History

Inspirational innovation: Meet Canada’s medical pioneers

Entrepreneurship is not typically associated with the field of medicine. Yet, integrating the two has led to much-needed innovations that have revolutionized and improved healthcare for millions. Many medical professionals have applied their ambition and creative visions to positively impact the medical field, including Canadian visionaries who have contributed to medical research for decades. Read […]

BMO: A brief history of Canada’s oldest bank

The Bank of Montreal (BMO) is Canada’s oldest incorporated bank. It remains one of North America’s largest banks today, offering wealth management and personal, commercial and investment banking services.  Read ahead to learn more about BMO’s history from the early 19th century to today. Early history BMO was founded in 1817 in Montreal and was […]

A 20th century timeline of Canadian women in business

Showcasing famous Canadian female entrepreneurs and milestones in women’s rights The evolution of women in Canadian businesses and workforces has a long history and continues to grow. To fully understand women’s successes in business, it is necessary to highlight the historical milestones. Additionally, it is essential to acknowledge the female entrepreneurs who paved the way […]

Taking care of business: A brief history of the Hudson’s Bay Company

The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) is Canada’s oldest merchandising company. Established during the fur trade, the company has since expanded significantly. This expansion includesoperations in retail and other industries, such as real estate. Originally founded in London,England, the HBC headquarters are now in Toronto and New York.  Here is a brief look at the HBC […]

The history of Ontario-made textiles

A century ago, the Ontario textile industry was thriving. A recent industry analysis shows the industry shrunk significantly between 2011 and 2015 in terms of workers, factories and mills. The government of Canada has not supplied a more recent industry analysis. Though, based on sales data, the industry was less valuable in 2021 than it […]