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November 2018

Grow Canada Conference

November 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - November 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Dr
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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The GrowCanada conference is Canada’s premier agricultural event, providing a platform to connect with industry leaders from across the country, explore cutting edge insight and build a stronger and more vibrant Canadian agricultural sector that ultimately contributes to a better world. Mark your calendars for the GrowCanada conference November 27-29, 2018 in Ottawa.

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Rural Newcomer Integration Regional Forum

November 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Village Conference Centre, 242 Jozo Weider Boulevard
Blue Mountains, Ontario Canada
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Rural communities are struggling with population stagnation and decline, yet businesses are continuing to expand. Can focusing our energy on attraction and retention of newcomers help to fill that gap? Join us for an employer focused event which brings together a wide variety of stakeholders to share stories, research, projects and insights into newcomer attraction and retention.

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December 2018

Ignite- FCC Young Farmers Summit Port Perry

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Scugog Community Centre, 1655 Reach Street
Port Perry, Ontario Canada
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Ignite is the next-level event for farmers under 40, where outstanding speakers will inspire, inform and spark new ways of thinking. Insights from top industry agvocates Engaging keynote speakers Exceptional networking opportunities

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Statistics Canada: 100 Years and Counting

December 6, 2018 - December 7, 2018
Delta Hotel Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario Canada + Google Map

The overall objective of this conference is to facilitate open and constructive dialogue between researchers, civil society actors and policymakers to foster a better understanding of challenges and innovations related to measuring identities in Canada. For example, how has the evolution of the social, economic and cultural fabric of Canada been represented in Statistics Canada’s data? How have users from the government, public opinion, academic and community sectors influenced the way Statistics Canada measures identities over time? How have families…

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Communicating Agriculture to Municipal Council Community of Practice webinar

December 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for a webinar exploring how municipalities can communicate the importance and significance of the local agri-food community. Examples include familiarization tours, infographics, forums and more. Please bring your stories to share.

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Muddling Toward Utopia – PEI Social Forum

December 11, 2018

Imagine for a moment how society might have evolved if rather than entertaining ourselves with horror movies, television violence and murder mystery novels we had dared to focus our imaginations on utopian ideals. Utopian thinking is fundamentally a political act that can have huge ramifications if it is widely embraced. By coming together to envision how the future should be we don’t have to be limited to the current political, social and environmental trends that are so upsetting. The most famous utopian…

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Space and Place in Musical Identity on PEI: A Sonic Habitus with Dr. Kate Bevan-Baker

December 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Prince Edwward Island Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Canada + Google Map

The Island Lecture Series December lecture is Tuesday, December 11, at 7 p.m. in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge on the UPEI campus, and will feature Dr. Kate Bevan-Baker speaking about “Space and Place in Musical Identity on PEI: A Sonic Habitus.” A culture is often defined by its music, language, and traditions that are passed down from one generation to the next. This lecture maps out Irish sonic territories across PEI and explore the musical place and mobility…

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Western Region Workforce Forum

December 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Best Western Plus Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre London, Ontario Canada + Google Map

This one-day forum brings stakeholders from across Western Ontario together to build solutions to our current workforce issues. Topics will include sharing best practices on rural immigrant and resident attraction, online workforce attraction, youth retention and an opportunity to discuss with peers best practices in other communities

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January 2019

Southwest Agricultural Conference

January 3 - January 4
University of Guelph Ridgetown Ridgetown, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Located at the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus in Ridgetown, Ontario, SWAC offers two days of dynamic speakers and industry-leading agricultural experts to provide leading information to meet today’s agricultural challenges along with a trade show with over 70 booth spaces.  

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Grey Bruce Farmers Week

January 3 @ 8:00 am - January 9 @ 5:00 pm
Elmwood community centre Elmwood, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week (GBFW) has been a main stay for the agricultural industry in Grey County since 1966. The featured commodities have changed as our agricultural focus has evolved, but the mandate to educate farmers and agribusiness has remained firm. The Trade Show is filled to capacity on most days. GBFW is a 7 day agricultural conference featuring a program dedicated to each of the major commodity groups in Grey and Bruce counties and beyond. There are usually approximately…

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Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference

January 27 - January 30
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen St W
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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ROMA hosted its first rural municipal conference in 1934 and they were an important tradition for more than 65 years. By reviving this tradition, we believe rural priorities can be better aligned, better understood, and better addressed. Approximately 1,000 municipal officials from across the province and leading thinkers come together to discuss topics of local, provincial, national, and international importance. The goal is to invigorate public debate about how Ontario’s municipalities will respond to emergent challenges and opportunities.

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Economic Developers Council of Ontario Conference 2018

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - January 31 @ 9:30 pm
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen St W
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Want to reach a new level of economic development success in your community?  Then mix, mingle and learn from those who have been there, done that.  Join the experts who, like you, recognize that survival in today’s uncertain economic environment means having the right team in place to recognize and act on opportunities and mitigate risks, ensure commercial success and increase profit margins for businesses across Ontario.  Learn how to rev up your team, act on the latest trends, technology…

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February 2019

Buy Social Canada Summit 2019

February 5 - February 6
Gatineau, Qu Gatineau, Quebec Canada + Google Map

Buy Social Canada is happy to announce that we will be hosting another Social Procurement Summit in 2019! This year’s summit theme is Social Procurement: The Next Impact Revolution. We would like to personally extend an invitation for you to join us for this event. More information coming soon!

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Forests Ontario Annual Conference

February 8
Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Conference Centre Alliston, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Join us for our Annual Conference on February 8th in Alliston, ON! This year’s theme is Natural Connections, where we will be exploring our relationship with Ontario’s forests. Our forests are deeply rooted in our daily lives, our histories and our cultures. Our well-being—past, present and future—is intrinsically intertwined with this vital resource. However, our forests are increasingly impacted by ever-changing factors; societal, economic and environmental. Understanding our connection to our forests, and how our forests define our relationships with…

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Ignite – FCC Young Farmer Summit Chatham

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
John D. Bradley Centre, 565 Richmond Street
Chatham, Ontario Canada
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Ignite is the next-level event for farmers under 40, where outstanding speakers will inspire, inform and spark new ways of thinking. Insights from top industry agvocates Engaging keynote speakers Exceptional networking opportunities

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