Economic Development Updates

March 14, 2019
Update from the Township
COMMERCIAL USE OF MUNICIPAL PROPERTY
The Township of Lake of Bays is currently considering amendments to the User Fee By-law 2018-121, with relation to Vendor Licensing for Public Parks, at their next regularly scheduled Council meeting to be held on March 19, 2019 in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Office. Interested parties are welcome to attend.

Please refer to the relevant documents in section 5(e) of the March 19, 2019 Agenda.

If you have suggestions or concerns please contact your member of Council or direct written comments to:

Chris Collings, By-law Enforcement Officer
Have your say...
REGIONAL GOVERNMENT REVIEW

The Government of Ontario invites feedback on the Regional Government Review by launching an online consultation for residents, businesses and stakeholders.

Learn more and share your thoughts at the Regional Government Review site.

Deadline: April 23, 2019
EMPLOYER SURVEY

YMCA Learning & Employment Services offers flexible training solutions for employees. Take part in their Employer Survey to identify the training and support that would help your existing core staff.
Funding Opportunities
CANADIAN AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM (CAP)

CAP is a cost share funding program providing matching funding for producers, processors, and agri-food sector organizations and collaborations under the categories of Economic Development, Environmental Stewardship, and Protection and Assurance. For more information, visit the program website.
Contact: Catherine Oosterbaan at catherine.oosterbaan@ontario.ca or 705- 725-7293.

Deadlines:
Agri-Food sector organizations and collaborations: April 5, 2019
Producers and processors: May 6, 2019
ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (EDP)

Company and Participant applications for the Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP - formally known as YEPP) are open! There will be a competitive review process; there are 10 available spots in this program each cohort. This newly branded program will have two cohorts a year; one in May and one in September. Companies must be located within one of IIONs districts: Nipissing, Timiskaming, Parry Sound or Muskoka. Participants can be from anywhere but must complete their placement with a company in the district. For further details about this programs or to apply; please visit: www.iion.ca/edp 

Contact: Emily Ryan at emily@iion.ca or 705-474-7600 ext. 5660

Deadline: March 29. 2019
PAY IT FORWARD MUSKOKA

The District of Muskoka's Pay it Forward (PIF) Program is a Community Investment Grant Program supporting local grassroots initiatives aiming to build a stronger Muskoka. Grants of up to $2,500 are available to community groups who have a project or initiative that will:
  • Fill a strategic need in the community;
  • Enhance community support and leadership;
  • Create positive change;
  • Improve the quality of life of our vulnerable citizens.

Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Contact: payitforward@muskoka.on.ca or call 705-645-2412 ext. 4654

Apply: For more information and to apply, visit the Pay it Forward Muskoka website
Business Events & Workshops
COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 101

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is hosting a number of free, interactive Community Economic Development 101 Workshops to help new Councils, Committees, interested partners, and the public learn about the basics of economic development.

When: Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Muskoka Discovery Centre,
275 Steamship Bay Rd, Gravenhurst, ON

To register: Sign up using the registration form
Resources
SIGNS OF A RURAL RENAISSANCE

"Can Canada's tech boom move to the boonies as millennials seek quality of life?" Read more...
Upcoming Events
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Please feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested.

Kind regards,

Leanne Fetterley

TOWNSHIP OF LAKE OF BAYS | Economic Development
Tel: 705-635-2272 ext.235 |  Email Leanne