Innovation PEI announces first-ever winners of Ignition
(L-R): Caroline LeBlanc, Megan Murnaghan, Jordan Fraser, Minister Allen Roach, Brian Howatt, Mark Richardson, Rouben Edgar, Kathleen Cassidy, Vicky Edgar.
Innovation PEI will invest $200,000 through the Ignition program in eight local businesses, many of which are just beginning their operations.
Governments support Aerospace and Defence Association
(L-R): Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (ACOA); PEI Minister of Innovation and Advanced Learning Allen Roach; Eric Richard, President of the Aerospace and Defence Association of PEI; Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.
The Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island are supporting the Aerospace and Defence Association of PEI in its efforts to focus on human resource development, business development and supplier development activities.
Governments take action to help Islanders get jobs faster
(L-R): Community Services and Seniors Minister Valerie E. Docherty; Federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea; Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allen Roach.
The Government of Canada announced nearly $4 million in funding to Prince Edward Island for two projects that will help young people and newcomers find work in their fields. The governments also renewed two agreements that will connect Islanders with disabilities and older workers to available jobs.
Aviation development supported through Pilot and Discovery Fund
(L-R): West Royalty-Springvale MLA Bush Dumville; Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allen Roach; Robert Miller, vice president of operations, 3 Points Aviation.
An Island aviation company with a promising improvement on a critical aircraft part has been supported under the latest round of Innovation PEIís Pilot and Discovery Fund.
Souris Harbour Authority to repurpose former Ocean Choice plant
(L-R): Denis Thibodeau and Gerry Gallant, Souris Harboour Authority; Jim Beals, Northlake Fisheries; Minister Roach; Minister MacKinley; Debbie Plouffe, Centre for Aquaculture Technologies Canada.
The Souris Harbour Authority Inc., with financial assistance from the Government of Prince Edward Island, is redeveloping the former lobster plant at the Souris Food Park for use as a cold storage, bioscience and seafood processing facility.