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2018 Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference & OVTA AGM - April 30th, 2018

Registration is now open for the 2018 Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference & OVTA AGM! Taking place on Monday, April 30th, at Santa Fe Southwestern Grill in Renfrew, the conference theme is "Say What?! Managing the Online Conversation".

80% of people report that the internet is the first place they look when they need information - and over 50% are using search engines to research. Ideally your customers, and potential customers, are accessing information about you on marketing channels that you control. Chances are, however, that is not the case. Visitors and potential customers are being swayed by third party information (think social media, online review platforms) that you have no direct control over.

But fear not! There is a difference between not having direct control and not having influence. The 2018 Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference & AGM will show you how to harness that influence and make online conversations work in your favour. 

Tickets are $55 for OVTA members and $65 for non-members.Click here for more information and to register.

Deadline to register for the full day event is April 25th. 

Employer One Survey Results are IN!

The Labour Market Group of Renfrew and Lanark have compiled the results from the 2017/2018 Employer One Survey.  The Employer One Survey report provides valuable insights into local skill and human resource requirements for Renfrew and Lanark County. 

We'd also like to send out a big thank you  to all organizations that assisted in the data collection process.  Your assistance in this process has contributed to the success of this year's Survey Results.  We look forward to the 2019 Employer One Survey, where we hope to continue to increase the employer engagement in order to provide service providers, local businesses, youth, and educators with valuable insights into local skill and human resource requirements.  

Please find the full report by clicking here.

The Leading Edge March 2018 - Taking Care of Business

The March Edition of The Leading Edge is now available!

There are two realities in life - change is inevitable, and most people hate change. The same is true of business - the economy is in a state of continual flux, customer's preferences and attitudes change constantly; technology, distribution, markets, industries are dynamic. Competition is, well, competitive - marketing that worked yesterday may not work today.

This online newsletter is produced by the Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation

2018 Batesville Memorial Tree Plant

 

Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at the Petawawa Research Forest
Saturday, May 26th, 2018 in the Nipissing Forest

To register for one or both plants:
Email: John.pineau@fpinnovations.ca
Cell: 705-845-6310

All levels of planters welcome!
No planting experience necessary…
Come for a few hours or the full day.

Celebrating Women in Business Event - March 8, 2018

In recognition of International Women’s Day, Enterprise Renfrew County is hosting a “Celebrating Women in Business” event in partnership with Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation at the Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre in Pembroke Ontario from 9 am – 2 pm.

Keynote speaker, Nina Spencer, is a popular Toronto-based international corporate speaker, workshop facilitator, speaker’s coach and best-selling author. Nina will share tips, techniques and strategies for “Getting Passion Out of Your Profession” where you will learn how to keep loving the fine entrepreneurial work you do for a living.

“Some people show up and the energy goes up! Others arrive and the energy goes down. Under which category do you fall? Are you aware of how you are perceived by colleagues, staff, clients, the business community you serve, and others with whom you daily interact? Is there a chance that you know how to demonstrate your upbeat, positive attitude, business and service excellence acumen, impressive leadership, and empathic and responsive communication skills, etc., but find these traits aren’t coming through as well lately because stresses, changes in people and situations, and the demands of entrepreneurial life get you down... or because it just feels like it’s been “the same old, same old” for too long? And even if you are one of the lucky ones, who has continued to love what you do for a living despite challenges along the way, how do you sustain your passion for the days ahead? How do you inspire others to do the same, to keep your business’s brand strong, productive and admired? You’re more likely to feel passionate about your efforts if you practice specific attitudinal and behavioral skills. That’s where Getting Passion Out of Your Profession steps in… to inspire, inform, refuel and fortify the professional-life and personal-life you; to cheer on the entrepreneurial cheerleaders!”

Jennifer DeBruin is a passionate, experienced entrepreneur and educator with 20 years’ experience.  Understanding the evolution of self and business, she creates opportunities for clients to shift their perspective, embrace change as a way to new opportunities and develop innovative strategies to succeed. She will lead participants through a dynamic session on “Balance or Burnout”, covering topics of Taking Inventory, Decision Making, Organization and Time Management and Stress Management.

Pre-registration is required by Friday March 2, 2018. Tickets cost $40.00 + HST ($45.20), includes lunch and refreshments. The first 75 people to register and pay before February 23rd receive a free copy of “Getting Passion Out of Your Profession” by Nina Spencer. For complete details visit Enterprise Renfrew County’s website at www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com  or contact Kim Fraser at 613-735-8224.

2018 Summer Experience Program

The Summer Experience Program provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, municipalities, Indigenous organizations and First Nation communities, to create career-related summer employment opportunities for students.

SEP positions must focus on activities supporting key sectors within the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ministry of the Status of Women and Ministry of Seniors Affairs, including citizenship, voluntarism, seniors, women, tourism, culture, sport and recreation. Summer student positions should offer training for future careers or work experience in skills transferable to the general workforce.

Please review the Summer Experience Program Guidelines and Terms and Conditions for information on the various Ministry priorities, to assess your organization’s eligibility and to familiarize yourself with the specific program criteria for hiring a summer student.

All applications must be submitted online, in either English or French through Grants Ontario.

The deadline to apply for the 2018 Summer Experience Program is Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Employee Recruitment Career Fair: SAVE THE DATE!

To assist all employers in all sectors with attracting talent one idea which always emerges from discussions with industry is the value of a career fair to facilitate direct and personal communications between employers and job seekers.

The County of Renfrew is hosting a multi-sector Career Fair, Thursday, March 27th, at the Pembroke Best Western Inn and Conference Centre.   Based on two similar events the County has hosted in the past, each for a single specific company establishing an operation in the County, the Career Fair will be operated in a trade show format.  Each exhibiting organization will be provided with a 6 foot table for display of company literature, videos and job opportunity listings and space behind the table for staff and graphic displays.

Renfrew County will promote the event via print and radio advertisements and social media across the County, nearby Quebec and into Lanark and Hastings Counties, Ottawa and beyond.  Promotion will also be directed at Algonquin College students at the Pembroke and Ottawa Campuses and to other Ottawa area post-secondary schools.  Local residents will be encouraged to share the information about the Career Fair with family, students and friends who reside outside the County.

This event will be free to all invited employers to exhibit and to all attendees seeking information about career and job opportunities, full-time, part-time and seasonal.  Employers provide their corporate information and career opportunity listings in hardcopy and/or they may direct attendees to company websites for more information and to submit applications.  Attendees will be encouraged to bring resumes and will be told to be prepared to complete applications on site and to be ready for a preliminary on the spot interview.

Organizations being invited to participate are: manufacturers, scientific research and development laboratories, high value-added service providers, wood and natural resource processors, agri-business, tourism and hospitality, defence, aerospace, security and monitoring device developers, hospitals, medical and health service providers and municipal government.

Agenda:
11am to 1:45pm: Exhibitor Set-up
2pm: Career Fair opens to public
2pm to 7pm: Refreshments and light foods available to exhibitors in Exhibitor Lounge
7:30pm to 8pm: Career Fair closes, exhibitor dismantle and move out

Interested employers, please RSVP to this email and/or call County of Renfrew Economic Development Services for additional information and to reserve your space.  We will be following up this preliminary communication with a promotional poster and with additional details.

This event is supported by Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation, Algonquin College and the Labour Market Group of Renfrew and Lanark.

Need to Know Speaker Series - CBC - It has a past, a present but does it have a future? If yes, what is the roadmap?

March 14: 7–9 pm, Neat Coffee Shop in Burnstown
Topic: CBC - It has a past, a present but does it have a future? If yes, what is the roadmap?
Ian Morrison: Spokesperson for Friends of Canadian Broadcasting will make a case.

Most Canadians have grown up listening to the CBC on the radio and television. The ‘Corporation’ has been an integral part of the fabric that binds Canadians together through it’s national and local programming. Over the decades, reporters on the world stage were employees of the CBC family and were welcomed into our homes. The advent of cable followed by the internet and the 24-hour news cycle has changed everything! Citizens are more skeptical and news organizations are compelled to brand themselves as “Most Trusted” in an effort to convince their audience. The world has changed. Ian Morrison will take us through these issues and more as he maps out a plan for the future.

We encourage people to share their questions and observations. Book dinner at Neat before the event or join us afterward for a mix and mingle. Make it a great night out and it is recommended to book seats in advance to ensure availability.

Tickets: $15 (incl HST) are available online at neatmusicandcoffee.ca or at Neat Coffee Shop. For more info contact: info@needtoknowspeaker.ca

Click here to view the event poster.

Bill 148 Information Session

LOCATION

TYERMAN & DAUGHTERS INC.
240 Bridge Street Eganville

 

Tuesday, March 6 2018

SESSION l : 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SESSION 2: l :00 PM - 4:00 PM

DESCRIPTION

Delivered by Jason Bouchard, on Employment Standards Officer from the Ministry of Labour. The presentations will cover the employment standards act with emphasis on Bill 148 and topics including minimum wage, hours of work, public holidays, leaves of absence and more.
****Space is limited to the first 50 registrants at each session****

TO REGISTER

CALL 613-628-1700 OR EMAIL tyerman1@nrtco.net

 

 

Advertising Opportunity: 2018 Ottawa Valley Road Map

Advertising opportunities in the 2018 Ottawa Valley Road Map are now available, including Inside and Outside Back Covers!

Click here to view the order form and for more information.

 

Deadline – February 9, 2018

All advertising orders and artwork must be received by Friday, February 9, 2018.

It is the responsibility of each member to submit advertising orders and materials by the deadline, even if you are only taking the free listing. If you do not submit your advertising order by February 9, your business will not be included on the map.

Aligning your Vision with Action - 2018 Action Plan Session

You've set your vision and goals for Business in 2018. An action plan is where the rubber meets the road. This afternoon session will guide you through creating an action plan to tackle your best year ever. Education and strategies by Penny Tremblay, networking and share your business ideas.

Click here for more information and to register.

Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course

Dec 28, 2017
Renfrew Recreation Centre
8:30 - 4:30
$60 per person

 

Register online at https://helpinghandsfirstaid.ca/register-now/

Hurry, space is limited.

We are offering a Welcome Promo code: RENFREW to save 15%

Our instructors are industry leaders. Firefighters, Nurses and Teachers. We all have children of our own and and look forward to working with your youth.

For more information about the course check out our blog at https://helpinghandsfirstaid.ca/2017/11/28/babysitting-course-great-skills-for-any-youth/

Three upcoming free online learning sessions hosted by Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada is delighted to invite you to our three upcoming free online learning sessions on:

  • The 2016 Census of Population – Education in Canada
  • The 2016 Census of Population – Labour, Language and Language of work in Canada
  • The 2016 Census of Population – Mobility and migration and Journey to work in Canada

Please note: Advanced registration is required.  

As spaces are limited, please register early! See below for more information.

 

2016 Census of Population – Education in Canada

Language of webinar

English

French

Date, Time and Registration link

December 14, 2017 from 1 p.m. to

2 p.m., Eastern Standard Time

 

December 13, 2017 from 1 p.m. to

2 p.m., Eastern Standard Time

 

 

To register for the English session, click HERE.

To register for the French session, click HERE.

 

Description

On November 29, 2017, Statistics Canada published its sixth 2016 Census of Population release. This release includes data on Education in Canada.

This webinar will provide you with an overview of the:

  • Census long-form Education data, including educational attainment, field of study of highest postsecondary qualification and location of study of highest postsecondary qualification
  • Data products and resources available from the sixth 2016 Census of Population release

 

Intended Target Audience
This is an introductory webinar. It may be too basic for advanced data users. 

 


 

2016 Census of Population – Labour, Language and Language of Work

Language of webinar

English

French

Date, Time and Registration link

January 17,  2018 from 1 p.m. to

2 p.m., Eastern Standard Time

 

January 18, 2018 from 1 p.m. to

2 p.m., Eastern Standard Time

 

 

To register for the English session, click HERE.

To register for the French session, click HERE.

Description
On November 29, 2017, Statistics Canada published its sixth 2016 Census of Population release. This release includes data on Labour and Language of work.  This webinar will also include an overview of the Language data released in August.

This webinar will provide you with an overview of the:

  • Census long-form Labour, Language and Language of work data, including labour force status, job characteristics, English-French bilingualism, mother tongue, and the use of English, French and other languages at work
  • Data products and resources available from the sixth 2016 Census of Population release

Intended Target Audience
This is an introductory webinar. It may be too basic for advanced data users.
 


 

2016 Census of Population – Mobility and Migration and Journey to Work

Language of webinar

English

French

Date, Time and Registration link

February 1, 2018 from 1 p.m. to

2 p.m., Eastern Standard Time

 

January 31, 2018 from 1 p.m. to

2 p.m., Eastern Standard Time

 

 

To register for the English session, click HERE.

To register for the French session, click HERE.

Description
On November 29, 2017, Statistics Canada published its sixth 2016 Census of Population release. This release includes data on Mobility and migration and Journey to work in Canada.

This webinar will provide you with an overview of the:

  • Census long-form Mobility and migration and Journey to work data, including mobility status, components of migration, place of work and journey to work
  • Data products and resources available from the sixth 2016 Census of Population release

Intended Target Audience
This is an introductory webinar. It may be too basic for advanced data users.

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