Ontario East at SIAL Canada 2018
may 3rd

Registration for the Ontario East Quarterly Meeting and Networking Event in the City of Kawartha Lakes is now open!

Plan to join your Ontario East Economic Development Commission colleagues the evening of June 7th for a Reception and Networking, then attend the Quarterly General Membership Meeting on June 8th. We wrap up the day with tours of the Mariposa Dairy and the Kawartha Dairy. What better way to end the week then with eating samples of cheese and ice cream!

And this week,  Ontario East's Food Sector Team is participating in the  SIAL Canada 2018 Show, in Montreal.  SIAL is the only event of its scale in Canada, with more than 850 national and international exhibitors from 50 countries hosting over 15,000 buyers from Canada, the U.S., and 60 other countries.
Thank you to the following participating Eastern Ontario companies who joined us to show what a great place Eastern Ontario is to live and work:


Check out below for events and news happening here in Eastern Ontario. 


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Ontario East Quarterly General Membership Meeting

June 7th and June 8th in Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes

June 8th Agenda Highlights:
  • Community Engagement Practices: Learn how the City of Kawartha Lakes is engaging with local businesses through VIP Agricultural Tours, Manufacturing Meet-ups, Cultural Roundtables, Downtown Revitalizations. 
  • Key Tourism initiatives in the City of Kawartha Lakes: Houseboat Capital of Ontario; Arts & Heritage Trail, Culinary Tourism Strategy
  • Tours of Mariposa Dairy Ltd. and Kawartha Dairy Ltd.

An Introduction to Mental Health in the Workplace

8:30am to 10:00am, Wednesday, May 16th

Mental Health in The Workplace is steadily becoming more comfortable in the workplace and this initial presentation is an ideal place for companies to begin their journey.
Please reach out to those on your industrial & manufacturing lists to extend this invitation to them.
Seminar: Working with Politicians and Partners
Registration Open

May 31 and  June 1 at the University of Waterloo-Stratford Campus

This two-day seminar explores how best to navigate political structures and how to leverage/engage/manage relationships with key political and external decision-makers.

Registration Open!

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EOLC receives funding to implement Regional Economic Strategy

The Eastern Ontario Leadership Council (EOLC), of which Ontario East Economic Development Commission is one of five partners, is tasked with advancing regional economic development opportunities. a multi-organization partnership tasked with advancing regional economic development opportunities. 
On April 23, 2018,  Minister Jeff Leal, of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), announced the $135,000 funding grant from the Province of Ontario for the refresh and implementation of the Eastern Ontario Economic Development Strategy. 
Apply now for a 2018 Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence!

Application Deadline: Friday, May 25, 2018

The Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program supports and recognizes the dedication, hard work and innovation of local agri-food businesses and individuals who are adding value to existing products, helping create jobs and contributing to economic growth.

The Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program was created to recognize and foster the spirit of innovation that thrives in Ontario's agricultural sector. It encourages the development of rural communities, farms, agri-food processors and agri-food organizations by adding value to existing products, creating jobs and driving economic growth.
Primary producers, processors and agri-food organizations are invited to submit applications.

Application Window now Open until June 27, 2018

The Ministry of Economic Development and Growth's Investment Ready: Certified Site Program is now accepting applications from February 1, 2018 until  June 27, 2018.

The Investment Ready: Certified Site Program is a province-wide investment attraction program providing industrial property owners (publicly or privately-owned) a grant reimbursement for 50% or up to $50,000 of eligible expenses that support the certification process and including marketing of the certified site. Certified Sites are also integrated into the Ontario Investment Office's international investment attraction and marketing activities including its land use planning services offered to investors, helping to fast-track site selection decisions.

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Maximum Service and Expertise Lead to Maximum Results for Pontypool Sign Company

Ron Haslam has been in the sign business for pretty much his entire working life. It's his passion, not just his vocation. And his commitment to excellence, pride of purpose and a resolute policy that customer service is king has meant his firm, Maximum Signs, has been the 'go to' sign company for municipalities, developers and lots of other organizations for the past 28 years.

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