Canada’s crucial investment in tech and innovation

By Justin Trudeau PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA  MAY 16, 2018 The world is in the throes of a huge shift to a knowledge-based economy, driven by the creation of ideas and their translation into commercial value. This shift presents us with an extraordinary opportunity. There’s the prospect of well-paying new jobs and potential solutions to …

Trudeau touts technological innovation during MIT campus visit

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remembers asking his father why the stereo and other gadgets he had as a boy were made in Japan -- not in Canada. The answer he eventually got from other people over the years was that Japan is a small country without a lot of natural resources, one …

Toronto Women’s Forum aims to foster collaboration and empowerment

Speakers at the two-day conference include World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau. Vicki Saunders is founder and CEO of SheEO, a Toronto-based non-profit aimed at funding female entrepreneurs.  (DAHLIA KATZ) A two-day conference is coming to Toronto with the goal of advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Women’s Forum for the Economy …

Ontario Supporting Creation of Innovation Hub for Students and Entrepreneurs in Mississauga

Province Providing Entrepreneurship and Start-up Business Support May 3, 2018 3:00 P.M. Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development Ontario is supporting students and young entrepreneurs who want to explore the world of entrepreneurship, turn ideas into products and businesses and develop the skills necessary to succeed as an entrepreneur with the creation of a …

Salesforce Backs $100 Million Venture Capital Fund in Canada

  Salesforce.com Inc., the largest maker of online customer-management software, is investing $100 million in Canadian technology through a venture fund to support tech start-ups. The Salesforce Ventures unit set up the Canada Trailblazer Fund to help cloud-computing startups in the country, the San Francisco-based company said Thursday in a statement. First-round funding recipients include …

CanCode funding Code Mobiles to give young Canadians digital skills needed for jobs of the future

The mobile truck fleet will travel across Canada teaching more than 140,000 young Canadians and their teachers how to code MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 27, 2018 /CNW/ - Coding and digital skills are essential tools for the well-paying middle class jobs of today and tomorrow. That's why the Government of Canada has made a historic investment …

Made by humans: A recipe for innovation

Innovation doesn’t just happen — it is designed by humans for humans. While economists discuss new theories, scientists develop new technologies and industrialists exploit new markets, the process of innovation is first and foremost socially constructed. To navigate its complex and risky path requires courage and knowledge — courage to learn the recipe, and knowledge …

Trudeau government proposes new cash to help Canada’s research catch up

The federal government took aim at gaps in funding for university labs and research on Tuesday, announcing what it described as the “single largest investment in investigator-led fundamental research in Canadian history.” The new funding, totalling more than $3 billion over five years, would address a series of concerns identified by a government-appointed panel that …