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Start something new in 2017

Creating your own website and sharing your new year's resolution journey online can have serious benefits.

Hands-on learning prepares students for the Information Age

New products like STEM toys and maker-based programs and projects are a great way to get kids involved in the STEM fields early on by allowing them to explore new concepts hands-on, building on skills such as creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving.

EcoEquitable Inc. helps entrepreneurs turn their hobbies into businesses

Enabling Apparel Entrepreneurship started as a pilot project in 2015 with funding from CIRA’s Community Investment Program. In the workshop, participants learn to use online business and financial tools, marketplaces, sales software and relevant web tools to build their own apparel businesses. Over the course of several weeks, women learn what goes into starting an online business and how to market their products, sell their wares, and do their back office “paperwork” online.

An innovative online solution for reducing food waste in Montreal

Moisson Montreal is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1984, and that has now grown to become the largest food bank in Canada. In 2013, it began to operate the Food Recovery Program as a pilot project, with Loblaws, donating their unsold foodstuffs to Moissons instead of throwing them out or composting them. Now in operation for more than two years, the program has recovered close to 855 tons of food, which represents savings of more than $8 million for the Moisson’s accredited community organizations.

5 reasons to attend Canadians Connected 2016 in Toronto

Canadians Connected 2016 will take place this year in Toronto on Thursday, September 22. Join us to hear some of Canada’s top digital thinkers and learn about the latest initiatives at the Canadian Internet Registration Authority. In addition to an exciting lineup of industry-leading keynote speakers, CIRA presents its accomplishments from the past year, industry developments and statistics, future plans, audited financial statements and the auditor’s report to its membership.

How freelancers can build credibility and grow their business with a strong personal brand

One of the biggest challenges that freelancers face is that they lack credibility. Many businesses and organizations want to hire established, reputable businesses – not some freelancer who they assume is working out of a basement and who can disappear at a moment’s notice. Even if your rates are affordable and you give them more attention than an agency would, if you lack credibility, you won’t go very far as a freelancer. So how do you build that credibility and confidence in your potential clients?