3 lessons from Canada’s public service approach to creating a digital workforce

The Canadian federal government is attempting to implement a strategy to incorporate a more digitally-inclined workforce, and there are lessons to be learned for other organizations trying to do the same. A whitepaper

Published on: March 13th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Canadian Government’s Future Skills Council to address workforce gaps and trends

During an announcement last week at Ryerson University, Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Minister Patty Hajdu and Finance Minister Bill Morneau made the long-awaited announcement that Ryerson University will be the home of

Published on: February 25th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

City of Markham and Bell partner for smart city initiative

The City of Markham has announced plans to integrate Bell's Smart City platform, a collection of interconnected Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and technologies. Markham will use the platform's IoT applications to monitor

Published on: February 7th, 2019 Tom Li

Federal government announces $750,000 to teach digital literacy to Canadians in Mississauga, Brampton

Navdeep Bains, minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) today announced a $750,000 investment to help Canadians in Mississauga and Brampton learn fundamental digital skills. The investment is part of the Government

Published on: January 11th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Canada’s new drone safety regulations require registration and certification

Transport Canada has announced that as of June 1st, anyone flying a drone is required to register their drone and obtain a pilot certificate. According to a press release, the new rules apply

Published on: January 9th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Stephen Harper calls for Canada to ban Huawei on Fox News

In an appearance on Fox News, former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper urged Canada and western countries to exclude Huawei from their development of the 5G network standard. "When I was in government, we

Published on: December 7th, 2018 Tom Li

CIFAR names first cohort of Artificial Intelligence Chairs, part of Pan-Canadian AI strategy

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) announced today the first group of artificial intelligence (AI) chairs at its first annual meeting of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy. The Canada CIFAR AI chairs one

Published on: December 5th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Digital Technology Supercluster launches with $153 million government funding

That makes four; Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster officially launched Tuesday with the news that the federal government has granted the group it's allocated funding. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has signed the agreement

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Three innovation superclusters receive funding, ready to move forward

The Government of Canada has announced funding for three of the five superclusters from its $950 million Innovation Supercluster Initiative. Ontario-based Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster, Prairie-based Protein Industries Canada Supercluster, and Atlantic Canada’s

Published on: November 22nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Government calling on SMB submissions for $100 million procurement program

The Government of Canada has opened submissions for its $100 million procurement program encouraging small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs to create new technologies around robotics, law enforcement, and aerospace manufacturing. The Innovative Solutions Canada

Published on: November 22nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson


Keeping ethics in artificial intelligence

As artificial intelligence (AI) develops and its uses continue to grow, there’s still a discussion to be had around how to use AI in a trustworthy and ethical way. Businesses need to lead

Published on: August 17th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Auditor general calls Phoenix pay system rollout an ‘incomprehensible failure’

Michael Ferguson didn’t mince words this morning when he cited a new report that slammed the federal government’s Phoenix pay system, describing it as an “incomprehensible failure of project management and oversight.” “Phoenix

Published on: May 29th, 2018 Alex Coop

Government of Canada eyes blockchain with ‘cautious optimism,’ looks to growing ecosystem for guidance

Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies have been identified by startups, entrepreneurs and investors as revolutionary, with the added potential to disrupt multiple industries. But it’s also catching the eye of the federal

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Alex Coop