CATA wants your help calling for a 21st century tax commission

Canada's federal government has famously pursued a tech-friendly "innovation agenda" that thus far has included funding for five tech-based "superclusters" and a contest encouraging cities across the country to digitally transform themselves -

Published on: June 14th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

3 ways the ‘AI Leader of the Year’ is using Data for Good

When Victor Anjos co-founded Data for Good in Toronto, he probably only dreamed that the not-for-profit could use data to help feed more hungry people, to warn about potential genocide, or to raise

Published on: June 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson

CATA’s winning women of 2018 on the value of mentorship

When Human Resource Systems Group (HRSG) founder, president, and CEO Suzanne Simpson accepted the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA)'s Sara Kirke award for entrepreneurship and innovation, one of the facts she was proudest

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood


ITBusiness.ca editor Eric Emin Wood awarded for excellence in reporting

ITWC's very own Eric Emin Wood, the editor of this fine website, is the winner of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance's (CATA) MNP Excellence in Science & Technology Reporting Award. The award is

Published on: May 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

2018 federal budget stifles tech industry growth, CATA says

The federal government's 2018 budget takes some admirable steps toward securing Canada from cyber criminals, but is otherwise a fiscally irresponsible, red-tape happy document that will stifle, rather than encourage, growth in the

Published on: March 2nd, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

Bruce Croxon’s top five predictions for Canadian business in 2018

By his own admission, Bruce Croxon finds predictions difficult. "Things are changing so fast," the Round 13 Capital managing martner and former Dragons’ Den investor says when discussing his five predictions for what

Published on: January 26th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

ITWC co-launches AI Directory to help businesses plug into one of Canada’s leading tech sectors

A new directory launched this month will help pave the way for businesses across Canada to participate more easily in one of the country's fastest-growing industries. Developed by ITBusiness.ca parent company ITWC, industry

Published on: December 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CATA wants the Liberals to ‘press the reset button’ to improve Canadian business growth

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) thinks Canada's federal government needs to seriously reconsider its economic agenda, and isn't afraid to say so. On Thursday the organization, which lobbies Canada's governments to enact

Published on: September 29th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

New tax legislation would penalize entrepreneurs, stifle innovation, CATA says

A series of proposed changes to Canada’s tax system aimed at closing loopholes frequently exploited by the richest Canadians would end up penalizing the small- and medium-sized business (SMB) owners and entrepreneurs who

Published on: August 30th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

The government wants CATA’s advice on how to improve SR&ED funding

That didn't take long. Less than a week after the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) officially released a report breaking down how the federal government - both Liberal and Conservative - reduced innovation

Published on: July 31st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Government essentially cutting billions from innovation funding, CATA says

For years, Russ Roberts has argued that despite its much-vaunted "innovation agenda," Canada's federal government has functionally reduced innovation spending by billions of dollars by reducing Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax

Published on: July 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CATA turns to crowdfunding to enhance, direct advocacy efforts

One of Canada's leading tech industry associations is branching out - figuratively and financially - in its efforts to support the country's innovation economy. This week the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA), an

Published on: July 14th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Tech industry cheers as 2016 federal budget includes support for STEM training, digital infrastructure

Canada's technology industry can look forward to the federal government investing half a billion dollars' into the country's digital infrastructure, more than $70 million into workforce training, increased startup funding and support -

Published on: March 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood