The Township of Wellington North is associated with a number of Economic Development organizations and associations which can help to support you and your business.
The mission of the Chamber of Commerce is to promote and improve trade and commerce and the civic, commercial and industrial progress of the district served by the organization. The Chamber is open to membership from any individual, business or civic group wishing to promote and improve our region. The membership is global with representatives from all walks of life. The executive is made up of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, four directors at large plus standing committee chairpersons for Membership and Insurance. As a larger group with representation from every corner of the town, we are working closely with local government and other organizations to ensure the voice of local business is heard and plays a role in the future direction of our community.
The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) is a unique not-for-profit consortium of manufacturers, incorporated to facilitate each member's development, both individually and collectively, towards improving their competitiveness as a strong community infrastructure of world-class business.
The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) has initiated a new program to address existing and emerging water management issues for the watershed. The plan will focus on securing water supply for future growth, preserving and improving water quality, and flood damage reduction. It will include local objectives for Centre Wellington.
The Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership (GWLIP) was established in 2009 as one of 35 LIPs across Ontario funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). The City of Guelph became the home of the GWLIP and continues to host the project and its staffers.The GWLIP is steered by a leadership council whose members represent organizations that provide settlement, health care, and social services; sectors such as government, education and business; and community organizations such as ethno-cultural, faith, and youth groups. Newcomers, immigrants, and community members interested in immigration issues are also welcome
Tourism Region 4 encompasses Huron County, Perth County, Waterloo Region and Wellington County. RT0 4 was incorporated in October 2010 pursuant to the Ontario Ministry of Toursim’s request to create an organization that will coordinate the diverse interests of the tourism industry to build and support a competitive tourism region through marketing and destination management.
A catalyst for dialogue, collaboration and action on issues facing rural Ontario and delivers leadership training and development to ensure that rural contributes to a healthy vibrant Ontario.
The Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and Wellington-Waterloo Community Futures Development Corporation (WWCFDC) are federally supported not-for-profit Community Futures Development Corporation, governed by volunteers in partnership with Industry Canada. The services provided by the SEDC exist to promote economic growth and community development of Grey County as well as the Township of Wellington North and Town of Minto in Wellington County. The services provided by the WWCFDC exist to promote economic growth and community development of the Region of Waterloo and the County of Wellington. Both organizations focuses on job creation through community strategic planning and by providing funding and advisory services to area businesses. Economic development support, business consulting and business loans are available to all businesses and residents of rural areas of the County of Wellington and the Region of Waterloo and Grey County.
No cost services for Employers:
- Access to job boards in two high traffic buildings
- Pre-screened candidates based on your specific qualifications
- Efficient and time-sensitive staff, specializing in human resources
- Assistance creating job postings
- Positions will be distributed and posted until expiry date
- Job fairs conducted on site
No cost services for Job Seekers:
- Access to our job bank
- Use of public telephones and message service, faxing, printing, photocopying and computers with internet service
- Local community listings and daily newspapers
- Employment focused workshops, local education and training information, with one-on-one job search support
- Job fairs conducted on site
- Assistance with creation of employment related documents such as resumes and cover letters
For more information, please contact:
Mark Granger (Employment Specialist)
(Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm)
138 Wyndam Street North
Guelph, ON N1H 4E8
321 St. Andrew Street West
Fergus, ON N1M 1P1
The Wellington County Learning Centre located in Arthur provides residents of the County with a vital learning service and with information about literacy issues. Our varied programs and services are key community resources which allow anyone the opportunity to maximize their ability to learn.
Here are some opportunities within the Township of Wellington North and Wellington County that will provide you with the ability to meet with other local business people to build enduring, mutually beneficial relationships and to learn about resources to help to grow and market your business:
Northern Wellington Young Professionals is a not-for-profit group made up of business owners, business managers, young executives or community leaders between the ages of 20-40 years within Northern Wellington County. We provide networking events in casual environments as well as participate in larger community events.
Taste Real is a partnership driven initiative to promote local food and authentic farm, food and drink experiences in Guelph and Wellington County. The initiative works with over 120 partners including farms, farmers' markets, restaurants, caterers, retailers, distributors, municipalities, as well as food and agricultural organizations to grow local food connections and opportunities in the region.
The goal of the “Women of Wellington-Saugeen Area” is to support and encourage women in business through education, encouragement, ideas and networking. Nine events and seminars are planned to take place each year and will rotate between Harriston and Mount Forest.