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Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Barriers and Facilitators to Growth

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SPECIAL INVITATION
Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Barriers and Facilitators to Growth
November 22nd, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
[Remarks 3:30 – 4:40]
Ontario Investment and Trade Centre
250 Yonge St. Toronto Ontario

Hosted by Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute and
Hon Laura Albanese, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration




Growing and scaling start ups is critical to Canada’s innovation and economic growth agenda. In spite of being better educated than the average Canadian, with stronger entrepreneurial intent and global knowledge, new research shows immigrant entrepreneurs often face challenges in accessing the knowledge, resources and supports they need to thrive.

Please join us, as the Diversity Institute releases its recent research on “Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Barriers and Facilitators to Growth” and learn more about the opportunities to help immigrants grow their enterprises.



Agenda:

3:00pm-3:30pm
Registration and Networking

3:30pm-3:35pm
Welcome remarks by and Hon Laura Albanese, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

3:35pm-3:55pm
Presentation ” Barriers and Facilitators to Growth” Dr. Wendy Cukier (Founder, Diversity Institute, Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University)

3:55pm-4:40pm
Panel Discussion and Q &A’s with Hon Laura Albanese, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration & industry leaders

5:00pm-6:00pm
Networking Reception




Remember:
When: Weds, 22 November 2017 - 3:00PM – 6:00PM EDT
Where: Ontario Investment and Trade Centre
35th Floor, 250 Yonge St (at Shuter St)
Space is limited, please RSVP to this email by Friday November 17th at noon.

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