TECHNATION heads to Queen’s Park to Reaffirm the Importance of the Tech Sector in Fueling Ontario’s Economic Growth

Toronto, ON (May 9, 2023) – TECHNATION, Canada’s leading technology industry association, and a cross section of senior leaders from its membership today head to the Ontario legislature to underscore the tech sector’s prowess in working with the government to solve some of Ontario’s biggest challenges.  Topics include reforming and centralizing procurement, strengthening cybersecurity to protect both the government and its citizens, sustaining its economic and fiscal future, and delivering a leading-edge, digitally enabled Ontario Government.

TECHNATION’s Queen’s Park Day is a valuable day of advocacy where politicians, top government officials, and the tech industry work together to enable digital service delivery for all Ontarians.TECHNATION looks forward to building upon its Ontario Budget 2023 Submission recommendations and, through a spirit of collaboration and co-creation, enabling the Ontario government in becoming a global leader and a more digitally advanced jurisdiction.

“TECHNATION and our members want the Government of Ontario to leverage the tech industry as partners to execute on much needed digital advancements in Ontario,” said Michele Lajeunesse, Senior Vice President of Government Relations & Policy. “Our sector remains critical to Ontario’s future as a key driver of sustainable economic success, and investment by this government is imperative.  Our members look forward to getting to the table with provincial decision makers and establishing a productive and collaborative dialogue to move the needle and make meaningful progress.”

TECHNATION and a cross-section of senior leaders from its membership will meet with Ministers, Members of Provincial Parliament, and top ministry officials from the Government of Ontario including:

  • Treasury Board Secretariat
  • Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery
  • Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade
  • Supply Ontario
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Premier’s Office.

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TECHNATION is the industry-government nexus for technology prosperity in Canada. As a member-driven, not-for-profit, TECHNATION unites Canada’s technology sector, governments, and communities to enable technology prosperity in Canada. TECHNATION champions technology prosperity by providing advocacy, professional development and networking opportunities across industry and governments at all levels; connecting Canadian scale-ups with global tech leaders; engaging the global supply chain; and filling the technology talent pipeline.

TECHNATION has served as the authoritative national voice of the $230 billion ICT industry for over 60 years. More than 44,000 Canadian ICT firms create and supply goods and services that contribute to a more productive, competitive, and innovative society. The ICT sector generates more than 671,100 jobs and invests $8.0 billion annually in R&D, more than any other private sector performer. TECHNATION was formerly the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC).

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