Town of Ajax Business Development Team 
Town of Ajax 
905 683 3000 


Tuesday, March 22, 2011
11:30am - 2:00pm

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Town of Ajax 
65 Harwood Ave. S.
Ajax L1S 2H9

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How to Start a Business -
for Newcomers 

Thinking about starting a business? 
New to Canada? 

Come to learn from experts on
how to register and finance a business. 
Join us for a free lunch and explore your options!

11:30 - 12:30pm: Registration & Lunch
12:30pm - 12:45pm: Greetings and Welcome
12:45pm - 1:00pm: Introduction of Speakers
1:00pm - 1:10pm: Dr. Balliram Chadee, Avtic Consulting
1:10pm - 1:20pm: Esther Ford, Cultural Expressions
1:20pm - 1:30pm: Jennifer Fay, CIBC Durham Centre
1:30pm - 1:45pm: Question & Answer
1:45pm - 2:00pm: Wrap Up & Networking


Space is limited and
registration is required. 

Click below to register


call 905-683-3000

Panel Discussion Leader: Tracey Vaughn





Tracey is the Executive Director of the Community Development of Durham (CDCD), a social planning council dedicated to social justice and inclusion since 1970.  In addition to their social planning function, the CDCD has a strong settlement service delivery component.  The CDCD delivers the Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation program, the Newcomer Settlement program, the HOST program and the Settlement Workers in Schools program.

Dr. Balliram Chadee






Dr. Chadee has extensive background in mediation, conflict resolution, crisis auditing, cultural diversity, counseling, social services, arbitration, family support, newcomer immigrant settlement, women and youth integration services. Recognized as one of the Top 75 Immigrants in Canada and recipient of the Governor General Caring Canadian Award and Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship among many others for contributions towards problem resolution and service delivery of plans, concepts, data research, evaluation of strategies, support and rehabilitation initiatives to youths, seniors, women and visible minority groups.

Esther Ford
Esther Ford Cultural Expressions






 Esther is the owner and operator of Cultural Expressions Art Gallery located in Ajax's Pickering Village community. 

Cultural Expressions is an art gallery promoting new Canadian artists, photographic art and artistic pieces from around the world.  An active member of the Ajax community, and in business for nearly 5 years, Esther will share her experiences, challenges and advice on starting and managing a business.

Jennifer Fay

CIBC - Jenn Fay

As a branch manager with CIBC Durham Centre, Jennifer Fay provides access to a comprehensive range of services to help you build and protect your wealth.  Jennifer has been a manager at CIBC for 10 years and brings her knowledge and experience to this new location in Ajax.  As part of CIBC’s commitment to business support, Jenn will share her knowledge of the CIBC newcomer Funding Program and other CIBC products that benefit business.