I recently sat down with Innovate Burlington, a business consultancy of recent college and university graduates, with the objective of creating career opportunities for new graduates, under the mentorship of seasoned business professionals in Burlington.
Watch this video to learn more about the first, successful year of Innovate Burlington with two consultants, Joanne and Jen and read more below.
“Fresh Eyes, Fresh Thinking”
Guest Blog Post, By Innovate Burlington
Today, Burlington is faced with an aging population and a diminishing workforce. Therefore, In 2011, Mayor Rick Goldring and other community partners realized the need to do something to reverse this trend and hold onto the city’s younger demographic. The response cam in the form of Innovate Burlington. Continue reading →
“We often act as if the only things needed to ensure good health are knowledge and willpower, but there is a mass of evidence that where we live and how we live exert a strong influence on our health. Building cities which help rather than hinder physical activity is an example of something we can do as a society to increase our chances of leading a long and healthy life.” – Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, Peel Region
I am pleased to host leading industry-expert, Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, Peel Region at Inspire Burlington on May 2, 7 pm at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre.
This talk will relate to our Official Plan Review and building healthy, vibrant communities. As we review our Official Plan in line with efforts at the Region and the Province, we will consider opportunities to support the creation of healthy built environments. Continue reading →
On April 17, CivicAction held a forum on Regional Transportation: “Our Region, Our Move” to bring together civic leaders, business, government, labour and community leaders to think about and discuss ways that we can work together to address our common challenge of congestion and gridlock in the Greater Toronto – Hamilton Area.
The forum was an opportunity to come together and demonstrate a regional commitment to solving our gridlock problems and gain insight into options to create new revenue tools to provide additional funds to finance the Metrolinx Plan, “The Big Move”
This year MoneySense refined their ranking criteria to define the best overall quality of life for large cities, mid-sized cities like ours and small cities across the country. The new evaluation criteria, which better compares apples to apples, include employment, housing costs, healthcare, weather, crime rates, amenities, culture and property taxes. Visit MoneySense Magazine for more details about the list and methodology.
In Halton Region, Oakville was ranked as the 2nd best mid-Size City to live in Canada, and Milton and Halton Hills also ranked in the top ten Small Cities to live. We are very fortunate to live in a safe and prosperous region.
Please take a moment to view my brief discussion with Glen Miller of the Canadian Urban Institute on the value of a community investing in its downtown.
On March 28, members of City Council, City staff and other stakeholders, participated in a Workshop on the vision for Downtown Burlington led by the Canadian Urban Institute. The workshop was part of a continuing exercise by Council to evaluate the progress we have made towards the Downtown Vision as stated in the Core Commitment for Downtown Burlington that was supported by Council in 2005.