wheat

SOWING THE SEEDS

of opportunity.

slide-3

SMILE

and the world will smile with you.

hands-food

PRICE IS WHAT YOU PAY

Value is what you get.

sowing-seeds

YOU HAVE TO SOW

before you can reap.

tomato

ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST

What you plant now, you will harvest later.

seed

FROM A SMALL SEED

a mighty trunk may grow.

fruit

WHAT WE PLANT IN THE SOIL OF CONTEMPLATION

we shall reap in the harvest of action.

slide-8 Immigrant Entrepreneurs

THE WORLD

must learn to work together.

INITIATE  INNOVATE  INSPIRE



 

Rural Entrepreneurs Advancing Prosperity 

or REAPontario, is a research project on the contributions of immigrant entrepreneurs to Ontario’s rural and urban economic development.  It is co-funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.  REAPontario is administered by the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin Board in partnership with the other planning boards that make up Workforce Planning Ontario.

 


Recent Posts

Latin Flavours a success in southern Ontario

Focus on 2016’s smallest Top 7 Intelligent Community: Whanganui, New Zealand

Size isn’t a requirement for an “Intelligent Community”

The Higher ED Blog: Who are commercial counterurbanites, and what brought them to your community?

Growing Forward 2 Ontario Business Expansion Grants: Application Guide for 2016

Immigrant Entrepreneur Profile: Praveen Udagani of Flaxy Inc.

Hiring Grants and Wage Subsidies for Agricultural Businesses in 2016

In Hamilton, big things sprouting from a little seed

Research: Immigrant Business Owners in Canada

 


Archives

Investment Intentions of Ontario’s SME Owners

Foreign Ownership of Canadian Food Manufacturing

Food Venture Program Pilot Project to Support GTA Food Sector Entrepreneurs

The Winkler Initiative: Lessons in Immigrant Attraction to Rural Areas, Part 2

The Winkler Initiative: Lessons in Immigrant Attraction to Rural Areas, Part 1

Immigration to Rural and Regional Australia: Why and Why Not?

Retaining Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Promising Practices from Rural Areas

Attracting Immigrants: Promising Practices from Rural Areas (PART THREE)

Attracting Immigrants: Promising Practices from Rural Areas (PART TWO)

Attracting Immigrants: Promising Practices from Rural Areas (PART ONE)

Agriculture Going Strong in Waterloo and Wellington: New Report

A Few Findings from the Pathway to Prosperity Annual Conference – Part 2

A Few Findings from the Pathway to Prosperity Annual Conference – Part 1

Series: Self-Employment in Ontario’s Agriculture and Food-related Sectors, 2001 to 2014. Part 3: Self-Employment in Food Manufacturing, including Bakeries

Series: Self-Employment in Ontario’s Agriculture and Food-related Sectors, 2001 to 2014. Part 2: Self-Employment in Farm Support Services and Food Manufacturing

Series: Self-Employment in Ontario’s Agriculture & Food-related Sectors, 2001 to 2014. Part 1: Self-Employment Overview

Connecting Rural Ontario to the World: Internet Access

Healthy and Tasty Cuisine found at Laza Catering

Water Buffalo: An Emerging Market in Ontario – Part 2

Water Buffalo: An Emerging Market in Ontario – Part 1

Where do Ontario’s immigrants live – Update

REAPontario meets Community Futures

New Report: Which Human Capital Characteristics Best Predict the Earnings of Economic Immigrants?

Immigration and Population Growth in Rural Communities: What can we learn from New Brunswick?

Canada’s Agri-food System Gets Good Marks: OECD Report

Immigrants in Rural Western Canada; Implications for Ontario (Part 2)

Immigrants in Rural Western Canada: An Overview of Services and Settlement (Part 1)

Are Immigrants Looking Beyond The ‘Big City’?

Stemmler’s Meat & Cheese Awarded $200k

Northumberland Innovating on Immigrants and Agri-food

 

Reflections on the Municipal Immigration Workshop May 12-13 in Sudbury

Rural Research Day 2015: What can we learn about collaboration and rural economic development?

A New Model of Rural Services

Rural Communities Fighting Back

Entrepreneurs and Rural Tourism in Ontario

Sources of National Data

Food Clusters and Rural Development: A Review of Anne H. Lee and Geoffrey Wall, Food Clusters, Rural Development and a Creative Economy (2014)

Local immigration practices showcased at UN Meeting

For each industry sector, which economic region is the most intensive in self-employed immigrants, compared to self-employed Canadian-born? – Foundational Data #11

In which sectors are self-employed immigrants more prevalent, compared to the self-employed Canadian-born? – Foundational Data #10

Reporting from EDCO: Overcoming the insider/outsider divide

For each industry sector, which economic region is the most specialized in terms of enterprises operated by self-employed immigrants – Foundational Data #9

In which sectors are most self-employed immigrants operating their business – Foundational Data #8

Immigrants who are Paid Workers in Ontario’s Labour Force, by Sector and Economic Region – Foundational Data #7

Bigger is Not Always Better when it comes to Collaboration

Immigrant Labour Force Status in Ontario – Foundational Data #6

Not All Value Chains Are Created Equal

What is a Value Chain

Ontario’s Four Counties Region – Collaboration and Economic Development

Funding for Agriculture and Agri-food Processors – Growing Forward 2

Age among Employed Immigrants – Foundational Data #5

Gender among Employed Immigrants – Foundational Data #4

Self-employed Immigrants are less mobile within Canada than Immigrant Employees – Foundational Data #3

Immigrants More Likely To Be Self-employed – Foundational Data #2

Sharing Our “Foundational Data” #1

Is Your Community Ready To Attract Immigrant Entrepreneurs And Their Families?

A Service Provider’s Wish List For Services To Attract Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Immigrants Seeking Services Where There Are None!

Services And Programs Related To Entrepreneurs

Services And Programs Specifically Designed For Immigrants

Leveraging Immigration As A Source Of Innovation

Services And Programs Related To Agri-food

Guide To Service Providers 101: EcDev Offices

Guide To Service Providers 101: SBECs & CFDCs

Government releases Rural Roadmap: The Path Forward For Ontario