By making its service free for most users in the midst of COVID-19 upheaval, Riipen was able to connect more students to meaningful work integrated learning experiences, while also helping the small- and medium-sized businesses that benefit from student placements.
COVID-19 has made childcare access a front-of-mind concern for Canadians of all income levels, not just those who are less fortunate. With the issue - and its broader labour implications - so firmly in the spotlight, now is the time to find equitable solutions to an important and oft overlooked problem.
Prepr’s team of passionate changemakers, collaborators, and growth engineers have a mission to strengthen collaboration between the public and private sectors through key challenges that affect communities, organizations, and governments all around the world. Its goal is to create lasting and impactful solutions for organizations by building up innovation capacity and redefining culture through a more diverse and inclusive approach to learning and innovation.
Employers already recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and a wealth of research has demonstrated the benefits of hiring job seekers from typically underrepresented groups. When it comes to hiring, technology needs to enable employers to connect with diverse, skilled talent to realize these values in the workforce.
The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has made things difficult for many of Canada’s small and medium sized enterprises, while also creating significant headwinds for students and other young job seekers looking to enter the workforce.