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Fighting racism is a win for everybody

Lesson Plans   |   September 21, 2020

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The Black Lives Matter movement began in 2013 but gained global momentum in 2020 after George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Front and centre of the movement is the aim of... read more

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How we benefit when an entrepreneur succeeds

Lesson Plans   |   September 17, 2020

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The article outlines some of the initiatives governments have taken to support small business during these challenging times. The global pandemic has hit small business particularly hard as many were unprepared to transform from bricks... read more

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Black Professionals in Tech Network partners with Canadian companies to fight racism

In the News   |   July 30, 2020

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Canada’s largest network of Black tech professionals is partnering with some of the country’s biggest companies to better advance the careers of Black employees and combat systemic racism. The Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN)... read more

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Pledge to end systemic racism at Canadian companies picks up steam

In the News   |   July 20, 2020

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More than 200 CEOs have signed a pledge to commit to ending anti-Black systemic racism within their companies as part of the BlackNorth Initiative that is quickly winning wide support throughout Corporate Canada. The initiative,... read more

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Veteran recruiter launches firm aimed at finding diverse candidates for executive roles

In the News   |   July 17, 2020

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A veteran executive recruiter has launched a new company focused on finding candidates who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour for executive positions across corporate Canada. Jason Murray, founder and president of the BIPOC... read more

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Ottawa, Ontario announce funding to help small businesses set up shop online

In the News   |   June 11, 2020

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The federal and Ontario governments will spend nearly $58-million to help small businesses move online as they grapple with diminished revenues during the pandemic and prepare to reopen. The funding will primarily help to expand... read more

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How online platforms attract customers

Lesson Plans   |   May 15, 2020

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The article discusses how a company is valued for the public domain and the reasons behind that.... read more

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Would a new Cirque Lite business model save Cirque du Soleil?

In the News   |   May 12, 2020

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Call it Cirque Lite. Quebecor Inc. executives are reaching out to institutional investors this week to make the business case for taking over the Cirque du Soleil, a deal with a public profile that far... read more

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Can disruption help renew a business?

Lesson Plans   |   May 12, 2020

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The article points out how the radical disruptor COVID-19 has rendered a world-class entertainment business to nothing and begins to broach possibilities for a new world order.... read more

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Farm in the city: Growing produce the urban way

In the News   |   May 11, 2020

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Cheyenne Sundance walks slowly along a row of newly planted collard greens and sprinkles them with water. Lovingly, she tends to the bok choy, cilantro, kale and mustard greens, the romaine and rosemary, sorrel, Swiss... read more

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Shopify tops RBC as Canada’s most valuable company

In the News   |   May 6, 2020

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Shopify Inc. passed Royal Bank of Canada as the country’s most valuable company on Wednesday after the Ottawa retail software provider posted stronger-than-expected first-quarter results, joining other e-commerce giants that have had a similar lift... read more

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Canada’s economic future depends on its startups

Guest Column   |   April 7, 2020

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Yung Wu is CEO of MaRS Discovery District Entrepreneurs everywhere are scrambling for lifelines during this crisis. In recent days, we’ve heard appeals from aviation, energy, agriculture, small business – anyone with payroll to meet... read more

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Small business is too big to fail. Ottawa has little time to come to the rescue

In the News   |   April 3, 2020

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The mantra of the 2008-09 financial crisis was “too big to fail.” Governments in the United States, Canada and other Group of 7 countries spent trillions to backstop and bail out banks, automakers and other... read more

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