Social Media for Your Business

Toronto Digital Service Squad will give you with a better understanding of how to leverage the power of social media.

Social media is an invaluable tool for today’s business, whether you are just starting out or have been established for years. Not understanding how to use social media effectively can leave you overwhelmed and ultimately hurt your bottom line as your potential customers can easily find your competitors. This workshop hosted by the Toronto Digital Service Squad will leave you with a better understanding of how to leverage the power of social media to grow your online community, drive sales and reduce marketing costs.

What you will learn:

• How to choose the right social media platform(s) for your business

• How to set up and optimize social media profiles

• The basics of Instagram & Facebook shopping and how to utilize shoppable feeds

• Best practices for engagement on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Pinterest

• Growing your social media community using both organic and paid strategies

• Planning and curating your social media content

• Tools for managing platforms and scheduling posts to save you time and energy

Join us to learn the ropes of building an engaging and profitable social media presence for your business.

To join this webinar – you must register on Zoom here.

MaRS Impact Health

MaRS Impact Health brings together all members of the tech ecosystem to commercialize tech, improve patient outcomes and empower the healthcare system.

For nearly 20 years, MaRS has empowered the healthcare ecosystem to advance health innovation.

This June 22 and 23, you’re invited to MaRS Impact Health — two days of online talks, demos, debates, and bold ideas.

Learn more and register here.

MaRS Impact Health features the most promising companies and discoveries solving today’s biggest health challenges. Meet the brilliant minds improving healthcare on a global scale: entrepreneurs, investors, academics, clinicians and policymakers.

Applied Behavioral Design – 9-weeks LIVE Training (Summer 2021)

Over 9-weeks, you’ll learn how to build psychology-driven technologies through a combination of two classes & live tutorials.

LIVE Tutorials: Applied Behavioral Design

This LIVE class guides you through the behavioral design process for any project you prefer. You’ll enjoy interactive lessons, experiential learning and an open virtual classroom where we go step-by-step through the design process from concept to prototypes.

Course 1: Psychology for Digital Behavior Change

Our classic course on applied psychology covers 50 behavior change principles, psychological design patterns and the essential skills in translating psychology into creative technology.

Course 2: Emotional Design Psychology and Neuroscience

This class approaches interactive design from a neuroscientific perspective. It covers the foundations of user cognition, perception and emotion with a focus on the motivational system that drives online behavior.

You’ll receive a full training kit, design templates and behavioral science software that suggests psychological strategies for each of your audiences.

Those who complete the course earn certificates of completion with the option of taking the Mastery Certificate tests.

Join thousands of students who completed this course, including many beginners and top designers from Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, PayPal, Samsung, Salesforce and more.

Fireside Chat with Aly Dhalla, CEO & Co-Founder at Finaeo

Finaeo is a high-growth insurtech startup revolutionizing the life insurance marketplace with an advisor-first digital platform. The platform’s automated tools and 24/7 concierge support offer unprecedented turn-around times, allowing financial advisors to drastically shorten the ‘prospect-to-policy’ timeline. Finaeo’s deep industry knowledge and tech background puts them in the #1 position to create the digital fabric that powers the global insurance industry.

Join us as we chat with CEO and Co-Founder, Aly Dhalla about his personal entrepreneurial journey, the growth of Finaeo and what's next for the company.

B Corp 101 Workshop: Learning to Measure What Matters

B Corp™ entrepreneurs use their businesses to create lasting, beneficial impact in their communities and the environment. During this webinar, you will learn how you can measure success like B Corps do, by first measuring your company’s current impact in the areas of governance, employees, community, and environment, and then using these results to guide you forward as a social entrepreneur.

2021 Fintech & Financing Conference and Expo

7th annual Fintech & Financing Conference and Expo (#FFCON21) which is taking place May 11-13, 2021 (digitally) and co-hosted by the National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA), Toronto Finance International (TFI) and partners.

Building on the success of previous conferences, this year’s theme is — titled ‘Breaking Barriers’ – and will bring together an international community of leading voices in fintech, digital banking, payments, tokenization, blockchain, CBDCs, digital identity, AI, capital markets innovation, EDI (equality, diversity and inclusion) and sustainable, open, and alternative finance.

  • Standard ticket $55 (Early bird $38.50 CAD + HST)
  • VIP ticket $99 (Early bird $69.30 + HST)
  • Startup Exhibitor Packages from $99
APPLY TO PITCH or DEMO: 2021 Fintech Draft

FFCON21 Fintech Draft


Apply to Speak at FFCON21

Ask the Expert – Marketing & Sales live webinar


If you're self-employed or starting a small business or side hustle, join me for an interactive training and support session where I answer all of your marketing questions!


After a 10-year corporate career followed by freelancing gigs, I share how I built a 6-figure business in 3 years while raising two young children (read: a busy, boot-strapping mom in search of work-life balance while on a money-making mission!)


In 3 hours, you will learn:

– 3 marketing must-do's BEFORE you start advertising

– 5 fast, effective and affordable ways to kickstart sales (hint: NO Facebook ads)

– 2 ‘Laws of Sales' (emotion beats reason, every time!)

– Q+A session: come prepared with YOUR marketing and sales questions!

– BONUS: every month, I choose 1 new business to feature for extra 1:1 help

Online Job Fair & Expo

Exploring new job opportunities at a high-growth company? Come to our Online Job Fair & Expo to connect with the fastest growing companies and startups.

Startup Pitch Contests 2021

The Global Inclusion Online Forum Startup Pitch Competition is one of the first startup pitches that offers a platform to early stage startups that are dealing with inclusion issues. Startups will have a chance to present their ideas to the representatives of specialized VCs and top inclusion professionals from around the world.

The participants in the Startup Competition will also be part of the Online Startup Expo, where they will be able to demonstrate their product to the GIOF attendees. For startup teams, this is also a great networking opportunity to connect with top industry representatives.

The prize fund will consist of a direct donation from our sponsors and several prizes from our partners.

Prizes include:

– Free exhibitor package at GIOF 2022

– Free mentorship sessions provided by our partners

– Free partners’ benefits

The reputable jury will choose winners, who will receive the most visibility at the event’s pages and be awarded with special recognition and prizes.

Inclusive Business Awards 2021

Global Inclusion Online Forum announces Inclusive Business Awards 2021

Inclusive Business Awards is a new initiative of the Global Inclusion Online Forum aimed at awarding small and medium companies from any industry, that are implementing diversity, equity and inclusion practices in their teams. Companies have to present their solutions and experience of making their workspaces and/or teams truly inclusive.

The main goal of the initiative is to identify and reward best inclusion cases with recognition in the DEI professional community for outstanding ideas and their impeccable execution.

Companies will have a chance to present their projects to the world’s leading diversity and inclusion executives, HR consultants, and D&I activists.

The finalists will also be part of the Online Expo, where they will be able to demonstrate their companies and projects to the GIOF attendees. This is also a great networking opportunity to connect with top industry representatives.

The reputable jury will choose the winner and a runner-up, who will receive the most visibility at the event’s pages and be awarded with special recognition and prizes.

Other than that, the winner will have an opportunity to get the GIOF 2022 Partner status for free. The prize will also include mentorship session and other benefits provided by GIOF’s partners.