Vol. 14 Issue 3

March 2024

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Join the Invest Halton Hills Team

Calling undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates!

Our Invest Halton Hills team is hiring an Investment Attraction Coordinator (1 Year Contract). Reporting to the Manager of Investment Attraction, this position will focus on investment attraction activities in the Town’s target sectors, with the goal of attracting non-residential investments to Halton Hills.

Qualified candidates may submit a detailed cover letter and resume in confidence to the Town by 4:30 p.m., by April 19, 2024. Please quote Posting 202428 on your cover letter.

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Earth Week 2024: 22-Minute Makeover

On Monday, April 22, schools and businesses are encouraged to head outside to clean up where you spend your day!

To arrange free bags and gloves for your business, reach out to Clean up the Town.

The Town thanks Superior Glove located in Acton for donating the clean-up gloves!

In addition to the 22-Minue Makeover, the Town has many initiatives to get involved with during Earth Week (April 19 - 27) - explore the programs by clicking the link below or visiting www.haltonhills.ca/earthweek.

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OMAFRA Available Supports and Services for Food and Beverage Companies 

Join the Government of Ontario for a free webinar to learn more about available supports and services for Ontario-based food and beverage companies. This webinar will provide insights into the various services that OMAFRA offers for business development including information sharing, available resources, programming and opportunities for building connections. These supports help Ontario companies with their growth and agri-food trade and investment.


Webinar will include:

  • Starting or growing your food and beverage business
  • Getting export ready
  • How to make connections with industry experts

Webinar Details:

Date: April 25, 2024

Time: 9:30 a.m.


Last Call: My Main Street Program

Applications are now open for My Main Street, a $15-million Government of Canada investment, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, to continue to support main street businesses and communities across southern Ontario.

My Main Street is being delivered by the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) offering two streams that are currently open for applicants.

The Business Sustainability stream provides up to $20,000 directly to businesses for productivity enhancements.

The Community Activator stream funds up to $250,000 for high-impact community placemaking projects.

Don't miss this opportunity to apply for non-repayable funding that can support your business or community initiative. Applications are being accepted until March 31, 2024.

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Halton Region Programs

Summer Company 2024

Youth Entrepreneurship Program

The Summer Company Program helps enterprising students between the ages of 15 and 29 start and run their own summer business. The Halton Small Business Centre coordinates the program locally, and delivers it with the support of experienced business advisors from the community.

The Summer Company program offers young entrepreneurs:

  • hands-on business training and mentoring;
  • up to $1,500 in the spring to help with business start-up costs; and 
  • up to $1,500 upon successful completion of the program requirements.

Application Information

Visit the Ontario government’s Summer Company website to:

  1. Make sure you are eligible for the program.
  2. Complete the online application inquiry.
  3. Select Oakville - HRSBC as your local program provider.
  4. Assign yourself a password.
  5. Submit your application inquiry

Application Deadline: May 17, 2024.

To learn more about program eligibility and general information, register for the upcoming information session on April 9, 2024 from 4 - 5 p.m. To register, please email smallbusiness@halton.ca. 

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Consultant on Site Program Halton Hills Public Library

Whether you’re planning to start a small business or expand your existing small business, the Halton Small Business Centre Consultants are ready to help.

Location: Halton Hills Public Library - Georgetown Branch - 9 Church St, Georgetown, ON

Upcoming consultation date: April 18, 2024 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Appointments must be booked in advance at:

Book a Session 

2023 Peel Halton Employer Survey:

Locating the New Normal in the Workplace

The results of the 2023 Peel Halton Employer Survey highlight workforce and business trends experienced by employers, identify labour shortages and skills gaps, provide insights about strategies used for recruitment, retention, and training, investigate views regarding new technologies, especially artificial intelligence, and probe further about policies related to remote work.

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Halton Hills Economic Development Services

The Town of Halton Hills Economic Development division, Invest Halton Hills, provides a full suite of high-quality services and supports to the business community that in turn foster a prosperous economy and enhance quality of life.

Invest Halton Hills supports and services include:

  • Financial incentives via the Community Improvement Plan (CIP)
  • Business retention and expansion (BR&E) programming
  • Investment attraction, expansion, and relocation
  • Business concierge service
  • Site selection assistance
  • Market research
  • Industry engagement
  • Workforce development
  • Supporting and advancing affordable housing projects and initiatives
  • Amplifying tourism’s economic benefits
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