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Highlight on the Ontario Federation of Agriculture

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is the largest general farm organization in Ontario, proudly representing 38,000 farm family members across the province. Established in 1936, the OFA was organized in response to the creation of the Canadian Chamber of Agriculture in 1935, later renamed the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. For more than 80 years, … Continue reading "Highlight on the Ontario Federation of Agriculture"

The Ag Value Chain Starts Here

The South Central Ontario Region comprised of Brant, Elgin, Middlesex, Norfolk and Oxford counties, is a leader in  agricultural production and food processing.  Producers:  This region makes up over 10% of the overall production for most livestock and crops in the Province and 40% of the total vegetable crops in Ontario (1).  Within the region … Continue reading "The Ag Value Chain Starts Here"

Connectivity and Economic Development Strategies Announced for Rural Canada

SCOR EDC has been advocating for the need for ubiquitous rural broadband since its inception in 2010.   Other organizations such as the WOWC and ROI have also recognized this need as critical to keep rural Ontario and specifically the South Central Ontario region competitive. As a region we are excited to see actions start … Continue reading "Connectivity and Economic Development Strategies Announced for Rural Canada"

Local Jobs Hub Tool Now Live!

  The Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board is launching the all-in-one digital system for job seekers across the three counties. Composed of 3 tools, Local Jobs Hub aims to help match local job seekers with employers, training, and skill building in the region. The tool has been funded in part by the … Continue reading "Local Jobs Hub Tool Now Live!"

Highlight on Food and Beverage Ontario

About Food and Beverage Ontario (FBO) FBO is a not-for-profit, leadership organization dedicated to advancing the interests of Ontario’s food and beverage processors and is the is the provincial professional leadership organization for food and beverage processors across Ontario. Their focus is on the success, prosperity and growth of the food and beverage processing sector. … Continue reading "Highlight on Food and Beverage Ontario"

Expression of Interest – Regional Community Transportation Provider

Please see the Expression of Interest (EOI) attached below. This Expression of Interest is intended to gauge interest and identify service providers in advance of of the Request for Proposal (RFP) stage of contracting transportation service providers. The purpose of this RFI is to seek interested vendors in providing transportation service and systems across the … Continue reading "Expression of Interest – Regional Community Transportation Provider"

12 Ways to Support Local Food

12 ways to Support Local Food It’s Local Food Week! Make sure you show your support by buying and supporting local producers, markets, and products. Not sure where to start? Check out the resources below and tips on how to support local food all year! How to Support Local All Year Read labels. Check to … Continue reading "12 Ways to Support Local Food"

SCOR Continues to Push for Improved Infrastructure in Rural Communities 

SCOR EDC continues to advocate on behalf of the 5 county region of Bayham, Brant, Middlesex, Norfolk and Oxford Counties and work with all levels of government for up to date and robust infrastructure within the region. These conversations are on-going and important and include input and expertise from staff from our 5 county partnership … Continue reading "SCOR Continues to Push for Improved Infrastructure in Rural Communities "

Ongoing Advocacy Efforts for the Region

Over the past year SCOR has has had over 43 meetings with both provincial and federal ministers or elected officials regarding specific concerns and opportunities within the 5 county region. Change takes time.  SCOR EDC continues to work with regional stakeholders such as the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, Ontario South Coast Wineries and Growers Association, Community Futures … Continue reading "Ongoing Advocacy Efforts for the Region"