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(File) Inclusive Entrepreneurship: Accelerating the Entrepreneurial Potential of Black Canadians
In the first iteration of a series of informative papers, The Office of Senator Colin Deacon explores the best available practices to accelerate the economic potential of Black Canadians. Following engagements with several entrepreneurs, executive leaders and community members, we have gathered insights and information to support the thesis that the entrepreneurial potential of Black Canadians has been limited by several factors. In this paper we focus on highlighting existing gaps, emerging programs across the country that are exemplar, and areas of opportunity that could be further explored by entrepreneurs, community leaders, corporate executives and governments. This paper assesses the current state of Black entrepreneurship in Canada, emerging initiatives, and promising areas of focus for the future.
Insight Series: OBIC on Digital ID
In this sixth episode of Open Banking Initiative Canada's (OBIC) Insight Series, Senator Deacon, host Michelle Beyo (CEO of Finavator INC.), and expert panelists Kashmera Self (AVP, Strategy & Emerging Solutions Delivery at Interac Corp) and David Birch (Leader of 15Mb Ltd. and commentator on Digital Financial Services) focus in on discussions of consent, Digital ID, and how open banking can offer solutions to issues of financial marginalization.
What Makes a Leader? Senator Colin Deacon speaks with Sara Mazhar of Valeyo
Senator Deacon speaks with Sara Mazhar, Vice President of Technology and Professional Services at Valeyo, to discuss his leadership styles, advice to building new leaders and leadership, diversity and inclusion, motivation during the pandemic, and plans and attributes for success. Click here to hear their full discussion.
Insight Series: OBIC on Banking
In the fifth episode of Open Banking Initiative Canada's (OBIC) Insight Series, Senator Deacon and host Michelle Beyo (CEO of Finavator INC.) are joined by Mohima Poddar (SVP and Head of Retail Banking at EQ Bank) and Hetal Popat (Director for Open Banking Services at HSBC). The expert panel explored the benefits of open banking for public companies in both Canada and the UK, and the importance of open banking in providing a framework to facilitate meaningful partnerships and digitization in the financial sector.
A day in the life: Senator Colin Deacon
Curious what a day in the life looks like for Senators outside of the Chamber? While their duties are mostly legislative, Senator's work continues outside the chamber as well, both in person and virtually. This week's 'At A Glance' gives a glimpse into the work of Senator Deacon (and his colleagues) as he speaks with university students about fintech, open banking, and more. Click here to see more.