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Economic Development

The Higher ED Blog: Six lessons for improving collaboration across the urban-rural divide

Ontario is a highly urban province.  Since resources and authority tend to concentrate in urban areas, that leaves rural communities to largely fend for themselves. More...

Community and Social Development

Gap between Canada’s affluent and middle class is growing

Zac and Atousa Feilchenfeld are both 29-year-old professionals, with two young children, two cars, and a house worth more than $400,000 north of the Danforth. More...

International Development

South African girls get head start in technology [analysis]

A national skills programme is changing the lives of young South African women and is proving that no job is too tough for girls. Through More...

Business Support

The pursuit of a self-sustainable incubator

The ability of an incubator to cover expenses with predictable, reliable sources of funding is what is called self-sustainability, and the pursuit of it is More...

Workforce Development

Ontario’s ‘eye-popping’ shift to low-wage work

It’s one of the most excruciating decisions single mom Jodi Dean has ever made: choosing between the unpredictable, $13-an-hour job her family relied on, and More...

Cultural Development

How culture and art influence economic development

It’s well know that culture and arts have been used to stimulate the economy. There are numerous creative industries and cultural industries that bring money More...

Green Economy

How green is the U.S. economy?

Are the largest companies in the U.S. economy helping or hurting the environment and society? After evaluating the largest 500 firms on environmental performance of More...

Technology and Innovation

Video game maker Ubisoft on the prowl for hundreds of workers in Toronto

Five years after France-based Ubisoft Entertainment SA opened the doors to its Toronto studio, the video game maker is gearing up to go on another More...

Policy and Research

Public sector ‘crowding out’ private job growth, hampering employment opportunities in Canada

OTTAWA – It may seem counterintuitive in an era of government fiscal restraint, but growth in Canada’s public sector is still outpacing private hiring. That More...