Who's Your City?, by Richard Florida
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Ottawa – The Place for Creative Talent

Ever since I moved to Ottawa to attend University, I had unknowingly surrounded myself with some of the most intelligent people I have ever met. Attending networking events through the Telfer School of Management has opened my eyes to Ottawa’s diverse business leaders and has inspired me to become a committed contributor to the local business community. As a start, I joined the city’s TalentBridge program, an organization committed to developin g and nurturing local talent. TalentBridge gives Ontario’s young talent an opportunity to work closely with Ottawa based SME’s in various areas of business. Through this program, I was able to join a local tech company (Seregon) and showcase my skills and abilities in an area open to creativity and a new way of thinking. Being connected to TalentBridge and its members has also allowed me to contribute to ‘Creative Ottawa’ by developing initiatives to harness local talent and become the next wave of leaders in the city. The City of Ottawa has given me more opportunities, both personal and professional, than I had ever imagined. If you are looking for a place where the city embraces creative talent and encourages you to put it to work, Ottawa is the city for you.

Sent by Colin from Ottawa

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