As we get ready to dive into True North Waterloo next week, where 2,500 people will come together to explore the future of technology and innovation in Canada, it seems important to open up the conversation with one of the most pressing issues the tech community continues to struggle with: diversity and inclusion.
The current state of diversity and inclusion in Canada’s tech world is, to put it mildly, not great. Stats on diversity in the Canadian tech industry are not easily or readily available, a fact that Ryerson’s tech startup accelerator, DMZ, once labelled “a telling problem in itself.” That silence became even more telling when, in 2017, the CBC asked 31
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