As the beginning of September approaches, we anticipate our streets will soon be littered with the warm colours of fall!  A time when you can find fresh corn at the Farmers’ Market or at farm stalls just outside of town, when you can have some fun kicking up leaves along your favorite trail, and when start lighting your favourite pumpkin and cinnamon scented candles. This season has us outdoors enjoying our vibrant landscapes and taking beautiful photos.  Of course, it also makes us look forward to spooky season that’s just ahead. At the OBIA we are looking forward to our favorite Halloweeny events! Boo on Broadway, The Witches Walk, Trick or Treating and Pumpkin Carving are all only weeks away! Get ready for the season of thrills and chills as we say goodbye to summer and welcome in FALL!  

Boo On Broadway! – Saturday, October 21st 2023 events will include….
  •  Witches Walk Scavenger Hunt
  • Tiny Tots Trick or Treating
  • The Great Pumpkin Pop-up Carving contest
  •  Monster Mash Market including kids’ entertainment, face painting, petting zoo, contests an more
Joy & Lights! – Friday, November 17th 2023 events will include….
  • Traditional Tree Lighting
  • Santa Claus Meet & Greet
  • Merry Entertainment
  • Starlight Shopping
  • Joybook Kick off

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Orangeville Farmers’ Market 

Every Saturday is Market Day in Downtown Orangeville! Visiting the market is such a happy, friendly experience that we know once you try it, you’ll keep coming back! Besides delicious food and hand- crafted goods, the market has live music, family-friendly activities, and lots of friendly pooches! Every Saturday from 8 am – 1 pm.

Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre  

Stay up to date with Orangeville & Area SBEC by checking their calendar or visit their website. Learn more about Digital Main Street's Ontario Grants Program which is currently offering grants up to $2500 for qualifying brick and mortar businesses to create, update and train business with new technology, applications due by September 30th. Starter Company Plus offers new or expanding businesses opportunity for grant applications, free training, consultations with a qualified business advisor and more! Workshops and Events features relevant topics and engaging experts ready to inform and educate, view their calendar to register for upcoming workshops. Click the buttons below to find out more about Orangeville & Area SBEC!  

Ontario Workplace Naloxone Training Plus (OWNT+) Program 

OWNT+ is offering free training for up to 2 eligible workers through the regular Ontario Workplace Naloxone Training Program. Businesses requesting to train beyond the 2 workers per workplace location please see more information on training 2 employees for free here: Naloxone in the workplace | OWNT has created and launched an extended branch of the training program offering a paid training option for Ontario businesses looking to train additional staff on Naloxone administration. After completing this training option, participants will receive a certificate via e-mail upon completion of training, satisfying the new OHSA legislation which took effect June 1st, 2023. Here is the link for the additional training which is $39.99 per learner: Register Here for More Training. Individuals can select a time and date to register for training. **When searching for Location, please enter “Ottawa, Ontario" - if no classes appear, please zoom out of the map area to the right, using the minus (-) button OR hit the reset button. ** 

Sign up for your corporate SJA Account: If you are buying multiple seats (class spots), please create a corporate account on the SJA portal. Once you indicate how many seats you’d like to purchase, you will be prompted to Log in or Sign Up on the portal checkout.  In the portal, you can assign the purchased seats to each individual staff member, including the ability to enter their First/Last Name and e-mail address to receive their certificates post-training (Full names and contact information required). Here is our detailed resource on how to set-up your account: SJA – Corporate Portal User Guide March 2023. For further support, please contact us at or 613-801-4183. 

Interested in a Private Group Training for your Workplace Team? If you’d like to train 20 staff or more, we offer Private Class options which includes flexible dates and times. To book a private training class, please them at 

WSPS Articles, Information, and Podcast!  

Click through this links below to stay up to date on everything Workplace Safety and Prevention Services! 

6 ways to protect employees from wildfire smoke - Masks alone won’t protect all at-risk employees from the alarming health effects linked to wildfire smoke. Find out what else you can do.  

Gender identity and gender expression: what does an inclusive workplace look like? - Employers have a legal and social responsibility to respect gender rights and provide a safe workplace. Discover what this looks like in action. 

6 expert tips to support people after a traumatic workplace event - Sometimes the unthinkable happens. When it does, organizations need to be ready to support employees and their mental health. Find out how to be prepared. 

Protect your eyes on the job: tips for choosing the right sunglasses - Choosing the right pair of sunglasses isn’t just about looking good. Find out how the sun can damage our eyes and what to do about it.  

Is low risk perception a problem in your workplace? - When people don’t fully appreciate the risks involved in a task, they are less likely to follow health and safety protocols. Change that mindset with these tips. 

In Good Spirits, Taste of Orangeville & Shop the Sidewalk Wrapped! 

Thank you to all our wonderful drink purveyors, restaurants, retailers, and sponsors for making this such incredible event! We hope you had the chance to come out and enjoy the events and/or that you were involved in making it all happen.  With over 300+ patrons at our first ever In Good Spirits event and over 2,000+ patrons at Taste of Orangeville, it was an extremely successful weekend. So many came out to enjoy food, drinks, music, shopping and Downtown spirit. Save the date in your calendars for next year, In Good Spirits will be taking place August 16th 2024 and Taste of Orangeville / Shop the Sidewalk will be on August 17th 2024.