Women in Business – 2019

Are you ready for this?! Women in Business is back for its third year!

If you are a woman in business, don’t miss your chance to register for this awesome networking opportunity!
This year focuses on “Using Emotional Intelligence in Business” and hosts an interactive panel of Chamber and political representatives!

Contact ontrac to register today!

For more information and to register, call 613-623-4680 or e-mail arnprior@getontrac.ca

Women in Business 2019 - Official Sponsor Poster

Rural Innovation Initiative Information Sessions – May 29-30

information sessions

Following the launch of the Rural Innovation Initiative Eastern Ontario, come out to any of the three information sessions being held May 29-30, 2019 to learn more about the opportunity, who is eligible, what is eligible, and more.

Deadline for local applications is June 30, 2019.

Contact Kelley Lemenchick at 613-431-3951 ext. 229 or kelley.lemenchick@rccfdc.org for additional information.

Financial Literacy for All – Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Community Futures Financial Literacy Workshop is an engaging hands-on workshop to help participants learn how to make a budget, manage expenses, understand credit and debt management, protect themselves from fraud and save for their future.

Come learn about the importance of understanding, having the skills and confidence to manage your day to day finances.

Date: May 2, 2019
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
Location: Kenwood Corporate Centre; Arnprior

Register by emailing Teena McKitchen at info@rccfdc.org or call 613-431-3951.

Teeny Tiny Summit


Register now for Teeny Tiny Summit- An Economic Development Conference for Small Towns and Rural Townships

Thursday, April 4; 9 am to 4 pm


Calabogie Peaks Resort

Greater Madawaska Township

30 Barrett Chute Road- the downhill day lodge chalet

Calabogie ON K0J 1H0

CED 101 Training


Please join us for a Community Economic Development 101 Workshop coming up…hosted by the County of Renfrew at the Horton Community Cente, March 21, from 1 pm to 4 pm. This workshop is  geared towards new and returning municipal councilors, municipal staff, and others interested and involved in community economic development in their community.

To  register for a session please click this link. Other dates and locations available.

For more information, please email ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca or call 1-877-424-1300.

Contact North Information Session


On January 15th, 2019, come learn more at one of the two information sessions. For your convenience, the sessions will be held in two locations, Pembroke and Renfrew.

Morning session:
Time: 10 AM
Location: 9 International Drive, Pembroke

Afternoon session:
Time: 2 PM
Location: 1035 O’Brien Road, Renfrew

Come learn more about how PARO and Contact North can assist your business in moving forward in 2019.

Contact North is an amazing resource that offers:
Distance education options to Ontario residents
LBS, Workplace Development, and High School courses for free
College and University courses and programs

PARO specializes in supporting women in business in small and medium sized businesses, and social enterprises. They have developed services and programs with exactly your needs in mind; start up, business growth and networking.

Health Care Labour Market Forum


Algonquin College, in partnership with Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation, is organizing a labour market forum for Renfrew County’s health care sector to address the shortage of health care workers in the region. Based on feedback the College has received, several organizations have identified that they are having difficulty filling positions including Personal Support Workers and Nurses. This forum will bring together health care partners from across the county with education, economic development and employment services professionals to explore the issues and to develop a community action plan to address them.

In advance, we ask that someone who is knowledgeable of any labour market pressures that your organization is experiencing complete the following survey. This survey will provide us with baseline information that will help our facilitator organize the forum discussions. We ask that you complete this survey by Friday, November 16thSurvey Link.
The survey should only take 5 minutes of your time to complete.

There is no fee to attend the forum, however space is limited. Therefore we ask that organizations register no more than 2 people.

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Community Futures!

We would love to hear from you!