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APPOINTEMENT OF MARTIN LACELLE AS DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AT RDÉE ONTARIO

Ottawa, April 11, 2017- RDÉE Ontario is very pleased to announce the appointment of its new Director of Economic Development, Martin Lacelle, who assumes his new duties at the head office in Ottawa.

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RDÉE ONTARIO RÉAGIT AU LIVRE BLANC DE L'IMMIGRATION DE L'AFO 

Ottawa, le 24 mars 2017- Suite à la sortie du Livre blanc de l’AFO, la présidente de RDÉE Ontario, Nathalie Grenier a fait la déclaration suivante :
‘’Concernant les services pré-départ qui ont été lancés en Ontario depuis deux ans, nous enregistrons un réel succès et nous nous étonnons que l’AFO en fasse mention comme un programme dont il faille faciliter la prestation. Enfin, pour ce qui est de l’accès à l’emploi et l’intégration économique, RDÉE Ontario et d’autres organismes  offrent déjà des services qui sont performants dans ces domaines.
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LA ROUTE CHAMPLAIN - PIERRE ANGULAIRE DU CIRCUIT TOURISTIQUE FRANCOPHONE CANADIEN!
Ottawa, le 20 mars 2017-  À l’annonce qui a été faite par la  ministre du Patrimoine canadien, Mélanie Joly sur le Corridor patrimonial, culturel et touristique francophone national, la Présidente de RDÉE Ontario, Nathalie Grenier a fait la déclaration suivante:

‘’ Pour RDÉE Ontario, l'annonce du Corridor est une excellente nouvelle ! Nous sommes mandatés par le Gouvernement de l'Ontario pour développer la Route Champlain et elle sera une des pièces maîtresses du prochain Corridor de RDÉE Canada
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L’ONTARIO OBTIENT LE STATUT DE MEMBRE OBSERVATEUR À L’OIF
Ottawa, le 28 novembre 2016- À l’annonce de l’entrée officielle de l’Ontario à l’OIF, la présidente de RDÉE Ontario a fait la déclaration suivante.
 « Nous félicitons la province de l’Ontario, c’est une avancée significative  et un moment historique pour la francophonie, 
nous allons partager notre identité et culture francophones avec plus de 200 millions d’hommes et femmes ayant en commun le français 
et nous enrichir mutuellement. RDÉE Ontario se félicite du potentiel économique que représente l’OIF, c’est une ouverture à l’international 
qui va offrir de nombreuses opportunités pour les milieux d’affaires bilingues et francophones de l’Ontario.» 

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RDÉE ONTARIO: CONFIDENT THAT ONTARIO BECOMES THE 24TH OBERVER MEMBER OF THE IOF!

 

Ottawa, November 17, 2016 - “Our province has everything it takes to become the 24th observer member of the International Organisation of La Francophonie  (IOF). RDÉE Ontario wishes the best of luck to the Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs, Marie-France Lalonde, who will attend the 16th Francophonie Summit in Madagascar on November 26 and 27, 2016, to officially submit Ontario’s application. 


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FRANCOPHONE IMMIGRATION – ECONOMIC INTEGRATION 
THE SUCCESS OF PRE-START SERVICES!

 
 
Toronto, November 2, 2016: This evening in Toronto, RDÉE Ontario and RDÉE Canada, together with the Honourable Marie-France Lalonde, Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs, and numerous employers, newcomers who received the pre-departure services, and partners, celebrated the success of Pre-Start. 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO FRANCO-ONTARIAN EXCELLENCE!
 
Edmonton, October 22, 2016- The excellence of Francophone SMEs was today recognized and celebrated at the Rendez-vous d’affaires of the Conseil de Développement Économique de l’Alberta (CDEA) and the 7thedition of the pan-Canadian edition of the Lauriers des PME organized by RDÉE Canada, attended by xxx people.  

RDÉE Ontario is particularly pleased and proud to announce that two Ontario businesses were among the six winners:
  • LECOURS  MOTOR SALES – LMS Rail Services, of HEARST in the “retail” category
  • and
  • LEISURE FARMS, of STURGEON FALLS, in the “processing” category.
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RDÉE ONTARIO 2016  “An Entrepreneurial Vision”

Ottawa, June 21, 2016 Today RDÉE Ontario will be holding its 16th Annual General Meeting, and will officially launch its new corporate identity during a cocktail reception event, which will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Shenkman Arts Centre.
 
“For RDÉE Ontario, 2016 will be remembered as a year of renewal,” says RDÉE Ontario's President, Nathalie Grenier.
 “Today we are inaugurating a modern, revitalized and dynamic corporate identity, with the slogan ‘Innovation and Performance”, which clearly conveys our objectives. As well, the theme for the 16th Annual General Meeting is “An Entrepreneurial Vision”, which truly captures the spirit of the strategic planning that we have recently undertaken.
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A New International Mobility Program
RDÉE ONTARIO CONGRATULATES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Ottawa, March 17, 2016 – Following the announcement made today by John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the President of RDÉE Ontario, Nathalie Grenier, issued the following statement:

“This new program, which will be launched on June 1st, is a significant step forward, particularly for the employers we deal with daily through our economic immigration program, ''La Bonne affaire''. Under the Francophone Mobility chapter, the elimination of the labour market impact assessment process simplifies the administrative process. This will allow employers to speed up the arrival of qualified Francophone workers to respond adequately to their needs.”
 
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FRANCOPHONE SIGNIFICANT BENEFIT – STATEMENT FROM RDÉE ONTARIO
RDÉE Ontario satisfied with the Federal Government’s political approach 

Ottawa, March 7, 2016- At the announcement made on Friday in Toronto by Immigration minister, John McCallum, on the current discussion at the federal level to bring back the “Francophone Significant Benefit” federal program, the President of RDÉE Ontario, Mrs Nathalie Grenier made the following statement:
“RDÉE Ontario is particularly pleased with this announcement and remains confident that the Federal Government will make the right decision concerning the restoration of this program.”
 
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LAUNCH OF THETIS INTERNATIONAL
Toronto, February 29, 2016 – RDÉE Ontario and RDÉE Canada are very happy to announce the official launch of Thetis International, an online career tool that matches bilingual and francophone candidates with potential employers. This initiative was made possible thanks to an OTF grant of $217,500, divided over two years, awarded in 2014.

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WELCOMING SYRIAN REFUGEES - RDÉE ONTARIO SIGNS A COLLABORATIVE AGREEMENT WITH FRANCOPHONE ORGANISATIONS

Ottawa, December 9, 2015 – As co-signatory of the collaborative statement of Francophone organizations in Ontario concerning the arrival of Syrian refugees, RDÉE Ontario expressed its opinion on this initiative launched by the Toronto organization, La Passerelle-I.D.É.
 
Mrs. Nathalie Grenier, President of RDÉE Ontario, stated: “RDÉE is extremely proud to be one of the co-signatories of this statement. With the arrival of 10,000 refugees in our province, beyond solidarity and the humanitarian symbolism expressed by this gesture, this position statement from various Franco-Ontarian signatories was essential to clearly demonstrate our determination and the need for urgent action to ensure a warm and worthy welcome to the Syrian refugees in Ontario.“
 
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APPOINTMENT OF MR. PIERRE TESSIER AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF RDÉE ONTARIO

Ottawa, December 7, 2015- RDÉE Ontario’s Board of Director is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Pierre Tessier as permanent Executive Director. Since September, Mr. Tessier served as interim Executive Director. 
Mrs. Nathalie Grenier, President de RDÉE Ontario, states: “This appointment is excellent news for RDÉE Ontario. I am extremely proud that Mr. Tessier will continue in office. On behalf of the members of the Board of Directors, I would like to offer him our warmest congratulations and assure him of our fullest cooperation.”
 
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STATEMENT FROM RDÉE ONTARIO – TRUDEAU CABINET

Ottawa, November 4, 2015 – The President of RDÉE Ontario, Mrs. Nathalie Grenier, made the following statement on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet appointments:
 
“RDÉE Ontario sends its sincere congratulations to the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister, and expresses particular satisfaction with the nominations that were recently announced in Trudeau’s Cabinet.”
 
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NEW CHAIR AND RENEWED BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT RDÉE ONTARIO! 

Ottawa, September 30, 2015. At its Annual General Meeting, in North Bay, RDÉE Ontario elected a new Chair and three new Directors to its Board of Directors.

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RDÉE ONTARIO'S AGM 2015 

North Bay, September 24, 2015. Today, during the AFMO conference, RDÉE Ontario presented a Day of SMEs – 2015 SME Strategies “Bilinguism’s strength in Ontario’s economic ecosystem,” and holds its 15th Annual General Meeting.

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Federal Elections - RDÉE Ontario puts forward its concerns
Ottawa, September 17, 2015. The President of RDÉE Ontario, Denis Laframboise, issued the following statement.
 
“With the federal election a month away, RDÉE Ontario as provincial spokesman in economic development and employability for Ontario has communicated with the leaders of three major parties”.

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Appointment of Mr. Pierre Tessier as Interim Executive Director of RDÉE Ontario
Ottawa, September 15, 2015. RDÉE Ontario’s Board of Directors announces the appointment of Mr. Pierre Tessier as Interim Executive Director. Mr. Tessier will assume this position starting today, until a new executive director enters into the role.

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Departure of RDÉE Ontario’s Executive Director, Mr. Daniel SIGOUIN
Ottawa, August 31, 2015. The Board of Directors announces the departure of Monsieur Daniel Sigouin from his position as Executive Director of RDÉE Ontario. Mr. Sigouin held this position since June 2012.
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The Francophone Agri-Food Network of Ontario receives funding from the federal government
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Employees of RDÉE Ontario recognized for their great contribution to Franco-Ontarian communities
 Ottawa, June 25, 2015.  During a recognition evening organized as part of the symposium on Canadian and international Francophone economic communities (colloque sur la Francophonie économique canadienne et mondiale) held by RDÉE Canada on June 19 of last year in Winnipeg, three employees of RDÉE Ontario were recognized for their important contributions to the Network and to Francophone communities in Ontario.
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Réseau M signs its first partnership agreement in Toronto

Toronto, June 4, 2015 – Réseau M, a mentorship service for entrepreneurs of RDÉE Ontario, signed its first partnership agreement on April 1st of this year with the organization OASIS Centre des femmes, based in Toronto, in order to offer them support in creating a mentorship cell for licensed women entrepreneurs.




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Young postsecondary graduates charmed by our rural areas 


Alexandria (Ontario)
 May 25, 2015
 – During the 5th exploratory visit organized by Make Way for Youth, held on May 22, 23 and 24, 2015, nine young postsecondary graduates had the opportunity to discover the many advantages of our rural areas by visiting the Prescott-Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SDG), and Cornwall regions.
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Young postsecondary graduates will explore our rural areas to discover the many advantages of settling there
Alexandria (Ontario)

May 14, 2015
 – During the 5th exploratory visit organized by Make Way for Youth, ten young postsecondary graduates will have the opportunity to discover the many advantages of our rural areas by visiting the Prescott-Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SDG), and Cornwall regions on May 22, 23 and 24, 2015.
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Signing of an agreement between Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité de l’Ontario and Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario
Toronto, April 30, 2015 – Le Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité de l’Ontario (RDÉE Ontario) has officially signed a collaboration protocol with the Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario (CCO) in Toronto, on April 30th.

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Major business matchmaking event coming to Greater Sudbury
Greater Sudbury, Ontario (April 7, 2015) – This fall, firms from the region will have a unique opportunity to stimulate their own growth by partnering with firms from around the globe. From Nov. 11th to 13th, Greater Sudbury is hosting Naturallia 2015, a major business‐to‐business matchmaking forum, event organizers announced today. Akin to “speed‐dating” for businesses, it’s expected to bring together around 200 owners and executives from across Northern Ontario, Canada, and the world.
 
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Francophone entrepreneurs receiving recognition as part of Black History Month
Ottawa, February 27, 2015 – The Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité de l’Ontario (RDÉE Ontario), through its program La Bonne affaire and in partnership with La Cité, acknowledged the accomplishments and contributions of four black entrepreneurs in the community for the third consecutive year during the “Réinvente-toi durant le Mois de l’histoire des Noirs” conference, which was held at La Cité, on February 27, 2015.
 
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