Launch of #CycleON Action Plan 2.0

April 18, 2018

xToday, we are excited to announce that Ontario is continuing to make it easier to cycle in the province with the release of #CycleON Action Plan 2.0. The Action Plan sets out the second wave of initiatives to help achieve the vision of #CycleON: Ontario’s Cycling Strategy. Together with our predecessors, Minister Eleanor McMahon and… Read more »

Prosperous Greenbelt and Resilient Greenbelt funding streams now open

March 29, 2018

Applications are now open for our new Prosperous Greenbelt and Resilient Greenbelt funding streams! Priorities for funding include the promotion of sustainable rural and agricultural economies; the maintenance, restoration and enhancement of Greenbelt systems; and the protection of vulnerable water resources for residents, agriculture and business. Letters of Intent are due April 10th. Find out… Read more »

Farmers’ Market matchmaker

March 29, 2018

Greenbelt Farmers’ Market Network has launched a great new tool to connect potential vendors with farmers’ markets making it easier than ever to connect and sell Greenbelt grown food. Learn more.

Central Counties Tourism seeking nominations for Board of Directors

March 29, 2018

The board of 11 volunteers focuses on leadership, organizational governance and strategy. The primary selection criteria are governing skills and alignment with organizational values. Every effort is made to ensure geographic diversity and knowledge of all sectors of the tourism economy. The majority of the board comes from the tourism industry. All board elections and… Read more »

Local Food Investment Fund open now and accepting new grant applications

March 29, 2018

The Greenbelt Fund is now accepting applications for the Local Food Investment Fund. To apply for the broader public sector, market access, and/or local food literacy grant streams, please read the step-by-step instructions and grant guidelines, then register to our online grant portal. All applicants must Register on our online portal ( to apply for… Read more »

Summer Company 2018

March 29, 2018

Do you know any enterprising students who would like to run their own businesses this summer? In partnership with the Province of Ontario, the Orangeville & Area SBEC will be offering the Summer Company program to local entrepreneurs aged 15 to 29 who are returning to school in the fall. Eligible participants will receive mentoring,… Read more »

Destination Ontario online packages opportunity – spring/summer 2018

March 29, 2018

For the 2018 spring/summer season, Destination Ontario will showcase unexpected hidden gems and surprising experiences to encourage families and friends to unearth their passions and go beyond the known. This is the perfect time to raise the awareness and profile of your experiential packages. Online travel packages are displayed in their respective experience and region… Read more »

SWIFT releases provincial broadband position paper

March 29, 2018

The SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology Inc. (SWIFT) recently published a position paper that gives prominence to Ontario’s increasing digital divide and provides an evidence-based case for continued investment in equitable access to ultra-high-speed broadband networks. The perspectives and recommendations outlined in this paper highlight broadband as a catalyst for innovation, economic prosperity, and global competitiveness…. Read more »

Apply now for the Premier’s Award For Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Program

March 26, 2018

The Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program recognizes outstanding agriculture and agri-food related innovators including producers, processors, and agri-food organizations. The objectives of the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Program are to: Recognize and encourage innovators in the agri-food sector Foster farm-level innovation Raise awareness about the importance of agri-food innovation and its… Read more »

Destination Canada release 2018-2022 corporate plan: Finding Our North Star

March 22, 2018

Guided by a shared North Star, Destination Canada is bringing together industry partners as “Team Canada” to increase visitation, spending and investment. Canada now has the great opportunity to inspire nearly 1.5M additional travellers spending $1.9B by 2022. Destination Canada’s 2018–2022 Corporate Plan Summary: Finding Our North Star is aligned with the Government of Canada’s… Read more »