Monthly Archives: April 2014

Guide To Service Providers 101: SBECs & CFDCs

Small Business Enterprise Centres [SBECs] and Community Futures Development Corporations [CFDCs] This post does refer to the survey but these are not actually ‘survey results’! This post is the first of a Blog Series “Guide to Service Providers 101“. These posts will be interspersed among the blogs on the Survey Results. Providers and immigrant entrepreneurs have asked: “What… Read More


Government releases Rural Roadmap: The Path Forward For Ontario

Last week the Ontario Government released a Rural Roadmap outlining key government priorities aimed at building on the strengths of Ontario’s rural communities.  The six priorities outlined in the report are of great interest to REAPontario and our partners, including a commitment to grow the digital economy and improve broadband connectivity, better connect policies and programs… Read More


Ontario’s Providers Share General, Online Resources

Survey Results #3 Service providers responding to the REAPontario survey cited many programs and services that would be useful to immigrants who own their own businesses or wish to start, maintain or grow them.  Specifically, 49 organizations self-identified as offering specific programs or supports/resources for services for the agri-food sector, 43 stated that they offered… Read More


Ontario’s Providers Offer These Core Services

Survey Results  #2: Service providers in Ontario indicated that they provide a wide range of core services, with most respondents selecting multiple services as opposed to just one. Core services that organizations provide Answer Choices Responses Mentoring, coaching and networking 68.75% (88) Facilitating strong local and regional relationships 67.97% (87) Providing access to data for… Read More