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Micro-grant Opportunity that Empowers Young Leaders to Build a More Inclusive Whitby

December 4, 2023

It’s no surprise how many talented young leaders we have in our community. Did you know that they now have a chance to win a micro-grant through Tomorrow’s Leaders Starting Out (ToLSO) micro-grant program. This initiative is brought to you by the Nigerian Canadian for Cultural, Educational, Economic Progress (NCCEEP), funded in part by the Read More

2023 Federal Fall Economic Update – Strengthening Infrastructure

November 22, 2023

The Federal Government released it’s “2023 – Fall Economic Update”. We provide our take aways and valuable snippets from the report here. Comparably, this update does not make large financial investments, and the government also projects a larger deficit of $38.4 billion for 2024-2025 (projected to be $35 billion in March), which they expect will Read More

The Greenbelt U-turn and the continuing impact of Bill 23 (Ontario) “The More Homes Built Faster Act”.

November 21, 2023

In an astonishing U-turn following the widespread and collective protests of environmental activists, local communities and business; the Ontario Government reversed the removal of 7,400 acres from the two-million-acre protected swath of land known as the Greenbelt. This decision was announced on September 21, 2023. The reversal was also brought about by a $8.28-billion scandal Read More

What Makes a Leader?

November 21, 2023

This year, the Business Summit – Everything Counts! was celebrated by the Whitby Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with our local partners Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade, Clarington Board of Trade, and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce. With the Business Summit, this year we also launched our free Business EXPO, that spot lighted amazing local Read More

2023 Ontario Pre-Budget Update – Strengthening Infrastructure

November 2, 2023

The Province of Ontario released it’s “pre-budget” – “Ontario’s Economic and Fiscal Outlook in Brief”. In strengthening Ontario’s infrastructure and systems, the pre-budget details key Government commitments for the coming years. In its big commitment to infrastructure, the government is: Introducing the new arms-length, board-governed agency “Ontario Infrastructure Bank” (OIB), which will work to attract public-sector Read More

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