New Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards

We know that many small business owners work hard to keep the people who work for them healthy and safe. We are shining a light on small business leaders who make their workplaces healthier and safer – and who can inspire their peers by example. Our Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards recognize outstanding health and safety programs in small businesses with fewer than 50 employees.

Nominate your own business or one in your community or association. Tell us about your health and safety practices, how you do inspections, deal with hazards and support employees to return to work.

The top three businesses will receive a cash prize – $5,000 (gold), $3,000 (silver), $2,000 (bronze) – and be recognized at the WSIB Annual General Meeting. The first place winner will also be featured in a promotional video.

Deadline has been extended to June 22nd! To download the Nomination Form click here.
To learn more visit the webpage Small Biz Health & Safety Leadership Award which includes all the details.

For more information:
Email: smallbizsafety@wsib.on.ca
Phone: 416-344-4046

 

Indiawood Trade Show – 2018

Hello All,

As you are aware there is a wood based trade show that takes place in India each year. The upcoming 2018 “India Wood” Trade Show will take place in Bangalore between March 8 -12, 2018. More details on the show are on the following website – http://www.indiawood.com/index.php.

I am sending out this mail to ascertain if your organization would be interested in participating in the trade show and would like to possibly take some booth space / kiosk space within the Canadian pavilion, some of you have been past exhibitors at the show. Should your company be looking to participate we request a tentative confirmation that will help ascertain how much space is needed.

There is also a mission component that is organized by the Forestry Innovation and Investment in BC at the fringes of the show to meet with large industry players, manufacturers of doors and furniture, builders and developers.

We do understand that this is fairly ahead of time however your prompt response is much appreciated. The cost of the exhibit space to the Ontario companies would be very nominal. More details will follow once I receive the confirmation.

Please do hesitate to reach out to me should you have any questions.

Thanks,
Indrajit

INDRAJIT MAJUMDAR, PhD
Export Marketing Specialist
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
TEL: 705.945.6623 | FAX: 705.945.6796 | Indrajit.Majumdar@Ontario.ca
BB : +1-705.255.2021

SMART Green Program

In the Fall 2016, CME in partnership with Government of Ontario launched a new $25 million SMART Green fund that will assist small- and medium-sized manufacturers reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) and improve their energy efficiency.

SMART Green Program Overview

The SMART Green Program is open to small- and medium-sized manufacturers throughout Ontario and provides assistance in the form of non-repayable grants of 50% of eligible costs up to $500,000. The program will improve the competitiveness of the Ontario manufacturing supply chain by not only delivering value to the SME-eligible manufacturers, but also by contributing to Ontario’s 2020 targets for GHG emissions reduction.

The purpose of this Program is to support investments in technology and process improvements by manufacturers which result in GHG emissions intensity reductions and/or avoidance through upgrades to process/production equipment, deliver energy efficiency, and lead to productivity improvements, which in turn lead to lower GHG emissions on per-production-unit basis; more specifically, where improvements will include new process and/or production equipment installation and associated costs to an existing facility.

For more information visit https://cmeweb.crm.eperformanceinc.com/smartgreen/


Feel free to contact Steve Smith to discuss this program further. 

Steve Smith, MBA
Senior Business Advisor
Ontario Investment Office

Ministry of Economic Development and Growth | Ministère du Développement économique et de la Croissance
Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science | Ministère de la Recherche, de l’Innovation et des Sciences

Suite 906, 30 Duke Street West, Kitchener, ON  N2H 3W5
Tel: (519) 571-6077
Cell: (519) 670-7808
Email: stephen.p.smith@ontario.ca

Web: www.ontario.ca/economy

Market Report: Canadian wood products & Vietnam.

Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) have commissioned the following review of opportunities for Canadian wood products within the Vietnamese manufacturing sector.

Click here to download.