Career Focus Program Matches New Grads with Local Businesses

Prince Edward County businesses may now register with Prince Edward Learning Centre for the federal Career Focus program to hire new, young employees. Businesses filling a vacant position and willing to hire a person aged 30 and under starting their career may apply for a subsidy to support training costs. Kathy Kennedy, Executive Director of Prince Edward Learning Centre states, “This program will help young people stay in Prince Edward County and get career related experience. It is also a way for County businesses to take on new hires and have support for costs associated with training.”

The program will be available to up to 10 young people who have career related skills, but not necessarily experience. Potential employees must be 30 or under, have participated in skills-related training or post-secondary education, be legally entitled to work in Canada, and not be in receipt of Employment Insurance benefits. Employers must have a vacant position for at least 30 hours of work per week and intend to offer permanent employment at the end of the placement period. The placement subsidy may cover 80% of the employee’s wages for up to 25 weeks. Businesses set the wage and may identify the candidate to be hired. All potential candidates must be deemed eligible by Prince Edward Learning Centre prior to starting employment. Employers and potential employees should contact Prince Edward Learning Centre to register.

Prince Edward Learning Centre supports adults to achieve their educational and employment related goals. They work with over 100 people each year and offer support for those completing high school or entering college, pre-employment programs for youth, and host a low income tax clinic and financial literacy programs.

For more information:
Kathy Kennedy
Executive Director
Prince Edward Learning Centre
206 Main Street, Lower Level of The Armoury
Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0

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Adult Lifestyle Community, Wellings of Picton Set to Open – Fall 2016

Live Well at the Wellings of Picton

Nautical Lands Group Inc. designers, builders and developers of Wellings of Picton plans to open its adult lifestyle community in Picton in the Fall of 2016.

Located at 600 County Road 49, The Wellings lifestyle model is a first of its kind, enabling residents to live independently in an environment that embraces a sense of community with additional services available when they are required. The model is completely customizable and may be altered at any time.

Wellings of Picton is designed to facilitate a transition to easier living. With five fully decorated common suites that may be used by all residents, daily dinner service prepared by premier food specialist, Marquise, and all one and two bedroom suites include a full kitchen with three appliances, washer and dryer, patio or balcony. The private dining room is available for you to entertain your family, and Marquise will cater the whole event if you so desire.

The Atrium, a first in Canada, is a sun-filled central community gathering place, an entertainment space, dining room, and an extension of your suite. The Wellings Plus Care infrastructure is in place to ensure you are never alone and should you require additional care it will be tailored to meet your specific needs. We partner with the very best health care providers in Canada, to ensure you are in the good hands of nurses or professional health services workers only.

Live Well. Only eighty-eight, spacious one and two bedroom suites are available, with additional Wellings Plus Care, fresh food meal service from Marquise, all in an adult lifestyle community.

Take a virtual tour here Wellings of Picton

For more information contact:
Rachel Henry, Marketing Manager
Leasing Centre is now open at 320 Main Street, Picton
Phone: 613-818-4125
Facebook: Wellings of Picton
Hours of Operation: Wed 12pm to 8 pm, Thurs and Fri 9 am to 3 pm, Sat 9 am to 1 pm or by appointment at your convenience

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Bookkeeping Butterfly

“Transforming clutter into unique order”
Office Administration & Bookkeeping Services

Counting the beans since October 2014

Being closer to family brought Wendy White, her husband and family to Prince Edward County.

Wendy White, owner of Bookkeeping Butterfly has a passion for administration and bookkeeping services. Over the past 20 years Wendy has held numerous volunteer and employed positions with the common thread being multi-tasking, organizing, working with numbers and people, allowing her to help clients “transform clutter into unique order”.

Working from home in Hillier, while raising two boys, Wendy extended her bookkeeping and office administration services to assist local individuals and businesses.

“I enjoy being creative, and using computer programs to design and create documents that help clients manage their finances. I can help individuals and businesses reduce their penalties, improve their productivity providing a second set of eyes to their day to day operations,” says Wendy.

Many of the services available to individuals and businesses range from bookkeeping, planning & scheduling, research & development, and administrative services. An extensive coverage of the office administration and bookkeeping services available can be found on her website @

For more information contact:

Wendy White
Bookkeeping Butterfly
Hillier, ON K0K 2J0
Phone: 613-827-1082
Hours of Operation: Monday –

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