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October 13, 2016
Horizon North will be bringing its expertise in designing homes to Canada’s most expensive city, building affordable housing for local residents. The company was selected by the Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA) to complete the city’s first temporary modular housing project at 1500 Main Street. “We’re pleased to get this pilot project off the ground and to start building temporary modular housing on vacant sites awaiting development,” says Mukhtar Latif, chief housing officer and CEO of VAHA. “We ...
October 2, 2016
Nearly 100,000 Canadians in 63 communities across Canada participated in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, raising an estimated $17 million for breast cancer research, education and support programs. With the funds raised, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) will invest in groundbreaking research and programs that improve the lives of the one in nine Canadian women affected by breast cancer through prevention, treatment and advances in patient care. This year’s Run marked CIBC’s 20th year as ...
September 28, 2016
Deloitte Canada’s most recent report, The future belongs to the bold, makes an empirical link, for the first time, between courage and business performance. The more courageous companies we can build in Canada, the faster and larger our economy will grow. While not nearly enough Canadian companies can be considered truly courageous, the good news is that many firms are on the cusp; one third of firms surveyed are almost there and can become courageous if their leaders ...
September 13, 2016
Linda Hasenfratz, chief executive officer of Linamar Corporation, a diversified global manufacturing company, is the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business 2016 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year. The award is given to leaders who have achieved success through their business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit. Hasenfratz joined her father’s company in 1990 and worked her way up from the ground floor, learning all aspects of the business prior to her tenure as the chief executive officer. As CEO, Hasenfratz has grown the ...
September 8, 2016
A collaboration between AGF Management Limited and Canada’s leading charity dedicated to improving the lives of people living with Alzheimer's focuses on one of the most stressful parts of navigating the disease – managing personal finances. Launched in September 2016, the initiative will enhance awareness of the issues affecting Canada's aging population, providing financial advisors with the insight and tools they need to begin important intergenerational discussions about physical and financial wellness. “At AGF, we understand the value of advice. Through ...