Canadian Travel Researchers’ Conference – June 20-22, 2017

April 20, 2017

In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, ttra International will be hosting their 2017 Annual International Conference in Québec City this June 20 to 22. The program features many well respected Canadian researchers who will speak on topics of interest to researchers like yourself. Examples include: Keynotes: Jon Bromstein, Analytics Lead, Google Canada: Gaining Deeper Insights with Digital… Read more »

11th annual Terroir Symposium – May 29th

April 14, 2017

The 11th annual Terroir Symposium taking place at the Art Gallery of Ontario on May 29th, attracts over 1,000 innovative and creative influencers from the field of hospitality. Be among the chefs, food and beverage experts, producers, writers and business leaders to celebrate 150 years of Canada through presentations by Canadians — nationally and abroad… Read more »

Ontario Tourism Cycling Plan

April 14, 2017

A Message from the Honourable Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport re: Ontario’s Cycling Tourism Plan (Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport) Cycling tourism in Ontario is experiencing rapid growth and we heard from our stakeholders that this is an important area for government and industry to work on together. I am pleased to… Read more »

The Greenbelt: Protecting and Cultivating a Great Ontario Treasure

April 10, 2017

This beautiful coffee-table book is a portrait of Ontario’s Greenbelt and the people who nurture it. Stretching from the Niagara Peninsula to Tobermory – with farmland, forests, and watersheds – the Greenbelt is the largest and most protected peri-urban landscape in the world. To be published 12 years after the Greenbelt was founded, The Greenbelt is bursting… Read more »

Applied research & innovation workshop

April 5, 2017

Attention innovators, researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs! Join us on May 2 for an Applied Research and Innovation Session. Presented by Dufferin Board of Trade, Humber College – Orangeville Campus and Orangeville & Area SBEC, this informative session will feature innovation experts, industry representatives, and government funders. Learn more and register for free at

OMAFRA supports organizational capacity building

April 5, 2017

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs provides provides the following e-learning opportunities to support building organizational capacity. The convenience of e-learning makes it a perfect alternative for those having difficulty attending traditional seminars. There are four elearning modules that focus on important aspects of building organizational capacity to choose from. This interactive… Read more »

Growing Food Tourism

April 5, 2017

Food tourism is defined as the pursuit of unique and memorable eating and drinking experiences. The Culinary Tourism Alliance is launching a new quarterly newsletter to share great information about Growing Food Tourism. If you’re interested in developing your destination or building your businesses’ “taste of place” offering be sure to sign up – our… Read more »

Ontario BIA Association releases return on investment report

April 4, 2017

Report establishes a baseline of the economic and social contribution of Business Improvement Areas to Ontario’s communities. Toronto, April 3, 2017 — The Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA) and the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA), who together represent over 300 of Ontario’s Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), today announced the release of the Return… Read more »

Labour market information 101 workshop

April 4, 2017

The Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin is offering an introductory labour market information workshop. Each workshop is 2.5 hours long and will explain what LMI is, where to find it, how it can be used and what it has to say. This hands-on session will let you use the data in meaningful exercises… Read more »

Horse Day 2017 to expand across the province

March 28, 2017

Horse Day was launched in Ontario 9 years ago as a way to give communities across Ontario the opportunity to peek into the horse world – to visit facilities, maybe watch a demonstration or two, and even get to touch a horse for the first time. This year, the Ontario Equestrian Federation is putting all it’s… Read more »