What's New This Week - February 01, 2024

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Robin Cooke


February 1, 2024

What's New This Week - February 01, 2024

Each February, individuals across Canada engage in events and celebrations for Black History Month, paying tribute to the enduring legacy of Black individuals and their communities.

For the year 2024, the theme for Black History Month is: "Black Excellence: A Heritage to Commemorate; a Future to Construct." This theme not only acknowledges the significant past and present contributions of Black individuals in Canada but also looks forward to seizing new opportunities in the future.

In alignment with the 10th year of the International Decade for People of African Descent, the theme acknowledges that individuals of African descent constitute a distinct group whose human rights require promotion and protection.

All Canadians are asked to delve deeper into the history of Black Canadian communities and appreciate their ongoing role in shaping the narrative of Canada and our community.

Ontario Training Thousands of New Long-Term Care Staff

$100 million investment will provide 32,000 nursing and personal support worker students with hands-on training

The Ontario government is investing more than $100 million in two programs that will train more than 32,000 new personal support workers (PSWs) and nurses in long-term care over the next three years. The investments are part of the government’s Your Health plan to recruit and retain tens of thousands of long-term care staff over the coming years.

“Our government is fixing long-term care by training, hiring and retaining thousands of health care workers to provide high-quality care for residents,” said Stan Cho, Minister of Long-Term Care. “We’re investing in programs that are building a pipeline of talent for the future and giving them more hands-on clinical training so our long-term care residents get the high-quality care they deserve.”

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Join the fun and get ready to meet new people at the Young Professional's Speed Networking event at the ISO Bar, February 6th, from 6pm to 7:30pm. Make new, lasting connection and new friends with this fun, casual networking event.

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Join the Sarnia-Lambton Business Development Corporation in igniting the entrepreneurial fire within Lambton County!

'The Pitch' is here to offer a dynamic platform to support and celebrate local visionaries. This innovative competition is tailor-made for aspiring entrepreneurs, offering engaging workshops to refine your business acumen. Craft your groundbreaking ideas into comprehensive plans and pitch them to our discerning panel for a chance to win a share of $15,000+ in prizes!
It's more than a contest; it's a transformative journey fostering innovation and nurturing the spirit of enterprise in Sarnia-Lambton. Don't miss this chance to turn your dreams into successful ventures.
Stay tuned for the application launch on March 1st! Visit slbdc.com today to learn more. This project is funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

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Whether you are looking to elevate your professional skills, stay abreast of the latest trends, make valuable connections, or simply expand your knowledge, these events are tailored for you. Be part of our 2024 Lunch & Learn Series, generously sponsored by Mainstreet Credit Union, designed to empower your business for growth and success.

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There is still become a part of the Chamber's Small Business Master mind! Connect with a community of like-minded individuals to collaboratively devise strategic and tactical solutions for achieving success. Reach out to us now to get started. The upcoming session is scheduled for Friday, February 2nd, from 12 pm to 1 pm.

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Charmaine Crooks stands as a trailblazer in both the sports and business realms. As a five-time Olympian and Olympic silver medalist in athletics, she has not only inspired generations of athletes but has also become a symbol of determination and excellence. Beyond the track, Crooks has made significant contributions to the corporate sphere, holding leadership positions in various organizations and serving as a prominent advocate for diversity and inclusion. Recently appointed as the President of Soccer Canada, Crooks continues to break barriers and drive positive change.
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Embark on an empowering journey with Joyce Paron and the Exit team! Unlock valuable insights into manifestation, goal setting, and personal empowerment to transform your dreams into tangible achievements. Ready to take the next step?

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Spice up the Blue Water Bridge experience!  The Federal Bridge Corporation is on the hunt for some culinary magic in Point Edward!  Accepting proposals for Food Services Operations until February 20 at 3pm. For all the delectable details, reach out to ksomers@federalbridge.ca. Let's bring some flavor to the border!

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