November 12, 2020 eNewsletter
Ontario East Events
Visit the Ontario East Events Calendar and stay up-to-date on what's happening
in Eastern Ontario. If you have any on-line events that you would like us to share,
please forward to
Ontario East Municipal Conference 2020 (OEMC) 
The OEMC 2020 Sessions Recordings are now available on-line!

If you attended OEMC on October 21 and/or 22, you will have received an email with the password to access the recordings of the sessions. If you did not receive the email, please contact

Did you miss OEMC 2020? You can still access the Session Recordings by registering online here!
Ontario East wishes to congratulate the winners of the OEMC Virtual Exhibit Hall draw:

Alison McDonald
Team Lead, Approvals, South Nation Conservation

Heather Salovaara
EDO, City of Pembroke

Laura Stanzel
Administrative Assistant, Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley

The Virtual Exhibit Hall is still open and we encourage you to visit the sponsor pages! 
Thank you to all who took the time to visit and support each of our sponsors.
STUFF Made and Built In Eastern Ontario launches
November 18th at 11:00 am

The pandemic has placed manufacturing in the spotlight, whether it be manufacturing personal protective equipment to stop COVID-19 or buying local to boost the economy.

On Nov. 18, at 11 am, Ottawa Business Journal and its partners launch STUFF Made and Built in Eastern Ontario, a multimedia project that explores regional manufacturing. The glossy magazine and website includes profiles of the 35 coolest things made in Eastern Ontario and articles on topics such as logistics, warehousing, food production and educational programs that help people develop careers in manufacturing and skilled trades.

The virtual launch will take place on YouTube Live and feature interviews with Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Dennis Darby, the CEO of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, and much more.
GIS Day 2020, On-line Event
Wednesday, November 18th, 9:30am

Free workshops: Learn how to analyze, visualize and map open data to to support sustainable development goals in a post-Covid recovery.

Panelists to discuss data analysis and data visualization through the lens of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic resilience (e.g., energy poverty, waste diversion, and food redistribution and active transportation).
Leeds Grenville Economic Development Virtual Summit
Friday, November 20th, 9:00am to 2:00pm

The Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office, in partnership with MP Michael
Barrett, MPP Steve Clark, the Eastern Workforce Innovation Board and the 1000 Islands,
Grenville and Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporations, invite
you to the region’s top Economic Development event of the year.

Join business and political leaders for a morning of top-notch speakers such as the Honourable Vic Fedeli Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and Trevin Stratton, Chief Economist and Vice President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Lisa Severson, Communication / Stakeholder Relations Officer with Eastern Ontario Regional Network will also be bringing and update on the regional digital strategy that has become so important to our connectivity.

The afternoon will be focused on connecting through chat rooms to discuss the region’s Economic Development Recovery Priorities.
Ontario East News
If you have any news that you would like us to share, please forward to
Ontario East Talent Idenitification Support Project Update

Eastern Ontario Immigration SubCommittee Hackathon

Last week OE-TISP's Immigration Subcommittee met as part of Ontario East EDC's OLMP for new talent attraction. Previously the group identified 5 gaps in eastern Ontario and so the OE-TISP Project Coordinator, Alysha Dominico, ran a "hackathon" to look at ideas the group had for how to make improvements in new talent attraction and communication with employers in eastern Ontario.

The immigration subcommittee is made up of anyone in eastern Ontario who works with New Canadians. That includes: Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs), Workforce Boards, Federally Funded groups like SOPA, Private Companies. If you think you should be on it, too, please email:
Recorded ROI Webinar,
The Future of Workers in Rural Onatario Now Available On-line

Watch the Rural Ontario Institute's recorded event featuring expert speakers discussing issues impacting the future of labour force in rural Ontario.

Mitchell Davidson and Shiv Ruparell, authors of the white paper "The Future of Ontario's Workers" by StrategyCorp Institute of Public Policy and Economy, discuss issues such as education, training and automation in the context of Covid-19.

Savanna Myers, Grey County's Director of Economic Development, Tourism and Culture, and her colleague Steve Furness provide a regional context on this topic by sharing their experience supporting employment and education in skilled trades with the Grey County Regional Skills, Trades, Training and Innovation Centre.
FedDev Ontario
Re-launch of the Regional Relief and Recovery Funding

FedDev Ontario has re-launched an expansion of the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund as of October 29th, 2020.

With an additional $184 million in funding for southern Ontario businesses as part of the recently-announced top-up, they have also expanded and extended some of the parameters to provide liquidity support to more businesses and organizations in southern Ontario.
Ontario East's New Mailing Address
Ontario East Economic Development Commission
623 Fortune Crescent
Suite 100
Kingston ON K7P 0L5
Ontario East Economic Development Commission