Canada Innovation

Federal Funding For STEM Empowers A New Generation Of Canadians

Owen Charters | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Living
Owen Charters

The 2017 federal budget pledges an incredible $50 million over two years to teach young Canadians to code. This is a huge boost to support Canadians in developing the skills and creativity needed to compete and lead in the global innovation race.

Good Luck?

Jeff Melanson | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada
Jeff Melanson

In my last Huffington Post piece on Happenstance, I discussed the importance of remaining open to and honouring the role of chance in our lives. While...

Pursuing Inclusive Growth Through Skills And Innovation

Denise Amyot | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada Business
Denise Amyot

Skills and innovation -- core elements of the college/institute mandate -- have emerged as absolutely fundamental to the government's agenda. They have been the focus of several consultations and more than a few reports, including a recent series of recommendations by the finance minister's Advisory Council on Economic Growth.

How Food Banks Are Transforming Their Communities

Ontario Association of Food Banks | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada Impact
Ontario Association of Food Banks

Food banks see clients facing these challenges every day, and have responded with innovative programming that not only increases access to healthy food, but turns it into an opportunity to build community. Within the OAFB network, there are food banks in all corners of the province that offer innovative, healthy food options to clients. Here are just a few.

Versatile Fashion From The Mountains

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

An endangered endemic creature is now the mascot for a fashion line. In the heart of the Sibillini Mountains, Central Italy, lies Pontius Pilate's la...

The Role Of Happenstance In Innovation

Jeff Melanson | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada
Jeff Melanson

Are you totally in control of your life? How much of your life resulted from serendipitous events, and how much is the result of deliberate action? H...

Reducing Drug Prices: A Look at Both Sides Of The Issue

Punit Dhillon | Posted 03.07.2017 | Canada
Punit Dhillon

In December, the health-care industry rejoiced as the 21st Century Cures Act achieved overwhelming bipartisan support in Congress and was signed into ...

2017 Federal Budget: Growth Happens When Government Steps Aside

Jasmin Guénette | Posted 03.02.2017 | Canada Business
Jasmin Guénette

When governments try to actively create growth by supporting certain projects rather than others, or by investing public funds instead of letting companies invest and innovate, they can have the opposite effect. This is the wrong way to do things.

Trump's Anti-Immigrant Stance Could Give Canada's Economy An Edge

Jeff Wheeldon | Posted 02.15.2017 | Canada Business
Jeff Wheeldon

President Trump's vilification of immigrants, including a restriction on their movements in the form of a travel ban for people from seven Muslim-majority nations, leaves many genius researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs feeling unwelcome in the U.S. even if they are allowed in.

The Frightening Ramifications Of High-Frequency Advertising

Mitch Joel | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada
Mitch Joel

If you think that creativity will be safe from the automation of everything, you are wrong. It's not a question of "if" creativity and advertising wil...

The Easiest Way To Navigate This Media Minefield

Mitch Joel | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada
Mitch Joel

It turns out that nobody knows what's what when it comes to the media anymore. Who do you trust for your news and media? Now, picture that media outle...

The Difference Between Uncertainty And Chaos

Mel Wilson | Posted 01.30.2017 | Canada
Mel Wilson

Not long ago I was talking with my friend Paul about the changes occurring globally within the the energy industries. We talked about what was causing...

Technology Is Reinventing The Role Of Real Estate Agents

Abdullah Snobar | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Business
Abdullah Snobar

Real estate tech is an emerging industry that has seen a rise in investment, innovation and demand in recent years.

Skilled Trades Will Enable The Future Of Canada's Economy

Nobina Robinson | Posted 01.16.2017 | Canada Business
Nobina Robinson

If our economy is shifting, how much emphasis do we really need to place on filling predicted shortages and attracting more young people to the trades? While we focus so much on the digital space, we can't forget that Canada is about to make massive investments in physical infrastructure.

The Hottest Innovations And Technology For 2017

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

I love innovation and technology. I know that 2017 will be a year that will bring new innovations and continue to change our world in ways we could no...

What Does The Left Have To Offer In Platform Capitalism?

George Poulakidas | Posted 12.30.2016 | Canada Politics
George Poulakidas

In reality, the left of the 21st century has failed to offer alternatives to a number of critical issues and doesn't seem to be adapting to a rapidly changing society and economy. Climate change, new technologies, and the development of the knowledge-based economy are challenges that don't fit the traditional, Marxist-based narrative of the left.

How Ottawa Can Provide A Powerful Spark For Innovation

Nobina Robinson | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Business
Nobina Robinson

The Liberals floated the idea of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) during the election campaign, but scant notice was taken by the media or the business community. But SBIR can be a very powerful catalyst for innovation and we must not allow this idea to be relegated to the policy back burner.

Why Design Is So Integral In Our Everyday Lives

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Style
Marcello Cabezas

Everything we interact with has been in the hands, the thoughts, the dreams of someone. Some person, some team, some group has thought sometimes for minutes, hours, days and maybe years. Their challenge. How to make this "thing" functional, durable, environmentally conscious, pleasing, interesting, and relevant? And hopefully thought inspiring?

The Millennial Leader: How the Next Generation Is Managing Up

Punit Dhillon | Posted 12.09.2016 | Canada Business
Punit Dhillon

Millennials are proving that they don't need intense supervision as previously assumed. In reality, you may find that millennials are teaching older generations a thing or two about enhancing a business.

Access To Education: The Key That Unlocks Opportunity

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

While many of us are fortunate enough to take education for granted, not everyone can get the education they need. I believe that technological and pedagogical innovation can help break down barriers and make learning more accessible, engaging and inspiring.

Breaking Down Silos: Tips For Collaboration And A Culture Of Innovation

Joseph Donia | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Business
Joseph Donia

To devise innovative solutions to emerging challenges, organizations of all shapes and sizes will need to break down the silos that stifle the collaboration and creativity needed for innovation to thrive. The digital economy has reshaped many jobs, and one of the clearest illustrations of this trend is how the CMO's role has evolved over the last decade.

Taking Health Care On The Road

Sarah Saso | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Impact
Sarah Saso

With our health care system facing ever-increasing demands and mounting budget constraints, we need to think differently about how we deliver health care. As we've seen in our series on change agents, this is precisely what change agents do -- they make a difference by doing things differently.

Attracting Foreign-Born Talent Can Take Canada's Tech Sector Global

Jayson Hilchie | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Business
Jayson Hilchie

What Canada needs is efficient access to the best and brightest from abroad to help technology industries transform and grow here in Canada and to add value to an economy that is languishing while transitioning from resources to innovation.

Celebrating Canada's Top Entrepreneurs Can Inspire New Innovators

Abdullah Snobar | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Business
Abdullah Snobar

Ask an American to name an entrepreneur and odds are names like Mark Zuckerberg, Mike Dell and Larry Page will roll off their tongue. When asked to name up to five high-profile entrepreneurs, a third of Canadians could not name a single one. Why is that?

Does Your Business Really 'Get' What Your Customers Expect Online?

Cody Green | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada
Cody Green

There is little question that e-commerce is becoming more ingrained in the shopping habits of Canadian consumers. Yet in spite of the fact that 76 pe...