ÉCOSYSTÊME POUR LA RÉUSSITE DES FEMMES DES FEMMES EN ENTREPRENEURIAT
Les compétences essentielles sont de plus en plus cruciales pour toutes les Canadiennes et les Canadiens dans une économie en évolution rapide, caractérisée par les nouvelles technologies, la mondialisation et la diversité. Les entrepreneur(e)s ont besoin de mettre à niveau leurs compétences essentielles tout au long de leur vie pour être innovantes, concurrentielles et inclusives en affaires. Vous trouverez dans ce microsite des activités d'apprentissage pour chaque compétence essentielle. La Cité et la Société de développement communautaire de Prescott-Russell croyaient primordial le développement de ces activités pour actualiser les compétences des entrepreneures francophones.
Ce projet est concrétisé par l'entremise du Fonds pour l'écosystème des femmes entrepreneures et de Fed Dev Ontario.[-]
ROUND 2 OF THE REGIONAL RELIEF AND RECOVERY FUND (RRRF)
The Prescott-Russell CFDC has provided financial assistance of $ 1,100,000 from the Government of Canada's Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) to support more than 30 businesses and entrepreneurs in the Prescott-Russell region since the beginning of the pandemic and receives an additional $ 520,000 to help other businesses in need.
Furthermore, the Chairperson of the Prescott-Russell CFDC, Mr. Eric Drouin is delighted with the announcement made by the Government of Canada confirming additional financial assistance from FedDev Ontario in the RRRF for $ 520,000. An amount that will allow the organization to once again help the businesses and entrepreneurs in its region most affected by the pandemic.
The PRCDC’s mission is to ensure the economic prosperity of the Prescott-Russell region and to support its businesses and entrepreneurs, in prosperous times such as start-ups, maintenance or expansions of their businesses, as well as in crisis situations which is currently the case.
The next few months will be crucial and we anticipate that the pressure and repercussions for our businesses and entrepreneurs will be significant. This is why the PRCDC Board of Directors and its staff are closely monitoring the situation and its impact on Prescott-Russell businesses and entrepreneurs.
"Our professionals and board members have worked with dexterity to quickly help businesses and entrepreneurs as well as our communities to cope with the consequences of COVID-19," said Eric Drouin, Chairperson of the PRCDC. I am very pleased with this additional support from the federal government, which will allow us to continue our recovery and resiliency efforts. This additional support is necessary and I would like to thank Minister Mélanie Joly for listening to our needs as well as our federal MP Francis Drouin for his continued support since day 1 of the pandemic. I also thank the FedDev Ontario team for the rapid implementation of this effective measure. We are all working together to keep businesses and entrepreneurs confident in these difficult times, ”added Drouin.
PRCDC News Release
As the tradition warrants, Mr. Eric Drouin (Chairperson) highlighted the accomplishments of all programs and services delivered by the PRCDC over the past year.
Of the major accomplishments for 2019-2020, we note that the PRCDC provided $450 000 dollars in conditional contributions through the Rural Innovation Initiative of Eastern Ontario (RIIEO) for the Prescott-Russell region which helped create 41 new jobs and maintain 234 full time jobs. Furthermore, the PRCDC invested over $1,325,000 from its Investment Fund in various businesses in order to help create and maintain 62 direct jobs in Prescott-Russell. The francophone EDISO program invested $300 000 in francophone SME’s and managed to create and maintain 63 new jobs in Southern Ontario.
These accomplishments would not be possible without the support and involvement of the volunteers on the Board of Directors. Thank you to all those people who care about the economic and entrepreneurial vitality of Prescott and Russell. Thank you to our partner FedDev Ontario who supports us financially. Thank you also to the team members for their remarkable professionalism and constant commitment.
“As the REGIONAL economic development organization, supported by the Government of Canada, the PRCDC will continue, to make fair, careful and enlightened interventions and investments for the betterment of our communities and businesses in the Prescott-Russell region as well as for the entrepreneurs of Southern Ontario” states Mr. Eric Drouin, (chairperson) of the PRCDC.
Finally, the end of the financial year was marked by the COVID 19 pandemic, which brought its share of adjustments. The team in place, supported by the Board of Directors, was able to mobilize and adapt quickly to ensure the maintenance of remote services and a rapid follow-up of all files during this enormous challenge. All the necessary measures have been put in place to support the businesses and entrepreneurs in the Prescott-Russell region that was greatly affected by this crisis.
For the next year and beyond, the Board of Directors and staff of the PRCDC intend to continue their actions and collaborate with the business partners of the community so that the businesses/entrepreneurs and organizations that make up the business community of Prescott and Russell are well equipped to navigate through this COVID 19 pandemic and the many challenges that will come with it.
For more information: www.sdcpr-prcdc.ca
John Candie, firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Director, PRCDC
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