We are excited to announce our new online learning platform available for all PEI Connectors clients.  We will be hosting weekly webinars for entrepreneurs and job seekers on various topics including government programs, banking, marketing and employment. These webinars are complimentary and will be viewable through the online platform called Zoom.

Each webinar will have a presentation by a subject matter expert, followed by a Q&A period (question and answer) where you can ask your questions live through a chat box (or you can also send us your questions ahead of time). All you need to get started is a computer or smartphone device, and setup your free Zoom account.
 
Sign-up for a free Zoom account by clicking here

For more information on how to use Zoom, please click here

What type of webinars would you like to attend in the future? What information are you looking to learn more about? Let us know by emailing your ideas to peiconnectors@charlottetownchamber.com.
 
  

WEBINARS

Occupational Health and Safety Webinar Series
November 10 - The OHS Act (from an employer perspective)
Webinar Recording  |  More info: https://tinyurl.com/y35cqdqj
 
November 17 -  The OHS Act (from a worker/employee perspective)
Webinar Recording  |  More info:  https://tinyurl.com/y56r9txs
 


OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY SERIES: PART 3 OF 4 - HAZARDS AT WORK

Tuesday, November 24 from 12 - 1pm 
Webinar Recording
PRESENTER:
Clare Waddell, OHS Youth Education Consultant, Workers Compensation Board of PEI 
In this session we will focus on the various kinds of hazards that exist in the workplace. We will look at the six categories into which most hazards fit, and discuss how certain hazards are associated with certain industries. If time permits, we will spend some time on basic hazard control techniques.
 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 
 
 

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY SERIES: PART 4 OF 4 - YOUNG WORKER SAFETY

Tuesday, December 1 from 12 - 1pm 
Webinar Recording 
PRESENTER:
Clare Waddell, OHS Youth Education Consultant, Workers Compensation Board of PEI 
In this session we will focus on youth (15 – 24 years old) in our workforce, and the challenges they face to stay healthy and safe at work. There are significant hazards in many of the places where young workers are typically employed. Those in supervisory positions, and parents of young workers can play an important role in reminding youth of their safety rights and how to speak up for their own health and safety.
   
 
 

VIRTUAL TOUR: SUMMERSIDE & SLEMON PARK | CANCELLED

Wednesday, December 9 from 10 - 11:30am 

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
Every summer, we usually offer bus tours to give you, our clients, the chance to explore the length and breadth of Prince Edward Island and discover potential opportunities for investment and business activity in rural and urban PEI. However, due to COVID-19, we have moved our bus tours to an online virtual tour. In this virtual tour, we are exploring the city of Summerside and Slemon Park.

In this webinar you will see a video showing you what Summerside & Slemon Park have to offer, interviews with business owners and the Mayor. Followed by presentations and a discussion with members of the business community.
 
 

RECORDED WEBINARS

1: OVERVIEW OF PEI ECONOMIC HISTORY

THURSDAY, MAY 28 
Webinar Recording

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
Derek Pierce, Communications Officer with Canada Business and ACOA will present a history of the Prince Edward Island economy, looking at the province’s past major industries, major changes in the past 20-30 years and how these past and present changes are affecting the current economy. 
PRESENTER:
Derek Pierce, Communications Officer
Canada Business and Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

2: PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO PEI ENTREPRENEURS

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3 
Webinar Recording

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
Derek Pierce, Communications Officer with Canada Business and ACOA will discuss the various federal and provincial programs that are available for entrepreneurs. This will include funding programs, advisory services and research programs. 
PRESENTER:
Derek Pierce, Communications Officer
Canada Business and Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
     

3: TAKING CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10 
Webinar Recording

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
Your mental health is an important part of who you are and is affected by numerous factors from your daily life, including the stress of balancing work with your health and relationships. 
RESENTER: 
Les Wagner, Regional Director, Prince County
Canadian Mental Health Association, PEI Division 
    

4: MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE 

Webinar Recording
June 17, 2020

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
As a responsible employer, you provide a physically safe environment for your workers—but what about their psychological health and safety? Are you doing enough to help your staff be their best selves at work?

PRESENTER: 
Les Wagner, Regional Director, Prince County
Canadian Mental Health Association, PEI Division 
 

5: OPTIMIZING YOUR BANKING RELATIONSHIP & HOW TO MANAGE YOUR BUSINESS INCENTIVES AND CASH FLOW THROUGH COVID-19

FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020
Webinar Recording 

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
Join us for this webinar presented in partnership with RBC and Grant Thornton. Each organization with present for 30 minutes, followed by a question and answer period.

RBC PRESENTATION
Title: “Optimizing Your Banking Relationship During COVID-19”

PRESENTERS:
- Kirk Muise: Vice President Commercial Financial Services
- Amanda Hickey: Manager Business Markets
- Li Yuan Ma: Commercial Account Manager
- Zack Shi: Business Acccount Manager

GRANT THORNTON PRESENTATION
Title: “Incentives and cash flows – how to manage your business through COVID-19”

PRESENTERS:
- Blair Dunn, FCPA, CA, FEA, Partner
- Trevor Kennedy, CA, Partner, Advisory services
- Sarah Lavers, Senior Associate, Advisory Services
- Michael Brehaut, CPA, Senior Tax AnalystDATE & TIME: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 from 10 - 11AM


6: Building PEI one day at a time

Webinar Recording

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Join us for this webinar presented by Sam Sanderson, General Manager of the Construction Association of PEI. Sam will present on:
• an overview of the construction industry
• the types of positions available in construction
• why you should think of starting a career in this vibrant industry
Following Sam's presentation, there will be time for Q&A, so feel free to come with your questions!
 
PRESENTER: 
Sam Sanderson, General Manager 
The Construction Association of PEI


7: HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR CAREER SEARCH IN PEI 

Webinar Recording

September 9, 2020
PRESENTER: 
Tessa Ross, BComm
Career Practitioner
PEI Career Development Services

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
Are you searching for employment in PEI? If yes, this webinar is for you! Join us for this webinar with PEI Career Development Services as they present on how they can help you create or update your resume, draft a cover letter, explore potential job opportunities, identify employers, prepare for a job interview, and more!
8: WORKERS COMPENSATION BOARD SERIES: PART 1 OF 3 - REGISTRATION, RATES & MORE! 
Webinar Recording
WHEN:
Tuesday, October 6 from 12 - 1pm 

PRESENTER:
Kelly Heydens, Work Disability Prevention Coordinator 
Workers Compensation Board of PEI 

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
In this session you will learn some basics about the Workers Compensation Board of PEI.
Employers pay premiums which are used to pay benefits to workers who are injured or become ill in the workplace. It is important that you maintain your registration and coverage.
Information will be provided about who is required to register their business and how to complete the registration. Explanations about how rates are set and how that impacts your business will be provided.
    
9: WORKERS COMPENSATION BOARD SERIES: PART 2 OF 3 - WHAT TO DO IF THERE IS AN ACCIDENT AT WORK
Webinar Recording
Tuesday, October 27 from 12 - 1pm 

PRESENTER:
Kelly Heydens, Work Disability Prevention Coordinator 
Workers Compensation Board of PEI 

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
Employers are responsible to maintain a safe workplace and to work in partnership with your workers and the WCB to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses from happening.
Information will be provided about what is required of you as an Island employer when an injury/illness occurs in the workplace.
    
10: WORKERS COMPENSATION BOARD SERIES: PART 3 OF 3 - RETURN TO WORK

WHEN:
Tuesday, November 3 from 12 - 1pm 

PRESENTER:
Kelly Heydens, Work Disability Prevention Coordinator 
Workers Compensation Board of PEI 

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
If a workplace injury occurs, you must understand what is required of you during the claim process and assist your worker to return to work safely.
To promote the prevention of workplace disability related to a workplace injury, the recommended approach is the development and implementation of a Return to Work plan.
 
 
 
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