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Growing entrepreneurship in Guelph Wellington

June 5, 2014

On May 21, sixteen representatives from employment and business support organizations in Guelph and Wellington gathered in the sunny dining room at Van Gali’s cafe in Fergus for an energizing GWLIP event about immigrant entrepreneurship in Ontario.

They were treated to a talk by Dr. Sarah Wayland, an outstanding Canadian researcher and long-time advocate for immigrant entrepreneurship. She spoke about what challenges and opportunities immigrants experience as they start and grow businesses in South Western Ontario, and about what other communities are doing to support them.

Committee members also presented recommendations for actions that could help local employment and business support organizations to reach immigrants who are thinking of starting their own businesses or who are already in business. The team’s next steps will include individual follow ups with support organizations to talk about how one or more of the recommendations could enhance their offerings and help them to reach more clients.

Watch this post over the next week or two for some compelling materials that were presented during this event.

Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership

Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership