When Veterans of WWII returned home and began their lives as civilians, the “boys” felt that something was missing – Comradeship. Consequently, some of them took the initiative and decided to do something about it. Initially they met at Dr. Stanley Ball’s office and also at the Old Fellows’ Hall. Those ambitious WWII vets were supported in their cause by local veterans, in particular, Dr Stanley Ball, Del Jennings and Bert Lickorish. Branch 459 of the Royal Canadian Legion received its Charter on April 11, 1947.
A humanitarian effort providing opportunities for people, service clubs, churches, schools and businesses to participate with a needy developing country in a meaningful way. In partnership with the Town of Stouffville since 2003, SIP now has a fully functional medical clinic, child sponsorship program, scholarship fund and, through partnerships with other organizations, has supplied 2 schools with a clean source of water. Partner with us and join this amazing endeavor to join hands and create hope!
Whitchurch-Stouffville is one of the jewels of the GTA. Located just north of Toronto on Highway 404, Whitchurch-Stouffville offers easy access to clients in the GTA and to new business in the fastest growing economy in Canada; York Region. The Town also has something truly rare: low taxes and available business properties. And as you grow your business, you and your employees can grow your families in a community that offers small-town warmth and all of the amenities and services you want.
Welcome Wagon has been in Canada since 1930. We visit newcomers to the area with "The Most Famous Basket in the World". You will receive useful and introductory tokens from merchants and businesses. The local businesses want to meet you too, and have a further gift or service to present to you personally when you visit their store or office.
The York Small Business Enterprise Centre (YSBEC) serves small businesses in the northern six York Region municipalities: Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Newmarket and Whitchurch-Stouffville. YSBEC is managed by the Regional Municipality of York’s Economic Strategy Branch and focuses on providing support to both new startups and existing small businesses in their communities. If you are starting a new business, or are an existing small business with less than 10 employees, contact us! We can help.