QC Parliamentary Proceedings – Bill n°46 : An Act to amend the Natural Heritage Conservation Act and other provisions

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Sponsor

Charette, Benoit, Minister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change

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This bill

was introduced during the 42nd Legislature, 1st Session

Stages in the consideration of the Bill

Definition of the terms used:

  • Amendment (one or more changes were made to the bill at this stage)
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  • The date of assent is followed by the year and chapter number of the Act assented to as they will appear in the Statutes of Québec. For instance, “2007, c. 7” following a date of assent means “Statutes of Québec 2007, chapter 7”.

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Orbit Garant Drilling Reports Fiscal 2020 First Quarter Financial Results

Val-d’Or, Quebec, November 13, 2019 – Orbit Garant Drilling Inc. (TSX: OGD) (“Orbit Garant” or the “Company”) today announced its financial results for the three-month period ended September 30, 2019 (“Q1 FY2020”). All dollar amounts are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated. Percentage calculations are based on numbers in the financial statements and may not correspond to rounded figures presented in this news release.

Q1 FY2020 Financial Highlights

($ amounts in millions,

except per share amounts)

Three months ended
September 30, 2019
Three months ended
September 30, 2018
Revenue 43.3 37.3
Gross Profit 6.9 5.6
Gross Margin (%) 16.0 15.0
Adjusted Gross Margin (%)1 21.3 20.4
EBITDA2 5.1 3.4
Net earnings 1.1 0.4
Net earnings per share (basic and diluted) 0.03 0.01
Total metres drilled 387,424 316,045

1Adjusted Gross Margin is a non-IFRS financial measure and is defined as Gross Profit excluding depreciation expenses. See “Reconciliation of Non-IFRS financial measures”.

2 EBITDA is a non-IFRS financial measure and is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. See “Reconciliation of Non-IFRS financial measures”.

“We are experiencing improved demand for our drilling services in Canada, which drove our growth in revenue, gross margins and earnings in the quarter. We believe increased customer spending on mine exploration and development in Canada is supported by the recent strengthening in the price of gold and improved access to capital for many of our mining company customers,” said Eric Alexandre, President and CEO of Orbit Garant. “Revenue in our international operations was down slightly from the first quarter a year ago due to the completion of a multi-year drilling contract in Chile during the fourth quarter last fiscal year, but we continue to see good opportunities in our international markets, and our current projects in Burkina Faso, Guyana and Argentina nearly offset the completion of this large contract.”

“Looking ahead, with our strong presence in Canada and other leading gold producing jurisdictions, we are well positioned to benefit from increased customer spending on gold related projects,” added Mr. Alexandre.

First Quarter Results

Revenue increased 16.1% to $43.3 million in Q1 FY2020, compared to $37.3 million for the three-month period ended September 30, 2019 (“Q1 FY2019”). Drilling Canada revenue increased 21.7% to $35.4 million, compared to $29.1  million in Q1 FY2019, reflecting increased meters drilled. International revenue was $7.9 million, a decrease of $0.3 million compared to $8.2 million in Q1 FY2019, reflecting the completion of a multi-year drilling contract in Chile during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, mostly offset by new drilling projects in Burkina Faso, Guyana and Argentina,.

Orbit Garant drilled a total of 387,424 metres in Q1 FY2020, a 22.6% increase from the 316,045metres drilled in Q1  FY2019. The Company’s average revenue per metre drilled in Q1 FY2020 was $109.93, compared to $117.55 in Q1 FY2019. The decrease in average revenue per metre drilled was attributable to a lower proportion of higher-priced specialized drilling activity in the International drilling segment.

Gross profit for Q1 FY2020 was $6.9 million, or 16.0% of revenue, compared to $5.6 million, or 15.0% of revenue, in Q1  FY2019. Adjusted gross margin, excluding $2.3 million in depreciation expenses, was 21.3% in Q1 FY2020, compared to adjusted gross margin, excluding $2.0 million in depreciation expenses, of 20.4% in Q1 FY2019. The increase in gross profit, gross margins, and adjusted gross margins were primarily attributable to higher drilling volumes.

General and administrative (“G&A”) expenses were $4.4 million, or 10.1% of revenue, in Q1 FY2020, compared to $3.9 million, or 10.4% of revenue, in Q1 FY2019. Increased G&A expenses reflect the Company’s strategic growth in Canada and its international operations.

Earnings (loss) before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) increased 46.8% to $5.1 million in Q1  FY2020, compared to $3.4 million in Q1 FY2019, reflecting improved gross profit and margins, as noted above. Net earnings increased to $1.1 million, or $0.03 per share, compared to net earnings of $0.4 million, or $0.01 per share, in Q1 FY2019.

During Q1 FY2020, Orbit Garant generated $3.2 million from financing activities, compared to $1.7 million in Q1  FY2019. The Company withdrew a net amount of $2.8 million during Q1 FY2020 on its secured, three-year revolving credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) with National Bank of Canada Inc. (the “Lender”), compared to a withdrawal of $1.9 million in Q1 FY2019. The Company’s long-term debt under the Credit Facility, including the current portion, was $28.1 million as at September 30, 2019, compared to $25.3 million as at June 30, 2019. The Company’s debt was incurred to support working capital requirements, the financing of the acquisition in Burkina Faso of certain assets of Projet Production International BF S.A. in Q2 FY2019, and the acquisition of capital assets, property, plant and equipment.

As at September 30, 2019, the Company’s working capital was $59.4 million ($55.1 million as at June 30, 2019) and 37,021,756 common shares were issued and outstanding.

Orbit Garant’s unaudited interim consolidated financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis for Q1 FY2020 are available via the Company’s website at www.orbitgarant.com or SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Conference call

Eric Alexandre, President and CEO, and Alain Laplante, Vice President and CFO, will host a conference call for analysts and investors on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. (ET). The dial-in numbers for the conference call are 416-764-8609 or 1-888-390-0605. A live webcast of the call will be available on Orbit Garant’s website at: http://www.orbitgarant.com/en/sites/fog/investors.aspx.

To access a replay of the conference call, dial 416-764-8677 or 1-888-390-0541, passcode: 544087 #. The replay will be available until November 21, 2019. The webcast will be archived following conclusion of the call.

RECONCILIATION OF NON – IFRS FINANCIAL MEASURES

Financial data has been prepared in conformity with IFRS. However, certain measures used in this discussion and analysis do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and could be calculated differently by other companies. The Company believes that certain non-IFRS financial measures, when presented in conjunction with comparable IFRS financial measures, are useful to investors and other readers because the information is an appropriate measure to evaluate the Company’s operating performance. Internally, the Company uses this non-IFRS financial information as an indicator of business performance. These measures are provided for information purposes, in addition to, and not as a substitute for, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with IFRS.

EBITDA:

Net earnings (loss) before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.

Adjusted gross profit:

Contract revenue excluding operating expenses. Operating expenses comprise material and service expenses

personnel expenses, other operating expenses, excluding depreciation.

EBITDA

Management believes that EBITDA is an important measure when analyzing its operating profitability, as it removes the impact of financing costs, certain non-cash items and income taxes. As a result, Management considers it a useful and comparable benchmark for evaluating the Company’s performance, as companies rarely have the same capital and financing structure.

Reconciliation of EBITDA

(unaudited)

(in millions of dollars)

3 months ended

September 30, 2019

3 months ended

September 30, 2018

Net earnings for the period 1.1 0.4
Add:
Finance costs 0.7 0.4
Income tax expense 0.6 0.4
Depreciation and amortization 2.7 2.2
EBITDA 5.1 3.4

Adjusted Gross Profit and Margin

Although adjusted gross margin and margin are not recognized financial measures defined by IFRS, Management considers them to be important measures as they represent the Company’s core profitability, without the impact of depreciation expense. As a result, Management believes they provide a useful and comparable benchmark for evaluating the Company’s performance.

Reconciliation of Adjusted Gross Profit and Margin

(unaudited)

(in millions of dollars)

3 months ended

September 30, 2019

3 months ended

September 30, 2018

Contract revenue 43.3 37.3
Cost of contract revenue (including depreciation) 36.4 31.7
Less depreciation (2.3) (2.0)
Direct costs 34.1 29.7
Adjusted gross profit 9.2 7.6
Adjusted gross margin (%) (1) 21.3 20.4

 (1) Adjusted gross profit, divided by contract revenue X 100

About Orbit Garant

Headquartered in Val-d’Or, Quebec, Orbit Garant is one of the largest Canadian-based mineral drilling companies, providing both underground and surface drilling services in Canada and internationally through its 234 drill rigs and more than 1,300 employees. Orbit Garant provides services to major, intermediate and junior mining companies, through each stage of mining exploration, development and production. The Company also provides geotechnical drilling services to mining or mineral exploration companies, engineering and environmental consultant firms, and government agencies. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.orbitgarant.com.

For further information:

Alain Laplante                                                                                                      Bruce Wigle
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer                                                     Investor Relations
(819) 824-2707 ext. 122                                                                                     (647) 496-7856

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‘I lost a week of work’: Ongoing union strike playing havoc with Indigenous owned railway – APTN News

November 13, 2019

Striking workers on Tshiuetin rail line in northeastern Quebec have agreed to temporarily suspend their pressure tactics pending ongoing union-related discussions with stakeholders.

The strike, now entering its sixth week, is impacting operations on the 200 km line – a critical link which, for nearly 15 years now, has facilitated food and supply delivery to communities otherwise only accessible by plane.

Owned and jointly operated by the Innu communities of Uashat mak Mani Utenam and Matimekush-Lac-John, and the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach – manpower issues during the strike have forced the train to reduce its service to one round trip per week.

“A dozen workers left already because they see that the company is falling apart, little by little,” explained union President Joel Jean-Pierre.

Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2019/11/13/i-lost-a-week-of-work-ongoing-union-strike-playing-havoc-with-indigenous-owned-railway/

H2O Innovation Announces Election of Board of Directors and Appointment of Auditor

Quebec City, November 13, 2019 – (TSXV: HEO) – H2O Innovation Inc. (“H2O Innovation” or the “Corporation”) held this afternoon its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the “Meeting”) at its registered office located in Quebec City, Canada.

Shareholders elected or re-elected the following directors to the Corporation’s Board of Directors: Lisa Henthorne, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Richard Hoel, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, Frédéric Dugré, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pierre Côté, René Vachon, Robert Comeau and Stéphane Guérin. Stephen A. Davis left his position on the Board of Directors. Among these seven (7) directors, six (6) are independent.

During the Meeting, shareholders appointed Ernst & Young LLP as auditor of the Corporation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020.

About H2O Innovation

H2O Innovation designs and provides state-of-the-art, custom-built and integrated water treatment solutions based on membrane filtration technology for municipal, industrial, energy and natural resources end-users. The Corporation’s activities rely on three pillars which are i) water and wastewater projects and aftermarket services; ii) specialty products, including a complete line of maple product and equipment, specialty chemicals, consumables, specialized products for the water treatment industry; and iii) operation and maintenance services for water and wastewater treatment systems and utilities. For more information, visit www.h2oinnovation.com.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the NYSE Euronext Growth Paris accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

– 30 –

Source:

H2O Innovation Inc.

www.h2oinnovation.com

Contact:

Marc Blanchet

+1 418-688-0170

marc.blanchet@h2oinnovation.com

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CRTC Broadband Fund launches second call to improve Internet access and mobile wireless services across Canada

From: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

News release

November 13, 2019 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

Today, the CRTC launched its second call for applications for the Broadband Fund. The CRTC is now accepting applications for all eligible projects to improve broadband access across Canada, including in areas covered by the first call.

Applicants that have at least three years’ experience deploying and operating broadband infrastructure in Canada may apply for funding for projects to build or upgrade access and transport broadband infrastructure or mobile wireless networks. Applicants must invest financially in their project and demonstrate that it would not be viable without the support of the Broadband Fund.

Other criteria, along with detailed information on how applications will be assessed, can be found in the Application Guide. Applications must be submitted using the CRTC’s form by March 27, 2020 at 17:00 PST.

The Broadband Fund will provide up to $750 million over five years to support projects that will help all Canadians to participate fully in the digital economy. The CRTC will announce the selected projects from the second call for applications in due course.

Quotes

“All Canadians should be able to participate in the digital economy. We are now accepting additional funding applications to improve access to broadband Internet and mobile wireless services in all underserved regions of Canada. Prospective applicants are encouraged to work with partners and to submit high-quality projects that will make a real difference in the lives of Canadians no matter where they live.”

Ian Scott, Chairperson and CEO, CRTC

Quick facts

  • The CRTC’s universal service objective for fixed Internet access service is that all Canadians have access to at least 50 megabits per second (Mbps) download and 10 Mbps upload, with an option of unlimited data.
  • The CRTC’s goal is to achieve 90% coverage by the end of 2021 and 100% as soon as possible within the next decade.
  • The universal service objective for mobile wireless services is that all Canadians have access to the latest generally deployed mobile wireless technology (currently LTE). It should be accessible in homes, businesses and along major roads.
  • The CRTC launched the first call for applications for the Broadband Fund on June 3, 2019. It received 15 applications targeting the territories and satellite-dependent communities, and expects to announce the selected projects in 2020.
  • The CRTC’s Broadband Fund is designed to complement private-sector investments and public-sector initiatives.
  •  A comparative selection approach will be used to evaluate and select projects for funding, which will be conducted in a three-step process: eligibility, assessment and selection.
  • Special consideration may be given to projects proposing to improve service in Indigenous or official-language minority communities.

Associated links

Contacts

Media Relations
(819) 997-9403

General Inquiries
(819) 997-0313
Toll-free 1 (877) 249-CRTC (2782)
TTY (819) 994-0423
Ask a question or make a complaint

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H2O Innovation’s 2020 First Quarter Results: Growth Fueled by Acquisition and Specialty Products

Key financial highlights

  • Revenue growth of 15.8 % over the same period of the previous fiscal year, reaching $28.2 M for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020;
  • Recurring revenues1 represented 80.2 % of the Corporation’s total revenues for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020;
  • Gross profit margin before depreciation and amortization expenses represented 23.8 % of the Corporation’s total revenues for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, compared to 22.6 % for the first quarter of previous fiscal year;
  • Consolidated backlog, combining Projects and O&M, stood at $153.3 M as of September 30, 2019, compared to $139.9 M for the period ended September 30, 2018;
  • Adjusted EBITDA2 reached $1.6 M, or 5.8 % of revenues, for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 compared to $1.3 M, or 5.2 % of revenues, for the comparable quarter of previous fiscal year;
  • Net loss amounted to ($1.0 M) for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, compared to a net loss of ($0.3 M) for the comparable quarter of previous fiscal year;
  • Cash flows from operating activities reached $2.2 M for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, compared to $0.7 M reached during the comparable quarter of previous fiscal year;
  • Net debt of $8.2 M as at September 30, 2019, from $9.8 M as at June 30, 2019.

All amounts in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.

Quebec City, November 13, 2019 – (TSXV: HEO) – H2O Innovation Inc. (“H2O Innovation” or the “Corporation”) announces its financial results for the first quarter ended September 30, 2019.

“The first quarter of this new fiscal year was impacted positively by the acquisition of Hays completed last fiscal year and by the organic growth of our specialty products sales. In the last couple of quarters, H2O Innovation has been pursuing its growth through strategic acquisitions, enabling greater customers’ retention and more cross-selling between our various business lines. Our focus to grow organically and with acquisitions in the Specialty Products and Operation & Maintenance business pillars has allowed us to increase our recurring revenues at 80% and to improve our gross profit margin simultaneously to 23.8%. Moreover, the acquisition of Genesys, announced earlier in November, should also allow us to further improve our margins and diversify our Specialty Products sales,” stated Frédéric Dugré, President and Chief Executive Officer of H2O Innovation.

  • The Corporation defines recurring revenue as: recurring revenue by nature which is a non-IFRS measure and is defined by management as the portion of the Corporation’s revenue coming from customers with whom the Corporation has established a long-term relationship and/or has a recurring sales pattern. The Corporation’s recurring revenues are coming from the Aftermarket, Specialty Products and O&M business lines. This non-IFRS measure is used by management to evaluate the stability of revenues from one year to the other.
  • The definition of adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (adjusted EBITDA) does not take into account the Corporation’s finance costs – net, stock-based compensation costs, unrealized exchange (gains) / losses, change in fair value of contingent consideration and acquisition and integration costs. The reader can establish the link between adjusted EBITDA and net loss by looking at the reconciliation presented at the end of this document. The definition of adjusted EBITDA used by the Corporation may differ from those used by other companies.
Three-month periods ended
(In thousands of Canadian dollars) September 30,
2019 2018
$ %(b) $ %(b)
Revenues per business pillar
Projects & Aftermarket 8,205 29.1 10,272 42.1
Specialty products 5,192 18.4 4,206 17.3
O&M 14,826 52.5 9,893 40.6
Total revenues 28,223 100.0 24,371 100.0
Recurring revenues (a) 22,639 80.2 16,667 68.5
Cost of goods sold 21,516 76.2 18,865 77.4
Gross profit margin before depreciation and amortization 6,707 23.8 5,506 22.6
General operating expenses 1,388 4.9 1,328 5.4
Selling expenses 1,865 6.6 1,647 6.8
Administrative expenses 1,799 6.4 1,401 5.7
Total SG&A 5,052 17.9 4,376 18.0
Net loss for the period (1,033) (3.7) (323) (1.3)
EBITDA (a) 1,065 3.8 1,095 4.5
Adjusted EBITDA (a) 1,625 5.8 1,266 5.2
  • Non-IFRS financial measurement reconciled below.
  • % over revenues.

First Quarter Results

Consolidated revenues from our three business pillars, for the three-month period ended on September 30, 2019, increased by $3.8 M, or 15.8 %, to reach $28.2 M compared to $24.4 M for the comparable quarter of previous fiscal year. This overall increase is fueled by the acquisition of Hays during the second quarter of fiscal year 2019, which contributed $5.1 M in revenues during this quarter, and by the increase of $1.0 M coming from Specialty Products, partly offset by the decrease in revenues of $2.1 M from the Projects & Aftermarket.

The net loss amounted to ($1.0 M) or ($0.019) per share for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 compared to a net loss of ($0.3 M) or ($0.008) per share for the comparable quarter of fiscal year 2019. The net loss variation is mostly due to the adjusted EBITDA improvement, partly offset by the acquisition, integration and other related costs in the amount of $0.5 M and due to the increased level of depreciation and amortization. The increased level of depreciation and amortization is mainly coming from the increased level of intangible assets acquired through Hays during the second quarter of the previous fiscal year.

The Corporation’s gross profit margin before depreciation and amortization stood at $6.7 M, or 23.8 %, during the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, compared to $5.5 M, or 22.6 % for the previous fiscal year, representing an increase of $1.2 M or 21.8 %. The increase in consolidated gross profit margin is coming from the O&M and the Projects and Aftermarket business pillars, while the Specialty Products showed a slight decrease in its gross profit margin compared to the same quarter of the previous fiscal year. The adoption of IFRS 16 – Leases resulted in a decrease of the COGS expenses of $0.1 M for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020.

The Corporation’s SG&A reached $5.1 M during the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, compared to $4.4 M for the previous fiscal year, representing an increase of $0.7 M, or 15.4 %, while the revenues of the Corporation increased by 15.8 %. SG&A for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 were impacted by the adoption of IFRS 16 – Leases, as lease expenses were reclassed to depreciation and amortization. The adoption of IFRS 16 – Leases resulted in a decrease of the SG&A expenses of $0.2 M for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020.

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In Quebec? Laval University offers Inuktitut class in 2020 – Nunatsiaq News

13 November, 2019

Students will learn the basics of communication in Inuktitut

If you speak French, live near Quebec City and want to learn Inuktitut, there’s a course for you starting in January at Laval University.

The course, scheduled for Tuesday evenings, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:20 p.m., aims to introduce students to interacting in Inuktitut, both orally and in writing, in everyday life situations.

According to information from Laval, in the course, taught by Justyne Chamberland, you will learn how to:

  • introduce yourself or to introduce someone
  • ask simple questions to learn about a person or an object
  • understand the description of someone’s family members and briefly learn to describe the members of your family

Read More: https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/in-quebec-laval-university-offers-inuktitut-class-in-2020/

William Prince, Kathleen Edwards, Busty and the Bass and more: songs you need to hear this week – CBC

4 fresh tracks to add to your playlist right now

Nov 13, 2019

Each week, CBC Music producers come together to highlight Canada’s best new tracks.

This week, we got hooked on new songs from William Prince, Alice Ivy featuring Cadence Weapon, Busty and the Bass featuring Amber Navran, and an early Christmas treat from Kathleen Edwards. Scroll down to find out why you need to hear them, too.

What new Canadian tunes are you currently obsessed with? Share them with us on Twitter @CBCMusic.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/music/william-prince-kathleen-edwards-busty-and-the-bass-and-more-songs-you-need-to-hear-this-week-1.5356549

Ryerson U Diversity Institute: Women and racialized minority representation in Montreal’s senior leadership on the rise

MONTREAL, Nov. 12, 2019  – A new study shows that the representation of women and racialized minorities in senior leadership positions in the Greater Montreal Area (GMA) has increased since 2016 but both are still under-represented based on their proportion in the population.

Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute and Canada Women’s Foundation looked at 2,537 senior leaders across the largest organizations in the public, corporate, voluntary, education and health sectors of the GMA and found that in 2019, women, who make up over 50% of the population of the GMA, held 40.7% of senior leadership positions, up 8.1% from 2016.

The study also found that racialized people, who make up over 22% of the population of the GMA, held only 5.3% of the senior leadership positions. This increased by 12.5% since 2016.

Government agencies, boards and commissions were found to have the greatest amount of diversity while the corporate sector was found to have the least amount of diversity, which presents a challenge as Bill C-25, which requires all federally incorporated businesses to report on the diversity of their senior management to their shareholders and to the federal government, comes into effect on January 1st, 2020.

“Organizations that have diversity in their senior leadership are more innovative, have more effective workplaces and perform better financially,” said Wendy Cukier, Director of the Diversity Institute and co-author of the study, “Despite the proven benefits of diversity in the workplace, women and racialized minorities continue to be underrepresented in senior leadership positions and this represents a lost opportunity.”

The study calls for organizations to ensure greater diversity and representation of women and racialized people in leadership roles in order to advance social equity, drive economic growth and respond to skills shortages.

“The test of meaningful equity is this: who has the power to make decisions to change the status quo for the better?” says Paulette Senior, President and CEO at the Canadian Women’s Foundation. “That’s why building inclusive leadership truly matters across a range of identities—gender, race, sexuality, ability, age, and more. It’s not about a checklist; it’s about real progress. While the improvements have been encouraging, there’s still a long way to go and workplaces have to be accountable for their efforts to grow equity in the highest positions.”

The Diversity Institute undertakes research on diversity in the workplace to improve practices in organizations. The Institute works with organizations to develop customized strategies, programming, and resources to promote new, interdisciplinary knowledge and practice about diversity with respect to gender, race/ethnicity, Indigenous peoples, abilities and sexual orientation. Using an ecological model of change, our action-oriented, evidence-based approach drives social innovation across sectors.

For further information: Mallory Clyne, Director, Marketing and Communications, Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute, mclyne@ryerson.ca

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Concordia students tackle today’s urban challenges through CityStudio Montreal – Concordia U News

Experiential learning projects focus on alternative transport, cultural safety and more

November 12, 2019

As rapid urbanization and new technologies transform cities, experts are faced with the serious challenge of equipping citizens for a largely unknown future.

Empowering citizens to sustain intelligent communities requires civic buy-in on many levels.

To bridge a connection between researchers, students and city officials, Concordia founded CityStudio Montreal in collaboration with the City of Montreal, Maison de l’innovation sociale and Espaces temps. This initiative matches Concordia courses from any discipline with the city’s agenda for a customized lineup of projects promoting better living.

Read More: https://www.concordia.ca/news/stories/2019/11/12/concordia-students-tackle-today-urban-challenges-through-citystudio-montreal.html

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