Teeny Tiny Summit

June 6th, 2024 @ Minden Community Centre

“Creating Community Wealth and Well-being”

If you are involved in community economic development in a small community, this Teeny Tiny Summit will be of interest to you.
Past attendees have included:
  • Municipal officials & staff
  • Business support organizations (Chambers, BIA, Village Associations)
  • Community organizations (Agricultural Societies, Horticultural Societies, Rural Organizations, Agriculture Federation members etc.)
  • Community Volunteers (Economic Development Advisory group members)

Event Details

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2024

Where: Minden Community Centre – 55 Parkside Street, Minden, Ontario

Time: 9 am – 3:30 pm

Cost: $5


9:00 – 9:30 –   Coffee and Networking:

  • Guests will have the opportunity to network and enjoy refreshments.

9:30 – Welcome, Territorial Acknowledgement and Introductions:

  • Carolyn Puterbough, OMAFRA
    Liz Danielsen, Warden of Haliburton County
    Bob Carter, Mayor of Minden Hills
    Pam Sayne, ROMA Representative
    Scott Ovell, The County of Haliburton, Ec. Dev. & Tourism Director

10:00 – 11:30 – Keynote speaker: Peter Kenyon  Watch Presentation  

  • The topic of “What Builds Great Communities” will be explored by keynote speaker, Peter Kenyon. He will speak about proactive leadership and how building a positive community mindset creates a can-do community. Peter will speak to how to strengthen community ownership, engagement, and collaborative actions. Peter will share examples of how to create opportunities that support the local economy, create diverse employment opportunities and build local economic ownership.
  • Peter Kenyon is a social capitalist and community enthusiast. Over the last two decades he has worked with over 1,500 communities throughout Australia and overseas seeking to facilitate fresh and creative ways that stimulate community and economic renewal.

11:30 – 11:45 –  Break

11:45 – 12:15 – Enabling Housing in Teeny Tiny Places – Places for People

  • Local charitable organization Places for People will talk about the recent success they achieved with a community bonds fundraising initiative
  • The Haliburton County Home Builders Association will be speaking to specific home building and skilled trades initiatives taking place in partnership with The County of Haliburton.

12:15 – 1:15 –    Lunch

  • Provided by Molly’s Market Bakery

1:15 – 2:15 – Creating Community Wealth and Well-Being – Through Youth and Local Initiatives:

  • Point in Time: Youth Wellness Hub
  • Haliburton County Development Corporation: LIP Grant (Recipient?)
  • The County of Haliburton: Sue Tiffin, Community Safety & Well-being

2:15 – 2:45 – What Builds Great Communities Wrap Up – Peter Kenyon

  • Great communities are built with intentional leadership, positive mindsets, healthy practices, and economic vitality shapes vibrant communities. Peter will summarize today’s Teeny Tiny Summit key learnings and how Teeny Tiny Communities can apply the lessons learned.

2:45 – 3:00 – Closing Remarks

  • Scott Ovell, The County of Haliburton
    Carolyn Puterbough, OMAFRA

3:00 – 3:30 – Networking

Presentations & Slideshows

Welcome Presentation

Slide Show

Point in Time

Slide Show

Keynote speaker: Peter Kenyon

Slide Show  Watch Presentation  

Haliburton County Development Corporation (HCDC)

Slide Show

Haliburton County Community Safety and Well-being Plan

Slide Show

Places for People

Slide Show

Haliburton County Home Builders Association (HCHBA)

Slide Show

Community Showcase

Make sure to visit the booths of these great business partners & organizations to learn more about how they can help..

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Department of Economic Development & Tourism

Welcome to Haliburton County’s Economic Development and Tourism division! We are here to support you and help in various ways to foster sustainable economic growth, promote tourism, and enhance the overall prosperity of the region. Connect with us today!


Director of Economic Development & Tourism

(705) 286-1333 x 230


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