Past Events

AGM 2013-14

Date/Time:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location:

Best Western Otonabee Inn, Peterborough

Details:

Chair’s Report

Over the past year, our board and staff worked tirelessly to fill the enormous gap left by the passing of our long-time general manager, Judy Heffernan.

I am proud of the way the organization, under the leadership of interim general manager Ken Smith, continued to service our clients and fulfill our mandate of creating jobs and supporting local entrepreneurship.

During that time, we provided almost $950,000 in loans to 21 small businesses helping them to create or maintain 175 jobs in the community. Our cumulative job creation total is now 3,245, which is more than the number of people who work for Peterborough’s largest employer!

We also continued to distribute funds under the Eastern Ontario Development Program, supporting 72 local projects designed to improve the community, develop job skills, and create economic opportunities.

My term on the board of directors is coming to an end. As outgoing chair I wish to extend my thanks and appreciation to the board members and staff who I’ve had the pleasure to work with. I have been inspired by their commitment and dedication to the organization.

Small business is the economic heart of our community. Looking back, I am impressed with the impact we have made on this important sector and how we have grown to meet the needs of local entrepreneurs.

With the recent hiring of Tonya Kraan as our new general manager, I am confident that the organization is well-positioned to further grow its important role of creating employment and strengthening the Peterborough economy.

Doug Armstrong, 2013-14 Chair

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Funding: Canada Summer Jobs – Service Canada

Date/Time:

Monday, December 1, 2014 - Friday, January 30, 2015

All Day

Location:

Details:

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.
 
Not-for-profit employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 100% of the provincial adult minimum hourly wage. Public and private sector employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 50% of the provincial or territorial adult minimum hourly wage.  An employer may choose to pay more than the minimum wage; however, the percentage reimbursed will apply only to the applicable provincial or territorial adult minimum hourly wage. 

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HRPA Annual Conference & Tradeshow

Date/Time:

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - Friday, January 23, 2015

All Day

Location:

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto

Details:

HRPA’s 2015 Annual Conference & Trade Show explores the business side of HR. ​Over three days—January 21-23, 2015 in Toronto, we’ll examine how modern human resources practice combines complete understanding of the organization with deep HR knowledge to create and execute human capital strategies that get results.

More than 130 Sessions:  AODA, succession planning, leadership, employee engagement, compensation, coaching, attendance management, recruitment and much more….

http://www.hrpa.ca/Conf2015/Speakers/Pages/SpeakerListing.aspx 

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Start & Grow Fair

Date/Time:

Sunday, February 8, 2015

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location:

Lansdowne Place, Peterborough ON

Details:

February 8, 2015 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Centre Court, Lansdowne Place

For new and established entrepreneurs

The first annual Peterborough Business Advisory Centre Start & Grow Fair will showcase the organizations in the Peterborough Region that provide support to local startups and established businesses. If you are considering starting or growing a small business in Peterborough, this is the place to be!

Starting your business:

Do you want to start your own business? Are you interested in learning how to:

  • Write a business plan
  • Access funding
  • Network
  • Take a business course
  • Speak to a lawyer
  • Commercialize an invention
  • Market using social media
Growing you business:

Are you currently operating your own business and looking for advice on:

  • Expanding your business
  • Growing your network
  • Problem solving
  • Hiring employees
  • Speaking to a lawyer
  • Using social media to grow
  • Introducing a new product or service

Pop by to find out what kind of support is available for you and your business, and chat with knowledgeable experts about financing, networking, marketing, social media, co-located office space, youth, human resources, education and more.


Contact Peterborough Economic Development for more information:

Danielle Sullivan
Youth Program Coordinator
705-743-0777 Ext. 2136
DSullivan@gpaedc.on.ca

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Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) Information Session

Date/Time:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location:

Peterborough CFDC, Peterborough ON

Details:

We will be holding information sessions at 351 Charlotte Street, Peterborough on:

 February 11 @ 3:30   & February 13 @12:00

 Space is limited, so please register:

705-745-5434 or pat@communityfuturespeterborough.ca

About EODP

The EODP is managed by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and is being delivered in partnership with the 15 Community Futures Development Corporations in eastern Ontario, as well as the Eastern Ontario Community Futures Development Corporation Network Inc. The program supports rural eastern Ontario communities to pursue the creation of a competitive and diversified regional economy through investment in economic development, small business growth, job creation and community innovation.To date, more than $80 million has been invested through the EODP on more than 7,600 business and community development projects.

Primary Consideration Will Be Given To Projects That Address The Following:

  • Sustainable Long Term Job Creation
  • Innovation
  • Market Diversification
  • Research & Development

 Primary Consideration Will Be Given To The Following Industry Sectors:

  • Transportation
  • Clean Tech & Water Quality
  • Health
  • Agriculture
  • High Tech

Applications Due: February 24, 2015

Download an application and funding guidelines at http://communityfuturespeterborough.ca/eodp-grants/

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Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) Information Session

Date/Time:

Friday, February 13, 2015

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location:

Peterborough CFDC, Peterborough ON

Details:

We will be holding information sessions at 351 Charlotte Street, Peterborough on:

 February 11 @ 3:30   & February 13 @12:00

 Space is limited, so please register:

705-745-5434 or pat@communityfuturespeterborough.ca

About EODP

The EODP is managed by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and is being delivered in partnership with the 15 Community Futures Development Corporations in eastern Ontario, as well as the Eastern Ontario Community Futures Development Corporation Network Inc. The program supports rural eastern Ontario communities to pursue the creation of a competitive and diversified regional economy through investment in economic development, small business growth, job creation and community innovation.To date, more than $80 million has been invested through the EODP on more than 7,600 business and community development projects.

Primary Consideration Will Be Given To Projects That Address The Following:

  • Sustainable Long Term Job Creation
  • Innovation
  • Market Diversification
  • Research & Development

 Primary Consideration Will Be Given To The Following Industry Sectors:

  • Transportation
  • Clean Tech & Water Quality
  • Health
  • Agriculture
  • High Tech

Applications Due: February 24, 2015

Download an application and funding guidelines at http://communityfuturespeterborough.ca/eodp-grants/

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Kawartha Manufacturers Association Breakfast

Date/Time:

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

7:00 am - 9:15 am

Location:

Peterborough Golf & Country Club, Peterborough ON

Details:

The Kawartha Manufacturers Association has invited the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure and Peterborough CFDC to offer an update on the funding programs available. The overarching theme of the event is to provide a broad understanding of key elements that would facilitate the use of existing programmes, as well as discussing the opportunity to develop a training/internship programme for manufacturers. The opportunity to discuss the topics further will be provided during a panel question and answer period.

DRAFT AGENDA

7:00am – Registration – Breakfast and Networking
7:30am – Welcome & Opening Remarks – Tom Sayer – Chair KMA
7:45am – Available Funding Programmes
– Jeff Pinkney – Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
– Tonya Kraan – General Manager, Peterborough CFDC
– Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities – TBC
8:15am – Developing a training/internship programme – Tom Sayer – Chair KMA
9:00am – panel question and answer
9:15am – Adjournment

Tags: EODP, funding, KMA, loans


Newcomer Entrepreneur of the Year Award – Nomination Deadline

Date/Time:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

All Day

Location:

Details:

The New Canadians Centre has established the Newcomer Entrepreneur of the Year Award with the generous support of the Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation in order to recognize the achievements of business leadership and community involvement made by newcomers within the Peterborough community.

While 2015 is our inaugural year for this award, our goal is that many noteworthy and accomplished entrepreneurs will be recognized and honoured with this award in the years to come.

Nominations will close on 25 February, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

Benefits of Participation

Finalists

Your company will gain recognition as a top achiever and you will be recognized as an outstanding member of this community.
Your business will be recognized by media and business newsletters.
Three finalists will be recognized at our 2015 gala “One Night in Thailand” on 7 March.

Eligibility

To be eligible for nomination, the nominee must be a newcomer. By this, we mean that the nominee must have been born or naturalized outside of Canada, having come to the Peterborough area. By entrepreneur, we mean a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.

The nominee must be located within the City/County of Peterborough, or have been founded and still have headquarters here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to nominate themselves, or you may nominate any qualified individual.

Judging Criteria

An independent panel of judges will choose from the following criteria from eligible nominations:

Excellence in business leadership and entrepreneurship
Demonstration of positive customer service and reliability
Community involvement and contribution

Only the 3 finalists chosen will be notified by the New Canadians Centre and will be invited to attend our 2015 gala “One Night in Thailand” on 7 March, 2015. The winner of this year’s award will be announced there. The winner will receive a beautiful Zimbabwean stone sculpture from ZimArt Rice Lake Gallery and a prize package generously donated by Holiday Inn Riverside Grill, ptbocanada, Westmount Pharmacy and Comfort Inn & Suites.

For More Information:

If you have any questions, please contact Yvonne Lai or Michael VanDerHerberg at the New Canadians Centre at 705-743-0882, or email your inquiry to events@nccpeterborough.ca and we will be glad to assist you.

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World of Choices

Date/Time:

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location:

The Venue, Peterborough Ontario

Details:

This unique, inspiring event for young women is focused on bringing confidence, exploration, opportunity and growth to grade 10 and 11 students across our community. World of Choices will invite 100+ young women in our community for a day of career exploration and mentorship from local women career mentors in a round table forum – essentially a speed dating for careers.

The young women will get a chance to meet with Michelle Cathers, our Business Loans Officer. 

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Bears’ Lair

Date/Time:

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location:

The Venue, Peterborough

Details:

2015’s Bears’ Lair includes two streams:

Goods & Services and Innovation


Three finalists from each stream will be invited to enter the Lair. At the Competition,  all six finalists will be showcased, and  one grand prize winner will be selected in each category and one runner up in each category.

Both winners will receive $5,000 in cash plus $15,000 in business services. ALL runners’ up will receive $1,000 in cash plus $5,000 in business services. Both winners and the runners’ up will receive business services!


Sponsored by:

Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation, Peterborough Economic Development, Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster and Peterborough Region Angel Network.

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