Perth County Podcast
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

S1 E6 - Feeding Your Future Initiative

S1 E6 - Feeding Your Future Initiative

June 26, 2020

We welcome back Danielle Collins from the OFA to talk about the Feeding Your Future Initiative. This is an OFA project to promote agriculture and food jobs and training opportunities. #feedyourfuture

S1 E5 - Support Programs from the United Way Perth Huron

S1 E5 - Support Programs from the United Way Perth Huron

June 19, 2020

In this episode, we talk to Ryan Erb, the Executive Director for the United Way Perth-Huron about the challenges faced in our communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic and some of the new and ongoing support initiatives available.

For more info about the United Way Perth-Huron, visit: https://perthhuron.unitedway.ca/

To connect with community resources, call 211 or visit www.211ontario.ca

S1 E4 - MPP Randy Pettapiece & OMAFRA Programs

S1 E4 - MPP Randy Pettapiece & OMAFRA Programs

June 12, 2020

In this episode, we talk to Randy Pettapiece, MPP for Perth-Wellington and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. We discuss the initiatives he has been involved in, particularly focused on the agricultural sector.

To connect to jobs in the agri-food sector: https://www.ontario.ca/page/agfoodjobs

To reach Randy: http://pettapiece.ca or 1-800-461-9701

S1 E3 - Partners in Employment Resources and the Canada Ontario Jobs Grant

S1 E3 - Partners in Employment Resources and the Canada Ontario Jobs Grant

June 5, 2020

In this episode, we talk to Kara Jones from Partners In Employment, a local Employment Ontario resource in Perth County. Kara talks about available programs such as the Canada Ontario Jobs Grant and others.

For more info on the Canada Ontario Jobs Grant: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/eopg/cojg/

Partners in Employment: http://partnersinemployment.on.ca/ or call 1-888-729-9675

S1 E2 - Ontario Federation of Agriculture Resources

S1 E2 - Ontario Federation of Agriculture Resources

May 29, 2020

In this episode, we speak with Danielle Collins, the Economic Development Policy Analyst with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) about the resources and tools to assist farm businesses during COVID-19.

For more information, visit the OFA's website: www.ofa.on.ca 

Local rep for Perth County is Margaret Vincent: 519-482-9642 or margaret.vincent@ofa.on.ca

S1 E1 - Regional Relief and Recovery Fund - Perth CFDC

S1 E1 - Regional Relief and Recovery Fund - Perth CFDC

May 22, 2020

In this episode we talk to Meghan Marshall, General Manager of Perth Community Futures Development Corporation (Perth CFDC) about the new Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) available to help businesses impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

For more information, and to contact Perth CFDC:

Trailer - Season 1

Trailer - Season 1

May 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen businesses pivot and creatively adapt. Season 1 is focused on sharing interviews with service providers and government reps to insights from local business leaders and best practice champions.

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