The (Rebuild) Roster named one of Canada's Top 100 Recovery Projects
The collaborative project led by TechAlliance aims to put skilled talent in front of Southwestern Ontario’s world-class employers
Abrupt shifts in Southwestern Ontario’s innovation economy prompted TechAlliance, with support from a cast of technology leaders, to quickly mobilize a tool that could contribute to the attraction and retention of industry professionals, and bolster growing companies as they navigate through disruption.
Announced today at Future of Good’s virtual summit, The (Rebuild) Roster, a regional directory designed to put skilled talent in view of world-class companies, has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Recovery Projects.
Created with the intention to bridge the gap between talent and employers, The (Rebuild) Roster has become host to qualified professionals seeking meaningful work opportunities, and a helpful resource for leaders and hiring managers for some of Ontario’s most promising startups and leading technology companies.
Canada’s Top 100 Recovery Projects echo the rallying cry of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), ‘Leave no one behind’.
As highlighted by Future of Good’s mission to #BuildBackBetter, this initiative targets four SDGs including: (1) No Poverty, (8) Decent Work and Economic Growth, (9) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, and (17) Partnerships for the Goals. Focused on thoughtful innovation in pursuit of a decade of transformation, The (Rebuild) Roster is in excellent company alongside STEAM Education Centres’ re//BUILD.IT in St. Thomas, London’s Green Dime, and Design Challenge recipient Beecuz.
“The roster has become a stunning display of what happens when leaders in the innovation economy invest in people and their potential.”
— Christine Rathbone, Content Marketing Specialist
TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario
“This recognition is a testament to our collective commitment to recovery. The roster has become a stunning display of what happens when leaders in the innovation economy invest in people and their potential,” said Christine Rathbone, Content Marketing Specialist at TechAlliance. “As we continue to develop this tool, I’m grateful for the bold vision that fuels TechAlliance and our region’s world-class companies to build our sector back even stronger than before.”
“Southwestern Ontario has a unique opportunity to demonstrate resilience and resourcefulness in the face of change.”
— Christina Fox, Chief Executive Officer
TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario
“We know there is exponential growth in the future, and that growth will be fuelled by talent.”
— Brad Lickman, Director of Sales
“We support TechAlliance’s (Rebuild) Roster, and hope to continue to retain London talent, and attract others to this growing tech community.”
— Robbie Wilder, CTO/Director of Development
“As digital workplaces become more popular, sourcing and retaining top, local tech talent is only going to become more challenging and competitive. The (Rebuild) Roster serves as a centralized place to promote and source industry professionals in London and surrounding areas, providing a hub for both job seekers and industry leaders to connect.
— Peter Rocca, CEO
“The (Rebuild) Roster was created to help both job seekers and employers. At Voices, we appreciate any resource that can help us find great people to join our team.”
— David Ciccarelli, Chief Executive Officer
“COVID-19 has changed the way we hire. Adopting a remote work strategy means that the world becomes our talent pool. The (Rebuild) Roster will be a useful tool for businesses to source qualified individuals to grow with their evolving teams, help those transitioning from underemployment, and attract new talent curious to explore opportunities with technology companies in our region.”
— David Strucke, CEO
Media Sonar Technologies
“As a startup founder who is always in growth mode, this roster easily provides me a direct connection to finding local and skilled talent.”
— Brennon D’Souza, Founder/CEO