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Subject:                          April 2018 - Community Development Department Newsletter




Community Development Department Newsletter



April 2018




Prince Edward County Job Fair
April 11, 2018 - Prince Edward Community Centre
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Presented by the County of Prince Edward, Career Edge, Small Business Centre,
East Central Ontario Training Board, Community Living, Prince Edward/Lennox &
Addington Community Futures and the Prince Edward Chamber of Commerce


Time:               10am to 2pm
Location:          Prince Edward Community Centre, Picton
Register with:   Registration and submission of job descriptions will be
                         handled through Career Edge for 2018. Please contact Anne
                         Snyder, Career Edge,


Questions?      Contact Grace Nyman, Community Development
                        Coordinator,,   613.476.2148 x2502



Time to upload your Job Postings!



1.  The Community Development Department and Career Edge are attending Job Fairs in April and we want to promote your jobs. Be sure to submit your employment needs to Anne Snyder at Career Edge as soon as possible.  

2.  The 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,  613.476.2148 x2502




Is your business looking for a team building exercise? 

(and to improve our community at the same time!) 


Why not pitch-in together! The group challenge is an opportunity for workplaces, service groups and non-profits to compete and be recognized for their community spirit. The group that collects the most trash per participant wins! The winning group gets a trophy, bragging rights and recognition for their awesome efforts on social media. Find out how to register your group HERE.



10 Things to Do in Prince Edward County in April 🌱





Image Credit: Johnny CY Lam


Prince Edward County is promoted this month at...




County POP returns to the Crystal Palace, Picton | Saturday April 28



Did you know: Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) has rebranded as 'Destination Ontario' ? 


They continue to promote tourism in Ontario and Prince Edward County for free from their website - be sure to add/update your business.




Is your event featured on

FREE listings are available on The County's official tourism website for local events attracting tourists/visitors. Submit yours online. 






The Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program encourages the development of our rural communities, farms, agri-food processors and agri-food organizations by adding value to existing products, creating jobs and driving economic growth.


The awards are broken up as follows:


Premier's Award - one $75,000 award available
Minister's Award - one $50,000 award available
Leaders in Innovation Award - three $25,000 awards available
Provincial award - x45 at $5,000 awards available



Applications for the 2018 program are being accepted now until 11:59 PM on Friday, May 25, 2018.   Program guidelines and the application form can be found on the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence website.


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. Recent Stories

'A Business Friendly Enviroment'


More Babies! The County Bounty Farm

As a child Dodie Ellenbogen dreamed of becoming a zookeeper. Instead she grew up to be a farmer, herb-grower, mother and more – living a life that revolves very much around nature and nurture. She told us how three generations of her family came to be living together at County Bounty Farm.


Kirstyn and Daniel Mayers - Outlet Food Co.

Kirstyn and Daniel Mayers are playing their part in the evolution of County cuisine. Outlet Food Co. is not a big operation – yet. With two children under five they’re keeping it manageable, having fun and serving up the kind of food they both love best. Kirstyn told us about it.


Bridal Gowns at the Old Air Base

After working in Toronto and dreaming of moving to Paris, Trevor Jay and Jake Curl moved their custom bridal design studio Trevor Jay Bridal to a WW II airplane hangar on a hill overlooking Picton Bay.



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