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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Ramona Holm, CPA Professional Corportion

Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:00pm - 12:00pm
Location: 7351 Hwy 26 Stayner, ON Our Office

Lunch and Learn with Ramona Holm, CDFA, CDFS, CPA, CGA

September 28, 2017 – Should you incorporate? Benefits and Pitfalls Where: 7351 Hwy 26 Stayner, ON L0M 1S0 Time: Noon to 1:30 pm Cost: $7.00 Lunch and drinks provided RSVP by September 8th email or call 705-428-2171 Limited seating



Contact: Laura Risk
Phone: 705-428-2171

Minimum Wage Changes and other Employment Standard Changes

Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Location: Royal Canadian Legion Br #63

Did you know?

The Ontario government is in the process of overhauling the Employment Standards and Labour Relations Acts. If you have employees, this will likely have an impact on your business, and in some cases a significant impact. These changes will be in effect in 2017 for the most part, including but not limited to the drastic increase in the minimum wage, equal pay for part-time and casual staff, new scheduling requirements, paid emergency leave even for all employees regardless of the size of the company, increased vacation time and pay, new and otherwise extended Leaves of Absence, and significant changes to the use of temporary help agencies. Improper characterization of an “independent contractor” will become subject to enforcement. In addition to all of this the Ministry of Labour is hiring 175 new Inspectors which may lead to higher risks of complaints, audits, fines and orders. These amendments will also make it easier for unions to organize workplaces and in some cases the new Employment Standards will override current collective agreement provisions you have already negotiated with your union.

The Collingwood Chamber of Commerce
will be hosting an information session on
Thurs. Sept 28th from 1pm to 2:15 pm
at the Royal Canadian Legion Br #63
Cost is $10 
To reserve your spot please call
Trish Irwin at the Chamber 705-445-0221
or email

Join Stephen Goodwin, a partner at Hicks Morley, Canada’s leading employer side Labour and Employment Law firm for an overview of the changes and how to manage the impact on your business.

Contact: Trish Irwin
Phone: 705-445-0221

PowerUp Your Business Mentoring Program Information Session

Thursday, September 28, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: 60 Hurontario Street, Collingwood (above Duncan’s Café)

Does Your Business Have a Mentor?

Businesses That Have Mentors Double Their Survival Rates

Having a business mentor, is an opportunity to benefit from the experience of seasoned business professionals to overcome challenges, grow your business, improve your knowledge base, and achieve business success. While more than half of all businesses fold within the first 5 years, a survey by The UPS Store shows that 70 percent of those with mentors survive. And that as little as three hours of mentoring can help small businesses earn more and grow faster.

Find out more about the PowerUp Your Business Mentoring Program at

Plan to attend the:

PowerUp Your Business Mentoring Program Information Session Thursday September 28, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm The Creative Space 60 Hurontario Street, Collingwood (above Duncan’s Café)

Register Now! or 705-445-8410 | 1-877-876-7908


Contact: Maryann Almas
Phone: 705-445-8410

Collingwood Public Library-Becoming A World Sailor

Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste Marie St

Want to take time off and sail around the world? World explorer Janet Peters tells you what it's like at the Collingwood Public Library on Thursday, September 28 at 7pm, part of a new series called "Travelers' Tales." This talk is free, but register at 705-445-1571.


Contact: Dorothy Gebert
Phone: 705-445-1571 ext 6241


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