Perth County Podcast
S1 E16 – Conestoga Career Centre and the Skilled Workers Sustainable Communities Initiative

S1 E16 – Conestoga Career Centre and the Skilled Workers Sustainable Communities Initiative

September 11, 2020

In this episode we talk to Tine Buechler from the Conestoga Career Centre about their new Skilled Workers Sustainable Communities Initiative as well as other Job Matching and Apprenticeship programs for Perth County employers.

To reach the Career Centre, contact Christy Bertrand:

  • Phone: 519-271-5700
  • Email: cbertrand@conestogac.on.ca
S1 E15 – Initiatives and Support from Stop Violence Against Women Perth County

S1 E15 – Initiatives and Support from Stop Violence Against Women Perth County

September 4, 2020

In this episode we talk with Thea Symonds from Stop Violence Against Woman Perth County about their programs and initiatives, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To reach Stop VAW Perth County:

  • Website: stopvawperth.ca
  • Email: stopvaw@wightman.ca
  • 24-hour crisis line: 519-271-5550
S1 E14 – Finding Employees for Manufacturing and Hospitality with Connect2Skills

S1 E14 – Finding Employees for Manufacturing and Hospitality with Connect2Skills

August 28, 2020

In this episode we talk with Gemma Mendez-Smith from the Four County Labour Market Planning Board about the Connect2Skills Program helping to train job seekers and place them at in-demand positions locally.

To reach them:

  • Website: www.planningboard.ca
  • Phone: 1-888-774-1468
  • Connect2Skills Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/connect2skillshuronperth
S1 E13 – Measuring the Rural Impacts of COVID-19

S1 E13 – Measuring the Rural Impacts of COVID-19

August 21, 2020

In this episode we talk to Leith Deacon from the University of Guelph about an exciting new study that is underway examining the impacts of COVID-19 on individuals in rural Perth County and Huron County.

To reach Leith, email: leith.deacon@uoguelph.ca

To view the survey, visit: https://linktr.ee/RURAL_RESPONSE

S1 E12 - Connecting Employers with Newcomer Talent

S1 E12 - Connecting Employers with Newcomer Talent

August 7, 2020

In this week's episode we chat with Antwayne Stewart from Immploy about the Job Matching Program and Mentorship Program. Find out more about how they can help your business find talent to fill open positions.

For more program information: www.immploy.ca or info@immploy.ca 

S1 E11 - MP John Nater and COVID-19 Federal Support Programs

S1 E11 - MP John Nater and COVID-19 Federal Support Programs

July 31, 2020

In this episode we talk to John Nater, MP for Perth-Wellington about several  support programs available for local businesses from the Federal Government.

For program information, visit: www.canada.ca/covid19

To reach John: 519-273-1400 or John.Nater@parl.gc.ca

S1 E10 - Southwestern Ontario Development Fund

S1 E10 - Southwestern Ontario Development Fund

July 24, 2020

In this episode we talk to Steve Smith, Senior Business Advisor with the Ministry of Economic Development Job Creation and Trade about the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF).

 

For more information about SWODF: www.ontario.ca/page/southwestern-ontario-development-fund

S1 E9 – Financing & Programs Helping Agribusinesses from Farm Credit Canada

S1 E9 – Financing & Programs Helping Agribusinesses from Farm Credit Canada

July 17, 2020

In this episode we talk to Clinton Buttar and Dale Snider from Farm Credit Canada about how they work to help local agribusiness and agrifood companies across the food and beverage supply chain. We also discuss the initiatives and resources available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, visit: www.fcc.ca

S1 E8 - Grants and Programs from the Stratford Perth Community Foundation

S1 E8 - Grants and Programs from the Stratford Perth Community Foundation

July 10, 2020

In this episode we talk to Heidi Culliton, Executive Director with the Stratford Perth Community Foundation to talk about their annual Community Grants Program and the new Emergency Community Support Fund available during the COVID-19 Pandemic to local charitable and not for profit organizations.

For more information, visit: www.spccf.ca

S1 E7 - Grants, Training Resources & More from the Stratford Perth Centre for Business

S1 E7 - Grants, Training Resources & More from the Stratford Perth Centre for Business

July 3, 2020

In this episode we talk to Holly Mortimer from the Stratford Perth Centre for business about a variety of resources available for local businesses including Starter Company Plus grants, online training opportunities through the Entrepreneurship Academy and mental health resources for business owners.

For more information, visit www.stratfordperthbusiness.ca

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