51 min

Exploring the NCC's Vision, what health initiatives businesses are focused on, and big community impact in Ottawa Ottawa Business Matters

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In this episode of Ottawa Business Matters, host Sam Laprade delves into various facets of the Ottawa business community. Featuring an in-depth discussion with Alain Minguelez, Vice President of Capital Planning at the National Capital Commission (NCC), who shares insights on current and future city planning projects. Dr. Vera Etches, Medical Officer of Health for the City of Ottawa, highlights the latest mental health initiatives and the importance of collaborative efforts for city revitalization. Jacqueline Belsito, President of the Senators Community Foundation, talks about her journey and the impactful work being done to support youth and community projects. Bill Ayyad, COO of TAAG, discusses the firm's growth and its commitment to local community partnerships. The episode also celebrates Sonya Shorey's new role as President of Invest Ottawa. Tune in for a comprehensive look at how business, health, and community efforts are intertwining to build a thriving Ottawa.
00:00 Introduction to Ottawa Business Matters
00:42 Interview with Alain Minguelez: NCC's Role in City Planning
01:37 NCC's Current Projects and Future Plans
03:31 The Importance of Partnerships in City Building
04:54 NCC's Contribution to Ottawa's Tourism and Economy
06:03 NCC's Role in the Downtown Action Plan
07:28 Alain Minguelez's Journey and Role at NCC
08:22 Collaboration and Community Engagement
12:54 Interview with Dr. Vera Etches: Health and Business in Ottawa
15:19 Mental Health and Addictions Toolkit for Businesses
17:30 Ottawa's Downtown Action Plan and Health Initiatives
22:36 The Role of Social Connection in Community Health
25:19 Interview with Jacqueline Belsito: Revitalizing the SENS Foundation
27:53 Supporting Mental Health in Schools
28:19 Jacqueline's Journey: From High Tech to Philanthropy
29:39 The Power of Relationships in Philanthropy
31:54 Inspiration and Mentorship
32:44 The Magic of Hockey and Community Impact
36:10 Words of Wisdom for Young Women
38:07 Introducing Bill Ayyad and TAAG
38:47 TAAG's Growth and Community Involvement
40:40 The Importance of Community Partnerships
43:23 Challenges and Successes in Talent Acquisition
46:15 Revitalizing Downtown Ottawa
48:39 Ride for Dad and Personal Passions
50:19 Conclusion and Final Thoughts
Read the full transcript here

In this episode of Ottawa Business Matters, host Sam Laprade delves into various facets of the Ottawa business community. Featuring an in-depth discussion with Alain Minguelez, Vice President of Capital Planning at the National Capital Commission (NCC), who shares insights on current and future city planning projects. Dr. Vera Etches, Medical Officer of Health for the City of Ottawa, highlights the latest mental health initiatives and the importance of collaborative efforts for city revitalization. Jacqueline Belsito, President of the Senators Community Foundation, talks about her journey and the impactful work being done to support youth and community projects. Bill Ayyad, COO of TAAG, discusses the firm's growth and its commitment to local community partnerships. The episode also celebrates Sonya Shorey's new role as President of Invest Ottawa. Tune in for a comprehensive look at how business, health, and community efforts are intertwining to build a thriving Ottawa.
00:00 Introduction to Ottawa Business Matters
00:42 Interview with Alain Minguelez: NCC's Role in City Planning
01:37 NCC's Current Projects and Future Plans
03:31 The Importance of Partnerships in City Building
04:54 NCC's Contribution to Ottawa's Tourism and Economy
06:03 NCC's Role in the Downtown Action Plan
07:28 Alain Minguelez's Journey and Role at NCC
08:22 Collaboration and Community Engagement
12:54 Interview with Dr. Vera Etches: Health and Business in Ottawa
15:19 Mental Health and Addictions Toolkit for Businesses
17:30 Ottawa's Downtown Action Plan and Health Initiatives
22:36 The Role of Social Connection in Community Health
25:19 Interview with Jacqueline Belsito: Revitalizing the SENS Foundation
27:53 Supporting Mental Health in Schools
28:19 Jacqueline's Journey: From High Tech to Philanthropy
29:39 The Power of Relationships in Philanthropy
31:54 Inspiration and Mentorship
32:44 The Magic of Hockey and Community Impact
36:10 Words of Wisdom for Young Women
38:07 Introducing Bill Ayyad and TAAG
38:47 TAAG's Growth and Community Involvement
40:40 The Importance of Community Partnerships
43:23 Challenges and Successes in Talent Acquisition
46:15 Revitalizing Downtown Ottawa
48:39 Ride for Dad and Personal Passions
50:19 Conclusion and Final Thoughts
Read the full transcript here

51 min