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Provincial All Candidates Debate

 

 

Provincial All Candidates Debate

Date:May 19, 2022

Time:6:30pm - 9:00pm

Location:Brockville Arts Centre

Brockville Arts Centre

235 King Street West 

Doors Open at 6:30pm

Debate begins at 7pm

This event is open to the public

and broadcast LIVE by Cogeco

Cogeco subscribers can watch the debate on YourTV channel 10 or 700 in HD and Epico channel 100.

  Streaming it Live on our website which is https://www.yourtv.tv/brockville

 

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Brockville YPN presents: 40 Under 40

 

 

Brockville YPN presents: 40 Under 40

The Brockville YPN Executive is excited to announce the 4th Annual 40 Under 40!  This is an initiative to recognize and celebrate the many young professionals that contribute their time, skills, and energy to our community. Self-nominations are welcome.  Nominations are due June 26th, 2022 at 11:59PM EST.

 

Click on this link to nominate 

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Request for Proposals To Develop a Website

Request for Proposals

To

Develop a Website

For

Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce

Release Date:

May 2, 2022

Deadline for Submissions:

4 p.m. EST May 30, 2022

 

Click on this link for the document 

 

 

Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce

3 Market Street West                                        

 Brockville ON K6V 4R7

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Canada Summer Jobs/Student Employment Opportunity- CRM & Web Site Administrator

Canada Summer Jobs/Student Employment Opportunity- CRM & Web Site Administrator


Canada Summer Jobs Opportunity 2022

Location: Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce – 3 Market Street, Suite 1 Brockville Ont.         K6V 7L2

Contact: pjrobertson@brockvillechamber.com

Job Type:  Canada Summer Jobs Employment Opportunity-Web site administrator and Event Support (Between the age of 15 and 30 at the start of employment)

Start Date: June 13, 2022

Work period: 8 weeks (280 hours @ $15.00 per hour)

Schedule: Full Time 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm, odd weekend or evening with advance notice)

In this position, you will be providing support to the Executive Director and Events/Membership Manager with the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce

Work activities to include:

  • Assist with planning Chamber events and/or information sessions as required, both on-line and in-person
  • Work with the new website vendor to create a new website
  • Populate a new CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system
  • Update the Chamber website business directory by calling each Chamber Member
  • Update the Chamber website with events, programs and/or updated COVID information
  • Prepare and coordinate distribution of the Chamber member newsletter
  • Provide support on PPE programs for businesses
  • Provide other duties as required

Skills

  • Excellent customer service/telephone skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Eye for detail and a dedication to quality
  • A team player who can also take initiative when needed
  • Excellent spelling and proofreading skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong background in the use of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Zoom, websites and CRM programs

NOTE:  All COVID-19 Guidelines as set forth by the Government and Public Health Unit must be strictly followed.


  • Salary:$15.00 Per Hour
  • Deadline:4:00pm on May 26, 2022

Company Name: Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce

Location: Brockville

Website: www.brockvillechamber.com  

Company Profile: Our mission is to support and grow business to build a strong economic community through proactive leadership in advocacy and relevant programming.

 

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Canada Summer Jobs/Student Employment Opportunity- Administrative Assistant

Canada Summer Jobs/Student Employment Opportunity- Administrative Assistant  


Canada Summer Jobs Opportunity 2022

Location: Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce – 3 Market Street, Suite 1 Brockville Ontario K6V7L2

Contact: pjrobertson@brockvillechamber.com

Job Type:  Canada Summer Jobs Employment Opportunity-Administrative Assistant (Between the age of 15 and 30 at the start of employment)

Start Date: June 6, 2022 

Work period: 8 weeks (280 hours @ $15.00 per hour)

Schedule: Full Time 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm, odd weekend or evening with advance notice)

In this position, you will be providing support to the Executive Director, Events/Membership Manager and Social Media Consultant with the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce

Work activities to include:

  • Provide support to the Chamber Management Team and the Social Media Consultant
  • Support Chamber members on the Chamber social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google) by reposting content and assisting with google my business
  • Update M2M programs and member benefits to provide value for Chamber members
  • Assist with workplace events, programs, and information sessions 
  • Create new relevant programs for Chamber Members
  • Prepare a variety of marketing materials for events, programs, and resources.  
  • Prepare blogs and surveys for Chamber members
  • Research and prepare Key Economic Information impacting Brockville 
  • Perform other duties as required

 

Skills

  • Excellent customer service/telephone skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Eye for detail and a dedication to quality
  • A team player who can also take initiative when needed
  • Excellent spelling and proofreading skills
  • Background in graphic design considered an asset
  • Cheerful outlook
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong background in the use of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Zoom, Social Media Platform

NOTE:  All COVID-19 Guidelines as set forth by the Government and Public Health Unit must be strictly followed.


  • Salary: $15.00 Per Hour
  • Deadline: 4:00pm on May 26, 2022

Company Name: Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce

Location: Brockville

Website: www.brockvillechamber.com  

Company Profile: Our mission is to support and grow business to build a strong economic community through proactive leadership in advocacy and relevant programming.

 

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RTO 9 Tourism Relief Fund

RTO 9 Tourism Relief Fund

On April 6, Region 9 Regional Tourism Organization (RTO9) received a non-repayable contribution of $3 million from the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), to deliver the Tourism Relief Fund to tourism businesses in South Eastern Ontario.

Support is available for small businesses in the tourism sector to recover from the impacts of the pandemic and seize new market opportunities through enhanced or new products and services.

RTO9 will be administering non-repayable financial support ranging from $5,000 to $100,000. For-profit businesses in South Eastern Ontario can apply for non-repayable contributions of up to $100,000 for up to 50% of eligible project costs and not-for-profit organizations can apply for non-repayable contributions of up to $100,000 for 100% of eligible costs.

The Tourism Relief Fund is available to; SMEs* Incorporated Private Sector Tourism Businesses, Indigenous, First Nation, Metis and Inuit owned Tourism Businesses, and Incorporated Not-For-Profits that service tourists on a regular basis, Indigenous Band Councils and Municipalities. This program is to assist in the recovery of the tourism industry within Tourism Region 9 as defined by the Province of Ontario. All expenditures must be made for upgrades to facilities, services, or enhanced sustainability, inclusivity programming that will benefit the visiting tourist and/or tourism employees.

The intention of this fund is to enhance tourism offerings within Region 9 (South Eastern Ontario), and to become a more sustainable and inclusive destination.

Tourism Relief Fund projects will focus on:

  • Product development: for example, projects that enhance tourism experiences; help tourism businesses adapt to the "new normal", to modernize their offerings; adopt more environmentally sustainable and inclusive practices.
  • Destination development: for example, projects that position communities to take advantage of post-pandemic opportunities through strategic planning for medium- to long-term investments, as well as supporting destination development prospects in line with objectives set out in the Federal Tourism Growth Strategy.

Tourism businesses in the region are changing. We encourage all incorporated businesses that are owned, managed, led, or serviced by under-represented groups; Indigenous, Women, Francophone, Youth, Persons with Disabilities, Newcomers to Canada, Visible Minorities, and LGBTQ2+ communities to apply. We also encourage Not-For-Profit organizations that support tourists to complete the application. Band Councils and Municipal governments are encouraged to submit an application.

Apply Now


Quick Facts

Indigenous Tourism Ontario (ITO) is also delivering the Tourism Relief Fund in support of Indigenous tourism in the province of Ontario. If your business or organization is 51% or more Indigenous-owned and controlled, please visit ITO's Tourism Relief Fund webpage* to apply** and access additional program support. As the recognized voice for Indigenous tourism in Ontario, ITO's program is customized to the needs of Indigenous communities, organizations, and businesses. Together, ITO and RTO 9 will work collaboratively to support the growth of Indigenous tourism in the South Eastern Ontario region.

Applicants should not submit through both organizations.

Funding Available per applicant (RTO 9 Program)

  • SME Incorporated Private Sector - 50% of Eligible Costs up to $100,000 reimbursement
  • Indigenous, First Nation, Metis and Inuit owned, Tourism Businesses - 50% of Eligible Costs up to $100,000 reimbursement
  • Incorporated NFP - 100% of Eligible Costs up to $100,000 reimbursement
  • Indigenous Band Councils - 100% of Eligible Costs up to $100,000 reimbursement
  • Municipalities - 100% of Eligible Costs up to $100,000 reimbursement
  • SME* - Have fewer than 500 employees
  • Please consult the guidelines before completing the application

Timelines (RTO 9 Program)

Application Deadlines

  • Opens April 12, 2022, and closes May 15, 2022, at 4:00pm
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

CONTACT:

Katherine Hobbs - Project Manager,

khobbs@region9tourism.ca

RTO 9

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the Ontario Chamber of Commerce released its 2022 provincial budget submission, focused on economic recovery, resilient communities, and modernizing regulation and fiscal policy.

 

 

Monday April 11, 2022 

 Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce released its 2022 provincial budget submission, focused on economic recovery, resilient communities, and modernizing regulation and fiscal policy. Read the release 

 

The submission calls for policies that lay the groundwork for sustained growth across Ontario’s diverse regional economies by supporting the sectors and demographics hardest hit by the pandemic, building the infrastructure and workforce of the future, and reducing red tape to bolster investment and economic growth.

 

This year’s provincial budget comes at a critical juncture for Ontario businesses and the economy as we continue to grapple with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Given the unpredictability of the virus and its potential spread, government must be nimble and transparent in its future response to rebuild business confidence and drive recovery.

 

Recommendations to government in this year’s submissions include:

  1. Support entrepreneurship and small business growth with targeted business supports and access to public sector procurement.
  2. Strengthen Ontario’s workforce by boosting immigration and training programs.
  3. Make housing more affordable through increased supply and regulatory reforms.
  4. Advance regional transportation and broadband infrastructure projects.
  5. Bolster our health care system and address major backlogs in diagnostics and cancer screenings.
  6. Seize Ontario’s opportunity to lead in the global green economy.
  7. Remove barriers to interprovincial trade and labour mobility.

 

The recommendations outlined in OCC’s budget submission  were developed together with businesses, associations, post-secondary institutions, and the Ontario Chamber Network.   

 

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Let Contact North bring education to you!!

 

On  Thursday, April 7th Samantha Peacock and Barb Matthews from Contact North presented about their services, the hundreds of FREE courses available.

 

 

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Ontario Chamber: Federal Budget Must Address Canada’s Competitiveness Problem

Ontario Chamber: Federal Budget Must Address Canada’s Competitiveness Problem

April 4, 2022

(Toronto – April 4, 2022) – Canada is facing a competitiveness problem. Inflation, supply chain constraints, and labour shortages risk undermining a swift and robust economic recovery. Meanwhile, recent domestic and international events have put a renewed spotlight on energy security and affordability.  Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released its 2022 federal budget submission focused on public policies that increase Canada’s economic resilience to ongoing and future threats.

“Canadians continue to feel the effects of the pandemic on their pocketbooks. Recent increases in energy costs serve as a challenge and an opportunity for our economic recovery. This is a watershed moment to tap into our sustainable natural resource wealth to support national energy independence and establish our competitiveness in the green global economy,” said Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. “Canada’s 2022 budget must focus on providing Canadian businesses the right conditions to make us a strong, resilient, and competitive nation.”

Some key highlights from the OCC’s budget submission include recommendations for the Government of Canada to:

  • Promote Canada’s energy sector on the global stage and recognize nuclear power as a clean and necessary energy resource in the fight against climate change.
  • Expand immigration and express entry of skilled workers to address labour shortages.
  • Increase the Canada Health Transfer Payment to meet the current and future pressures facing Ontario’s health care system.
  • Modernize transportation infrastructure to address bottlenecks along supply chains and facilitate the decarbonization of the transportation sector.
  • Reform the federal tax system to attract foreign direct investment, drive domestic business growth and innovation.
  • Develop a sustainable path to reduce the federal debt-to-GDP ratio and wind down other pandemic-related supports to ensure long-term fiscal balance and the capacity to address future economic shocks.

The OCC’s 2022 Ontario Economic Report found that a staggering 62 percent of sectors are facing labour shortages in Ontario and expect to continue facing them over the next year. Together with supply chain disruptions, these shortages are impacting the cost of living, service delivery, and product availability.

“As the indispensable partner of business, we call on the government to resolve long-standing structural issues including barriers to interprovincial trade and skilled labour shortages in order to drive entrepreneurship, investment and long-term economic growth,” added Rossi.

The recommendations outlined in OCC’s budget submission were developed together with businesses, associations, post-secondary institutions, as well as chambers of commerce, and boards of trade from across the province.

Read the OCC’s budget submission here.

 

About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan, indispensable partner of Ontario business. The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members.

For more information or to arrange an interview:

Alissa Reid
Coordinator, Public Affairs
alissareid@occ.ca | Mobile: (705) 205-1434

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Living Alongside COVID from the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

March 11, 2022

For the past two years, we have learned a lot about protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19 symptoms and serious infection. The province also provided specific regulations for some public and workplace settings.  

We expected that at some point provincial mandates would stop for the public as the level of Omicron decreased to the point that the health care system was able to cope with the number of people needing hospital care. We are at this point now. The final provincial requirements for the public will stop on March 21, 2022, including masking requirements in public places, except public transit.

Workplaces, organizations, businesses, and services can now develop their own policies and requirements for protective measures appropriate to their setting to continue to protect their employees and keep low levels of COVID-19 infection in the community.

We can focus on “living well alongside COVID-19” – deciding what is important to do, and considering the benefits and risks. Then take as many steps as are reasonable to reduce the risk of becoming sick or infecting others. See this website for help assessing risk and what can be done to reduce it. Respecting the decisions of others about what is safe for them is very important. Some people may be experiencing feelings of uncertainty and worry as public health measures are lifted.

Staying home when sick with COVID-19 symptoms is still essential for 5 days if one has at least two doses of vaccine or under 12 and then wearing a mask in public for another 5 days and staying away from immune-compromised people or high-risk settings. The isolation is for 10 days for people who are partially or unvaccinated or are immune-compromised.

“Living well alongside COVID-19” includes:

  • Eating well and being physically active
    • Healthy balanced eating gives us the energy and nutrients we need to grow, work, learn, play and be healthy. Look for opportunities to enjoy preparing food and eating with others. Check out our Healthy Eating page.
    • Regular physical activity helps to build a healthy body and mind. A mix of activities that build strength, heart health, as well as balance and coordination, is best for all ages.
    • Being outdoors in nature has an important added benefit of calming the brain, increasing creativity, enhancing learning, and decreasing anger and aggression. Get more info here.
  • Connecting with and supporting others
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Make time for sleep. Each person needs a different amount of sleep. You can learn what your sleep needs are by noting whether you feel rested in the morning and alert during the day.
  • Keep a regular sleep schedule by sleeping and waking up at the same time each day
  • Set the stage for sleep by making a comfortable sleep environment. Limit noise and light distractions. Avoid stimulants close to bedtime (caffeine, nicotine and other medications). Alcohol can disturb your sleep, by waking you up during the night and early morning.
  • Being vaccinated
  • Washing and sanitizing hands in public, workplace, or school
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer after being in touch with others or handling anything from outside your home
  • Wearing a well-fitted mask in public places when you feel you will be too close or if you have underlying conditions that put you at greater risk
    • The use of a well-fitted, high-quality two or three-ply mask provides an important layer of source protection decreasing the transmission of the virus particles from the nose and throat of an infected person to others in a close contact situation. An approved medical/surgical mask also provides protection from exposure to the virus for the person wearing the mask. Adding eye protection when the person has close contact with someone not wearing a mask gives additional protection.
  • Keeping distanced in public
    • Workplaces, organizations, businesses, and services can review what the risk of close contact is in the workplace for employees, clients, and the public, and whether a distance of 2 meters can always be maintained or people are separated by a physical barrier. If not, requiring the use of a well-fitted mask will give added protection to preserve the workforce capacity and decrease the risk of infecting their clients or members of the public.
  • Protecting people who are vulnerable

Consider the following when assessing benefits and risks of social interactions:

  • Your personal risk for serious disease, and the risk of people with whom you will be spending time.
    • Does anyone have health conditions or take medications that could affect their immune system?
    • Has everyone been vaccinated? Three doses is best. (four doses for immune-compromised)
    • Is everyone symptom-free? (even people with mild symptoms should stay home)
    • Does anyone work in a setting that may have more exposure to COVID-19 positive individuals? (like in a hospital, clinic or testing center)
  • Is the setting outdoors or can you take the activity outdoors? If it is indoors, does it have good ventilation with (2 m) of space between people?
  • Is there close contact in these activities?

Public Health is monitoring the local COVID-19 situations: our hospitalizations continue to be low and waste water surveillance has seen a gradual decrease in all three sites along with fewer reports of new infections from PCR testing. There are fewer new outbreaks in congregate care and other joint living settings, and most are resolving well. We will continue this surveillance and alert the community to any significant increases.

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Update from City Hall with Mayor Kalivas on March 14,2022

The Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce presents  a zoom Update from City Hall with Mayor Mike Kalivas  on March 14, 2022

 

Thank you to our Sponsor the City of Brockville for sponsoring this event.

 

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Valentine's Month Retail & Restaurant Program - Local Staycation Package Winner

Valentine's Month Retail & Restaurant Program - Local Staycation Package Winner

 

Our #ShopWhereYourHeartIs Valentine's Campaign has wrapped up and we have drawn a winner for our Local Staycation Package!

The winner of the Local Staycation Package was Angie Perkins.

 Congratulations Angie!

It includes:

Comfort Inn Brockville: A one-night stay in a room with a Queen size bed. (Voucher includes Room Rental, Buffet Style Breakfast, and access to the Pool & Fitness Centre).

Downtown Brockville: $100 in Gift Certificates to any Downtown Business or Restaurant (Excluding LCBO, Maycourt, H&T Nails).

Brockville Arts Centre: Complimentary movie for two at the Brockville Arts Centre.

Aquatarium: Valentine Couple’s Pass (Present this pass upon arrival and receive 2 Adult Day Pass Admissions for the price of one).

The Capitol Axe Throwing: One hour of Axe Throwing for two people.

Skedaddle Escape Rooms: 2 $40.00 Gift Certificates (Total $80.00).

Pauline's Lingerie: 2 $25.00 Gift Certificates (Total $50.00).

Sun Deck Tanning Studio: 2 Hemp Nation Frosted Peppermint Bark Lotions.

1000 Islands Brewery: 6-Pack of assorted beer.

Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce: 1 Bottle of Apothic Red Wine and two glasses. #ShopWhereYourHeartIs gear & a random assortment of treats.

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