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By: Lindsay Kavanagh | Jun 23, 2022
We’ve missed you! Join us for the WCT-NCR season closer. Don’t miss your chance to Reflect, Renew, Recharge.

In collaboration with Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards, the WCT-NCR Chapter is proud to present this opportunity to meet and network with our members, volunteers and the community as they wrap up the 2021-22 season.

Don’t miss your chance to Reflect, Renew and Resurge at the Pink Market, featuring local female business owners and entrepreneurs – and the launch of their new masterclass series: Peaks and Valleys, taking your career goals to the next level!

Light refreshments will be served. Water is available through our complimentary refilling stations so BYO reusable bottles!

Please note that, in line with current health guidelines, masks are not required but are encouraged based on your comfort level in public spaces.

About WCT: https://wct-fct.com/en

Women in Communications and Technology is the only Canadian coast-to-coast non-profit organization that inspires and supports women to achieve their highest career potential in Canada’s digital economy through professional development, mentorship, advocacy and research.

Since 1991, WCT has worked to close the gender gap, promote female leadership and advance diversity across a range of industries including information, communication, media and technology.

With our extensive set of programs in professional and leadership development, mentorship and career support, as well as a suite of networking opportunities in chapters across the country, we enable women to achieve professional success.  

Supported by generous sponsorship from leading companies in the technology and communications industries, WCT provides leading programs to build strong careers for women and to strengthen the female talent pool.

Corporate partners benefit from accessing WCT’s continuously growing network of professional women, as well as leadership and skills development for their employees.

The WCT network includes thousands of professionals in 10  chapters coast to coast: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Ottawa-Gatineau, Quebec, and Atlantic.

About Invest Ottawa: www.investottawa.ca

Invest Ottawa is the lead economic development agency for knowledge-based industries in Canada’s Capital, facilitating economic growth and job creation in Ottawa. Guided by a vision to help realize Ottawa’s full potential as a globally recognized, innovative, inclusive, and future-ready city, Invest Ottawa delivers venture development, global expansion and talent programs and services that catalyze the growth and success of entrepreneurs and firms. These include small business training, mentorship, acceleration for technology firms, foreign business and investment attraction, local business retention and expansion in targeted sectors, commercialization, and marketing Ottawa’s diversified economy and high quality of life. Invest Ottawa is also the manager of Bayview Yards, Ottawa’s innovation hub and one-stop business acceleration shop; and founder and operator of Area X.O, our R&D complex for smart mobility, autonomy and connectivity. Since 2012, Invest Ottawa has worked with thousands of startups, scale-ups, and SMEs; helped firms to attract more than $992 million in capital; contributed to the creation of more than 11,178 jobs; and attracted more than $1 billion in domestic and Foreign Direct Investment.

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Join Eric Fournier, Director General R&D Innovation from DND’s IDEaS program for an update on the latest program developments.

Join Eric Fournier, Director General R&D Innovation from DND’s IDEaS program for an update on the latest program developments at an in-person meeting at Bayview Yards Innovation Center between 09:00 and 10:30 on Wednesday June 29th.

Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) is the DND/CAF access to innovation program which will be investing $1.6 billion in innovations for defence and security over the next 20 years.

The IDEaS program is designed to improve DND’s access to the creative potential of Canadian innovators. It plans to use the knowledge and concepts of innovators to enhance defence capability, create an economic impact, and ultimately, to build an innovation ecosystem for national defence.

From the early stages of an idea to the final testing in a real world environment, IDEaS mobilizes Canadian innovators through defence and security challenges and collaborates to best adapt, shape and maximize the potential of their technology.

This special session is presented by Innovations for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) co-sponsored by Invest Ottawa and the Canadian Photonic Industry Consortium.

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What exactly is a social enterprise? How do you start one? And where can you go for help?

In this webinar, you will learn more about social enterprise models and characteristics, local examples, support resources, and considerations for starting. Join us to learn more about this unique type of business that uses revenue-generating activities to achieve a social, environmental or cultural good.

About CSED

The Centre for Social Enterprise Development (CSED) offers a continuum of support for social enterprises in the Ottawa area, including access to technical expertise, coaching, learning communities, training, and cross-sector partnerships. CSED works with its clients to develop their social enterprise plan and provide them with the tools, strategies and support to perpetuate positive social change and grow profitably.

www.csedottawa.ca

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By: | Jun 20, 2022
This session is targeted at entrepreneurs who are at the idea stage of starting a business.

There are many great ideas, but do you have a great business idea? This session will discuss many of the factors you need to consider before you jump into business. In this 1.5 hour session, you will be introduced to The Lean Start Up Canvas, which is a tool used to help validate your business.

It is important to develop a business model that clearly explains how your business could function and this session will help you take that first step. This session does not cover writing a business plan.

About the Speaker: Paula Hopkins

Paula Hopkins is a passionate entrepreneurship advocate. She is the Director of the Entrepreneurship Team, and has worked with Invest Ottawa for over 8 years to help people start and grow their businesses.

*Please note that you will receive an email with the link to join this webinar upon registering and before the session. If you do not receive it, please check your junk mailbox.

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Have a business idea but don’t know where to start? Attend this information session.

Have a business idea but don’t know where to start? Attend this information session to learn the basic rules and regulations you will be required to follow and how Invest Ottawa can assist you in starting and growing your business. This beginner level seminar acts as an introduction to entrepreneurship.

We will discuss the basic information needed from the municipality (business licensing), the province (business structures) and the federal government (HST and Business Numbers). We will also be discussing funding programs as well as community resources.

About the Speaker:

Paula Hopkins is a passionate entrepreneurship advocate. She is the Director of the Entrepreneurship Team, and has worked with Invest Ottawa for over 8 years to help people start and grow their businesses.

*Please note that you will receive an email with the link to join this webinar upon registering and before the session. If you do not receive it, please check your junk mailbox.

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By: | Jun 9, 2022

Believe it or not, Google has free advertising! Have you ever seen a map with little red pins highlighting businesses related to your search? How about a business profile on the right side of the search page summarizing products and services? These are among the most coveted spots businesses! Why? Because they are free and they get tons of clicks and website traffic, driving awareness, user engagement and ultimately more qualified leads.

This beginner level seminar will show you how to get your business on the map. You’ll be amazed how easy it is! After that, you will learn how to make your listing shine, so your profile can appear more often and get you more clicks!

In this seminar learn how to:

  • Get your business on the (Google) Map
  • Increase the frequency you show up on the Google Map
  • Manage your Google My Business Account effectively

About the Presenter

David Bird is the Founder and Principal of Bird’s Eye Marketing, an Ottawa firm that specializes in getting NPOs and other organizations found on Google. He has been managing Google Ads (formerly AdWords) accounts since 2012 and is a recognized digital advertising and promotion expert.

David is certified with Google Ads with specializations in search, display and mobile advertising. He also has a Certificate of Achievement in Web Analytics from the University of British Columbia and has completed coursework in E-Marketing with the Canadian Marketing Association.

REGISTER HERE

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By: | Jun 9, 2022

Presented by the Workplace Safety and Prevention Services

Training is an essential part of a health and safety program. It provides the knowledge and practice to prevent injuries and illness in the workplace, as the employer, you also have a general duty to take every reasonable precaution to protect the health and safety of your workers. A good training program will provide your workers with the knowledge and skill to work safely. Let WSPS guide you in the development of your onboarding program to keep your new and young workers safe!

*Please note that you will receive an email with the link to join this webinar upon registering and before the session. If you do not receive it, please check your junk mailbox.

REGISTER HERE