November 25, 2021
Holiday Shopping – Support Local
When looking for unique, memorable gifts for your family and friends this Holiday Season, why not buy local?
When you buy local, you support your neighbours, the local business community and fellow islanders. You also receive personalized service, help protect the environment and keep your money in your community.
PEI Climate Change Fund – Next Deadline December 17th
The PEI Climate Change Fund helps Islanders take action to fight climate change. To date, the Climate Challenge (CC) Fund has supported initiatives by 29 different organizations. Funded projects include reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, planting trees to sequester carbon, and helping homeowners adapt to increased flood risk.
Eligible applicants to the CC Fund include: First Nations, municipalities, businesses, academic institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. Applicants may receive a maximum of $100,000 per year. For details and to apply Check HERE.
New Apprenticeship Program to support Agricultural Sector
Starting January 2022, Holland College will deliver the Truck and Transport, Heavy Duty Equipment and Agricultural Equipment Technical Training Program. The program will be based at the Queens Country Highway Depot and will include onsite visits to industry shops across Prince Edward Island. Government will fund the tuition for all participants in the program. Read more HERE – and find the link to the Apprenticeship Program.
Business Start Up Training & More
Rural Action Centres offer ongoing business training workshops, First Aid, HR workshops and a variety of in-person and online sessions to help businesses and nonprofits succeed. Check out our Training & Events calendar and sign up today!
Client Success Story: Kevin Porter, Community Inclusions
Kevin Porter loves working with people and helping them reach their goals. As Executive Director of Community Inclusions, a nonprofit in Western PEI, he has visited the Alberton Rural Action Centre many times to seek support for his organization.
“Rural Action Centre is a great asset for small businesses, non-profits, community organizations and private citizens in the region,” says Kevin. “Be it through loans, helping navigate government programs, services and various training offered there.”
Contact the Client Information Officer in your local centre if we can be of assistance.
Emma Gamble, Montague | [email protected] | 902-838-4030
Barb MacDonald, Alberton | [email protected] | 902-853-3616
Josée Ouellette, Wellington | [email protected] | 902-854-3439
Rural Action Centres | Toll free | 1-855-297-9898