From October 18th to 22nd, 30 small businesses across the county, chosen in consultation with local BIAs and Chambers, received a ‘coffee break’ delivery of locally-sourced pies and coffee from Huron County Economic Development as a gesture of appreciation for their impact on the local community. Learn more about business support available at www.huroncounty.ca/economic-development/our-services/business-services-support/.
In honour of Treaties Recognition Week, guest speaker Randall Kahgee will share an overview of Treaties, including their historical and contemporary context, and how they govern the relationship between Indigenous people and the Federal and Provincial Governments, in a virtual event hosted by the Huron County Museum. The event will be held on Thursday November, 4 at 7:00pm. To register for this informative virtual talk, visit the Huron County Museum online: www.huroncountymuseum.ca
The Summer Company program, administered by the County of Huron, aims to equip students with the tools they need to succeed, as they learn how to run a business, receive mentorship and training, and develop skills that are highly valued in all workplaces. Students between the ages of 15 and 29, who are returning to school in the fall, can apply to receive up to $3,000 in start-up funding and business coaching to run their own summer business.
Huron County Museum introduces new temporary exhibit, Forgotten: People and Portraits of the County. Forgotten is open to the public during the Museum’s regular hours of operation and is included with regular admission. For more information, please visit www.HuronCountyMuseum.ca.
The Huron County Digital Service Squad consists of trained specialists who are available to meet with brick-and-mortar small businesses at no cost to help them complete an online assessment and introduce them to online training modules to further build knowledge and skills.
To assist families accessing licensed childcare in Huron County, the County of Huron Children’s Services department is covering the childcare fees that families pay for the month of October, 2021. This support to families is being made available by utilizing funds received by The Ministry of Education from the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada.
The County of Huron, in partnership with the Province of Ontario, has awarded two Huron County entrepreneurs grant funding of $5,000 to support their start-ups and growth efforts through the Starter Company Plus program. Successful recipients are Les & Nel’s Kitchenette and Wilhemina Bakery.
The County of Huron, along with the Town of Goderich, Municipality of Huron East, and the Township of North Huron recently received funding through the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), an opportunity offered through Natural Resources Canada, to install electric vehicle chargers in Huron County.
The Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol is pleased to announce the publication of its newest book, Prisoner Profiles: Unlocking the Secret Stories from the Huron Historic Gaol. Books are now available for purchase through the Museum Gift Shop for curbside pickup while the Museum and Historic Gaol remain closed to the public.
The Huron Clean Water Project is a fund that supports water quality projects in Huron County. To apply for funding, or to obtain further information, call Maitland Valley Conservation Authority at 519.335.3557, extension 236 or Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority at 519.235.2610, extension 227 or 1.888.286.2610.