January 2021
Your news & updates
There are a number of things happening in January that we just couldn't wait to share with you!
Windsor Essex host the Emerging Technologies Recover & Thrive series

Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Part 9: Forming New Habits for a Healthier, Wealthier YOU!

Recover and Thrive is being offered as part of the Emerging Technologies Speaker Series and is brought to you by the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the WindsorEssex Small Business Centre.

Part 9: Forming New Habits for a Healthier, Wealthier YOU!
Natasha Tolub, Co-founder - Hi-Lo Lifestyle, and Owner - Richmond Hill Art School
If the most important trait of a businesswoman is self-confidence, why do we allow it to be destroyed? In these challenging times of global change, how do we not only survive, but actually thrive? How do we develop physical and mental immunity to the stresses of everyday life? What can be done to get our confidence back up as healthy, strong women, living in a body that we envision for ourselves?
Join Natasha Tolub, a serial entrepreneur, to find her answers to these important questions. Learn about the journey of her health and well-being, fitness, and improved body image. Discover how new and simple lifestyle habits can produce a strong and confident woman entrepreneur, ready to take on the world.

64th Annual Virtual EDCO Conference
Featuring WOWC's Mayor David Bailey
There’s more to love at EDCO’s 64th Annual Conference and Showcase
January - February 2021

Not even a global pandemic can stop the annual EDCO Conference, EvolveON, from taking place!  This year, you can dress casually and literally kick off your shoes and enjoy what the EDCO Conference has become renowned for in the industry – a diverse and thought-provoking program that will inspire, educate and empower economic developers across the province. 

Join us each Wednesday morning from January 20 to February 24 for sessions featuring outstanding keynote presentations and workshops all designed to challenge you to learn new and inventive ways to break through the status quo in this ever-changing time. More than ever, it's time for economic developers to come together to celebrate Ontario's resilience and talk about the opportunities ahead of us.  

WOWCs Mayor David Bailey will be speaking on Wednesday, February 24th as part of the Leadership in Times of Disaster – Mayor’s Panel. Hear from David Bailey, Mayor of Brant County; Jeff Lehman, Mayor of Barrie and Dianne Therrien, Mayor of Peterborough as they discuss leadership in action and the impact that the presence of leadership in situations like these can make to our recovery. 

WOWC and Workforce Planning West Present
3rd Growing Your Workforce Conference
February 9 & 10, 2021
9:00 AM TO Noon, Daily

Workforce Planning West, The Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus and the Learning Networks of Western Region are pleased to bring you the second annual “Growing Your Workforce Conference”.

This conference focuses on solutions that will help your organization attract, retain, and train the talent you need.

In addition to learning from local speakers about supports and solutions, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from acclaimed author, Eric Termuende as he discusses “Winning the Talent War: Three Unorthodox Rules to Elevate Recruiting, Retention, Performance, and Organizational Success” and Dr. Karyn Gordon, a leadership and relationship expert. Dr. Gordon will be sharing from her experiences regarding “Giving and Receiving Feedback: Why this Emotional Intelligence Skill Can Strengthen or Destroy Teams”

This year has been one unlike any other. Do not miss the opportunity to attend this free virtual conference to learn about one of the most critical topics to economic stability and growth, especially in the days of COVID-19: Workforce Development.