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Regional partners host second annual forum for manufacturing sector partnershttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/manufacturing-sector-partners-2017-11-17.aspx11/17/2017 7:36:02 PMRegional partners host second annual forum for manufacturing sector partners<p>​</p><p><strong>Midhurst/November 17, 2017 – </strong>County of Simcoe's Economic Development Office, in partnership with the City of Barrie, the City of Orillia, Georgian College, and Lakehead University, is hosting the 2017 Simcoe County Manufacturers' Forum on November 30, 2017 at Horseshoe Valley Resort. </p><p>The forum is designed for those working for or operating businesses in the manufacturing sector. Topics will address and respond directly to input received from representatives of the manufacturing sector who have identified key areas of interest and opportunity for growth and improvement. Discussion and presentation areas for the November 30<sup>th</sup> event will include labour market, innovation and funding supports, as well as provide opportunities to increase business-to-business interactions.</p><p><strong>Keynote Speaker: Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act, Bill 148</strong><strong> – </strong><strong>What do these changes mean for business?</strong><br> Brian Wasyliw from <a href="http://www.sherrardkuzz.com/bios/bwasyliw.pdf">Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Employment & Labour Lawyers</a><br><a href="http://www.sherrardkuzz.com/bios/bwasyliw.pdf"> </a>Sherrard Kuzz LLP is one of Canada's leading employment and labour law firms exclusively representing the interests of management. Recognized nationally and internationally, their team is consistently named among Canada's Top 10 Employment and Labour Boutiques.</p><p><strong>Breakout Sessions:</strong></p><ol><li><strong>Wage Subsidies and Labour Programs</strong> – Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development</li><li><strong>Hiring International Talent</strong> – County of Simcoe Local Immigration Partnership, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Skilled Trades & Nominee Program and Federal Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Express Entry Program</li><li><strong>Innovation and Workforce Funding</strong> – National Research Council-Industrial Research Assistance Program</li></ol><p> </p><p>Registration is free of charge, however space is limited. For more information, to review the agenda or to register, visit: <a href="https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2nd-annual-simcoe-county-manufacturers-forum-tickets-39056017600">https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2nd-annual-simcoe-county-manufacturers-forum-tickets-39056017600</a></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:10%;height:39px;"><strong>EVENT:</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:50%;height:39px;"><strong>2017 Simcoe County Manufacturers' Forum</strong></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:10%;"><strong>Where</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0"><p>Horseshoe Resort, Alpine Room<br>1101 Horseshoe Valley Road<br> Oro-Medonte, Ontario</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:10%;"><strong>When</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0"><p>Thursday, November 30, 2017<br>Registration: 8:30 a.m.<br>Presentations: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.</p><p>To register, visit <a href="https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2nd-annual-simcoe-county-manufacturers-forum-tickets-39056017600">https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2nd-annual-simcoe-county-manufacturers-forum-tickets-39056017600</a> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at <strong>simcoe.ca</strong>.</p><p style="text-align:center;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><strong>- 30 -</strong></p><p style="font:16px/32.85px "droid sans", sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><strong style="line-height:27.37px;">Contacts:</strong></p><span style="font:16px/32.85px "droid sans", sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><p style="font:16px/27.37px "droid sans", sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Allan Greenwood<br>Director, Corporate Communications<span class="Apple-converted-space"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br>705-726-9300 ext. 1230<br>705-794-9301 (mobile)<span class="Apple-converted-space"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br><a style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca</a></p><p>Collin Matanowitsch<br>Communications Co-ordinator<br>705-726-9300 ext. 1430<br>705-734-8386 (mobile)<br><a style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a></p><p> </p></span><p> </p>
County Long Term Care and Seniors Services Homes to host Volunteer Recruitment Fairshttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/county-ltcss-homes-to-host-volunteer-recruitment-fairs-17-11-13.aspx11/13/2017 4:55:05 PMCounty Long Term Care and Seniors Services Homes to host Volunteer Recruitment Fairs<p><strong>Midhurst/November 13, 2017 </strong>– The County of Simcoe is recruiting individuals to enhance and enrich the lives of clients in our long-term care homes and seniors programs through roles including visitation, meal assistance, special events, volunteer co-ordination, and much more.</p><p>As a member of our volunteer team, you will contribute to the care and socialization of our clients and play an intricate role in making a difference in someone's life.  </p><p>Volunteer initiatives enhance the lives of our clients by delivering many programs such as assisting at meal times, escorting residents to programs, friendly visiting, manicure and spa treatments, pet care and sharing knowledge about interests and current events.</p><p>The County of Simcoe provides seniors programs to its communities and operates four LTC homes and community programs across the region: Georgian Manor and Village in Penetanguishene; Simcoe Manor and Village in Beeton; Trillium Manor in Orillia; and Sunset Manor and Village in Collingwood. Volunteer recruitment fairs will be held at each location on the following dates:</p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-0" cellspacing="0" style="height:286px;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:50%;">​<strong>November 18, 2017</strong><p><em><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Simcoe Manor Front Lobby</span><br></em>5988 8<sup>th</sup> Line, <br>Beeton, Ontario<br>9 a.m. – 2 p.m. </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:50%;"><strong>​November 25, 2017</strong><p><em><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Georgian Manor Front Lobby</span><br></em>101 Thompsons Road, <br>Penetanguishene, Ontario<br>9 a.m. – 1 p.m. </p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0">​<em><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Trillium Manor Front Lobby</span><br></em>12 Grace Avenue, <br>Orillia, Ontario<br>9 a.m. to 2 p.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0">​<em><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Sunset Manor Front Lobby</span><br></em>49 Raglan Street, <br>Collingwood, Ontario<br>9 a.m. – 1 p.m. </td></tr></tbody></table><p>The County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents, in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at <strong>simcoe.ca</strong>. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>- 30 -</strong></p><p><strong>Contacts: </strong></p><p>Allan Greenwood<br> Director, Corporate Communications <br>705-726-9300 ext. 1230 <br>705-794-9301 (mobile)<br><a href="mailto:Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca">Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca</a> </p><p>Jennifer Straw <br>Communications Co-ordinator<br>705-726-9300 ext. 1036<br>705-790-5979 (mobile)<br><a href="mailto:Jennifer.Straw@simcoe.ca">Jennifer.Straw@simcoe.ca</a></p>
Paramedic Services launch 2017 Toy Drivehttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/2017-toy-drive-11-08-2017.aspx11/8/2017 2:43:44 PMParamedic Services launch 2017 Toy Drive<p><strong>Midhurst/ November 8, 2017 </strong>– County of Simcoe Paramedic Services celebrates the kick off the 15<sup>th</sup> annual Toy Drive on November 17, 2017. The Toy Drive benefits local children and families during the holiday season. Donations of new, unwrapped toys will be accepted at various locations and parades across Simcoe County until December 18, 2017.</p><p>During the last 14 years, the Toy Drive has collected 67,000 toys, 20,000 lbs of food, and approximately $126,000 in monetary and gift card donations for families across Simcoe County.</p><p>"We look forward to another successful Toy Drive as we make Christmas special for so many of the children and families in need in our communities," said Warden Gerry Marshall. "I can't thank our Paramedics enough for volunteering their time and organizing the Toy Drive for the past 14 years and of course our generous residents and businesses that continue to support this important community initiative."</p><p>All Toy Drive donations are distributed to local children and families in need by charitable organizations working in partnership with Simcoe County Paramedic Services. Residents are asked for their continued generosity and support in helping those most in need in our region.</p><p>Donations can be made at the County of Simcoe Administration Centre, 1110 Highway 26 in Midhurst between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and at all Simcoe County Paramedic stations, where outdoor drop boxes are now available (please do not leave monetary donations in drop boxes – only non-perishable food items and new, unwrapped toys).</p><p><strong>SIMCOE COUNTY PARAMEDIC STATIONS:</strong><br><strong> </strong><br><strong>Alliston -</strong> 6933 Industrial Parkway, Alliston</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>Angus -</strong> 1 Tree Top Street, Angus</li><li><strong>Barrie North -</strong> 667 Bayfield Street, Barrie</li><li><strong>Barrie Tiffin -</strong> 113 Tiffin Street, Barrie</li><li><strong>Beeton -</strong> 51 Main Street East, Beeton </li><li><strong>Bradford -</strong> 170 Artesian Industrial Parkway, Units 6 & 7, Bradford </li><li><strong>Coldwater -</strong> 1 Firehall Lane, Coldwater </li><li><strong>Collingwood –</strong> 49 Raglan St., Collingwood (Sunset Manor) </li><li><strong>Craighurst -</strong> 2298 Horseshoe Valley Road, Oro </li><li><strong>Elmvale -</strong> 7 Patterson Street, Elmvale </li><li><strong>Midland -</strong> 395 Cranston Crescent, Midland </li><li><strong>Orillia -</strong> 820 Memorial Avenue, Orillia / 68 West Street, Orillia effective Nov 17 </li><li><strong>Stayner -</strong> 6993 Highway 26, R.R. #2, Stayner</li><li><strong>Stroud -</strong> 2394 Victoria Street West, Stroud </li><li><strong>Wasaga Beach -</strong> 23 Oxbow Park Road, Wasaga Beach </li><li><strong>Washago -</strong> 401 Anchor Drive, Sever</li></ul><p>County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at <strong>simcoe.ca</strong>.  </p><p style="text-align:center;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;"><strong>- 30 -</strong></p><p style="font:16px/32.85px "droid sans", sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;"><strong style="line-height:27.37px;">Contacts:</strong></p><span style="font:16px/32.85px "droid sans", sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;"><p style="font:16px/27.37px "droid sans", sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Allan Greenwood<br>Director, Corporate Communications<span class="Apple-converted-space"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br>705-726-9300 ext. 1230<br>705-794-9301 (mobile)<span class="Apple-converted-space"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br><a href="mailto:Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca</a></p><p>Collin Matanowitsch<br>Communications Co-ordinator<br>705-726-9300 ext. 1430<br>705-734-8386 (mobile)<br><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a></p><p> </p></span><p> </p>
Learn how to Save-A-Lifehttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/Learn-how-to-Save-A-Life.aspx11/7/2017 2:17:26 PMLearn how to Save-A-Life<p><strong>Midhurst / November 7, 2017</strong> – County of Simcoe Paramedic Services, in partnership with Heart & Stroke, is hosting a free Save-A-Life Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation Heartsaver<sup>®</sup> training course on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the St. John's Presbyterian Church in Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ontario.</p><p>Those interested are asked to register in advance for the following session (space is limited):</p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:10%;"><p><strong>What</strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:25%;"><p><strong>Save-A-Life CPR Training</strong></p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:10%;"><p><strong>Where</strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0"><p>St. John's Presbyterian Church<br>2940 10th Side Road, <br>Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ontario</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:10%;"><p><strong>When</strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0"><p><strong>Saturday, November 18, 2017<br></strong>9 a.m. to noon</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:10%;"><p><strong>Cost</strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0"><p><strong>Free </strong></p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:10%;"><p><strong>Registration</strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0"><p><a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=a41fbfa1-82ca-4939-9932-d97b8d6ad3e9&TermSetId=fb933945-005d-43ad-bb62-b84ef1fa9284&TermId=94cedff5-191c-48b3-b09f-bdae210f509a">www.simcoe.ca/cpr</a><br>705-735-6901 or toll-free at 1-800-263-3199</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Participants will receive instruction in the Heart & Stroke Heartsaver<sup>®</sup> course which includes adult and child CPR, choking emergencies, and use of automated external defibrillators (AED). Participants who attend this course will receive CPR certification from Heart & Stroke. There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items for donation to the local food bank. </p><p>County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at <strong>simcoe.ca</strong>.</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>- 30 -</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong></strong> </p>
County of Simcoe and City of Barrie battery collection week runs November 6-10, 2017https://www.simcoe.ca/Pages/battery-collection-2017-11-02.aspx11/2/2017 2:46:06 PMCounty of Simcoe and City of Barrie battery collection week runs November 6-10, 2017<p>​<strong>Midhurst/November 2, 2017 – </strong>The County of Simcoe and the City of Barrie are partnering to collect dead batteries at the curb. The municipal partners would like to remind residents that battery bags are arriving in the mail in late-October and curbside collections will occur November 6-10, 2017 in each municipality. The County and Barrie are joining forces again this year to create greater operational efficiencies and to grow regional participation. This is the fourth year the County of Simcoe has offered this service, and it will be the third year for Barrie. </p><p>Battery bags, with instructions, will be mailed to households in late-October. Disposable battery bags are also available at County of Simcoe and City of Barrie Waste Management facilities or local municipal/city offices. Battery collection will occur during the week of November 6, 2017 only and will be collected by the recycling trucks. <strong>Battery bags must be placed curbside for collection in a visible location beside (not inside) the recycling box on residents' </strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>regularly scheduled collection day</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;">.</span> </p><p>The program is for single use batteries only, including type AAA, AA, A, C, D, 9 volt and button batteries commonly used for hearing aids and watches. Rechargeable batteries, cell phone and lap top batteries, car, industrial and battery packs are NOT accepted in the program, but may be taken to any County of Simcoe or City of Barrie household hazardous waste facility for safe, free disposal. </p><p>Collected batteries will be consolidated and sent for processing to an Ontario company who separates the various components of the batteries, with approximately 90 per cent of the battery components being recycled. </p><p>"Our battery collection week continues to grow each year with 2.35 million batteries collected during the last four years," said Warden Gerry Marshall. "This is a convenient service that helps us keep batteries out of our landfills and we look forward to expanding with similar textile and electronics curbside collection programs in Simcoe County during 2018."</p><p>"This program continues to gain momentum each year, and the partnership with the County has been a huge factor in this success, said Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman. "The partnership has allowed us to create more awareness of the collection week and the need to keep batteries out of our landfill."</p><p>For more information about the single use battery collection week, please contact County of Simcoe Customer Service at 705-735-6901 or visit <strong>simcoe.ca. </strong>City of Barrie residents can visit<strong> barrie.ca/CurbsideCollection </strong>or call 705-739-4219.</p><p><strong>About Barrie<br></strong>Barrie is an exciting, caring and progressive community that 147,000 people call home.  Situated 90 km north of the Greater Toronto Area on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay, Barrie offers an excellent life style and multitude of recreational opportunities.  We are committed to the growth of prosperity of Central Ontario's leading City and most dynamic waterfront community.  </p><p><strong>About County of Simcoe<br></strong>County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>- 30 -</strong></p><p><strong>Contacts: </strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">County of Simcoe<br></span>Collin Matanowitsch<br>Communications Co-ordinator<br>705.726.9300 ext. 1430<br>705.734.8386 (mobile)<br><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">City of Barrie<br></span>Scott LaMantia<br>Senior Communications Advisor <br><a href="mailto:scott.lamantia@barrie.ca">scott.lamantia@barrie.ca</a> <br>705-739-4220 x4529</p>
Notice of Meetings for County Council for the Month of November, 2017https://www.simcoe.ca/Clerks/Pages/Notice-of-Meetings-for-County-Council-for-the-Month-of-November,-2017-.aspx10/25/2017 5:24:08 PMNotice of Meetings for County Council for the Month of November, 2017<p><strong>TAKE NOTICE</strong> that the Corporation of the County of Simcoe will hold the following regular meetings of County Council during the month of November, 2017: </p><p><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">Tuesday, November 14 – Council Chamber</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Council 9:00 a.m.</li><li>Committee of the Whole 9:30 a.m.</li></ul><p><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">Tuesday, November 14 – Coleman Boardroom</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Economic Development Sub-Committee 11:00 a.m., or immediately following Committee of the Whole</li></ul><p><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">Tuesday, November 28 – Council Chamber</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Council 9:00 a.m.</li><li>Education Session (Growth Plan 2017) 10:00 a.m., or immediately following Council</li></ul><p>Unless otherwise specified, the meetings will be held in the County of Simcoe Administration Centre, 1110 Highway 26, Midhurst, Ontario.  Meeting dates and times are subject to change and interested parties should confirm the status of the meeting through the published agenda, or contacting the County Clerk's Office at Ext. 1246 or clerks@simcoe.ca<br> <br>The agendas for these meetings may be viewed approximately seven days prior by clicking on the following link: <br> <br><a href="/dpt/clk/amr">http://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/clk/amr</a><br>  <br> Any person may attend the meetings.<br> <br>DATED at the County of Simcoe this 27th day of October, 2017.<br> <br>John Daly<br> County Clerk<br> County of Simcoe<br> 1110 Highway 26<br> Midhurst, Ontario  L9X 1N6</p>
Warden Proclaims October 25 as Child-Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Dayhttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/warden-proclaims-oct-25-as-ccw-and-ece-appreciation-day-2017-10-24.aspx10/24/2017 3:13:11 PMWarden Proclaims October 25 as Child-Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day<p><strong>Midhurst/October 24 2017 </strong>– On behalf of County Council, Warden Gerry Marshall has proclaimed Wednesday, October 25, 2017 to be Child-Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day in recognition of the child-care professionals who are focused on the wellbeing of children and families in our communities.</p><p>"Our Child-Care Workers and Early Childhood Educators nurture, care and support the growth and development of our most important asset, our children," said Warden Gerry Marshall. "Join me in thanking these individuals for playing such an important role in our communities."</p><p>The County of Simcoe is the Child Care Service System Manager for Simcoe County and the cities of Barrie and Orillia. There are 1,500 child care staff working in 192 licensed child care sites, with a total system capacity of more than 15,000 licensed spaces.</p><p>The County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at <strong>simcoe.ca</strong>. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>- 30 -</strong></p><p style="font:16px/32.85px "droid sans", sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><strong style="line-height:27.37px;">Contacts:</strong></p><span style="font:16px/32.85px "droid sans", sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><p style="font:16px/27.37px "droid sans", sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Allan Greenwood<br>Director, Corporate Communications<span class="Apple-converted-space"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br>705-726-9300 ext. 1230<br>705-794-9301 (mobile)<span class="Apple-converted-space"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br><a href="mailto:Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca</a></p>Collin Matanowitsch<br>Communications Co-ordinator<br>705-726-9300 ext. 1430<br>705-734-8386 (mobile)<br><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a></span>
County of Simcoe hosts 2017 Newcomer Recognition Awardshttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/county-of-simcoe-hosts-2017-newcomer-recognition-awards-2017-10-23.aspx10/23/2017 2:01:42 PMCounty of Simcoe hosts 2017 Newcomer Recognition Awards<p><strong>Midhurst/October 23, 2017 – </strong>The County of Simcoe is pleased to host the 2017 Newcomer Recognition Awards Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Tangle Creek in Thornton, Ontario. </p><p>The ceremony, in its fifth year, was developed as a priority of the Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership to recognize community leaders and champions who purposefully take action to enhance the lives of newcomers in Simcoe County. </p><p>Award recipients are nominated by their peers through an open nomination process. Categories include Immigrant Youth, Immigrant Artist, Culturally Diverse Workforce/Welcoming Work Environment, Multiculturalism through Education (School), Immigrant Mentor, Immigrant Entrepreneur, Multiculturalism through Education (Educator), and Community Champion.<br></p><p><strong>EVENT:​ </strong>    <strong>County of Simcoe Newcomer Recognition Awards</strong></p><p><strong>WHEN:     </strong>Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club<br>                  4730 Sideroad #25 <br>                  Thornton, Ontario </p><p><span aria-hidden="true"></span><strong>WHERE:    </strong>Thursday, October 26, 2017<br>                  6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.<br>                  Note: Photo and interview opportunities will be available before <br>                  and after the event. Media are asked to contact County of Simcoe <br>                  Corporate Communications Department to confirm attendance.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p><p>County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at <strong>simcoe.ca</strong>.</p><p style="text-align:center;">- 30 -</p><p style="font:16px/32.85px "droid sans", sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><strong style="line-height:27.37px;">Contacts:</strong></p><span style="font:16px/32.85px "droid sans", sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><p style="font:16px/27.37px "droid sans", sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Allan Greenwood<br>Director, Corporate Communications<span class="Apple-converted-space"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br>705-726-9300 ext. 1230<br>705-794-9301 (mobile)<span class="Apple-converted-space"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br><a href="mailto:Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca</a></p><p>Collin Matanowitsch<br>Communications Co-ordinator<br>705-726-9300 ext. 1430<br>705-734-8386 (mobile)<br><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a></p></span><p style="text-align:left;">­­­­­</p>