OCTOBER 30 & 31, 2017 Hilton/Fallsview, Niagara Falls

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AWC EAST 2017 Wine Tour – SOLD OUT

Come join us as we showcase and learn what the Niagara Wine Country has to offer – wine and vineyards!

AWC takes to the vineyards on Sunday October 29! Discover some of the most incredible wines, stroll through grape vineyards and shop at the Winery Boutiques! We will greet everyone at the Hilton Fallsview at 12:00 – 1:00 pm for registration in the Hilton hotel lobby. And then you are off for the tour at 1:00 pm sharp from the front doors of the Hilton hotel! Be sure to check in at the AWC registration desk first!

AWC EAST 2017 Conference – October 30 & 31, 2017, Hilton/ Fallsview, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Whether you are in a career path with an organization, are a producer, rancher, entrepreneur, greenhouse, nursery or vineyard owner or work in corporate agri-business, Advancing Women Conference is where women like you can join a community to listen, learn, network and grow.  This is one of the first and largest one-of-a-kind leadership conferences for women in agriculture in Canada. Come and join women from across Canada and be inspired!

IMCI is proud to host the 3rd AWC in Ontario on October 30 & 31, 2017; with a new feature AWC EAST 2017 Wine Tour – October 29, 2017. Register Today!

Calling 4-H Alumni! Enjoy a Light Lunch while Networking and Connecting

You’re invited to attend the 4-H Alumni Luncheon at Advancing Women in Agriculture with Featured Speaker Lorna McKercher, Vice President, Southwestern Ontario Agriculture

Date: Monday, October 30, 2017
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Grand Hall E, Fallsview Casino Resort (Conference Center)
RSVP: by October 23 to

We are so proud to be able to offer this amazing opportunity for 4-H Ontario Alumni. Network, reconnect and hear from fellow 4-H Alumni who are making their mark in the world in part thanks to the 4-H program.

Funding could be available in your province!

In Ontario, women attending AWC EAST 2017 can apply for the following:

AWC is now recognized by the Ontario Province as a training program eligible for delegates to receive funding!

For a producer:

An individual’s participation may be eligible under the producer stream of cost-shared funding assistance through Growing Forward 2 (GF2), should the applicant meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the program guide. Please see page 14 of the GF2 Producer program guide.

For a processor:

The last intake for cost-share funding assistance under the processor stream closed November 3, 2016 and applications to this stream are no longer being accepted by the ministry. If a processor has already been approved for funding to attend the Advancing Women’s conference, the ministry will provide the approved cost-shared funding assistance amount towards the eligible expense. However, if attendance at the conference was not identified in the approved application, the ministry is unable to deem those costs as eligible under the project.

In Manitoba, producers attending AWC EAST 2017 can apply for the following:

The GF2 Growing Competitiveness – Next Generation program provides funding for individual skill development and professional consulting services that enhance business management, including assessment, analysis, financial planning, risk management, marketing and leadership. Please follow the link for more information:  Growing Competitiveness – Next Generation

In Saskatchewan, producers attending AWC EAST 2017 can apply for the following:

This training program is registered with Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Farm Business Development Initiative (FBDI) which is part of the Federal-Provincial Growing Forward 2 suite of agricultural programs. For more information please visit your nearest Regional Office or visit the FBDI website:

Honorary Sponsors

Here is what we have heard!

In their own words – comments from our sponsors and delegates

“At Cargill, we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that fosters growth and development for all our employees. The Advancing Women Conference reflects this and is a great way to accelerate the development of women at Cargill and in Canadian agriculture. Our employees return from the conference energized, motivated and excited about what they learned and the networking they were able to do. It is exciting to see women in agriculture coming together in such an engaging way and Cargill is proud to be a continuous sponsor of this event.”
~Jeff Vassart, President, Cargill Limited

“The success of the Canadian agriculture industry is thanks to the bright women and men who have brought us to where we are today. The challenges of tomorrow will require even greater leadership, and G3 is very pleased to support the Advancing Women Conference to foster the development of women across the industry. We hope the experience is inspiring and empowering for all of the conference participants.”
~Karl Gerrand, CEO G3