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Canadian Open Data Institute connects our local open data communities

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The Canadian Open Data Institute (also known as CODI) is an organization that helps drive the open data ecosystem in Canada. Following the footsteps of the Open Data Institute in the United Kingdom, CODI has been connecting local open data

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Sela Canada helps improve maternal outcomes for pregnant women without a fixed address

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Sela Canada took home the 2014 Microsoft Humanitarian Response Citizenship Award for their work with the My Baby and Me Passport, a tool to improve maternal and child health outcomes for young, pregnant homeless and marginally housed women. “We are deeply honored

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HTML Toronto delivers open learning and technology to communities

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HTML Toronto is all about teaching and engaging people who want to learn about web technologies. It all started as a meetup group and  evolved into supporting the wider local community. The group continuously pushes the edge of HTML technology

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Mississauga Arts Council releases Limelight toolkit to help young artists launch their career

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The Mississauga Arts Council released the Limelight Toolkit to assist young artists in growing and launching their careers. The toolkit features information on grants, mentorship, portfolios and galleries, alongside advice from more established artists on how to make your art your livelihood. The

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Play in Peel app increases youth participation in local recreation activities

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Back in October 2013, the Peel Children and Youth Initiative  in partnership with Web Nodes and Microsoft released the beta version of the Play in Peel app (see original story). Thanks to the feedback from children and youth in Peel region, we

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Idea Notion: Building and deploying apps through BizSpark.

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New ventures are residing on practically every street corner and web space across Canada. Entrepreneurs, particularly those immersed in digital start-ups, are eager to find the best resources to reinvent and improve their businesses. As a cross-platform consulting agency, Idea

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