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.
 
  

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Please check back for the list of upcoming webinars. 

 

RECORDED WEBINARS

1: OVERVIEW OF PEI ECONOMIC HISTORY

DATE & TIME: THURSDAY, MAY 28 from 9 - 10AM
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. This webinar will also include the following information: 
  • PEI early economy in farming and fishing
  • Development of the tourism industry
  • Modern impacts – Confederation Bridge, internet
  • Current economy and future plans
PRESENTER:
Derek Pierce, Communications Officer
Canada Business and Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

2: PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO PEI ENTREPRENEURS

DATE & TIME: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3 from 9 - 10AM
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. This webinar will also include the following information:
  • Organizations with financing programs
  • Business support programs
  • Advisory organizations
PRESENTER:
Derek Pierce, Communications Officer
Canada Business and Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
     

3: TAKING CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

DATE & TIME: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10 from 10 - 11AM
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. In this webinar you will learn:
  • What is Mental Health and Why is it so Important?
  • What is Depression and Anxiety?
  • Coping and Tips to Help Take Care of Your Mental Health
  • Helpful Community Resources
PRESENTER: 
Les Wagner, Regional Director, Prince County
Canadian Mental Health Association, PEI Division 
    

4: MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE 

Webinar Recording
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? In this webinar you will learn about:
  • What is Mental Health and Why is it so Important?
  • The Mental Health Spectrum in the Workplace
  • How to Help Yourself in the Workplace
  • How to Help Others in the Workplace
  • Psychological Health and Safety
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

WHEN: FRIDAY, JUNE 26 FROM 9 - 10:30AM
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”

KEY TAKEAWAYS:
- How financial institutions are supporting clients through Covid-19
- Where to find information
- Key advice going forward
- Cash Flow Considerations
- Resources

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”

KEY TAKEAWAYS:
- Understanding of Federal Government programs for business
- Understanding of Provincial Government programs for business
- How to manage cash flows during 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 

Have you ever thought of a career in the construction industry? There is no better time to start then now! Over the next ten years, 1,500 Islanders will retire from the industry and it is projected there will be only 500 new entrants from the local population. This generates a projected gap of nearly 900 additional workers to come from outside the current labour market. There are approximately 5,000 Islanders employed in construction. It is a big industry full of opportunity!

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

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!
 
 
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