Saugeen Connects Project Summary

In March of 2017 the SEDC and 5 municipalities; Brockton, Hanover, Minto, Wellington North and West Grey banded together in a partnership to create a project called “Saugeen Connects”. The mission was to collaborate and positively impact area economic growth, support youth retention and development, support growth and retention of businesses; and to integrate efforts to leverage immigrant attraction to the area as residents, workers, entrepreneurs, business owners, operators and investors.


Collaboration and Economic Growth

Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and the 5 municipalities of Hanover, Minto, Brockton, Wellington North and West Grey are committed to working on this project under the Saugeen Connects project. The SEDC network includes Western Ontario Community Futures Development Corporation Association on up through The Federal Economic Development Agency. The five member municipalities have strong connections to all stakeholders, businesses, service agencies, the government of Ontario, etc. The intent is to collaborate with a multitude of partners, businesses, contractors, affiliates and service agencies to make this project successful.

Below is a list of collaborators Saugeen Connects
has already recruited or intends to engage:

Community Connection 211,, Western Ontario Community Futures Development Corporation Association (WOCFDCA), Newcomer Centre of Peel (NCP), Four County Labour Market Planning Board, Launch Pad Youth Activity and Technology Centre, LAUNCH IT, Chambers of Commerce, BIAs, Area businesses, Upper Grand District School Board, Blue Water District School Board, Economic Development committees representing the 5 municipalities, SEDC Regional Advisory Committee, Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo, Wellington and Dufferin, Catholic School Boards, Ontario Federation of Agriculture, the three Counties, Business Centre of Guelph Wellington, Innovation Guelph.