Partners

This page provides information and links to the many partners listed in the Case Studies.  Follow the link to learn more about these organizations.

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10 Carden

10C Shared Space is the hub for community changemakers in Guelph. We are a platform for those working across sectors and engaging in collaborative work to improve our community. Our tangible offering is downtown coworking and event meeting space, offering students, professionals and researchers working within Guelph a place to gather, exchange ideas and work for change. Our immeasurable benefits extend to the deepening of community relationships, the opening of new opportunities, and discovery of new ways to solve problems. People work, meet, eat, create and brainstorm together at 10C.

B Lab

B-Lab

B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for goodTM. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the Best for the World® and as a result society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity.

Barrie Chamber of Commerce

Barrie Chamber of Commerce

The Barrie Chamber of Commerce was incorporated under the federal Board of Trade Act on June 10, 1926. The Chamber has been serving the local business community for more than 90 years. The Chamber examines community needs to determine what must be done to make it a better place to live and do business. It channels community resources to the fulfillment of these needs. It organizes and develops the necessary leadership to guarantee an effective force for progress and improvement.

City of Barrie

City of Barrie

The City of Barrie is located in, and is the county seat of Simcoe County, however is considered politically independent. As of the 2016 census, the city's population was 141,434 making it the 34th largest in Canada in terms of population proper. Barrie's emergence as a bedroom community for the city of Toronto grew in prominence, and its economy would be wrapped around the education, healthcare, information technology and service sectors.

Barrie has emerged as a popular tourist destination in Central Ontario, known as "The Gateway to Cottage Country", and is easily accessed by all forms of transportation.

 

City of Guelph

City of Guelph

Guelph was founded on St. George’s Day, April 23rd, 1827 with the ceremonial felling of a large maple tree. Guelph is considered to be one of the first planned towns in Canada and was chosen as the headquarters of a British development firm known as the “Canada Company”. The location was picked by the Company’s Superintendent in Canada, a popular Scottish novelist named John Galt who designed the town to attract settlers to it and to the surrounding countryside. Galt’s plan was quite imaginative, based on a series of streets radiating from a focal point at the Speed River, and resembles a European city centre, complete with squares, broad main streets and narrow side streets, resulting in a variety of block sizes and shapes. Galt chose the name “Guelph” for the new town because it was one of the family names of the British royal family, and it had apparently never been used as a place name before. Hence the current use of the term “The Royal City” for Guelph.

Conestoga College

Conestoga College

Conestoga is one of Ontario’s fastest growing colleges and a leader in polytechnic education. Our career-focused education programs – from apprenticeships to diplomas, degrees to post-graduate certificates, continuing education and part-time studies – all reflect Ontario’s changing job market and will help you build the skills and knowledge that today’s employers are seeking.

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Eramosa Engineering

Eramosa offers a specialized approach to implementing technology solutions for process control applications. We provide conceptual, preliminary, detailed design and construction administration services, as well as full networking, programming, information technology, and SCADA System solutions for our clients.

Georgian College

Georgian College

At Georgian, we work with industry and community partners to offer relevant, cutting-edge curriculum, quality work placements and co-op experiences with top employers.

Our students graduate with the skills and the mindset to be innovative thinkers and changemakers who can transform their workplaces and communities.

Our vision is to accelerate success through exceptional teaching and learning, innovation and partnerships.

Grow Guelph

Grow Guelph

Grow Guelph is Guelph, Ontario’s Business Retention and Expansion program. It aims to create a strong local economy where businesses can grow and prosper.

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Guelph Chamber of Commerce

The Guelph Chamber is – first and foremost – a non-profit community benefit organization that functions as the ‘voice of business’ both here in Guelph as well as on the provincial and national stages.

Since its inception in 1827, the Chamber’s mission has remained the same; to improve our community through economic expansion and prosperity, and to provide local businesses and organizations with A.C.E- Advocacy, Connections, and Education.

Guelph Community Health Centre

Guelph Community Health Centre

Guelph CHC has been in your community since 1988.

We:

  • Actively work with our community to provide innovative programs and services
  • Believe that a person’s health is determined by social, environmental, economic, mental and physical well-being
  • Commit to working with and meeting the needs of people who may find it hard to access health care

Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre

Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre

Research indicates that many of today’s professionals will change jobs 12 times in their careers. Why not develop and start your own business?
At the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre, we help YOU excel in business by:

  • Mentoring
  • Funding
  • Training
  • Connections

Innovation Guelph

Innovation Guelph

Innovation Guelph is building prosperity for community wellbeing by providing mentorship and business support programs and services to help innovative enterprises start, grow and thrive.

MaRS

MaRS

Located in the heart of Canada’s largest and the world’s most diverse city, MaRS is uniquely placed to lead change. We bring together educators, researchers, social scientists, entrepreneurs and business experts under one roof. Founded by civic leaders, we have a mission that is equal parts public and private — an entrepreneurial venture designed to bridge the gap between what people need and what governments can provide.

NRC-IRAP

NRC-IRAP

Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) provides innovation and funding services customized to your specific needs. Our goal? To help you accelerate the growth of your business through innovation and technology.

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NSERC

NSERC aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada's long tradition of scientific excellence.

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Ontario Centres of Excellence

OCE accelerates innovation through game-changing research leading to successful commercialization and vibrant collaboration between industry and academia helping to launch the next generation of products and jobs.

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Prominent Fluids

"F.U.B.I.T.A" is a living acronym for how prominent interact with each other and with our clients

FUBITA:

Fun - We will be passionate in pursuing fun
Unity - We will be single-minded in our pursuit of serving others
Belief - We will always have hope and faith in others
Integrity - We will be men and women of honor
Trust - We will make PFC USA a safe place to take risks
Accountability - We will be rigorous in keeping our commitments and fulfilling our responsibilities

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Province of Ontario

Ontario is Canada's leading manufacturing province, accounting for 52% of the total national manufacturing shipments in 2004. Long known as a bastion of Canadian manufacturing and financial solvency, Ontario's public debt-to-GDP ratio is projected to be 37.2% in fiscal year 2019–2020, compared to 26% in 2007–2008.

Toronto, the capital of Ontario, is the centre of Canada's financial services and banking industry. Neighbouring cities are home to product distribution, IT centres, and various manufacturing industries.

In 2014, the section of Highway 401 between Toronto and Waterloo became the world's second-largest innovation corridor after California's Silicon Valley, employing nearly 280,000 tech workers from around the world and containing over 60% of Canada's high tech industry.

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SAP Inc.

SAP SE (/ɛseɪˈpi/; Systeme, Anwendungen und Produkte in der Datenverarbeitung, "Systems, Applications & Products in Data Processing") is a German-based European multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. SAP is headquartered in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg, Germany with regional offices in 180 countries. The company has over 335,000 customers in over 180 countries.

Simcoe County District School Board

Simcoe County District School Board

One of Ontario's largest public education systems, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has schools and learning centres dotted throughout 4,800 beautiful square kilometres in Simcoe County. This south-central Ontario setting bordered by the Holland Marsh in the south, the Trent-Severn Waterway in the east, Blue Mountain in the west and Muskoka in the north is known for its friendly mix of urban and rural communities and superb natural recreational facilities.

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Singularity University

Singularity University is a global community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. Our learning and innovation platform empowers individuals and organizations with the mindset, skillset, and network to build breakthrough solutions that leverage emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. With our community of entrepreneurs, corporations, development organizations, governments, investors, and academic institutions, we have the necessary ingredients to create a more abundant future for all.

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St. Lawrence College

Rooted in our communities, St. Lawrence College will be a globally recognized college delivering innovative learning opportunities and preparing career-ready graduates to be leaders in their fields.

We are a community college with campuses in three distinct communities in Eastern Ontario. As such, we are vital contributors to the growth and development of our local communities.

The core of our existence is based on providing innovative learning opportunities to all our students, full-time or part-time, in the classroom, on the web, and on the job. Our innovation delivers value to our students, partners and communities.

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University of Guelph

The University of Guelph is like no other university in Canada. Research-intensive and learner-centred, our campuses span urban hubs and rural communities. We are known for excellence in the arts and sciences, and for our commitment to developing exceptional thinkers and engaged citizens.

Our students, faculty and staff pursue active inquiry and exercise creativity across a range of disciplines -- physical and life sciences, arts and humanities, social sciences, business, agricultural and veterinary sciences.

Known for its beautiful, safe campuses and welcoming, supportive culture, U of G blends historical and modern architecture with cutting-edge technology.

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University of Waterloo

In the heart of Waterloo Region, at the forefront of innovation, the University of Waterloo is home to world-changing research and inspired teaching. At the hub of a growing network of global partnerships, Waterloo will shape the future by building bridges with industry and between disciplines, institutions and communities.

From quantum computing and nanotechnology to clinical psychology, engineering and health sciences research, ideas that change the world are at the heart of who we are.