Entries by Kate Siklosi

Meaningful Work in Cambodia: One IMG Contractor’s Story

Last summer we announced with great enthusiasm the winner of the 2017 Contractor Volunteer Experience program – Sam Cheng. Sam recently returned from his adventure in Cambodia where he spent two weeks installing clean drinking water facilities. It was truly an experience of a lifetime – read on for Sam’s reflections on his adventure. There […]

Mining Spotlight: Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC)

Indigenous involvement in the Canadian natural resources sector is prolific and steadily increasing. According to a 2015 report by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), an estimated 230 Indigenous suppliers provided goods and services to mining operations, and 40 percent of all Indigenous businesses were working in mining or extraction, up from 13 per […]

5 Ways to Determine Your Personal Services Business Risk

Do you own an incorporated business that provides consulting services? If you could be regarded as an employee of your clients, you run the risk of being called a personal services business. A personal services business is a characterization from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that you definitely don’t want. If you’re characterized as a […]

The Diversity Question: Industry Ailment or Recruitment Solution?

It’s an issue we’ve known about — and skirted around — for decades: the tech world has a diversity problem. In recent years, equity has been an increasingly hot topic discussion across the tech industry. But most often, companies tend to scapegoat responsibility for their own practices by blaming under-representation on the voracious and unrelenting […]