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- Aurora Heat is receiving $91,150 in federal funding through the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) to help it buy and install a fur press and to go toward the development and marketing of new products.
- Ay Lelum‘s rainbow salmon and eagle transformation design was used by the Consulate General of Canada across its platforms to help mark Pride Month.
- bfree cup founder Leisa Hirtz presented during Plan International Canada’s annual Storytellers Symposium.
- Dispersa has received $249,865 from Natural Products Canada’s Proof of Concept Program to help scale-up its novel biosurfactant, which can be used in various cleaning applications from detergents to personal care products.
- Fan/Joy founder Pamela Fanjoy has launched a new non-profit called Fanjoy Cooking Up Change with “a mission to use healthy food and food education to reduce the negative impact of social isolation on mental health.” The organization has received funding from the My Main Street Community Activator program and partnered with Cooks Who Feed to create a co-branded apron.
- Gotcare co-founders Chenny Xia and Carol MacDonald spoke with The Star about their work to make personalized home care a reality. “There is a home care crisis,” said Xia. “For a lot of Canadians, getting access is a huge struggle.”
- Growing Greener Innovations founder Connie Stacey spoke with Cass Elliott of Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce about global exporting and breaking down barriers for LGBT+ suppliers and exporters.
- Magnusmode‘s partnership with NJ Transit was highlighted during the transit agency’s first ever accessibility forum aimed at engaging and expanding inclusion for customers with disabilities.
- Nada is celebrating its fourth anniversary, and said it has helped to keep more than 1.2 million containers out of the landfill through its upcycled container program.
- Ocean Legacy co-founder Chloé Dubois was quoted in a news release from the B.C. government about working with communities to support hazard identification and assessment, strategic planning, and waste removal.
- REES Community is one of the selected startups for Collision, the largest tech conference in Canada.
- SomaDetect has been named an innovation showcase finalist at the 2022 Animal Health, Nutrition & Technology Innovation USA summit.
- The Tare Shop was included in a Chatelaine feature on how to shop at a zero-waste grocery store.
- Totem Design House was included in a list of Indigenous changemakers from Etalk. “Haida and Cree siblings Erin and Jesse Brillon grew up surrounded by Indigenous art and the siblings joined forces with acclaimed Northwest Coast artist Andy Everson in 2016 to really get Totem Design House on the map.”
- Beany‘s Australian team won the Start-Up Firm of the Year Award at the AccountantsDaily Australian Accounting Awards. “We are so proud of them and the contribution they make to both their client’s businesses but also the wider Beany team.”
- The POLLAST!C product from Better Packaging Co. was named a finalist for the 2022 Packaging Innovation & Design Awards from the Australian Institute of Packaging. Winners will be announced on July 8.
- Chia Sisters has been selected as one of the top 25 women entrepreneurs in the world for its contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as part of the 2022 WE Empower UN SDG Challenge.
- Kete Kai was mentioned in a list of the cheapest meal kits in the country. “For five meals for four people, the box comes to $105, or $5.25 per serving.”
- Supie has announced 15% off all fresh produce for the month of June to celebrate its first birthday.
- Hello Period is launching a new product called Hello Undies, which hold the equivalent of five single-use pads or tampons. “Around 45 billion tampons and pads end up in landfills around the globe each year. Well-made reusable products like the ones Hello Period make are not only more comfortable but they will last for years, not hours,” said co-founder Robyn McLean.
- City to Sea launched the Bristol Refill Cup Scheme with Ecosurety on June 16, World Refill Day. The scheme is designed to prevent 250,000 single-use hot containers from entering the waste stream every day.
- Clothes Doctor founder Lulu O’Connor discussed where she sees the future of the brand in the fourth installment of its founder’s series.
- 100K Incubator founder Arielle Loren spoke with Insider about how to fund a business without venture capital.
- Callisto has unveiled a new logo, “created to tell Callisto’s story with survivors in mind and to more accurately describe Callisto from a visual standpoint.”
- COI Energy has joined the Empowering Diverse Climate Talent (EDICT) program, which aims to create a more diverse and inclusive climate sector.
- Kai XR is currently recruiting a senior full stack web developer to lead development on new platform features.
- Saathi announced it has received an investment from the Ocean Impact Organization and will participate in the inaugural Ocean Impact Accelerator Program 2022.
- Sisu Global has partnered with FINCA to provide access to its Hemafuse devices to help meet the increasing demand of trauma surgeries in Ukraine.
- Sisu Global was featured in Global Heroes Magazine for its efforts to increase access to blood in Ukraine with the Hemafuse device.
- Solstice co-founder and CEO Steph Speirs has been named a 2022 New England Award winner in EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year awards.