United Way Waterloo Region Communities unveils mandate to affect change
A new organization to improve people’s lives across every corner of the region
Waterloo Region - With the belief that you stand to make the greatest impact by working together, United Way Cambridge and North Dumfries and United Way Kitchener Waterloo & Area announced the organizations are joining forces as United Way Waterloo Region Communities.
Ontario Economy Continues to Grow in Third Quarter of 2016
Ontario released the Economic Accounts for the third quarter of 2016 last Friday, confirming the province's economy is growing at a steady pace.
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Government of Canada commits $32.6 million for new Waterloo Engineering building
Waterloo - The federal government announced it will contribute $32.6 million for the construction of a state-of-the-art engineering building at the University of Waterloo. Minister of Small Business and Tourism Bardish Chagger, MP for Waterloo, announced the funding under a program to update research and innovation infrastructure.
Arts & Culture
Region of Waterloo Arts Fund awards six 15/150 Grants plus the regular 18
Waterloo Region - The Region of Waterloo Arts Fund announces a total of 24 grants of $165,800 in response to proposals submitted by artists and arts organizations throughout Waterloo Region.
Investment in Modern and Energy Efficient Facilities for Laurier Students
The province is investing in modern and sustainable facilities at Wilfrid Laurier University that will better support students as they acquire the skills they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
Rotary Club of Kitchener Hosts Sousa, Minister of Finance
Minister Sousa Addresses the Kitchener-Waterloo Business Community, Receives Input to Help Shape 2017 Budget
Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, spoke yesterday at the Rotary Club of Kitchener about the government's plan to grow the economy, create jobs and help more people benefit from the province's strong economic growth.
From Porn Star to Bollywood Princess: Locally produced film Mostly Sunny making international waves
Renewing Calls For Government Support of Regional Film Industry
Waterloo Local production studio Ballinran Entertainment is bringing its internationally-acclaimed documentary back to Canada when Mostly Sunny screens at the Original Princess Cinema in Waterloo on January 19, 2017 at 9 p.m. The film has been making headlines around the world since its premiere in September of last year at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and several other prestigious international festivals. The Waterloo screening will open with a special presentation by the documentary’s Stratford-based production team.
Winery & Grower Alliance of Ontario appoints new President & CEO
Niagra - Del Rollo, Chair of Winery & Grower Alliance of Ontario (WGAO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Aaron Dobbin as President & CEO effective January 30, 2017.
The evolution of Canadian tourism, 1946 to 2015
As Canada invites the world to its 150th birthday party, we remember the country's last big birthday bashits centennial back in 1967, when Montréal hosted the International and Universal Exposition, a milestone for Canadian tourism. This month's edition of Canadian Megatrends, "The evolution of Canadian tourism, 1946 to 2015," offers a look at travellers to and from Canada from 1946 to 2015.
Strong Growth Forecast for Canadian Family Businesses: 89% expect to grow over the next five years
65% of Canadian family businesses are confident their strategy meets the needs of the digital age
Toronto - Despite economic uncertainty, almost two thirds (64%) of family businesses have grown over the past year, according to the PwC 2016 Global Family Business Survey. While Canadian family businesses are confident about the future, the biggest concern on the minds of family business leaders is a lack of focus on strategic planning to ensure future growth. The majority (95%) of Canadian family businesses say that securing their long-term future is key to success in the next five years. However, most companies are too focused on day to day operational activities to plan for the future.
2017 Family Enterprise Of The Year Award
Larsen & Shaw Limited announced as Southwestern Ontario Award Recipient
London The Family Enterprise Xchange (FEX) is proud to announce Larsen & Shaw Limited as the Southwestern Ontario Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA) recipient! Larsen & Shaw Limited, and three finalists: Nash Jewellers, Yurek Pharmacy, and Aylmer Express, are being celebrated at the 13th annual Family Business Day celebration on March 2nd 2017.
Insolvency Trustee offers Kitchener and Waterloo residents advice for recovering from the post-holiday debt trap
Kitchener - While the debate goes on as to whether yesterday's Blue Monday is truly the most depressing day of the year, for those indebted Kitchener and Waterloo residents now receiving their holiday credit card bills, there is no doubt January can be a very stressful time of year. A recent poll found that nearly a third of Canadians carry their debt forward on credit cards, and this fact compounded with the record high household debt levels means many will struggle to pay down their debts in the new year.
Economical helps Canadians prepare for disasters with $450,000 commitment to the Canadian Red Cross
Providing training to help thousands of Canadians manage first 72 hours of disaster
Waterloo With natural disasters happening at an increased frequency and severity, now more than ever, Canadians need to be able to successfully cope when disaster hits. The Insurance Bureau of Canada recently reported that the record insured damage valued at $4.9 billion in 2016 is part of an upward trend that shows no signs of stopping, and is having a staggering effect on our communities across the country. This serves as a powerful reminder of how important it is to be prepared before catastrophe strikes.
Region of Waterloo’s long term care home receives first perfect score in quality and safety audit
Waterloo Region For the first time ever, Sunnyside Home has achieved a perfect score in a nationally recognized quality and safety audit, giving the Region’s long term care home exemplary standing.
Laurier remains a top choice for prospective students as first-year applications grow for third year in a row
Waterloo Wilfrid Laurier University continues to be a top choice for students seeking an outstanding, high-quality university experience, according to application numbers released by the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).