Industry News

GAME CHANGERS: Lindsay Construction wins Experiential Learning Award, Large Business Category

January 11, 2019

Locally owned and operated, Lindsay Construction provides exceptional building services to clients who value innovation, integrity, and experience. Lindsay Construction was the recipient of the Experiential Learning Award in the Large Business Category at the 2018 Game Changers Awards Gala.

Growing Her Business with Young Employees

January 10, 2019

During her 31 years in business, Lynn Buckley has remained devoted to supporting young people, especially women.

GAME CHANGERS: REDspace wins Best Youth Employer and Experiential Learning Awards, Medium Business Category

January 9, 2019

REDspace gives youth employees opportunities to lead projects and work with world-class clients including Turner, Sony Pictures, and Viacom. Their interns have a 98% job placement rate following the end of their work terms, internships, or co-op placements.

GAME CHANGERS: Common Good Solutions wins Best Youth Employer Award, Small Business Category

January 7, 2019

CGS is part consultancy, part educator, and part social impact incubator that helps entrepreneurs, non-profits and cooperatives start and grow social enterprises. CGS has taken the recommendations of the One Nova Scotia Commission to heart when it comes to investing in young Nova Scotians: 74% of their employees are aged 20-29.

Clothesline Media: Telling Real Stories about Real People

December 13, 2018

Clothesline Media was founded three years ago by former journalists Jayson Taylor and Deborah Clarke to grow their passion for storytelling. “We were telling stories as journalists, and we continue to tell stories now,” says Jayson.

GAME CHANGERS: SimplyCast wins Experiential Learning Award, Small Business Category

December 10, 2018

SimplyCast, a leading provider of interactive and multi-channel communication software for organizations worldwide, was recognized as the winner of the Experiential Learning Award, Small Business Category at the 2018 Game Changers Awards Gala.

RBC: Preparing Talent for the Jobs of Tomorrow

November 27, 2018

RBC is leading the charge in youth retention. With the organization’s 10-year, $500 million commitment, Future Launch, they understand how valuable young employees are to our region’s economic growth.

Helping Youth Make Their Place in Halifax

October 15, 2018

A few years ago, Lauren Sears realized that many young people were leaving Halifax to go to bigger cities like Toronto, not because they wanted to, but because they felt they had to in order to get the career they wanted.

Giving Recent Grads a Chance

July 19, 2018

When I began my role as Program Manager of the Halifax Connector Program in November 2017, I was very fortunate to have an incredible team of Program Coordinators: Saad Zora, Renee Levangie, and Doris Wu. Their skills and dedication were key to the program’s success in 2017. In early 2018, however, things began changing… Doris decided to return to China to be closer to family, and Saad and Renee were promoted internally within the Partnership.

Networking is Like Vegetables

February 26, 2018

Networking is like vegetables – we know they’re good for us but, we don’t always like the taste. Fortunately, it gets easier with practice. Here are 10 tips to use next time you’re heading to a networking event.