Category: Economic Development
Teeny Tiny Summit #3 – Renewed, Refreshed and the New Rural
The Teeny Tiny Summit “Renewed, Refreshed and the New Rural” took place on March 2nd. The keynote was presented by ROMA’s Chair Robin Jones and researcher Kathryn Wood who spoke on the Opportunities for Rural Ontario in a Post Covid World.
How Huron County’s Ec Dev team found success with their BR+E project
A BR+E project can be an effective way to help local businesses overcome unforeseen circumstances. Recognizing this opportunity, Huron County’s BR+E team set out to complete a BR+E project in early 2021 with the aim of recruiting volunteer teams to visit local businesses to gather data before identifying and implementing goals and actions. Shifts in…
Exhibit Your Ontario Products at SIAL Canada in Montreal on April 20-22nd and Save!
Register for a booth now! Spaces are limited. Deadline to apply is March 18th, 2022 SIAL Canada is the North American branch of an international network of trade events showcasing food exporters from around the world at the food innovation trade show in North America. SIAL Canada 2022 will once again be a live and…
OMAFRA Business Consultants Can Help You Grow Your Food Processing Business
Thinking about starting or expanding a food or beverage business in Ontario? The Business Development team is here to help you find the best opportunities that Ontario can offer. Our business consultants support food processing, and bioproducts businesses. Staff Profile: Athar Shah, OMAFRA Business Consultant Athar is one of the ministry’s business development consultants who…
Registration Open: Online Agriculture Economic Development Training
If your community is looking for ways to support your local agriculture sector; consider attending the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) online Agriculture Economic Development Training. The course is split into two sessions and registration is free. Wednesday March 30, 10am – 11:30am Wednesday April 13, 10am – 11:30am This interactive…
Learn more about your workforce needs using EMSI Analyst.
Analyst is an online tool that pools data from a range of sources to provide information on regional economies and workforces. It helps you better understand your region so you can make informed decisions. Reports: Using Analyst to generate reports like these for your Region will help to inform and support your workforce attraction plan.
PLMA Global – Join OMAFRA at the New Worldwide Online Trade Show – March 28-31, 2022
Webinar: Learn More About the U.S. Private Label Industry & PLMA Global Event – February 15th at 10 am OMAFRA will be hosting an informational webinar on Feb 15, 2022 at 10 am on US private label trends and opportunities and considerations when exporting to the U.S. The session will also provide information about PLMA…
The Rural Economic Development Program (RED) – Targeted Intake to Support Labour Attraction and Retention – Starting February 7!
Starting on February 7th, 2022 applications and the guidelines for the new targeted RED program will be available. Applications will be accepted until March 7, 2022. This RED intake will provide funding for municipalities, not-for-profit organizations, Indigenous communities, and local service boards to invest in strengthening their labour markets.
Updated Performance measurement resources for agriculture, agri-food and economic development organizations
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has been delivering performance measurement resources and training to clients since 2011. Since that time, two guidebooks were published: Measuring UP! Performance Measurement for Economic Development Performance Measurement Resources for Agriculture and Agri-Food Organizations We have combined these two resources into one updated guidebook, enhanced with…
Webinar: Exporting Food and Beverages to the United Arab Emirates for Export-ready Ontario Food and Beverage Manufacturers and Sellers
Join OMAFRA in collaboration with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Services in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for this complimentary webinar on exporting to the UAE for Ontario’s food and beverage suppliers on January 18th, 2022 at 9:30 am to 10:45 am Toronto time. Ontario’s food and beverage manufacturers who are export ready or thinking of…