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Dear Partners – The Great Waterway is exploring ways to provide online internet training to help our tourism businesses market their businesses, products and services better. This training will live on our industry website and will be available 24/7 on a wide range of internet topics.
In order to best assess the needs of our tourism businesses we have prepared a very brief survey to be completed by our small to medium sized tourism businesses (less than 50 employees). We need your help in getting this message out including this invitation to participate in the survey.
Please forward the following survey link to your tourism networks as soon as possible. The survey is now open and will close on January 24 - your help in spreading the word is appreciated!
Modern and efficient infrastructure is a core component of a competitive economy. Public infrastructure such as roads, bridges, highways, water systems and the electrical grid provide services critical to economic competitiveness, sustainability and quality of life. Without sufficient investment and upkeep of public infrastructure stock, countries rapidly fall behind.
Unfortunately, Canadian public investment in infrastructure has not kept up with our economic needs and our investment needs far outstrip the availability of public funds. To succeed, we not only need to attract new levels of private investment, but we must also ensure our investments are made strategically, effectively and efficiently.
Bringing infrastructure in Canada back to the level needed to support prosperity will not be easy. It will require an ongoing commitment by all levels of government and active engagement with private sector stakeholders. We have to change the dialogue from “catch-up” investments or “economic recovery” to investing in our competitiveness as a country.
February 11, 2014 | Ottawa Convention Centre | Ottawa, ON
Canada is facing a competitiveness challenge and lagging productivity. The Canadian Chamber’s Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness is an ongoing initiative aimed at getting Canada back on track. These 10 critical policy and regulatory barriers are preventing Canadian businesses from achieving their full potential. But, something can be done. We must identify and implement real, tangible solutions for breaking down the barriers to our competitiveness and for creating more opportunities and greater prosperity for Canadian businesses and families.
Join other business, government and academic leaders to discuss four priority areas for 2014 led by competitiveness experts: • Skills shortages: Nobina Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, Polytechnics Canada • Infrastructure: John Gamble, President, Association of Consulting Engineers Canada • Commercial diplomacy: Peter Harder, President, Canada-China Business Council • Manufacturing: Allan O’Dette, President and CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce Solving these issues will sharpen our competitive edge and allow us to prosper in the global economy.
Inspector Mike Reynolds Detachment Commander of the Quinte West OPP would like to extend to you an invitation to Police And Community Together (PACT).
PACT is an 8 week program that will commence on Thursday January 9, 2014 and will continue every Thursday evening from 7pm to 9pm until February 27, 2014 in the Multi-Purpose Room at 7 Creswell Drive, Trenton (City Hall).
The program will highlight many of the specialty services available through the Ontario Provincial Police. These services are regularly used by the Quinte West OPP in their daily delivery of policing to the community.
Guests will hear presentations from a number of special field services including, In Service Training Branch, Highway Safety Division, Recruiting Unit, the OPP Auxiliary Unit, the Quinte West K9 unit as well as the Emergency Response Team. Guests will have the opportunity to interact throughout the presentations.
Informational Webinars for EnAbling Change Applicants
Please join staff from the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario for an informative webinar that will provide insight into applying for this year’s EnAbling Change Program.
Aimed at potential program applicants, the webinar will cover the parameters of the program, the basics of the Grants Ontario application portal, and a question and answer period with ADO staff who evaluate proposals.
Please join us on: Tuesday January 14, 2014, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.