MAY 2012     
Volume 4, Issue 5

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DEPC colour logoDurham Economic Prosperity Conference 2012
November 9, 2012 - Mark Your Calendar!
Plans are underway for the fourth Durham Economic Prosperity Conference (DEPC) to be held Friday, November 9, 2012 at the Ajax Convention Centre. The Conference theme will be "Durham Region and the GTA in the Global Marketplace".

Participation in the Durham Economic Prosperity Conference is offered exclusively to senior-level leaders by invitation only.


If you would like to be on the invitation list, or for more information on sponsorship, contact JoAnne at the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce at (905) 728-1683 or email Please include your name, company name and contact information.  


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Lakeridge Health Fundraising For A New CT Scanner
Kevin Empey
Kevin Empey, President & CEO of Lakeridge Health

Lakeridge Health is adding a new low-dose, high-definition CT scanner to its fleet of diagnostic imaging equipment. The machine is being purchased with money raised by the Oshawa

Hospital Foundation and will be installed at Lakeridge Health Oshawa this summer.

"This is the best technology available and it will be right here at Lakeridge Health to help families across Durham Region," says Kevin Empey, President and CEO of Lakeridge Health.

CT scanners are an important diagnostic tool used to check for conditions ranging from strokes and kidney stones to cancer and broken bones. "We worked with our doctors to choose a machine that will produce extremely sharp, clear images using only half the radiation dose you would get from an older machine," says Empey. Approximately 27,000 people received CT scans at Lakeridge Health last year.

Since it began measuring in 2004, Lakeridge Health has reduced the wait time for CT scans by 80 percent. When the new machine is up and running in September, it is expected to help cut wait times even further.

Chamber Network Poised To Help Ontario Emerge Stronger
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce's long-term economic vision for the province, Emerging Stronger: A Transformative Agenda for Ontario, was adopted by the Chamber Network at the 100th Annual General Meeting as 'its collective ambition'.

The goal now is for communities across Ontario to embrace this long term vision. The OCC looks to its members, as leaders in their communities, to implement this economic vision and capitalize on opportunities to take regional action on the following five priorities:
*    Fostering a culture of innovation in order to become a productivity leader;
*    Building a 21st century workforce;
*    Restoring fiscal balance;
*    Taking advantage of new opportunities in the global economy;
*    Identifying, championing and investing in our competitive advantages.

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OPG Takes Another Step Toward Site Preparation at Darlington
OPG logoThe Federal Government has responded to the recommendations of the Joint Review Panel and approved the Darlington New Nuclear Project Environmental Assessment (EA).

"OPG is pleased with the Federal Government's decision," said Albert Sweetnam, OPG's Executive Vice President, Nuclear Projects. "We were confident in the conclusions of our extensive studies, however independent review and confirmation provides added assurance that the project will not result in any significant adverse environmental effects, given mitigation."

OPG now awaits a decision by the Joint Review Panel, as a panel of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, on the next key milestone: the issuance of the site preparation license. The site preparation license is the first of three licenses required to build and operate a new nuclear facility in Canada.

In 2009, OPG submitted the Environmental Impact Statement and supporting technical documents in support of the project, along with an updated application for a "license to prepare site." A federally appointed Joint Review Panel undertook an extensive review involving federal, provincial and municipal agencies, independent technical experts, and held 17 days of public hearings before recommending to the Federal Government they accept the EA.

For more information, please visit the Darlington New Nuclear Project website or contact Davinder Valeri at (416) 592-6160.
Funding Opportunities For Equipment Acquisition
Whether your firm is seeking to improve its productivity through the purchase of new machinery or to take your innovation to the next level by acquiring specialized technology, there are a variety of public funding solutions to support your objectives.
Many business owners hesitate to purchase new equipment due to high price tags, but owning or leasing the right technology can help your company gain the edge it needs to weather a challenging economic climate. Public funding can help offset some of the costs of equipment purchases and encourage you to go forward with plans to improve your innovation output.

For funding opportunities, visit to Find It, Apply for It, Score It and Advance It.
CME Launches 2nd Round Of Workshops For SMART Prosperity Now Program
Manufacturers in Southern Ontario are taking note of a new way to access public funding to support their productivity and export objectives: the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters' (CME) SMART Prosperity Now program.

The $18.9-million program is funded by the federal government's FedDev Ontario agency, but administered through CME, Canada's largest industry and trade association representing all sectors of manufacturing and exporting activity across the country.

"We all agreed there was a need to support manufacturing and to deal with productivity issues," Ian Howcroft, Vice President, CME Ontario, said in an interview with The Funding Portal.CME Logo

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In This Issue
Durham Economic Prosperity Conference
New CT Scanner
Ontario Chamber Report
OPG Takes Another Step
Funding Opportunities
SMART Prosperity Now Program
Petley Hare Insurance Brokers


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UOIT MDC - Critical Thinking for Business Leaders Workshop
Wed. May, 30/12

BPW Durham Dinner & AGM
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SMART Community Forums
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Sat. Jun, 30/12

Annual EmployABILITY Awards Gala
Thu. Jun, 7/12

20th Annual Hardiman Mount & Associates Charity Golf Tournament
Tue. Jun, 12/12

World Elder Abuse Day Rally
Fri. Jun, 15/12

The Changing Face of Retirement - Seminar
Tue. Jun, 19/12

An Evening with the Deputy Ministers
Thu. Jun, 21/12

Oshawa Generals Celebrity Golf Classic
Mon. Aug, 13/12

Frontenac Youth Services 7th Annual Best Ball Golf Tournament
Wed. Aug, 22/12

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