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Newsletter – June 2017

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Great Claybelt Agriculture Workforce Development Study

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Date: May 24, 2017

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Alain Robichaud, alain.robichaud@valritaharty.ca, 705.332.1117

(05/24/2017) The Economic Development Corporation of the Municipality of Val Rita-Harty, with the support of the Far Northeast Training Board, your Local Employment Planning Council, steered a collaborative project with 13 municipalities and economic development corporations to examine the existing training and workforce development resources available to support agriculture producers in the Great Clay Belt region (Highway 11 Corridor from Hearst to Matheson).

This project was initiated after OMAFRA formally announced in May 2016, that it is actively planning to carve a strategy for the agricultural sector in Northern Ontario. Part of the strategy is to develop livestock pilots in the Great Clay Belt.

To read more please click on the pdf file:
Great Clay Belt Agriculture Workforce Development Study – Press Release

The study can be found using the link below:
Great Clay Belt Agriculture Workforce Development Study

The North’s New Entrepreneurs

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Date: February 20, 2017

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Don Curry, don@curryconsulting.ca , 705.475.6396

(02/10/2017): Economic development officers in Northeastern Ontario noticed a trend in the past few years—as businesses came up for sale, many of the buyers were first-generation immigrants to Canada.

They had no idea where these newcomers were coming from, how they found out about the business opportunities, how many businesses they owned, how many people they employed, how they would fit in to their new communities, whether they planned to stay, or many other basic details about their newest entrepreneurs.

To read more please click on the pdf file:
The North’s New Entrepreneurs – Press Release

The results of those interviews are presented in a report below:
The North’s New Entrepreneurs