MFG Day 2018

Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) is being held on October 5, 2018 across the Waterloo Wellington and Dufferin area. We currently have the potential to run 25 tour buses across the region for both students and job-seekers. We currently have 25 manufacturers signed up to provide 1-1.5 hour tours but we are still reaching out to [...]

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Conestoga College Blog: First group of participants graduate from Connect2Skills job training pilot program

by Galen Simmons, Stratford Beacon Herald When Collin Lefebvre first moved to Perth County from Chatham in July, he had to accept the first job he was offered just to be able to make ends meet. As a janitor for Union Gas, Lefebvre was living from paycheque to paycheque, barely able to make rent each month. [...]

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Sustainable WR Expert Blog: Funding Your Sustainability Initiatives

For organizations interested in decreasing their environmental impact, there are a variety of funding and support opportunities available. Please join us on November 14th, 2017 to hear from experts at local hydro and natural gas providers about funding incentives and the support that is available, with a short workshop to help organizations overcome barriers that [...]

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Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro Expert Blog: Commercial Services

Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro delivers more than just your electricity bill. Our team of energy experts are dedicated to helping businesses like yours find ways to reduce their electricity costs, stay competitive and take advantage of energy-efficiency programs. Learn more about what other businesses in your industry have done to stay competitive or explore different technologies that are [...]

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Sustainable WR Expert Blog: Business [Un]Usual

by Tova Davidson Over the past three and a half years or so, I have been lucky enough to attend a number of conferences focusing on organizational sustainability. These have included sectors such as municipalities, academia, for profit entities and a combination of all of these. And I always leave with new ideas, enhanced enthusiasm [...]

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SRG Expert Blog: Dare to be Brave

by Jackie Beynen, SRG Have you ever been in a meeting or out with associates and held back on a thought or idea you had? Were you scared of being wrong or laughed at? I used to be like that, but then I decided I would dare to be brave. I would speak up and be [...]

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CI Consortium Events – Fall 2017

We have an excellent schedule of events for the HPS Consortiums this fall. Please contact Scott Smith - for further information! Shared Consortium Events August 16 – Lean Board of Directors Workshop – St. Mary’s General Hospital August 23 – Lean Safety SIG – Precision Resource – Cambridge August 24 – 5S Auditor Exchange – Stackpole [...]

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Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro Expert Blog: Sustainability Partnerships

In addition to our suite of conservation programs, we are also community partners on a wide range of sustainability initiatives. We recently became an observing member of Sustainable Waterloo Region’s Regional Sustainability Initiative . This partnership allows us to tap into a larger community of leading organizations across Waterloo Region that are committed to improving their overall [...]

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Sustainable WR Expert Blog: Our Progress, Our Path Event Recap

On June 22, 2017, ClimateActionWR invited members of the community to hear about the progress made so far on reducing Waterloo Region’s carbon footprint. Supplemented by the progress report, the presentation highlighted the sectors in which there were reductions being seen, as well as sectors that needed improving. In 2013, the three cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and [...]

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The Industrial Progress of Kitchener

Check out this video on manufacturing in Kitchener in the 1950’s.  While the video focuses on Kitchener industries in particular, it is clear that the Waterloo Region has a history of punching above its weight, and has always had a prominent national reputation as a centre of industry and progress.  Kitchener was in fact known [...]

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