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Is ArriveCan accessible to Blind Canadians? CNIB says no

People with disabilities are often overseen by the authorities in power, which showed when the ArriveCan app was launched. This app plays an essential role in cross-country travel and border crossing. The app’s inability to cater to those with different needs sparks a larger conversation about due consideration and fair practices.  It was Robert Fenton … Continue reading Is ArriveCan accessible to Blind Canadians? CNIB says no

Pandemic brings 3x growth to Kitchener Waterloo startup Faire

Working on a startup is an admirable goal because it takes months, often years, to get rewarded for your hard work. But sometimes, you can run into a golden egg, as was what happened to Marcos Cortes, the co-founder, and chief tech officer at Faire. The golden egg, in this case, was the lockdown following … Continue reading Pandemic brings 3x growth to Kitchener Waterloo startup Faire

Quebec: People get paid to train for IT jobs

Under the program, those who want to re-qualify in the IT industry will have access to paid accelerated training. You will be paid $650 a week, and once you have successfully completed the training, you get a bursary of $1,950. Please note, this program’s registration is now closed as it reached its capacity. This initiative … Continue reading Quebec: People get paid to train for IT jobs

Canada’s flexible workspace provider Breather, selling most assets for $3 million

Breather Products, a flexible workspace provider based in Montreal which has raised over US$150 million to build its global business is now selling most of its assets to Industrious National Management Co. for US$3 million. Industrious is a co-working company with a strong backing by real estate giant CBRE.  Jamie Hodari, Industrious chief executive officer … Continue reading Canada’s flexible workspace provider Breather, selling most assets for $3 million