC 2019  Program  including:

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. 

Click  HERE  for information regarding overnight accommodations at the NAV Centre and for the link to make your reservations. 
More Ontario East Events
Visit the Ontario East  Events Calendar  and stay up-to-date on what's happening in East ern Ontario
Place to Grow: Agri-Food Innovation Initiative Funding
Thursday, August 22nd

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Join the Agriculture Economic Development and Planning COP to learn about this exciting funding program for organizations and collaborations!

The webinar is FREE and is aimed at economic development organizations and practitioners, and will focus on the economic development priority area, and the bold, high-impact project category.

Tri-Association Manufacturing Conference
Cobourg Community Centre
Thursday, October 24th

A conference schedule like no other!
Tour around the Cobourg Northam Industrial Park, with home base at the Cobourg Community Centre.
Choose a plant tour, or visit V13 TechZone for some awesome demonstrations or learn about the impacts of Cyber Security - enjoy a full day of interaction, innovation and building your network!

Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference
NAV Centre, Cornwall
November 13th and 14th

The 2019 Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference is coming to Cornwall and you are invited! The City of Cornwall, the United Counties of Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs are pleased to be partnering to bring this unique regional local food event to the NAV Centre in Cornwall on November 13-14.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Growing Communities Together”

Ontario East News
If you have any news that you would like us to share, we would love to hear about it. Please forward to  info@ontarioeast.ca
Ontario East Economic Development Commission
Request for Proposals
Organizational Strategic Review
The Ontario East Economic Development Commission (OEEDC) is the lead regional economic development organization facilitating collaboration, working with investors, supporting members, providing resources and working as a collective voice for economic development in Eastern Ontario.

OEEDC is seeking to restructure the organization with the intent to better serve the membership and align with current economic development trends. 

Ontario East is seeking to hire a consultant to meet with staff, board and stakeholders to develop an organizational strategic plan to provide direction for the OEEDC and its partners to effectively implement the recommendations of the organizational strategic review and meet OEEDC’s objectives to better serve members.

New Place to Grow program to boost
industry competitiveness and innovation

June 12, 2019 News Release

TORONTO - Ontario's government is helping to grow the province's agri-food and agri-products sectors by launching the Place to Grow: Agri-food Innovation Initiative - a program which will help drive innovation, reduce red tape, and address industry priorities.

Under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, this initiative will provide new cost-share funding opportunities to agriculture and food value-chain partners, while encouraging greater collaboration to identify opportunities and address challenges in the sector.

Ontario East Success Story
Bear Mountain Boats
WESTPORT - Canoe making enthusiasts from all over the world found their way to Bear Mountain Boats recently to learn from owner and master boat builder Ted Moores.
Ted is called "the guru of canoe building," with his sprint racing canoes and books on wood strip canoes cherished around the globe. People are so keen about working with Ted and his partner Joan Barrett that the workshop sold out in 20 minutes once posted online.

"This course is worth every penny because he's the best in the world," says Germany's Werner Schmidt, who spent a week in Ted and Joan's workshop just north of Westport on County Road 10.

Ted and Joan moved to the area a few years ago and brought their business with them from Peterborough. They have been building boats for over 40 years and have an online business with wooden canoe, kayak and small boat kits and plans, hard-to-find building materials, books and videos.

Ontario East Economic Development Commission
613-634-8569| info@ontarioeast.ca| ontarioeast.ca