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WE'RE HIRING

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER - HAWKESBURY, ONTARIO  

We are looking for a professional Business Development Officer who has business loan portfolio management experience, is skilled in business counselling and relationship building, and enjoys marketing products and services in a performance-based environment. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Business Development Officer is responsible for developing, promoting, maintaining and delivering the business loan, business grant, and business advice services of Prescott-Russell CFDC. As part of a collaborative team, the Business Loans Officer will contribute to the effectiveness of the organization, positive staff morale and a high-performance teamwork environment.

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1 BILLION DOLLARS FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO
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1 BILLION DOLLARS FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO

Rural areas in southern Ontario will receive $1 billion over six years, and an additional $15 million will go to eastern Ontario for the Federal Economic Development Agency (FedDev Ontario) in order to continue to foster economic growth.

The Honorable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario announced Wednesday, February 28th 2019.  He was accompanied by the Honorable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell.

 "All communities in southern Ontario from Prescott-Russell to Bruce Township, to Welland and Windsor will benefit" said MP Drouin at a news conference with mayors of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell and several prominent figures from Eastern Ontario.

It is no coincidence that this annoucement took place at Battleshield Industries Ltd., in the Vars Industrial Park, "as it is a perfect example of a small, growing, successful business." said Minister Bains.

The 15 Community Futures Programs (CFDCs) in Eastern Ontario will also receive $15 million over two years, or $1 million each over two years.  "The goal is to grow small businesses to hire more and keep people in their communities." said Minister Bains.  "We want to give them the financial tools they need."

Minister Bains has also launched a mobilization process, inviting stakeholders in the region to provide input that will help focus new investments and maximize their impact in southern Ontario.  "With this new funding, FedDev Ontario will continue to grow innovative businesses, strenghthen innovation networks and drive economic growth in their communities, now and in the future." he pursued.

It was also announced that FedDev Ontario will devote an initial $100 million to projects that stimulate innovation and growth in rural communities.  FedDev Ontario administers its new funding under three components: Scaling and Business Productivity, Regional Innovation Ecosystem and Economic Development and Community Diversification.

"FedDev Ontario's $100 million three-year funding will create more opportunities to drive growth, support businessses and attract talent to rural and smaller areas in southern Ontario, which will strenghten communities and improve the quality of life." said Rural Economic Development Minister, Bernadette Jordan.  She will oversee the development strategy to encourage economic growth and create jobs in rural Canada.


FedDev Ontario will meet the representatives from business, industry and academic areas.  Aboriginal communities, and organizations in urban and rural communities in southern Ontario.

(Article Édition André Paquette - 28 février 2019 - translated)

 


WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP FUND
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WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP FUND

VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE HONOURABLE MARY NG, P.C., M.P.

Dear Sir / Madam:
 
I would like to share with you the launch of Canada’s first ever Women’s Entrepreneurship Strategy. This Strategy is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to helping companies start up, scale-up, and access new markets.  
 
As part of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Strategy two new funds have been launched, which mark our commitment to women led businesses across Canada and to the organizations that support them. I encourage you to learn more about the WES Ecosystem Fund (deadline to submit an application is November 22, 2018) and Women Entrepreneurship Fund (deadline to submit an application is November 15, 2018) and to share the application information with organizations and women who may benefit from them. 
 
Please accept my best wishes.

The Honourable Mary Ng, P.C., M.P.


2017-2018 Annual Report
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2017-2018 Annual Report

The Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation is very proud to present to you its 2017-2018 Annual Report

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PRESS RELEASE
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PRESS RELEASE

SERVING THE PRECOTT-RUSSELL COMMUNITIES AND BUSINESSES FOR OVER 33 YEARS, THE PRESCOTT-RUSSELL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION CONTINUES TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE AND PROSPER BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT AND THE ENRICHMENT OF THE COMMUNITIES OF PRESCOTT- RUSSELL…

 
PRESCOTT-RUSSELL (Ontario), September 25th 2018 — The Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation (PRCDC) announces the election of Mr. Eric Drouin as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the PRCDC for 2018-2019.
 
During its Annual General Meeting held September 25th in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Mr. Eric Drouin
(Chairperson) highlighted the accomplishments of all divisions of the PRCDC over the past year.
 
Of the major accomplishments for 2017-2018, we note that the PRCDC provided 450 000$ dollars in conditional contributions through the Eastern Ontario Development Program in the Prescott-Russell region.  Furthermore, the PRCDC invested over $1,890,000 from its Investment Fund in various businesses in order to help create and maintain 308 direct jobs in Prescott-Russell.  The francophone EDISO program invested $378 000 in francophone SME’s and managed to create and maintain 99 jobs in Southern Ontario.  These investments made by the PRCDC, managed to leverage over 6.8 million dollars in additional funds.
 
“As a REGIONAL economic development organization, supported by the Government of Canada, the PRCDC will continue, just like in the past, 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.
 
During the Annual General Meeting, Mr. Bruce Smith was re-elected as Vice-Chair and Ms. Christine Bonneau O’Neil was re-elected as Secretary/Treasurer of the Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation.
The Government of Canada’s Community Futures (CF) Program supports 61 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Ontario— FedDev Ontario serves 37 in rural eastern and southern Ontario. The remaining 24 CFDCs located in the north are served by FedNor.
CFDCs offer a wide variety of programs and services supporting regional community economic development and small business growth.  In particular, they provide:
  • Strategic community planning and socio-economic development;
  • Support for community-based projects;
  • Business information and planning services; and
  • Access to capital for small- and medium-sized businesses and social enterprises.
These community-based, not-for-profit organizations are staffed by professionals and are each governed by local volunteer boards of directors' familiar with their communities' needs, concerns and future development priorities.
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For more information: www.sdcpr-prcdc.ca
John Candie, jcandie@sdcpr-prcdc.ca                                                                                                          
Executive Director, PRCDC
1-613-632-0918 – Toll Free 1-877-632-0918 


JULY 2018 NEWSLETTER
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JULY 2018 NEWSLETTER

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2018 DANIEL GIGAULT OPEN
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2018 DANIEL GIGAULT OPEN

SAVE THE DATE!!!

2018 Daniel Gigault Open

Friday, August 17th 2018
Casselview Golf & Country Club
844 Aurele Rd.
Casselman, ON

FOR THE PLAYERS
$100.00 per player
To download the registration form, click HERE
For the online registration form, click HERE

FOR THE SPONSORS
If you are interested in sponsoring a hole ($100) or giving a gift, please download and fill out the form and send to us

Take advantage of following visibility:
  • Your business name and logo on our website
  • Your business name and logo on our Facebook page
  • Your business name and logo on a sign at one of the holes (100.00$ sponsor)
  • Special mention during tournament

$100.00 to sponsor a hole
To download the form to sponsor, click HERE


Please contact Pauline Chevrier if you would like to register to play and/or sponsor a hole
613-632-0918 ext 202
pchevrier@sdcpr-prcdc.ca