Monthly Archives: May 2014

Leveraging Immigration As A Source Of Innovation

I spent May 15 in Toronto attending the Conference Board of Canada’s 2014 Immigration Conference. Surrounded by immigration wonks such as myself, it was a very interesting and highly informative day. In a panel entitled “Leveraging Immigration as a Source of Innovation”, an all-female panel presented the case for immigrants an innovation drivers in Canada… Read More


Services And Programs Related To Agri-food

Survey Results # 4: The REAPontario survey of service providers focused on three types of programs and services: those aimed at the agri-food sector, at immigrants, and at entrepreneurs. Today’s post focuses on the themes and responses that focus on the agri-food sector. These are highlights of responses from the 49 organizations who self-identified as offering… Read More


Guide To Service Providers 101: EcDev Offices

Economic Development Offices Today’s post focuses on a type of organization that is often not thought of as a “service provider” but which in fact provides many services to business owners and potential investors in a given community.  Just about every municipality or regional government has an Economic Development Office that is either part of… Read More