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Town of Saugeen Shores: Economic Development Update – January 2023

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January 23, 2023

Digital Main Street in Saugeen Shores

The Digital Transformation Grant is back!

The Digital Transformation Grant is a FREE $2,500 grant to improve your businesses digital goals. From now until September 2023 the Digital Transformation Grant is available for businesses.

FREE social media and website guidance is also available in Saugeen Shores from Jack Bender, our Digital Service Squad representative. But hurry Jack is only here until March 31, 2023.

Contact him at or head over to for all of the information.

Introducing FREE 2SLGBTQ+ Training for BruceGreySimcoe Tourism Stakeholders

RTO7 is pleased to announce a new partnership with Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) to offer a FREE training course, “An Introduction to LBGT+ Diversity and Inclusion”.

In addition, RTO7 has partnered once again with STEM Consulting to present two more webinars on Diversity and Inclusion Training: 2SLGBTQ+ Identities.

This training is open to all tourism business owners and operators and their staff in Bruce, Grey and Simcoe counties, including managers, full-time staff, part-time staff, and seasonal employees.

This online course offers an opportunity to gain awareness and provide workers with information endorsed by a nationally-respected, not-for-profit organization – CGLCC.

Choose your preferred date, February 1, 2023 at 7 pm or February 14, 2023 at 10:30 am. The sessions are free to attend. All registrants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting in their confirmation email.

Learn More & Enroll in Training

Ontario Providing Free Naloxone kits in workplaces

The Ontario government is launching a program to make free naloxone kits (and free training) available at workplaces where there is a risk of staff witnessing or experiencing an opioid overdose.

For up to two years, Ontario will provide free nasal spray naloxone kits to businesses at risk of opioid overdoses through the Workplace Naloxone Program, and free training needed to equip staff with the tools to respond to an opioid overdose.

Businesses can determine if they are eligible for the program and find additional information on accessing naloxone kits and training at

Once the requirement is in effect, Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development’s inspectors will take an education-first approach to enforcement. The requirement to have the kits will start June 1, 2023.

Destination Bike: Rolling On Cycle Tourism Conference

March 2, 2023

This is Ontario By Bike’s 5th conference and is being held in Toronto at the Centennial College Event Centre. Learn from and join the conversations and discussions with keynote presentations and concurrent sessions from Canadian and international speakers that will feature the latest trends and opportunities relating to one of the fastest growing tourism sectors in Canada, and worldwide: cycle tourism.

Learn more and sign up to receive conference updates on their website.

Festival and Events Ontario’s (FEO) 2023 Conference: “Celebrate”

March 6-8, 2023

Registration is now open for Festival and Events Ontario’s (FEO) annual conference, taking place in Niagara Falls.

Learn more, book your hotel room and register on their website.

Georgian College is a leader in Hospitality, Tourism, Culinary and Recreation training and education

Students are enthusiastic, open minded and full of the latest knowledge in their field and can fill in for special projects, maternity/parental, vacation coverage and other short-term staffing needs.

Students are available from the end of April until Labour Day weekend 2023.

Employers can post jobs with us at any time.

For each student hired you may be eligible to receive a tax credit for up to $3000.00.  For more tax credit information:

How can you post for summer 2023 at Georgian College?

The Centre for Co-operative Education, Internships and Career Services at Georgian College has a streamlined system for you to post your job opportunities to our students that is simple, efficient and easy to use. Firstly, if you don’t have an account please follow the directions below to get started.

Follow These Simple Steps:

  • Click on and select EMPLOYERS
  • Register for an Account:
  • Please select Register for an Account and complete the required information (an email address is required).
  • An email will be sent once your account has been approved. If you forget your account login information, please select the “Forgot Password” button on the top left side of the screen.
  • Post a Job Opportunity:
  • Upon your account approval, click on Login.
  • Select either Co-op/Internship or Career for the type of recruitment you wish to do.
  • Upload your posting and complete the required fields.

Once your posting has been approved, you will be notified through email that the posting is live. If you have additional inquiries, please email me at

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