Rural Entrepreneurs Advancing Prosperity in Ontario, or REAPontario has launched a survey of immigrant entrepreneurs in the agri-food sector. Deadline to participate is July 31, 2014.
The survey will help identify services and supports in various communities that could be useful to immigrants who own or work in rural and urban agri-food businesses across the province. The survey results will be used to compile resource documents such as “Guides to Services” for various communities.
REAPontario hopes communities will see the benefits of promoting the various programs and services offered. The survey results will help REAPontario document the service landscape and improve the market for immigrant entrepreneurs looking to establish profitable ventures in Ontario’s rural communities.
Rural Entrepreneurs Advancing Prosperity in Ontario, or REAPontario, is a research project on the contributions of immigrant entrepreneurs to Ontario’s rural and urban economic development. It is co-funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ontario Ministry of Rural Affairs. REAPontario is administered by Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin in partnership with the other planning boards that make up Workforce Planning Ontario. For more information about REAPontario, please visit the project website at: www.reapontario.ca