CTI Life Sciences Fund Successfully Raises $100 Million As A First Tranche of its Third Venture Capital Fund
MONTREAL, May 10, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ - CTI Life Sciences Fund announced today the first closing of its third venture capital fund ("CTI LSF III"), with $100M CDN of capital now available for investment. The new fund includes reaffirmed support from CTI's existing investors, the Fonds de solidarit
Maxim Truck & Trailer Donates $5,000 to Thunder Bay Food Distribution Group
THUNDER BAY, ON, May 10, 2021 /CNW/ - The Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA) in Thunder Bay received an unexpected $5,000 donation on May 6, 2021 from Maxim Truck & Trailer to help provide food to food banks in Northwestern Ontario.
Lion Electric Announces U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Illinois, the Largest All-Electric Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles Plant in the U.S.
Joliet, Illinois Facility Planned to Begin Production in Second Half of 2022 with Annual Capacity of up to 20,000 Zero-Emission Vehicles MONTREAL, May 7, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ - The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV) (TSX: LEV) ("Lion" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium
Media Advisory: Payments Canada to Explore Future of Global Payments Industry at the 2021 SUMMIT
OTTAWA, ON, May 10, 2021 /CNW/ - Payments Canada is welcoming a high-profile roster of global payments, fintech, technology and business leaders to this year's annual payments conference, The SUMMIT. Taking place virtually from May 31 to June 4, The SUMMIT will open with an interview featuring two of Canada's prominent female leaders in the finance sector - Tracey Black, President & CEO of Payments Canada, and Rania Llewellyn, President & CEO of Laurentian Bank of Canada and the first woman to lead a major Canadian financial institution. "The global payments landscape has been evolving at an unprecedented pace. The COVID-19 pandemic has acted as an accelerator, driving a dramatic end user shift to digital payments. Add to that a global dialogue focused on fast, secure, convenient digital payment experiences, and there is much to explore at this year's SUMMIT," said Tracey Black, President and CEO of Payments Canada. "We are excited to host over 250 speakers, and to provide an opportunity for those in the payments community to learn from peers, discuss the dynamics in the marketplace and identify opportunities for innovation and collaboration across the ecosystem." The SUMMIT allows participants to connect and discuss the future of payments, how Canada has a leading role to play in evolving the global payments ecosystem, and how this transformation will impact us as a nation, as an industry and as individuals. The 2021 SUMMIT content themes include: Payments for global change The future of payments is digital The power of payments data Consumer payments Fintech in paymentsNotable speakers at The 2021 SUMMIT include: Kalyani Bhatia, Head, Business Innovation, AM & UK, SWIFT Joni Brennan, President, Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada Christine Day, Chief Technology & Information Officer, Questrade Senator Colin Deacon, Senate of Canada Dr. Taher Elgamal, CTO, Security, Salesforce Katrina Stuart, Head, Engagement, New Payments Platform Australia LimitedAdditional content and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. Subscribe for news and updates about our growing agenda. About Payments Canada Payments Canada is a public purpose organization that owns and operates Canada's payments systems, the Large Value Transfer System (LVTS) and the Automated Clearing and Settlement System (ACSS). Payments Canada is responsible for the physical infrastructure and the associated bylaws, rules, and standards that support these systems. It also has a duty to promote the efficiency, safety, and soundness of Canada's payments systems while taking into account the interests of end users. In 2020, Payments Canada's systems cleared and settled over $107 trillion—more than $420 billion every business day. Transactions that pass through these systems include debit card payments, pre-authorized debits, direct deposits, bill payments, wire payments and cheques initiated and received by Canadians and Canadian businesses. Payments Canada is working closely with the payments ecosystem to modernize Canada's payments systems to ensure Canada and Canadian businesses remain globally competitive. Payments Canada will launch a new high-value payment system, Lynx, in 2021 and a real-time payment system, the Real-Time Rail (RTR), in 2022. SOURCE Payments Canada
RF Capital Reports Record First Quarter Performance
Q1 2021 marked the first full quarter of RF Capital operating as a pure-play wealth management firm under the Richardson Wealth brand. This focus has already started to translate into results, with the company and its advisors setting several performance records during the quarter. Richardson Wea
Unifor Thanks Nurses for Always Answering the Call
TORONTO, May 10, 2021 /CNW/ - Unifor recognises the dedication and achievements of nurses who contribute to excellence in health care and raise awareness of the issues and challenges of health care workers.
Cymbria appoints new director
/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES./ TORONTO, May 7, 2021 /CNW/ - Cymbria Corporation (TSX: CYB) ("Cymbria") announced today that it has appointed one new member, Edward J. Waitzer, to its Board of Directors ("the Board") effective immedi
Chartwell Retirement Residences: Employer Of Choice For Nurses
MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 10, 2021 /CNW/ - The best of people choose lives of purpose, helping others and rising to every challenge. "The theme of this year's Canadian Nursing Week is #WeAnswerTheCall. There could not be a better way to describe the dedication and excellence of the nurses of Chartwell - always - and especially in this past year," said Vlad Volodarski, CEO of Chartwell Retirement Residences. Chartwell employs nearly 1,400 Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses in active nursing roles in our retirement and long term care residences. Nearly 300 of them were hired since March 2020 as Chartwell expanded the number of nursing roles available and promoted from within into new roles, such as Director Infection Prevention and Control, Senior Director of Resident Care and Vice-President Care and Service in response to the pandemic. "We are proud to be an employer of choice for nurses seeking the fulfillment of making a difference in the lives of seniors every day," said Volodarski. "Our care teams are incredible. To all of our nurses, thank you." Leigh-Anne Mitchell, Health & Wellness Manager at Chartwell Carrington House in Mission, BC, was six days into orientation when an outbreak was declared. "I was supported at every moment," said Mitchell, an LPN with 18 years of experience. "The staff from every department moved into swift and cohesive action. They knew what to do and they did it with precision. They were calm, coordinated, and highly skilled in their abilities to provide safe, high-quality care." Recent nursing graduate Camille Gauthier joined Chartwell Cité-Jardin in Gatineau, QC in October as a backup nurse and has been promoted to Health & Wellness Manager at Chartwell Le St-Gabriel in St-Hubert. "At Chartwell, I have every opportunity to surpass myself while making a difference with the residents. This stimulating environment, far from routine, suits me perfectly," Gauthier said. Required by public health restrictions to choose between her jobs at North York General Hospital and Chartwell Gibson Long Term Care residence, award-winning RPN Paula Bisram devoted herself completely to the LTC residents. Erika Armstrong also left a longtime hospital job and is now Health & Wellness Manager at Chartwell Willowdale in Smiths Falls, ON. Chartwell's student placement, mentorship and leadership programs support nurses at every career stage. Nurses hold leadership roles across Chartwell, including as residence Directors of Care, Health and Wellness Managers, General Managers and Administrators. While Patricia Ramstead, Director of Care at Chartwell Eau Claire in Calgary, went to Edmonton to support their sister residence Chartwell St. Albert through an outbreak, Chartwell Eau Claire General Manager Lorelei Paul, also an RN, assumed nursing leadership. Supporting career development and promoting from within means there is no ceiling on how high a nursing career can grow at Chartwell. As Senior Vice President Customer Experience Strategy at Chartwell, Karen James oversees the care services of all retirement residences. She began her career as an LPN. James understands both the challenge as well as the sense of purpose and fulfillment that comes from working during an unprecedented time – because she lived it as a young nurse working on the AIDS Palliative Care unit of Grey Nuns Community Hospital in Edmonton. Kevin Cundari, Chartwell Vice President, Operations and Sales for BC and Alberta, graduated from Edmonton's Norquest College LPN program and nursed in Acute Care, Long Term Care and Retirement. "Nursing can be a stressful profession," said Cundari. "If you work with an organization committed to making sure that you are equipped to take care of others and yourself, then stress becomes not manageable but enjoyable. Chartwell is committed to making people's lives better and that includes both our hardworking nurses and the residents they serve." About Chartwell Retirement ResidencesChartwell Retirement Residences is Canada's largest operator in the senior living sector with over 200 quality retirement communities in four provinces offering a complete range of services from independent supportive living through assisted living to long term care. Chartwell is committed to its vision of Making People's Lives BETTER and to providing a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life experience for its residents. For more information, visit www.chartwell.com. SOURCE Chartwell Retirement Residences
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