• March 22, 2018
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This event is for entrepreneurs and employers in Simcoe County and will provide a unique opportunity to engage with government officials and learn how to access a wide variety of programs, services and resources.



Registration & Networking (Info booths open)
8:30 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.

Morning Presentations

8:55 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.      
Programs & Resources of the CDC
Presenter: Wendy Timpano, General Manager, CDC


9:05 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Programs & Resources of the Small Business Centre
Presenter: Dave Hyde, Small Business Centre


9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Things to consider when doing business with municipal governments
Learn how to become engaged in the business opportunities of your local government. What is your part?
Kent Guptill, P.Eng. LEED AP GRP, Director of Facilities and Special Projects, City of Orillia


9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.    
Ministry of Labour (MoL)
An overview of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) and regulations to help employers understand some of the minimum rights and obligations of employees in Ontario.
Presenter:  Angela Mondelli, Employment Standards Officer #1104, Ministry of Labour


11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Canada Business Ontario: Overview of Government Programs & Services for Entrepreneurs.  Including on-line access to valuable support information
Presenter: Jane Wang, Regional Business Officer, Canada Business Ontario


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Office of the Employer Advisor Services
This presentation will include information on the services of the OEA and what WSIB changes employers can expect in the near future.
Presenter:  Elizabeth Parkinson, Employer Specialist, Employer Adviser


Lunch & Networking
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break, Networking & Information Booths


Afternoon Presentations

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Canada Revenue and You
What you need to know, as a Business Owner or Manager, about working with the Canada Revenue Agency.
Presenter:  Allen Lloyd M.Ec., Lloyds Management Services


2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Technological Innovation Funding
Presenter: Martin McLeod, National Research Council, Industrial Research Assistance Program


2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Employment Subsidies and Incentives
Presenter: Kathy Low, Agilec Employment Services


3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Accelerating Innovation Funding Opportunities
Presenter: Bahareh Atoufi, Ontario Centres of Excellence


3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Henry Bernick Centre – Georgian College

Presenter: Jenna Green, Promotions & Events Coordinator


3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Centre for Applied Research and Innovation – Georgian College

Presenter: Warren Tracz, Professor, Engineering and Environmental Technologies


3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wrap-up and Networking. Information Booths open to 4:00 p.m.

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