The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for FedDev Ontario, was the Keynote Speaker at the Economic Club of Canada on June 17, 2010, at the Sutton Place Hotel in Toronto.  Executive Director Diana Jedig and President Judy Nafziger attended.  In his speech, Minister Goodyear outlined the Southern Ontario Advantage.  “FedDev Ontario has approximately $700 million still available to invest in skills and training, innovation and research, productivity and business development.  In the near future, our Agency will begin to launch targeted and strategic new initiatives to support our goals,” Mr. Goodyear said.  The OACFDC took the opportunity to provide Mr. Goodyear with a copy of the Conference Board of Canada Impact Study.  Also attending the event were representatives from the Eastern Ontario CFDC Network:  Andrew Wallen, Dan Stanford and Brad Whelan.

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