Perth County Podcast

In this podcast we’re looking forward to sharing key information: from interviews with service providers and government representatives, to insights from local business leaders and best practice champions. We want to provide you with the information and tools to inspire and help you take your business to the next level Whether that’s by accessing a new funding program, or considering creative and innovative ways to operate These episodes will be short, sweet and get straight to the point so you can absorb the information and move on with your day. Click the subscribe button to make sure you don’t miss an episode and stay tuned to find out more about what it means to prosper in Perth County.

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Friday Oct 09, 2020

In this episode we talk with Jessica VanGeffen from Huron Perth Public Heath about their new Toolkit and other resources available for local businesses and employers. Also, stay tuned at the end of the episode for a special Thanksgiving wrap up. For more information visit or call 1-888-221-2133

Friday Oct 02, 2020

In this episode we talk with Aaron Rosland Ontario’s representative at the High Commission of Canada in London, UK about opportunities for local business to expand internationally and why now more than ever is a great time to explore this opportunity. For more info on how the Trade and Investment Office can assist your company, click here.

Friday Sep 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:

Friday Sep 04, 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: Email: 24-hour crisis line: 519-271-5550

Friday Aug 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: Phone: 1-888-774-1468 Connect2Skills Facebook Page:

Friday Aug 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: To view the survey, visit:

Friday Aug 07, 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: or 

Friday Jul 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: To reach John: 519-273-1400 or

Friday Jul 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:

Friday Jul 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:

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