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  • 18 Oct 2017 9:16 AM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPERS COUNCIL OF ONTARIO (EDCO)/ EDCO INVESTMENT ALLIANCE

    REQUEST FOR QUOTATION

    Lead Generation Services for EDCO Investment Alliance

    Services Required

    The Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) on behalf of the EDCO Investment Alliance is seeking a qualified consultant/company to perform lead generation services on behalf of the Investment Alliance.

    Download the RFQ.


  • 16 Oct 2017 8:53 AM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)
    EDCO Awards deadline has been extended - again!
       
    Has your Amazon bid been monopolizing all of your time? 

    We know you're busy! So, to give you more time to submit your great project to the EDCO Awards of Excellence, we are extending the deadline for submissions to October 20, 2017

    Don't miss your chance to be recognized for your economic development achievements. Apply today!
     
    What you need to know:
    • This year's Award Packet has been updated
    • All submissions receive a Scoring Card as feedback - NEW
    • Cost per submission is $75 (+HST) for EDCO members & $125 (+HST) for non-members
    • Award submissions must include a promo image 
    • All submissions are highlighted on the EDCO website
    Have you already submitted your entry? Don't forget to mail us your hard copies! 

    Promotional Awards - 1 hard copy
    Collaboration and Partnership Awards - 1 hard copy
    Planning and Building Initiatives Awards - 3 hard copies


    Finalists will be notified ahead of time, and winners will be announced at the President's Dinner on February 7, 2018 at EDCO's Annual Conference and Showcase . 

  • 13 Oct 2017 10:33 AM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)



    Registration Fee: $60 +HST

    Kingston - November 16, 2017
    London - November 22, 2017
    Durham Region - November 27, 2017


    In partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, we are pleased to announce three new workshops across Ontario this November! "Measuring Up! Performance Measurement Resources for Economic Development" will be a full day session designed to give you hands on experience in applying performance measurement to your day-to-day work. 

    What to expect:

    • Full day Performance Measurement training
    • Use the resource that can help you improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your economic development investment.
    • The training will provide a seamless, step-by-step approach to understanding, designing, communicating and measuring the performance of economic development activities.  
    • Participants will have the opportunity to apply skills with activities using the Measuring Up Guidebook. 

    NB: Attendance by registration only

    Reading the Measuring Up guidebook is a pre-training requirement. 

    Lunch will be provided.

    Agenda:

    9:00 

    Registration

    9:30 

    Introductions Test your Knowledge Performance Measurement: An Overview The Changing Face of Economic Development 

    10:30 

    Health Break* 

    10:45 

    Putting Performance Measurement into Action 

    12:00 

    Lunch and Networking 

    12:30 

    Develop the Performance Measurement Framework 

    2:15 

    Health Break* 

    2:30 

    Case Studies 

    3:30 

    Check your Learning and Evaluation 

    4:00 

    Closing 

    *Please note, only lunch will be served during the workshop.

    The Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) has accredited this course and will award 4 points toward Ec.D. Certification.

      

    Please use one of the links below to register!

    Kingston - November 16, 2017

    London - November 22, 2017

    Durham Region - November 27, 2017

  • 10 Oct 2017 3:33 PM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)



    Submissions to the EDCO Awards of Excellence submission deadline are due this Friday, October 13, 2017 by 5pm.

    Don't miss your chance to be recognized for your economic development achievements. Apply today!
     
    To learn more about the Awards including this year's categories, click hereIf you are ready to submit your entry, click here

    What you need to know:
    • This year's Award Packet has been updated
    • All submissions receive a Scoring Card as feedback - NEW
    • Cost per submission is $75 (+HST) for EDCO members & $125 (+HST) for non-members
    • Award submissions must include a promo image 
    • All submissions are highlighted on the EDCO website
    Have you already submitted your entry? Don't forget to mail us your hard copies! 

    Promotional Awards - 1 hard copy
    Collaboration and Partnership Awards - 1 hard copy
    Planning and Building Initiatives Awards - 3 hard copies


    Finalists will be notified ahead of time, and winners will be announced at the President's Dinner on February 7, 2018 at EDCO's Annual Conference and Showcase
  • 06 Oct 2017 9:27 AM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)



    Voting is now open for the 2018-2020 EDCO Board of Directors. As an EDCO member, you have the right to vote! 

    Voting will be open until December 1, 2017

    Please use the below login information to vote:

    Website: http://eballot.vote/EDCO 

    Username: your email address

    Password: your first name, lower case

    When you login, you will see nine potential directors. After reviewing each of the candidate's bios, please vote for the three candidates you would like to represent you on the EDCO Board. 

    If you have issues logging into eBallot, or if you have any other questions, please email Brittany Bruce at grow@edco.on.ca

    Vote now!


  • 05 Oct 2017 9:07 AM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    We would like to congratulate the following Ontario professionals who successfully completed EDAC's Ec.D. Exam and/or who have completed Year III to receive their Fellowship (F). 

    By doing so, these members join more than 250 of their colleagues who have successfully completed EDAC's stringent certification program, which is granted to EDAC members once all certification criteria have been met including recognized training, practical experience and both oral and written examinations. These members completed EDAC requirements between their 2016 conference and their most recent conference in Niagara Falls, ON.

    • Jason Rasevych, Ec.D. - Thunder Bay
    • Laura Pearce, Ec.D. - Cambridge
    • Rob Hunter, Ec.D.(F) - Morrisburg
    • Susan Fournier, Ec.D. - Williams Lake
    • Michael Marini, Ec.D. - Hamilton 
    • Michael Buranyi, Ec.D.(F) - Paris
    • Wendy Stark, Ec.D. - Windsor
    • Rukshan de Silva, Ec.D - Halton Hills
    • Delia Reiche, Ec.D.(F) - London
    • Valerie Bradford, Ec.D. - Kitchener

    Congratulations to all!

  • 04 Oct 2017 8:50 AM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)


    EDCO is pleased to offer an annual scholarship opportunity to members through the professional development committee as part of our continued commitment to advance economic development as a profession.

    Scholarship recipients can receive up to $1,000 to use towards training to assist with achieving or maintaining their professional designation (Ec.D or CEcD.) This year, we are pleased to announce that the funds will be targeted as follows: 

    • 2 x $750 to Northern Ontario member 
    • 2 x $750 to Southern Ontario member 
    • 1 x $1,000 to a New Professional member 

    Applications will be accepted October 4, 2017 - November 10, 2017 and will be awarded at the 2018 EDCO Conference in Toronto on February 5-7, 2018. Read the full EDCO Scholarship Eligibility and Conditions policy here.

    Apply now!

  • 03 Oct 2017 11:20 AM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Municipal Agriculture Economic Development and Planning Forum, October 18th & 19th in Halton Region. This year’s agenda and more information on accommodation options are attached. Let’s continue the great conversations we’ve had, in person!

    Register Now Here!

    We look forward to seeing you in Halton Region this year at the Municipal Agriculture Economic Development and Planning Forum. 

    Registration Link: http://www.halton.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=8310&pageId=8580

     

    Additional Questions please contact:

    Ryan Deska | Agriculture and Rural Economic Development Advisor 

    Covering Halton Region & Peel Region
    Regional Economic Development Branch
    Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
    (519) 826-4042 

    or

    Carolyn Puterbough | Agriculture and Rural Economic Development Advisor

    Covering Durham Region and York Region

    Regional Economic Development Branch

    Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

    705-324-6126

  • 03 Oct 2017 9:20 AM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)

     
    The EDCO Awards of Excellence submission deadline has been extended to Friday, October 13, 2017! Please submit your entries by 5pm.

    Don't miss your chance to be recognized for your economic development achievements. Apply today!
     
    To learn more about the Awards including this year's categories, click here
    If you are ready to submit your entry, click here

    What you need to know:
    • This year's Award Packet has been updated
    • All submissions receive a Scoring Card as feedback - NEW
    • Cost per submission is $75 (+HST) for EDCO members & $125 (+HST) for non-members
    • Award submissions must include a promo image 
    • All submissions are highlighted on the EDCO website
    Have you already submitted your entry? 
    Don't forget to mail us your hard copies! 

    Promotional Awards - 1 hard copy
    Collaboration and Partnership Awards - 1 hard copy
    Planning and Building Initiatives Awards - 3 hard copies


    Finalists will be notified ahead of time, and winners will be announced at the President's Dinner on February 7, 2018 at EDCO's Annual Conference and Showcase
  • 27 Sep 2017 9:22 AM | Brittany Bruce (Administrator)


    The deadline to submit your project to the EDCO Awards of Excellence is next Friday, October 6! Don't miss your change to be recognized for your hard work!

    We are excited about 2 NEW award categories this year - Special Events and Local Collaboration. Find out more about these award categories and all the others here. Click to download the Awards Information Packet.

    What you need to know:

    • This year's Award Packet has been updated
    • All submissions receive a Scoring Card as feedback - NEW
    • Submissions are due October 6, 2017
    • Cost per submission is $75(+HST) for EDCO members & $125 (+HST) for non-members
    • Award submissions must include a promo image 
    • Finalists are notified in advance
    • All submissions are highlighted on the EDCO website
    • Winners are announced at EDCO's annual President's Dinner, February 7th, in Toronto

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