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December 12, 2017 - 10:24 AM

Meet the 2018 Advisory Board

The RDCO Economic Development Commission has a 40+ member advisory body including key industry leaders representing various sectors. The Advisory Board acts as a conduit of community and business information; this information provides staff the ability to identify tactics and partnerships in order to facilitate a healthy, dynamic and sustainable community economy. 

New to the Advisory Board this year are:

  • Jeremy Burgess, Pushor Mitchell LLP
  • Terry Edwards, Decisive Dividend Corp
  • Aura Rose, House of Rose Winery
  • Michael Zuk, SVG Capital Corp

See the complete list of Advisory Board members here.

The Innovation Generation Challenge, Supporting Entrepreneurial Youth

The iGen Challenge connects budding young entrepreneurs with the marketplace in a way never seen before. By connecting young entrepreneurs with community business members, we're uncovering the next breed of business gurus in the Central Okanagan!

The iGen challenge is for grade 7-12 students that want exposure to mentors and learning in innovative sectors of our local economy. You can support our youth by becoming a mentor and sponsor to the program.

Click here for sponsorship opportunities.

Census 2016 Central Okanagan Highlights

The Regional District of Central Okanagan's EDC has created Regional summaries of the 2016 Census releases.  The summaries can be viewed and downloaded from the resources page of  Topics include:

  • Age, Sex and Dwelling Counts
  • Families, Households, Marital Status, Languages
  • Income
  • Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity, Housing, Aboriginal Peoples
  • Labour
  • Education
  • Journey to Work

In addition the EDC has created power point slides of Regional highlights for public use.

Free Digital Skills Program

UBC's Okanagan campus, in partnership with the Okanagan Regional Library, is offering a FREE foundational digital skills program for adults.

If you have a general interest in learning new digital skills, "Essential Skills for Your Digital World" may be for you!


Warmest Wishes of the Season

We have welcomed over 13,000 inquiries inquiries to our office so far this year and we are looking forward to connecting with even more of you in 2018.

Our office will be closed for the holidays December 23 to January 1st.  We look forward to your inquiries again on January 2nd.

Upcoming Events

December 14
Global Export Forecast (Webinar)

December 15
Regional Economic Update & Outlook with Chief Economist Helmut Pastrick

December 15
Peachland After Hours

More events and seminars...

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