Corporate Partners

Cowan Insurance


A preeminent Canadian owned and operated insurance brokerage and consulting operation, Cowan Insurance Group represents leading national and international insurance companies. Cowan specializes in property and casualty insurance, providing the best value to businesses, organizations and individuals for their insurance and risk management needs. The organization also advises and creates retirement, group benefits, disability management and international benefits programs for employee groups and offers wealth management, financial planning and succession planning services to individuals through its wholly owned financial services subsidiary.

Cowan Insurance Group has an outstanding reputation for delivering unique capability to each and every client and has built that reputation serving local, regional, national and international markets.  Knowledgeable practice leaders deliver consultation and advice in support of specialized customer segments. This strategy enables the organization to execute leading edge industry programs, provide dedicated support to associations, and know its customers better than the competition.  Multi product line capability for commercial lines, personal lines, group benefits and wealth management alongside strong relationship management skills empowers Cowan Insurance Group to deliver value and provide thought leadership to its customer base.

Festival Hydro


Festival Hydro’s Conservation Team works closely with business customers to find creative ways to save energy and money. The Save On Energy RETROFIT program is designed to help businesses of all sizes receive incentives for energy-efficient equipment upgrades, making business operations more efficient.  Incentives of up to 50% of project costs are available for equipment such as lighting, motors, HVAC, refrigeration and more.

To learn more about the incentives and receive conservation tips, business customers are encouraged to subscribe to Festival Hydro’s e-Newsletters on their website’s ‘Energy Conservation’ section.  Incentives are available for commercial, industrial and institutional customers.

To ensure your business receives the highest level of incentive available, please contact Festival Hydro’s Conservation Team before starting any projects that may be eligible for incentives – Mary Steel, Energy Conservation Specialist,



Mitchell & Pearce Professional Corporation

Receive informed advice to help you make the most important financial decisions of your life.  Our dynamic team of professionals offer a full range of tax planning and financial solutions.  Our tax specialists provide expertise in minimizing your tax burden and develop sound tax-planning strategies for businesses and individuals.  We help you structure a solid plan based on careful analysis and in-depth knowledge, tailored to your unique circumstance.  Consult the Chartered Professional Accountants at Mitchell & Pearce Professional Corporation in Stratford concerning our specialties in:

        • Financial statement and tax return preparation


        • Income tax and HST strategies


        • Financial Planning


        • Business and Real Estate Acquisitions


        • Succession Planning


        • Estate Planning



Perth Community Futures Development Corp.


Perth Community Futures is a community-based, not-for-profit organization overseen by a board of local volunteers. It is staffed by professionals who encourage entrepreneurship and the pursuit of economic opportunities. Using federal funds, we offer small business loans from $5000 to $250,000 to entrepreneurs whose ideas fall outside the typical lending criteria of a bank.

RBC Royal Bank


At RBC, we help our clients thrive, and our communities prosper. This simple statement sums up who we are, what we stand for and what we seek to achieve each day when we come to work. It also reflects our successes and achievements, from record earnings, to our ongoing investments in delivering an exceptional client experience, to the deep commitment we have to making a positive difference in the communities where we live and work.

Re/Max a-b Realty Inc.

RE/MAX a-b Realty was recently named Stratford’s Favourite Real Estate Brokerage in a poll by the Stratford City Gazette.

Celebrating over 40 years serving Perth and Huron Counties, RE/MAX a-b Realty has now grown to include Oxford County. Employing 62 realtors and six administrators in five locations, RE/MAX offers services for all real estate needs, including residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and leasing.

RE/MAX a-b Realty particularly shines in their community engagement. They were the highest volume contributor to the Children’s Miracle Network for this region in 2016. As an official Miracle Office, a portion of all home sales goes towards the charity. Their Charity Golf Classic tournament has raised over $175,000 for Stratford and area charities since its inception 11 years ago; and RE/MAX employees actively participate in such causes as the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake, The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike Ride, and various initiatives for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 

With their commitment to the community and local causes, it’s easy to see why RE/MAX a-b Realty is Stratford’s Favourite Real Estate Office/Brokerage.

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Stratford Hyundai


Stratford Hyundai is your premier retailer new and pre-owned Hyundai Vehicles. It has long been our mission to provide our customers with a level of service that far exceeds any other dealership. We have assembled the most knowledgeable team of Hyundai sales, service and parts experts to ensure that all of our customer’s needs are met, right down to the finest detail. We offer the full line of new Hyundai vehicles and a wide selection of diverse pre-owned vehicles. But we also offer some services that you may not find at other new car dealerships such as our free oil changes for life program available on all new Hyundai vehicles. If your Hyundai requires repairs or maintenance, bring it in to our service department that is open 6 days a week. We offer complimentary beverages and free WIFI, take advantage of our free shuttle service and get back to your daily obligations while your car is being well taken care of.  At Stratford Hyundai our main focus is customer service.

Stratford Perth Centre for Business

The Stratford Perth Centre for Business is committed to helping small business owners achieve their business goals.

The Centre offers complimentary consultation and easy access to resources, including business start-up services to support the development of new and already established small businesses.  In addition to advisory services, events, seminars and training opportunities are held throughout the year to meet small business essentials.

City of Stratford


Stratford is a destination internationally renowned as one of North America’s great arts towns. A short, scenic drive from Toronto or London, Stratford makes a great day trip or weekend getaway. And bring your appetite! Savour Stratford and where to dine summarize the dynamic local food scene and the popular Stratford Bacon & Ale Trail and Stratford Chocolate Trail.

Our beautiful City celebrates a vibrant art and music scene, our famed theatre, modern recreational facilities and a variety of recreational programs.

Residents of Stratford know that they live in a special place that offers a lifestyle like no other in Ontario. Known for its friendliness and numerous events, Stratford makes residents and newcomers feel welcome and an integral part of community life.

Town of St. Marys


The Town of St. Marys is located at the junction of the Thames River and Trout Creek, southwest of Stratford in southwestern Ontario. The first settlers arrived in the early 1840’s, attracted by the area’s natural resources. The Town is known by its nickname, “The Stonetown”, due to the abundance of limestone in the surrounding area, giving rise to a large number of limestone buildings and homes throughout the town. In the riverbed and along the banks, limestone was close to the surface and could be quarried for building materials. Many 19th century limestone structures have survived including churches, a beautiful museum, stunning opera house, commercial blocks, and private homes. St. Marys was incorporated into the province of Ontario, officially, in 1863.

The arrival of the Grand Trunk Railway in the late 1850’s spurred growth and soon St. Marys became a centre for milling, grain-trading and the manufacture of agriculture-related products. The railway connected the Town to the rest of the world and framed the local landscape with its two large trestle bridges on limestone pillars across the waterways.

A walk through the historic streets of St. Marys offers a first-hand look at the unique stunning limestone architecture and vibrant downtown core. The community’s rich history is preserved and promoted by the St. Marys Museum & Archives who continue to tell the stories of the town through its exhibitions, special events and programs.

St. Marys is home to not only 7,000 residents, but the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and is the burial place of Arthur Meighen, Canada’s 9th Prime Minister, Timothy Eaton who went on to become one of Canada’s greatest retailers, who opened his first businesses in Canada in St. Marys and nearby Kirkton, Ontario.

The town’s present identity is very much shaped by its relationship to the natural wonder of the land, the spirit of its residents, and unique limestone architecture.