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To be or not to be (An entrepreneur in Ontario), that is the question
New Beyond the $ Value report provides a rare look into perceptions across the province on entrepreneurship, as well as a deeper definition of the actors that are part of this community. We aim to shine a light on the people behind the numbers in Ontario, focusing not only on the more popular conceptions of startups, but on all businesses large and small.
Innovation Across the Nation: Highlights from Provincial and Territorial 2018 Budgets
We've rounded up some of the key announcements from Canada's provincial and territorial 2018 budgets. The budgets contained big announcements like free childcare for preschoolers and large tax breaks for families, seniors, and homeowners. A closer look, however, makes it clear that both budgets also contain important investments related to innovation and technology.
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs to Unlock Their Full Potential
We launched a design-led initiative that seeks to support the economic empowerment of women at all income levels. To this end, we've partnered with the Government of Ontario to use an innovative approach for identifying targeted opportunities to support women entrepreneurs in Ontario.

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t the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E), we’re motivated by the potential of the innovation economy. We believe Canada can build prosperity that will be more widely shared than ever before. To achieve this future, Canada will need far sighted insights and new thinking to advance actionable innovation policy.

 

Our multi-disciplinary teams focus on work streams which we believe are critical to Canada’s future economic success. They build collaborative relationships with our partners to generate rigorous research, propose unconventional approaches and pilot ideas to explore how Canada’s innovation economy can include people of different ages, incomes and backgrounds.

How can Canada level up our digital literacy? We're seeking to understand what digital literacy is, who has access to it, and why it’s important for civic, social, and economic participation. We'll be looking at the state of digital literacy across the country, at all ages and levels.
This engagement brought together senior government leaders and industry experts for a day of stimulating speakers and in-depth discussions on the past, present, and future of AI and its potential impacts on public policy.
This program is designed to help young people between the ages of 12 and 15 learn to code and improve their digital skills, preparing them for jobs in an increasingly digital economy
This work stream seeks to study, monitor and evaluate the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem across Canada to better understand the areas of growth and opportunity.
Stacking Up: A snapshot of Canada’s developer talent
Produced with Stack Overflow, the world’s largest software developer community, this report highlights a growing and increasingly important segment of Canada’s tech economy: software developers. It offers a detailed look at the lives of Canada’s developers, how they learned their craft, their arsenal of skills and how they stack up internationally.
Entrepreneurship by design
We are excited to announce a new partnership that will bring the Sheldon and Tracy Levy Aspiring Innovators Fellows program to a whole new level. In collaboration with Sandbox by DMZ and Zone Learning at Ryerson University, we are proud to contribute to the launch of the new Sandbox Student Grant Program. Sandbox by DMZ is building a new three-stage fund to support entrepreneurs.