Community Development Department
Edward County Job Fair
April 11, 2018
- Prince Edward Community Centre
10:00 am to
Presented by the County of Prince Edward, Career Edge,
Small Business Centre
East Central Ontario Training Board, Community Living, Prince
Addington Community Futures and the Prince Edward Chamber of Commerce
Location: Prince Edward Community
Register with: Registration and submission of job
descriptions will be
handled through Career Edge for 2018.
Please contact Anne
Snyder, Career Edge, email@example.com.
Contact Grace Nyman, Community Development
Time to upload your Job Postings!
1. The Community Development Department and
Career Edge are attending Job Fairs in March and we want to promote
your jobs. Be sure to submit your employment needs to Anne
Snyder at Career Edge as soon as possible. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Postings you submit to Career Edge will be picked up and
displayed on the Build a New Life website. Have a look!
Contact Grace Nyman, Community Development Coordinator, email@example.com
the Farmland Forum,
2018 in Prince Edward County
April 5, 2018, Prince Edward County will play host to the Ontario
Farmland Trust 14th Annual Farmland Forum https://ontariofarmlandtrust.ca/.
event is put on by the Ontario Farmland Trust, a charitable
organization whose province-wide mission is to protect and preserve
Ontario farmlands and associated agricultural, natural and cultural
features of the countryside through direct land securement,
stewardship, policy research and education for the benefit of
Ontarians today and future generations. The event attracts more than
120 participants each year, as well as local farm and agricultural
organizations and media.
The County has
established a 2018 Farmland Forum Committee to assist Ontario
Farmland Trust with programming for this year’s event. The committee
consists of representatives from the Community and Economic
Development Commission, the County’s Agricultural Advisory Committee,
Prince Edward Federation of Agriculture, Prince Edward County
Winegrowers Association, Prince Edward County Chamber of Commerce and
The County’s Community Development and Planning Departments.
The theme for
the 2018 forum is Building Farmland Viability in Ontario. The forum
will be a full day event with speakers and panels including a Prince
Edward County farmers' panel which will focus on how local farms have
been able to diversify their operations within the context of land
As a special
event, the Committee will also host an evening session prior to the
forum to give farmers and event-goers the opportunity to find out
more about the easement process as a means of protecting farmland.
more information, please contact Grace Nyman, Community Development
Johnny CY Lam
Marketing for Attraction Based Businesses
[FREE Webinar] Arranged by
The Great Waterway, this 1-hour webinar
will review the concept of content marketing, why it's important and
look at actionable steps you can take to improve your online presence
with content marketing with real world local examples.
Wednesday March 14 at 9am
event featured on VisitPEC.ca?
listings are available on The County's official tourism website for local events
attracting tourists/visitors. Submit yours online.
LGBTQ Inclusion in PEC
We recently hosted a Travel Gay Canada workshop on how to
be an LGBTQ friendly business and create a safe, and
inclusive environment for LGBTQ visitors and colleagues.
Did you know?
- The Canadian LGBTQ
travel market is worth $8.5B annually
- On avergae, LGBTQ
travelers spend nearly twice as much per trip in Canada
compared to the general population
- LGTBQ travellers
take approximately 4.6 trips each year and 58% of those trips
are 4 nights or longer
Weren't able to attend but curious about being a more LGBTQ
friendly business/service? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for workshop hand-outs.
Results of the 2018
FREE Online Training for Hospitality Sector
The Ontario Restaurant, Hotel & Motel
Association has officially launched the "It’s Your Shift" online
training program. This Sexual Violence & Intervention
training was developed by the industry FOR the industry.
It was created in response to the Government of Ontario’s
2015, “It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop
Sexual Violence and Harassment,” and is presented by ORHMA in partnership with OTEC and
Tourism HR Canada.
Register now to take the online training
or download their kit for more resources and
Commercial Space Availability:
The CDD is
actively promoting available industrial park land for sale in
Picton for the development of commercial units for businesses. The
CDD recognizes the need for commercial lease space that provides
connected services, loading bay access and office or retail space.
For more information, please see our industrial properties HERE.
BuildaNewLife.ca Recent Stories
'A Business Friendly Enviroment'
Keep Your Brushes Wet – Judy Plomer
Plomer always wanted to paint, but her talent blossomed when she
moved to Prince Edward County. She tells us her story.
stepped into The County in 1976 when I came to meet my
husband-to-be’s family who lived in Black River. Back then nobody in
Toronto knew where I was going. They said Prince Edward County?
Where’s that? Those were the years when there was angled parking in
Picton, you might have seen the old photos? And no civic numbers on
any of the houses! It was a very different place. Over the years we
came back and forth to visit Jim’s family. We had our children, Rob
and Jenn, and I got them involved in the sailing here, and, of
course, they absolutely loved The County. About 2005 we decided to
renovate Jim’s family home, and that’s when we decided to move here
Bloomfield Beauty Co.
and Emma Woodman opened Bloomfield Beauty Co. to meet
growing demand. Girlfriends on a getaway love a spa, and groups like
that are rapidly increasing in The County. So are wedding parties,
reunions, and the like. Between their day spa services like manicures
and massage therapy, and medical spa services like botox, the sisters
are offering something unique in The County. No wonder there’s a buzz