Monthly Archives: March 2014

Ontario Service Providers: Our Respondents And Their Clients

 Survey Results #1 By the close of the REAPontario Service Provider Survey two weeks ago, more than 150 service providers had responded to the survey and provided information about valuable services around the province.  The focus was on services to one or all of these three groups (1) immigrants, (2) entrepreneurs, and (3) those working in… Read More


Where Do Ontario’s Immigrants Live?

Two “Focus on Rural Ontario” reports issued by the Rural Ontario Institute last summer provided seminal data to the REAPontario research team.  These reports revealed that immigration to rural areas is actually declining.  Of note: Of the more than 100,000 immigrants who “landed” (became permanent residents) in Ontario in 2013, only 1,342 of them initially… Read More


REAPontario On The Radio

This morning I had my first radio interview for REAPontario. It was on 1460 CJOY  based in Guelph, and excerpts will be played throughout the day on air. CJOY covers the areas of Guelph-Wellington, Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Dufferin, and Milton. The purpose of the interview was to provide a last-minute plug for our service provider survey which closes… Read More


REAPontario Agri-food Project Looking For Input From Your Community Or Region!

  March 14, 2014 Rural Entrepreneurs Advancing Prosperity better known as REAPontario is a three year, province-wide project which is currently conducting on-line surveys to improve support for all immigrant business owners across our province’s Agri-food sector whether they are involved in production, processing, packaging and storage, distribution, warehousing, transportation, retail and wholesale, grocery, farmers’ markets,… Read More


You Are Making The Difference

Together we have strength in numbers!   The information and feedback you are providing by participating in the REAPontario on-line surveys and social media platforms help all of us to become an increasingly important source for the insights necessary to attract, retain and grow our Ontario agri-food sector businesses owned by immigrant entrepreneurs. REAPontario exists to… Read More