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The Ocean Startup Project presents: Ocean Innovators Workshop

Andrew Byrne August 6, 2020

August 13th
About the Ocean Innovators meetup series

The Ocean Innovators Meetup offers an opportunity for the ocean community and those interested in the marine sector to come together, share innovative ideas and create new connections. This summer, the Ocean Startup Project will host an Ocean Innovators Meetup event series in collaboration with Pisces Research Project Management. The upcoming events will each feature a theme that focuses on an ocean sector highlighted in our Ocean Startup Challenge competition, which is set to launch the first week of June.

About the Ocean Startup Project

The Ocean Startup Project, driven by Canada’s Ocean Supercluster, is a pan-Atlantic collaboration between Creation Destruction Lab, Genesis, Innovacorp, New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, PEI BioAlliance, and Springboard Atlantic. The Project is an ambitious 24-month strategy to create and grow ocean technology companies through a number of initiatives, such as industry innovation and technology problem identification; engage cafes and bootcamps; Ocean startup challenge competition; a university lab-to-market program; and CDL’s ocean stream.


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Meetup #4 – Thursday, August 13: Register


Before August 13:
Join @oceanstartup on August 13 for their Ocean Innovators Meetup! To be apart of breakout sessions where you’ll have the opportunity to discuss what you are working on, and make new connections in the ocean sector!
Save your space today: Anytime:
Are you interested in ocean technology? Join @oceanstartup for the next Ocean Innovators meetup to create connections, share innovative ideas and learn about the supports available to help you develop your idea. Learn more:



Before August 13:
Join @oceanstartup on August 13 for their Ocean Innovators Meetup! Connect with fellow ocean innovators during breakout sessions to discuss what you are working on, share ideas and expand your ocean network. Register:

Are you interested in ocean technology? Join @oceanstartup for the next Ocean Innovators meetup to create connections, share innovative ideas and learn about the supports available to help you develop your idea. Learn more :


Before August 13:
Join @oceanstartup on August 13 for their Ocean Innovators Meetup! During the meetup, you’ll take part in breakout sessions where you’ll have the opportunity to discuss what you are working on, share ideas and expand your ocean network! If you want to explore opportunities in the #oceaneconomy register for the Ocean Startup Project’s meetup by heading over to their profile and clicking the link in their bio.

#OceanTech #Entrepreneurship #AtlanticCanada #Webinar #Learning #Business #BlueEconomy #collaboration #Technology #Innovation #Ideas

Have you thought about starting an ocean technology company? Join @oceanstartup for their Ocean Innovators Meetup series to create connections, share innovative ideas and learn about the supports available to help you develop your idea. Learn more at

#OceanTech #Entrepreneurship #AtlanticCanada #Webinar #Learning #Ideas #BlueEconomy #collaboration #Technology #Innovation

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Bioeconomy Youth Champions

Andrew Byrne August 4, 2020

The International Advisory Council on Global Bioeconomy (IAC) is looking for young champions motivated to engage with the global bioeconomy youth during the virtual Global Bioeconomy Summit 2020, 16th – 20th November 2020.

What’s the aim of the call?

The objective of this call is to bring together an eclectic and geographically diverse leadership group of young people, from across the globe, who will act as ambassadors for the bioeconomy at GBS2020. These ambassadors will help represent the diversity of the young global bioeconomy community at GBS2020.

Possible Outputs during GBS2020:

  • Organizing a 2-hour youth session in advance of the Summit to connect inspiring young people from around the world to exchange opinions and engage in an open dialogue on global bioeconomy development
  • Developing a youth statement on the theme of GBS2020
  • Developing a report on youth concerns, motivations, actions, approaches and demands for global bioeconomy development

What are the benefits?

Ambassadors will get the chance to participate in GBS2020 and to present their work to an international and expert audience.

Who can apply?

Young people with a strong interest in global bioeconomy development, e.g. high school and college students, young researchers and academics, young professionals, policymakers and entrepreneurs, young non-profit leaders, journalists and social media influencers.

The applicants are required to meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Between the ages of 18-35
  • Strong command of English
  • Interest in global bioeconomy development
  • High school and college students, young researchers and academics, young professionals, policymakers and entrepreneurs, young non-profit leaders, journalists and social media influencers
  • Eligible Regions: Open for all

Selection Process

All applications received will be evaluated by a jury. The jury is composed of the following IAC Members:

  • Roman Brenne, Policy Officer at European Commission, DG Research & Innovation, Bioeconomy and Food Systems Unit
  • Achim Dobermann, Chief Scientist of the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA)
  • Elspeth MacRae, Chief Innovation and Science Officer at SCION
  • Adrián Rodriguez, Chief of the Agricultural Development Unit of the UN Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC)
  • Flora Ismail Tibazarwa, Program Director for the Southern African Innovation Support Programme (SAIS 2)

The jury will select 5 – 7 ambassadors from across the globe. The jury strives for a broad variety of views and people (e.g. in terms of expertise and background, gender, nationality, career stage).
Applicants are asked to provide a brief (about 1 page) profile to present her-/himself including background and interest in bioeconomy, career stage, a short proposal for their specific output during GBS2020 and ideas on how to foster a global bioeconomy youth community after GBS2020. Candidates will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to the jury. Jury decisions will be final. Candidates will be contacted by e-mail.

Applications will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • formal requirements mentioned above
  • demonstration of the interest in the bioeconomy, regardless of professional experience
  • ideas for output during and after GBS2020
  • creativity

Further requirements:

  • Submission: Candidates may submit only one application. They will be asked to submit their work electronically to the Conference Office of the Global Bioeconomy Summit (e-mail: All submissions must bear the name and the (e-mail) address. Submission language is English.
  • Deadline: All entries must be submitted by 1 September 2020.
  • Format: Entries can be submitted in the following format: 1-page Word or PDF document

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North Taste Flavourings wins the $25,000 START[2020] Competition

Andrew Byrne July 16, 2020




For Release on June 16, 2020 – 10:00 AM

Contact: Sebastian Green

Phone: (902) 414-2585


North Taste Flavourings wins the $25,000 START[2020] Competition.

[Atlantic Canada, July 14, 2020] IGNITE, The Nova Scotia Innovation Hub, BioNB, Innovacorp, Bioenterprise, and Emergence are pleased to announce the winner of START[2020], a bioresource innovation pitch competition for entrepreneurs, startups, and existing businesses across Atlantic Canada.

Hosted as part of the virtual Atlantic BIOCON series, START[2020] saw five finalists pitch for a chance to win. The organizing team sourced leaders in the bioresource space to judge the competition and the panel included; Mark St. Onge – Small Foods, Shelley King – Natural Products Canada, Eddie Francis – Emergence, Dave Smardon – Bioenterprise, and Murray McLaughlin – McLaughlin Consultants.

North Taste Flavourings will be taking home the $25,000 prize package for their innovative manufacturing process to create nano-materials derived from shell waste. For decades, North Taste has been operating as a secondary seafood processor, manufacturing all-natural seafood concentrates from marine by-product material obtained from Atlantic Canada primary seafood processors. With the help of START[2020] they will be expanding on these processes to create even more value from existing waste streams.

The START[2020] competition is a partnership between IGNITE, The Innovation Hub, BioNB, Innovacorp, and BioEnterprise, with support from Emergence, to support bioresource innovation in Atlantic Canada and to highlight current innovators in the ecosystem.

To learn more about North Taste Flavourings you can visit

To see a recorded version of the pitch competition you can visit

“START[2020] was created to build an ecosystem of sustainable innovation in Atlantic Canada and to help entrepreneurs, startups, and existing businesses bring their ideas to reality. This competition also represents collaborative, inter-provincial, partnerships between IGNITE, The Nova Scotia Innovation Hub, BioNB, Innovacorp, Bioenterprise, and Emergence who are all making positive change possible.” – Sebastian Green, Northern Regional Manager, IGNITE

“Biosresource innovation is key to a cleaner and more sustainable economy here in Atlantic Canada. The Nova Scotia Innovation Hub is pleased to work with our partners at IGNITE and BioNB on START[2020] to encourage early stage ideas and support the commercialization efforts of these innovative finalists.” – Rod Baddock, Executive Director – Nova Scotia Innovation Hub

“New Brunswick has a long history of bioresource innovation and traditional industry innovation. The five finalists represented the best innovators in the bioresource economy in Atlantic Canada and BioNB is excited to work with them and support their further growth even after the START[2020] competition.” – Jennifer O’Donnell, Executive Director – BioNB

“Marine and terrestrial bioresources, including waste streams and co-products, are still an untapped source of sustainable, functional, bio-based products for applications across human, animal, and fish health and nutrition, bio-materials and bio-energy. Atlantic Canada is quickly developing the infrastructure, expertise, and commercial value chains to turn these opportunities into business successes.” – Rory Francis, CEO – PEI BioAlliance

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BioTalent Canada’s National Occupational Standards Are Being Updated

Andrew Byrne June 15, 2020










Opportunity to be recognized as an expert

Contribute your expertise to industry standards


Your participation will mean:

· Be entered in a draw for a $500 Visa gift card

· Having your expertise reflected in the standard

· Contributing to strengthening the bio-economy workforce

· Learn what skills other experts bring to the role

· Be recognized as a contributor in the final National Occupational Standard


If you have 3-5 years of experience in any of these roles you can participate:

· Bio-health Project Management Research & Development and Manufacturing

· Legal and Regulatory

· Bio-Health Research & Development

· Manufacturing in Bio-industrial, Agri-biotech, Bio-energy, Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOS)

· Quality Assurance/Quality Control

· Engineers in Manufacturing

· Clinical Trials

· Research & Development Agri-Biotech, Bio-Energy and Bio-Industrial

· C-Suite

· Marketing, Business Development, Sales and Communications

· Key support roles



Consultation overview

Each consultation will involve about 5 hours of your time to review.

1. The critical bio-economy roles

2. The occupational overview

3. Educational, training and credentialing requirements

4. Core industry, technical, regulatory, professional and work process competencies


If you are interested in participating in one of these consultation sessions please contact Adriana Saenz at

Funded by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program.

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Seeds of the Past, Sow Opportunity for the Path Forward

BioNB and The Netherlands Andrew Byrne May 19, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to impact worldwide economies, highlighting logistical and knowledge gaps in areas such as healthcare and food security, innovators worldwide continue advocating for rapid change. Here in New Brunswick, Canada, our province now looks to international partners and collaborative opportunities to help us address our food security issues.

New Brunswick not only has abundant, uncontaminated and fertile clay soil due to the annual flooding and settling of riverbed mineral and nutrients, it also has over 1,000 plots of unused land that with a bit of work, could be transformed into arable land and sites for greenhouses. The Netherlands sits on a land mass 43% smaller than that of New Brunswick yet “it’s the globe’s number two exporter of food as measured by value, second only to the United States, which has 270 times its landmass.”  Food Secure Canada’s Gisèle Yasmeen suggests that the emerging diseconomies of scale approach might be just what provinces like NB need to create real food security.


For several years, BioNB along with representatives from the University of New Brunswick, l’Université de Moncton, Mitacs, Ignite Fredericton, ACOA, the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture & Fisheries, and Opportunities NB have been building relationships with industry, government and academic reps from the Netherlands to promote cooperation around research involving greenhouse growing technology for fruits, vegetables and cannabis.  In 2018, a BioNB-led delegation visited  Wageningen University & Research, Perfect Plants, Tomatoworld, Bedrocan, Scion, Priva, Havecon and Delphy and attended the international horticulture event GreenTech.



The following summer, a Dutch delegation came to New Brunswick to tour current greenhouse facilities and indoor cannabis operations including Organigram and Canopy. The highlight of their visit was the delivery of a highly interactive Masterclass Medical Cannabis workshops from one of the leading researchers in cannabis, Dr. Arno Hazekamp and his accompanying team of horticulture experts.  Presenter Thomas Rau introduced what was to become one year later, the Legal Cannabis Coalition and now they have taken another step towards their future with last week’s inaugural LCC press release announcing their collaborations and partnerships.



“The Legal Cannabis Coalition (LCC), is a unique collaboration between companies from the fields of plant cultivation, lab research, and regulatory affairs. Each of their members is an expert in its own market, ranging from building greenhouses and installing LED lights, to lab testing and registration of a new medicine. The LCC is an industry association that provides its members with a more coordinated approach to cannabis business, research and education.”

This NB team favours a European collaborative R&D model, one that includes core and ancillary companies in NB and the Netherlands. Using this model post-WWII, the Dutch became an agriculture and horticultural powerhouse. According to National Geographic article, THIS TINY COUNTRY FEEDS THE WORLD, “The Netherlands has become an agricultural giant by showing what the future of farming could look like.” Decades ago, the Netherlands created a committee at the national level, a coordinated effort of cooperation, for sustainable agriculture and focused on the central idea of “twice as much food using half as many resources.” They’ve almost completely removed the use of pesticides in their growing process, reduced water consumption by up to 90%, and their meat industry has reduced the use of antibiotics in their animals by up to 60%. These are inputs that traditional agricultural giants within North America have long said we need..

The main organization or “brain trust” behind all of this? One of our friends, Wageningen University & Research, the academic member of the Legal Cannabis Coalition. These early days of cannabis research in Atlantic Canada are being documented on film, academic relationships are being forged, and research on greenhouse technology has emerged since COVID-19 due to the link with food supply chain risks.

Whether we are taking about supply chain management, labour shortages, or global crisises, the innovation ecosystem that the province has helped foster will be key in the coming years if we are to become truly food secure. We have the capabilities to become leaders in launching innovative solutions for agri-businesses, and we have been building the R&D relationship with the Dutch because they are the perfect fit for NB. Both regions are similar both economically and culturally. Both land masses are relatively small, and the Netherlands were in a similar situation to New Brunswick back in the 1950s and 60s. Instead of trying to do this one our own and reinvent the wheel, BioNB along with our partner organizations foresaw the opportunity for much more than just recreational use of cannabis and thus began forging these relationships.

This is all connected and thus the system we envision will not work if just one organization tries to accomplish this on their own. BioNB is the focal point because our relationships and knowledge base in industry, academia, and government allow us to freely move between all 3 types of stakeholders. The province’s universities have the research infrastructure and the students. Mitacs has already created the relationship necessary for student research projects between our academic institutions and Wageningen University. RPC, as one of the country’s leading research institutes in cannabis and productivity measures, can support the research and have extensive expertise as far as New Brunswick is concerned, and the Provincial Cannabis Coordinator will help engage the industry to help fund these long-term projects.



BioNB played a primary role in the creation of the New Brunswick Provincial Cannabis Coordinator, who is mandated to bring all stakeholders around cannabis in the province together. Not only have these visits between countries created and sustained an invaluable knowledge exchange, the members of this team now have the opportunity to play a critical role in shaping the future of the province. New Brunswick could now be the testing point, the proof of concept, for research not just into cannabis, but into horticulture innovation in general. We have the land (including access to geothermal heat), the skilled labour (often in rural communities that need a new industry), the researchers, and the connections; we just need to put a few more pens to paper and turn words into actions.

One might wonder why BioNB talks about cannabis and food security in the same article. However, people not in the industry, generally do not consider the value-added applications of cannabis/hemp. The innovative thinkers in this new industry have been creating purpose-built machinery and carefully honing their processes in one of the most highly regulated industries on the planet. This work is generally funded by industry and those dollars can be leveraged by provincial and federal R&D funding agencies. Our traditional agriculture industry can take advantage of this increase in innovation without having to put as much of its own money or time into the research. If collaborations are formed between two or more companies, the risk is decreased, the work is coordinated, and the resulting data is shared. We now have the opportunity to focus on the research behind the sustainable production of any crop through the creation of a truly circular, province-wide process.

On April 24th, 2020during a CBC interview, NB Premier Blaine Higgs mentioned how the NB team has been exploring Dutch greenhouse technology and how their innovations can be incorporated into our agricultural practices. When our Premier’s “can-do” attitude is combined with the groundwork that has been laid by this team, our province is poised to come out on top. It’s time to take the knowledge that BioNB and our partners have helped cultivate, the partnerships we have helped forge, and get moving. If we do, New Brunswick could be a more sustainable province, a province with a robust food security action plan; one that will continue to weather any storm that comes our way.

Food security is not a New Brunswick problem, it is a global problem, and New Brunswick can lead the way in creating an environment where innovation can flourish, creating solutions using ideas and inspiration from around the globe.

For questions, contact:

Andrew Byrne, Marketing/Comms Director, BioNB,

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Atlantic BIOCON 2020 Goes Digital

Andrew Byrne May 8, 2020

These are unprecedented times and the world is changing daily. As the New Brunswick Government’s 4-step recovery plan has announced, large gatherings will not be allowed until December 31st, 2020. To ensure the safety of our community and to comply with these new regulations, we regret to inform you that we will not be hosting the Atlantic BIOCON 2020 conference as an in-person event.

This decision was not taken lightly and yet it renewed our commitment to BIOCON’s ability to bring together the bioeconomy in Atlantic Canada and to share success stories. We want to thank all our supporters who continue to innovate and be champions for the bioeconomy locally and worldwide. We have instead shifted to providing BIOCON in a monthly webinar series.

Atlantic BIOCON Virtual Speaker Series

Webinar #1:
“Liquid Biomass Heating: Lessons from Ensyn’s 10-year Operating History in the Northeast USA”
Presented by: David Boulard – President, Ensyn Technologies Inc.

Ensyn is North America’s leader in liquid wood heating solutions and boasts 10 years of commercial experience in supplying renewable heat to commercial, institutional and industrial fuel users. Strong of an installed production capacity in Eastern Canada of 50 million litres per year, Ensyn is working on a large roll-out of its renewable heating solutions in Eastern Canada to expand sources of local, sustainable liquid wood fuels for customers and strengthen the local forest products economy.

We will have even more exciting announcements about this virtual speaker series in the future. The push for a national bioeconomy and local circular economy never stops and we cannot wait until we can meet again in person!


Hosted By: Nova Scotia Innovation Hub and





Presented By: BioNB and CCNB-Innov







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Update on Benefits for Businesses from the Government of Canada and Province of NB

Andrew Byrne April 16, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is unlike anything we’ve faced in this generation. Individuals and businesses are experiencing unprecedented losses and a host of other uncertainties related to our new reality. However, since this crisis began for us here in New Brunswick, dozens of companies/organizations have pivoted or re-tooled their production to help our healthcare system and frontline workers.

Both the federal and provincial governments have announced several support mechanisms. BioNB has been posting daily updates on our Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/LinkedIn accounts when relevant to our community and will continue to do so until we are past this. To provide even more resources, this article will provide the updated information you need as an individual or business.

Before we delve into the programs, please note:

  1. Visit our website to find a list of all available resources and new funding programs:
  2. Make sure you visit the CBC website:

It provides an easy-to-navigate resource for everyone and will bring you step-by-step through the process of finding out which benefits you can apply for whether you are an individual or a business.

  1. This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge as of April 15, 2020.

If you have any questions about any of these programs, you can reach out to our Marketing and Communications Director, Andrew Byrne, at

BioNB’s Updated COVID Gov Resources PDF (April 21)

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Thomas Raffy quitte ses fonctions pour rejoindre un Bâtisseur du CÉNB

Andrew Byrne April 14, 2020

Moncton, le 10 avril 2020 — Avec grand regret, le conseil d’administration du Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick inc. (CÉNB) annonce le départ de son Président-directeur général, Thomas Raffy. Après quatre ans à la tête du réseau d’entreprises francophones, M. Raffy quitte le CÉNB avec le sentiment du devoir accompli avec un organisme fort et bien outillé pour l’avenir. Il cessera officiellement ses fonctions le 24 avril 2020 pour occuper le poste de Directeur des communications chez Assomption Vie, membre bâtisseur du CÉNB.

Citation de la présidente du CÉNB, Marie Chamberland : « Dans toutes ses actions et ses paroles, Thomas a démontré un professionnalisme exemplaire et une rigueur qui ont permis au CÉNB de se démarquer en matière de crédibilité. Il s’est dévoué à la défense des PME et leurs multiples dossiers ont formé son cheval de bataille. Pendant ses quatre années en poste, Thomas a amplement démontré le souci de rapprocher notre organisme avec ses membres afin de bien comprendre leurs défis et défendre leurs intérêts, et il n’a jamais hésité à rencontrer nos entrepreneurs partout en province. Son leadership collaboratif et sa proactivité ont mis de l’avant de nombreuses solutions durables aux défis de nos gens d’affaires. Nous avons été choyés de l’avoir à la tête de notre organisme et, au nom du conseil d’administration et des employés, je lui souhaite le meilleur des succès dans son nouveau poste. »

Avocat et membre du Barreau du Nouveau-Brunswick, Thomas Raffy détient également une formation et expérience en communications, et il a choisi d’orienter la prochaine étape de sa carrière professionnelle dans ce secteur. Il a ainsi accepté le poste de Directeur des communications chez Assomption Vie, un membre bâtisseur du CÉNB. Ceci représente une symétrie intéressante puisque le président fondateur du CÉNB il y a 40 ans, M. Gilbert Finn, dirigeait à l’époque cette compagnie acadienne. D’ailleurs, la vision de M. Finn pour le CÉNB a servi d’inspiration pour Thomas Raffy durant ses années à la tête du réseau.

Citation du Président-directeur général du CÉNB, Thomas Raffy : « C’est avec un pincement au cœur que je quitte le CÉNB. Mener ce réseau de femmes et d’hommes d’affaires et valoriser la francophonie économique du Nouveau-Brunswick fut une magnifique occasion professionnelle. J’ai eu grand plaisir à rencontrer, discuter et défendre les intérêts de nos entrepreneurs et de contribuer a façonner la nouvelle direction du CÉNB qui guidera ses actions au cours des prochaines années. Je suis très reconnaissant envers toute l’équipe du CÉNB et de RDÉE NB, ainsi que les membres du conseil d’administration et particulièrement la présidente Marie Chamberland. La passion de l’entrepreneuriat francophone résonne fortement dans tout le réseau et je suis très fier d’avoir pu y apporter ma contribution. C’est avec le sentiment de devoir accompli que je rejoins fièrement Assomption Vie, où je continuerai de garder des liens forts avec le CÉNB et son réseau. »

Le CÉNB se retrouve ainsi en mode recrutement et le poste de la présidence-direction générale sera très prochainement affiché au Entretemps, la présidente du conseil d’administration, Marie Chamberland, assurera l’intérim.

Citation du Président-directeur général d’Assomption Vie, Sébastien Dupuis : « Comme membre bâtisseur du CÉNB, l’équipe d’Assomption Vie a côtoyé Thomas à de nombreuses occasions au cours des dernières années. Nos deux organisations sont étroitement interalliées depuis plus de 40 ans et cette relation est importante de part et d’autre. Nous sommes des plus heureux que Thomas se joigne à nous, fort de son expérience au Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick. »

À propos du CÉNB
Le Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick est un réseau provincial d’entreprises et d’entrepreneurs et qui a pour vision de propulser l’économie de la province en valorisant la francophonie économique pour le Nouveau-Brunswick.

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Renseignements et entrevues :
Thomas Raffy, président-directeur général
Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick inc.
Téléphone : (506) 857-3143
Courriel :
Twitter : @cenb1979


Description du Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick inc. (CÉNB)
Association sans but lucratif, indépendante et apolitique, le CÉNB est le plus grand réseau de gens d’affaires francophones au Nouveau-Brunswick. Le CÉNB représente les intérêts de la communauté d’affaires francophone et agit comme porte-parole auprès des divers gouvernements, agences publiques, et acteurs économiques qui participent au développement économique de la province.

Ce rôle exécutif est une occasion unique de mettre en valeur vos compétences extraordinaires de développement des relations tout en jouant un rôle de premier plan dans le développement économique de la communauté d’affaires francophone du Nouveau-Brunswick.

Description du poste
Sous l’autorité du conseil d’administration (CA) et en lien avec le mandat du CÉNB, le PDG organise, dirige, contrôle et évalue rigoureusement et efficacement toutes les actions du CÉNB afin d’assurer la pleine représentation des intérêts de la communauté d’affaires francophone.  Le titulaire du poste est responsable des interventions et des revendications du CÉNB auprès des divers gouvernements, agences publiques, et acteurs économiques qui participent au développement économique de la province.

Au nom du CÉNB et du CA, le PDG prend position sur les questions économiques et politiques pertinentes et agit à titre de porte-parole du CÉNB. Le titulaire développe et maintien des relations étroites avec les diverses instances gouvernementales liées au développement économique, de façon à assurer le maintien du rôle d’intervenant important, voire incontournable du CÉNB, aux yeux des élus ainsi que des fonctionnaires.  Il développe des relations avec les divers médias de façon à diffuser les positions du CÉNB.

Le PDG interagit régulièrement avec les membres, les membres potentiels et le public en général afin de connaître leurs défis.  Il forme et maintien des liens avec les autres intervenants du domaine de l’économie, de façon à pouvoir obtenir des renseignements ainsi que l’appui de ces groupes et individus.

Le PDG veille à assurer la pérennité financière de l’organisme par le biais de la croissance du bassin des membres, de négociations d’ententes auprès des différents paliers gouvernementaux ainsi que par la mise en œuvre de politiques et pratiques qui touchent au financement et à l’opération solide du CÉNB. Le PDG voit au respect des décisions du conseil d’administration et à la gestion des dossiers politiques.

Domaines prioritaires incluent

  • Travailler en étroite collaboration avec les membres du CA à l’élaboration des stratégies et des plans d’action pour le développement continu et le renouvellement du développement économique de la communauté d’affaires francophone du Nouveau-Brunswick;
  • Comprendre les réalités actuelles et futures de membres afin de bien représenter leurs besoins ;
  • Assurer la croissance des membres et soutenir la mission de l’organisation ;
  • Démontrer constamment le leadership efficace du CÉNB par le développement et le maintien de relations optimales avec les membres, les groupes communautaires, les responsables gouvernementaux, les médias, et toutes les parties prenantes ;
  • Être constamment au courant, et bien communiquer au CA, tous les développements législatifs et politiques pertinentes ;
  • Maintenir un engagement fort et un leadership vertical de sorte à réaliser les plans de travail et le plan stratégique du CÉNB avec l’équipe interne.

Expérience et formation

  • Connue pour son dynamisme, intégrité et son esprit visionnaire, le candidat idéal est un chef de file orienté vers l’action qui est un professionnel de haute performance avec une passion pour aider la communauté d’affaires francophone de la province à atteindre son plein potentiel.
  • Avec un sens aigu des affaires, une superbe analyse critique et sens politique, il a une capacité éprouvée à évaluer objectivement les politiques fiscales et économiques, et à influencer positivement les décideurs. Il comprend intrinsèquement la valeur d’une stratégie de communication efficace, possède des compétences interpersonnelles et diplomatiques supérieures et peut établir des relations efficaces avec les membres, représentants des organismes publics, privés et communautaires dans les deux langues officielles du Nouveau-Brunswick.
  • Le candidat idéal a terminé des études postsecondaires, possède une vaste expérience soit dans le domaine des affaires, de l’économie, des finances, de l’administration publique ou dans un domaine connexe et a apporté une contribution significative à la réussite des organisations dans les rôles précédents avec un bilan solide de la mise en œuvre de stratégies et des initiatives créatives et efficaces qui ont un impact réel et mesurable.
  • Le candidat idéal a une expérience de travail avec les conseils / comités exécutifs. Le titulaire du poste aura un style de leadership très visible; à des compétences organisationnelles fortes; produit des présentations écrites et verbales de haute qualité; peut animer des discussions productives; est hautement collaboratif et sait comment parvenir à un consensus; inspire la confiance et assure la crédibilité et la transparence dans toutes ses activités et responsabilités.
  • Respecté par ses pairs, le PGD démontre un alignement avec la mission du CÉNB et la vision stratégique pour l’avenir de la communauté d’affaires francophone du Nouveau-Brunswick.

Les personnes intéressées doivent soumettre leur candidature (lettre, CV) à l’attention de Mme Marie Chamberland, présidente du CÉNB, par courriel :

Toutes les candidatures seront traitées confidentiellement.

Nous remercions les candidats de leur intérêt, toutefois, nous ne communiquerons qu’avec les personnes retenues pour une entrevue.

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BioNB’s Covid-19 Resource List

Andrew Byrne March 31, 2020

As we move into our 3rd week here in Canada of physical distancing, working from home, and unprecedented effects on our society, we would like to share the resources we have compiled since this crisis began. These resources can and will help your business through these times and if you need any more assistance, the BioNB team is here to help.

Let’s start with our social media accounts. You can search and follow any of the BioNB social media accounts for daily wrap-ups of what was said in the initial press conferences held Monday-Friday by the Federal Government (12pm ADT) and Provincial Government (2:30pm ADT). These wrap-ups will be posted so long as the information shared is relevant to you, our audience. The posts will be the same across all platforms and will follow the following structure (from the March 31st Update):










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The PDF of all the resources we have compiled can be found below. NOTE: This is not a complete list of all resources. We will continue to update this as more information is released.

BioNB’s COVID-19 Resources

If you need help navigating the new funding programs for your business, don’t hesitate to reach out. If you have the resources to help aid in the fight against Covid-19 and need help making the right connections, we can help. This can be a lot of information for anybody to take on all at once, especially the table below. Just remember, we are here to help you not just during this crisis, but we were here before it, and we will be here to help after it.

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Canadian manufacturers needed to help combat COVID-19

Andrew Byrne March 25, 2020

Canadian manufacturers or businesses can assist Canada in meeting the need for medical supplies:

If you:

·    manufacture in Canada and/or have ready access to necessary inputs through your supply chain.

·    have equipment or facilities that can be rapidly re-tooled to meet medical needs, including for personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, masks and surgical gowns; sanitizers; wipes; ventilators; and other medical equipment and supplies.

·    have skilled workers who are able to respond and who could be available for work in the current circumstances.



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