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    Small Business: Too Big to Ignore

    Breaking the Skills and Digital Divide FROM THE DIVERSITY INSTITUTE, OCT. 1, 2020 – The COVID-19 crisis is having a devastating impact on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), charities, and not-for-profit organizations in Ontario. SMEs are the backbone of the Canadian economy, accounting for more than 90% of jobs in the private sector. Yet they face critical labour shortages, skill gaps and challenges related to access to broadband that threaten their competitiveness. Join us on October 15 for the launch of our latest report in the Skills Next series, Small and Medium Size Employers (SMEs):  Skills Gaps and Future Skills,  a collaboration between the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Diversity Institute,…