Small business supports

Workforce development in Waterloo Region


Through a project funded by the Employment and Social Development Canada Community Workforce Development Program, the Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) at Conestoga is supporting continued economic development of rural and small communities within Waterloo Region by supporting small businesses, particularly in high-demand and/or significantly evolving sectors. 

CISWP will collaborate with several partners to achieve the goals of the initiative including the Rick Hansen Foundation, Skills Ontario, Specialisterne Canada, the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin, Immigrants Working Centre and more. Resources and tools are being developed to assist small businesses in the region and will be added here when completed, so please check back often.

More information

The Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) works to improve the safety, wellness and performance of the Canadian labour force by generating knowledge, transferring research to practice, and strengthening workforce development - all in collaboration with stakeholders.

For more information, contact CISWP at