Go Green. Grow Strong.

  Skills for the Green Economy  has developed a green business newsletter to share resources to help businesses go green, and showcase organizations that have. In this inaugural issue, the Go Green. Grow Strong. newsletter explains the business case for energy efficiency, and gives information on incentive programs for retrofits and upgrades. We’ve also provided who…

Big ideas sprout at Simcoe County camp

RELEASED: July 23, 2015 The inaugural Simcoe County Sprout Ideas Camp was held recently at Bear Creek Secondary School in Barrie. Offered through TakingITGlobal, the week-long social innovation camp enabled local high-school students to learn about social issues and create social enterprises to help alleviate them. Throughout the week, Georgian College’s Centre for Social Entrepreneurship,…

REGISTER TODAY! 2015 Lunch n’ Learn

FREE EVENT! Located in Casino Rama’s Silvernightingale Ballroom. 9:00 am – 10:00 am Registration & Networking 10:00 am – 2:30 pm Ignite Session A fun opportunity for you to watch local organizations compete to showcase something unique & interesting that they have succeeded in. This involves using 20 slides, and only 20 seconds per slide,…

FedDev Ontario Accepting Applications!

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) is now accepting applications for the new Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. The program supports the rehabilitation, renovation and expansion of existing community infrastructure, with the aim of creating a lasting legacy for the future as Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary. More than $44 million…

Partnership Focuses On Green Economy

RELEASED: Monday, March 30, 2015 Ever wonder what training, skills or experience is needed to install solar panels? Are you in construction and looking to diversify your skills to get into new, green building technologies or energy efficiency retrofits? Skills for a Green Economy, a partnership between four Community Futures Development Corporations in Simcoe County…