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Networking and Associations


We hope to see you at the next networking opportunity in the City of Greater Sudbury. Visit the Regional Business Centre for information and guidance on starting and growing your business. Visit our partners, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce who connect professionals through networking opportunities that ignite creative thinking, share best practices and ideas, and work toward developing our community.


Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping everyone working in music, film and television in Northern Ontario.

Destination Northern Ontario works with tourism businesses, professionals and destinations to help build a strong tourism industry in Northern Ontario.

The Downtown Sudbury Business Improvement Association works to grow Downtown Sudbury through policy development, advocacy, events, and economic development.

Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is committed to improving economic prosperity and quality of life in Greater Sudbury. They advocate policies, connect entrepreneurs, and help members stay competitive with cost-saving programs.

SAC brings together members of the arts community and their audiences. SAC is a source of who’s who and what’s happening within the region. As an arts umbrella organization, it advocates on behalf of all artists and is a source of relevant information. SAC encourages awareness and appreciation of the wide diversity of Arts, Culture and Heritage in our area.

MineConnect helps mining companies and their members compete in domestic and international markets.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada facilitates the arrival of immigrants, provides protection to refugees, and offers programming to help newcomers settle in Canada.

The Sudbury Local Immigration Partnership fosters an inclusive, engaging and collaborative environment with local stakeholders to identify issues, share solutions, build capacity and preserve collective memory for the purpose of ensuring the attraction, settlement, inclusion and retention of newcomers in the City of Greater Sudbury.

Networks and Associations

Cambrian Innovates facilitates research and development through funding, expertise, facilities and student work opportunities.

The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation leads innovation in mining safety, productivity and environmental performance.

For over 117 years the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) has served as the leading technical institute for professionals in the Canadian mining and minerals communities.

Find your next learning or networking opportunity at one of our five centres for higher education:

Economic Development Corporation of Ontario will provide leadership to enhance the professional development of its members; advance economic development as a profession and support our municipalities in fostering economic prosperity in the province of Ontario.

MIRARCO (Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation) is a not-for-profit corporation that develops innovative solutions to meet the challenges of the mining industry.

The MSTA CANADA (Mining Suppliers Trade Association Canada) connects mining supply and services companies to opportunities across Canada and around the world.

NORCAT is a not-for-profit technology and innovation centre that provides health and safety training for the mining industry, occupational health and safety services, and product development assistance.

Northeastern Ontario Tourism provides marketing opportunities, news and research to tourism businesses throughout Northeastern Ontario.

The Ontario Arts Council provides grants and services to Ontario-based artists and organizations who support arts education, Indigenous arts, community arts, crafts, dance, Francophone arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, touring and visual arts.

Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO) is developing an integrated health innovation economy while establishing international leadership in the marketplace.

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) helps businesses, investors and academics commercialize innovation and complete globally.

Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) can help you start and grow your business, access loans, grants and tax incentives, and help you succeed in Ontario.

Ontario’s North Economic Development Corporation (ONEDC) is comprised of the 5 Northern Ontario communities (Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay and Thunder Bay) who collaboratively work on opportunities to create, promote, and implement economic development partnerships throughout Northern Ontario.

Professions North helps internationally-trained professionals reach their career goals. They provide information, training and resources to help skilled professionals secure a career in Northern Ontario.

Regroupement des organismes culturels de Sudbury (ROCS) is a coalition bringing together the seven professional francophone arts organizations that work in the arts, culture and heritage sector in Greater Sudbury.

RDÉE Canada (Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité) works to sustain and develop Francophone and Acadian communities.

Spark Employment Services is a non-profit organization established in 1986 which provides employment and education services to residents of Northern Ontario to enhance their employability and maximize success.

The Sudbury Action Centre for Youth (SACY) is a non-profit agency that respects, supports and empowers youth in our community.

The Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association connects newcomers to services, identifies and solves challenges, and provides multicultural and cross-cultural services to different communities.

Volunteer Sudbury is a local non-profit volunteer resource centre that acts as a link between volunteers and community organizations that rely on volunteers to do the wonderful work that they do.

Workforce Planning for Sudbury & Manitoulin (WPSM) researches industry and workforce trends from both a supply and demand perspective. They connect stakeholders across industries to address issues and support economic growth.

The Young Professionals Association (YPA) helps young professionals start or advance their career and life in Greater Sudbury. They connect like-minded professionals to career and professional development opportunities.