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Clausehound – legal documents library

Looking for legal documents for your business? IION has recently partnered with Clausehound to provide legal resources to support the success of clients! Clausehound.com is a legal tool geared towards entrepreneurs, early-stage businesses and small medium sized businesses alike to help draft legal documents when they are at stages of development that make it cost-prohibitive […]

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Voucher for E-Business (VEB) connects eligible main-street companies with expertise and resources from Canadore College that can help businesses take advantage of online tools for driving market expansion.

Geared to “main street” companies, this project engages clients, Professors, Technologists and students from the College’s Graphic Design program, to provide students with a real-world learning opportunity for client-based work.

The clients, Ontario-based Small-Medium Enterprises, will work with students who are supervised, supported, and guided by College Professors and Technologists. The clients provide project outcomes and success measures to help guide the project.

Student teams act as consultants to the company and are responsible for solving the challenges with input and guidance from college Professors and their industry partners. E-business solutions may include website development, online sales process implementation, and digital and social media initiatives.

If you are interested in applying or would like more information please contact Daniela Bianchet at Canadore College, 705.474.7600 ext. 5155 (or [email protected]).


IION is pleased to announce the completion of YEPP 2018 placements. This year’s 15 participants completed 28 plans, studies, and strategy analysis. 60% of participants stated they now might start a business while 30% are considering entrepreneurship as a possible future option.

IION is proud to have supported its YEPP participant Justin Denne and his Carleton University Aerospace teammates CU InSpace at the Spaceport America Cup. Congratulations on a successful launch & recovery!

Read more about Canadian Rocket Teams here!

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Thornloe Cheese becomes the first in Canada to produce verified Grass Fed cheeses!

News Release from Thornloe Cheese 

In summer 2017, Thornloe Cheese Inc. will be the first in Canada to produce cheeses made with milk sourced from DFO Verified Grass Fed cows. Thornloe Cheese Inc. has worked with local farmers who pasture cows when weather permits and feed a grass based diet for the rest of the year to produce popular cheeses with the health benefits derived from elevated levels of CLA and omega- 3 associated with Grass Fed diets. With the growing popularity of Grass Fed milk and beef products we felt it only natural to work with our local farmers to bring several products to Canadian cheese lovers.

A six hour drive north of Toronto, beyond the Muskoka cottage country lies one of Canada’s most outstanding agricultural areas – New Liskeard/Temiskaming. Farmers in the region have traditionally relied on grass to feed their livestock. “Our artisan cheese makers embrace the unique agricultural features of the region and have developed a line of nutritious Grass Fed cheeses” states Thornloe Cheese General Manager Rhonda Wood. Local verified Grass Fed producer, Steve Runnalls of Thornloe, Ontario, adds “As dairy producers we work to produce the best quality milk every day – Canadian dairy farmers are respected world-wide for having excellent standards and practices. Canadians should know that we work to ensure milk quality and safety, and continually strive to improve animal health and welfare as well as environmental stewardship”.

The initial launch of two Canadian favourites, cheddar and mozzarella, will be available to both retail grocery and food service customers. Thornloe Cheese Inc. is a wholly farmer owned, artisanal cheese company located in Northeastern Ontario. Their innovative cheese making practices have earned them several national awards and a reputation for quality cheese and creamery products for over 75 years. The company extends appreciation to the Dairy Farmers of Ontario and Dairy Famers of Canada for their expertise in developing the Grass Fed program. In 2014, Thornloe Cheese Inc. was awarded the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. Its most popular products include traditional cheddars, poutine curds, fine cheeses and the iconic Blue Cheese named “Devils Rock”.

To learn more visit Thornloe Cheese website! 

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