Hirji said big employers with resources, such as RBC, should take the lead in developing mentorship and networking opportunities so that youth can learn the skills they need to start their careers.
Funny enough, The Open Community primarily consists of private sector and public sector folk discussing the same problem from the other end.
Meanwhile, there are youth out there in NIAs and every community with similar, big-picture ambitions but no training, access or even sense of what can be done should they get those things.
Make a difference.
It's what happens when worlds collide, when diversity meets and understanding is developed.
Everyone wants it. Everyone is working towards it.
We can get there faster, if we switch the focus from "moving forward together" towards "leaving no one behind."