Venn Innovation would like to officially welcome two of our community partners to our centre: Joint Economic Development Initiative and NouLAB.
Fredéric Laforge grew up on a farm in Baker-Brook, New Brunswick, and, growing up, actively helped his dad with everything that needed to be done. Moving onto a marketing career path, Fred never lost touch with farm life and his childhood experiences, which is why, when he started to notice just how much the farmers are starting to struggle, he decided to change directions completely.
The aging population and the inability to attract enough new Canadians is posing serious problems to businesses. All levels of government are ramping up the focus and efforts to address this problem, and increasingly a variety of economic development stakeholders are joining in the effort. International students are becoming an interesting and crucial option - they bring tremendous social, economic and cultural benefits to Canada and attracting and retaining greater numbers of immigrants, and leveraging that potential maybe the answer to addressing our growing talent gap.