Training programs for the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

As the Ontario provincial government develops the best ways to deliver economic development support and stimulus funding to local municipalities, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs finds itself increasingly at the centre of economic development discussions.

Training sessions across the province

To build organizational capacity and a better understanding of the radically changing nature of economic development, the Ministry retained MDB Insight to provide training for its field staff across the province. At sessions in Toronto, Kingston, London, Sudbury and Thunder Bay, Ministry staff were introduced to emerging economic development concepts and best practices, and explored local development linkages to issues such as technology development, sustainability and globalization.

In subsequent contracts, MDB Insight has been hired by the Ministry to introduce many of these ideas directly to elected officials.