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Town Offering Interest-free Loans for Retrofit Projects

Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2022 01:28 PM

The Town of Halton Hills launched the Retrofit Halton Hills (RetrofitHH) pilot program today. As part of the program, the Town will provide interest-free loans to fund retrofit projects that help homeowners save on energy costs and improve the comfort and safety of their homes while reducing their impact on the environment. Homeowners approved for the pilot can use the funding to pay for measures such as air sealing, insulation improvements, new heating equipment, solar panels, and more.

The RetrofitHH...

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Ontario Investing $25 Million to Increase Food Processing Capacity

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2022 10:36 AM

The Ontario government is investing up to $25 million over two years to build up the province’s food processing capacity. The new Strategic Agri-Food Processing Fund Program, which was announced in the 2021 Fall Economic Statement, to increase the province’s food processing capacity, strengthen its food security and position the agri-food sector for economic growth, will launch on April 1, 2022.

Ontario’s food processing sector faces challenges to their ability to process more of the food...

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New Canada Digital Adoption Program to help small businesses thrive in the digital economy

Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2022 03:22 PM

Small businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy and the heart of our communities across the country. As small businesses adapt to the digital economy and the lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada is working to help them continue to grow, thrive, and create good jobs.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the launch of the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP), to help Canadian small- and medium-sized businesses grow their online presence...

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Ontario Invests in Agri-Food Innovation

Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2022 09:41 AM

The government of Ontario is investing up to $22 million through the Agri-Tech Innovation Program to fund more than 170 projects that help the agri-food sector implement new and unique ways to set businesses up for future growth and success while strengthening the food supply chain, creating safer workplaces and making operations more resilient to future disruptions.

This investment will build a stronger Ontario through the adoption of new advanced agriculture and food processing technology...

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Governments Helping Workers Start Careers in the Agri-food Sector

Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2022 03:49 PM

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $4 million to help build a strong and competitive agri-food workforce that will ensure people can continue to access the safe and healthy food grown and made in Ontario.

Through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the new Ontario Agri-Careers Support Initiative will support pilot projects that help the sector attract, support and retain workers by developing solutions that enable businesses to better meet the needs of employees.