Downtown Revitalization Community of Practice, online January 2019


The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is pleased to offer a third session in its Online Downtown Revitalization Community of Practice series, to be held on January 17th 2019, from 10:30-12:00. This session will focus on the province-wide expansion of the Digital Main Street program. 

Online events in November 2017 and March 2018 helped to start building a network of practitioners with an interest in economic development and downtown revitalization across the province. These previous sessions focused on measuring progress on downtown revitalization, and undertaking physical improvements to support the success of businesses.

During the January webinar, representatives from the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA) and Digital Main Street will provide an overview of the initiative, the major activities and timelines you need to know, and the ways in which municipalities, businesses, and other organizations can get involved. The session will conclude with an interactive question and answer period, to cover any remaining questions you may have on Digital Main Street.

The session is open to anyone, but content will be focused on assisting organizations with setting up Digital Main Street in their community, including administration of the Digital Service Squad and marketing of the program, rather than offering support to individual small businesses.

To register for the event, click on the link below:

Have a question before the event that you do not want to forget? Starting January 11, 2019, add it to the discussion at, room #8313.

OMAFRA facilitates and coordinates resources and tools to assist rural Ontario communities with engaging in economic development. For more information on OMAFRA’s Downtown Revitalization program, visit our website or contact the Agriculture and Rural Economic Development Advisor in your area. 



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