BILL 47 - This Bill is now law, however the following changes that impact the Employment Standards Act will be effective on January 1st, 2019. It replaces and changes many of the standards that were introduced with Bill 148 under the previous Liberal Prov
Election Date is Monday December 3, 2018
Rapid Policy Update:
2018 Fall Economic Statement
On November 15, the Government of Ontario released its 2018 Fall Economic Statement entitled “2018 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review”, which provides an update on the government’s finances and announces commitments for the upcoming 2019 Budget.
Congratulations to All Winners of the 2018 Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence
This year's recipients of the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence were announced Wednesday night. Congratulations to all the winners! Click here for a PDF of the release
Ontario’s Choice Award for Attraction of the Year
Attraction of the Year: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence
Culinary Tourism Leadership Award: Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island
Culinary Tourism Experience Award: Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery
Culinary Tourism Event of the Year Award: FUNKfest by Sawdust City Brewing Company
Tourism Marketing & Travel Media Awards of Excellence
Tourism Marketing Campaign Award Under $50K: Tourism Hamilton – #MyHamilton User Generated Campaign
Tourism Marketing Campaign Award Over $50K: Tourism Toronto – The Views Are Different Here
Tourism Marketing Partnership Award: Brewery Discovery Routes – Brewery Discovery Routes 2017
Tourism Print Collateral Award: Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board – Bay of Quinte Discovery Guide
Tourism Digital Marketing Award: Kingston Accommodation Partners – Fresh Made Daily Digital Campaign
Travel Media Story Award: Karon Liu – “A Pilgrimage to Cheese County”
Travel Media Photography Award: Colin Field – Mountain Life Magazine Fall 2017 Snow Biker
Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence (TIAO)
Accessible Tourism Award: St. Lawrence Parks Commission
Sustainable Tourism Award: Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve
Tourism Employer of the Year: Tourism Toronto
Tourism Champion of the Year: Gord Brown
Tourism Innovator of the Year: Tourism Excellence North (TEN)
Tourism Event of the Year (Small Event): THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride – Waterloo Central Railway
Tourism Event of the Year (Large Event): ONTARIO 150 Tour – Water’s Edge Festivals and Events
Indigenous Tourism Award: Wikwemikong Tourism
Lifetime Achievement Award: J.J. Hilsinger
We are excited to share news of a new College-wide policy with you. Effective Monday, October 15, 2018 St. Lawrence College is going smoke-free.
As a smoke-free college, smoking or vaping tobacco or cannabis is prohibited at all campus locations. This includes all indoor and outdoor areas, and in vehicles on campus. The smoke-free initiative includes any person on campus, whether they are students, staff, faculty, subcontractors and/or their employees, and visitors. All events hosted on SLC campuses will also be smoke-free.
In planning for this new policy, we scheduled increased maintenance for the peripheral areas of each campus and if you visit us, you will see new signage posted that is intended to remind people the campus is now smoke free.
We will gladly answer any questions you might have, and I encourage you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to discuss this. Lastly, for details on the St. Lawrence College smoke-free policy, visit our website here.
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The Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce put on a workshop on Sept 6 - Orientation to Public Service. If you couldn't attend this workshop - Tony Hicks (The Camera Guy) was on hand and recorded the full workshop. Please see below
HOW HAS BILL 148 IMPACTED YOUR BUSINESS?
The Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber Network are seeking grassroots data on the impact of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, which amended the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act. How has the increase to the minimum wage, new scheduling provisions, expanded personal emergency leave, equal pay for equal work, and other changes impacted your business?
This information will be summarized in a document to be shared with the government in order to advise them on how to bring balance back to labour legislation in Ontario.
The Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce is looking for specific, statistical information about the financial, legal, and administrative impacts of Bill 148 on your business since January 1, 2018. Your name or contact information will not be collected, and all data will be presented in aggregate.
To share how Bill 148 has impacted your business, please use this form.
Your input is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
TOURISM OFFICE DIGITAL BILLBOARD & WEBSITE ADVERTISING
Our 3’ by 8’ digital billboard is on the job 15 hours a day, 365 days of the year for your digital ad or video. Mounted on the north side of the Tourism Office the billboard provides visibility for:
· Market Patrons on Market Street West
· Pedestrians on King street as they come towards the waterfront
· Patrons exiting Service Canada
· Visitors that come to the Tourism office for information on boat launches, Art Centre performances, festival and events, etc.
Guaranteed Display Time: 500 impressions per day @ 8 seconds each
Promote your business or event with an attractive photo and title on the homepage of brockvilletourism.com as well as in the side bar of our website’s sub-pages. The space will link to your own website, directly driving traffic to your site for more information. The Tourism Office has a standalone rate on the website of $50 per month. In 2017 there were 171,000 unique views on www.brockvilletourism.com
Cost for Billboard only ads:
Placement on Digital Billboard:
· Static Ad - $75 for one month
· Video Ad - $150 per month (maximum 30 seconds)
Cost for Billboard A plus Website Ad:
If you wish to purchase both the website placement and the digital billboard, the following special is offered:
· Placement on Digital Billboard & ad placement on the Tourism Website:
· Static Ad $90 for one month
· Video Ad $135 for one month
The tourism office can instantly send messages to the sign to promote your business, a special event, time sensitive sale, a contest or special announcement. We also offer the flexibility for you to change your ad as you wish throughout the month; you only need to provide us with the new artwork or wording you require.
ADVERTISER SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Submit your website ad as a jpeg (300 x 250 pixels) min. 2 weeks prior to when your ad is supposed to start running.
DIGITAL BILLBOARD AD:
Submit digital billboard ads as a PNG or JPEG, sized at either 240x80 pixels, 480x160 pixels, or 720x240 pixels (roughly). Do not use lower than a 30 size font on the image .
For more information contact the Brockville Tourism office at 613-342-4357