TECHNATION presents FutureWave: a two-day event exploring how we can shape Canada’s future workforce

2020 saw technology, perseverance, and social change play a critical role in shaping the way Canadians hire, learn, and make career choices. Let’s carry that momentum forward, creating consensus on approaches that will lead to mass innovation, and pave the way for our re-skillers and students. 

Register now for one or both events to join the conversation.

Day 1 | Future of Hiring | March 23 (Past)

1:00 – 4:45pm EDT (10:00am – 1:45pm PDT)

Day 2 | Future of Education for Work | March 30

1:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. EDT (10:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. PDT)

Explore how the tech industry can collaborate with industry to provide support to the next generation of workers through Work-Integration Learning Models.

1:00 – 1:30 | Opening and Keynote

1:30 – 2:15 | Upskilling and Reskilling for the Future


Sean Hinton, Co-Founder, SkyHive

Kiara Graham, Learning Strategy, D2L

Tony Holmes, Practice Lead for Solutions Architects Public Sector, PluralSight

Dr. Wendy Cukier, Director, Ryerson Diversity Institute

Angela Mondou, President & CEO, TECHNATION (moderator)

2:15 – 3:00 | Diversity and Meaningful Mentorship


Chantelle Slater Shaw, Senior Director Corporate & HR Systems, Rogers Communications

Wayne Purboo, Founder, Onyx Initiative

Denis Carignan, CEO, Plato Testing

Leah Nord, Senior Director Workforce Strategy, Canadian Chamber of Commerce (moderator)

3:00 – 3:45 | The Proven Potential of Project-Based Learning


Dana Stephenson, CEO, Riipen

Kristine Dawson, Director of Co-op, Career and WIL, Conestoga College

Brett Hotas, Senior Program Manager, TECHNATION (moderator)

3:45 – 4:30 | Innovative WIL: Industry x Academia


Dr. Elka Walsh, National Learning & Skills Lead, Microsoft

Alison Evans Adnani, Program Lead, Shopify

Jane Goodyer, Dean of Lassonde School of Engineering at York University

Dr. Norah McRae, Associate Provost – Co-op and Experiential Learning, University of Waterloo

Cara Krezek, President, CEWIL (moderator)

4:30 – 4:45 | Closing notes

Future Wave brings together diverse voices in tech and beyond to provide tech companies, HR professionals and educators like you a game plan to find and support the next generation of tech innovators. If you want to explore new ways to educate, recruit and support the future of the tech workforce, register now. 

Event Details

Free virtual event

1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. EST (10:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. PST)

Tues. March 23, 2021 & Tues. March 30, 2021