Founded in 1826 as Bytown, and incorporated as "Ottawa" in 1855, the city has evolved into a political and technological centre of Canada. Its original boundaries were expanded through numerous minor annexations and were ultimately replaced by a new city incorporation and major amalgamation in 2001 which significantly increased its land area. The city name "Ottawa" was chosen in reference to the Ottawa River nearby, which is a word derived from the Algonquin wordOdawa, meaning "to trade".
The John Hossack House was a "station" on the Underground Railroad, and Ottawa was a major stop because of its rail, road, and river transportation. Citizens in the city were active within the abolitionist movement. Ottawa was the site of a famous 1859 extrication of a runaway slave named Jim Gray from a courthouse by prominent civic leaders of the time. Three of the civic leaders, John Hossack, Dr. Joseph Stout and James Stout, later stood trial in Chicago for violating the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.
6 committee ... Byrum and local clerks from across the country are calling on lawmakers to find ways to protect election officials, combat disinformation and help recruit election workers to replace all those who quit after the 2020 election. Justin Roebuck, the OttawaCounty clerk in Michigan, said new funds are needed before 2024 ... Sen ... Sen ... .
The OttawaStudent TransportationAuthority and school bus operators are launching a new campaign to recruit drivers to the profession, after a shortage left hundreds of students without a ride to school this year ... .
During tough economic times, such as the tech bust of 2001 and the global financial crisis of 2008, hiring project-based workers became a way for companies to lower their overhead and maintain hiring flexibility, says SariCantor, a partner at staffing and recruiting agency Recruiting in MotionOttawa.
“If leaders are just showing up kind of flat, with nothing left in them to be generative, to create strategy, to solve problems, that flatness is going to permeate the organization and it won’t be high-performing, either,” says Kathryn Tremblay, co-founder and CEO of Ottawa-based Altis Recruitment and excelHR.
The non-profit organization has been working hard to create more supportive housing for Ottawa's homeless population, recognizing that people do better when they have some stability ... It was hosted by executive recruitment firm Boyden at Mark Motors’ Audi City Ottawa location, also at Lansdowne.
Masai Ujiri talks a lot about winning and what it takes to be successful in professional sports ...Story continues below ... SIMMONS SUNDAY ... Louis ... Lions, and that Michael O’Connor, from just outside Ottawa, is his backup ... O’Connor was one of those kid recruits, agreeing to go from Ottawa to Penn State, where football life didn’t turn out in his favour ... .
The TV journalist has been an integral part of the gala since its start, after being recruited by “fearless leader and visionary” Geoff Green, chair of the Ottawa Riverkeeper board and founder and president of the Students on Ice Foundation... The married father of four played all but one of his 18 seasons in the NHL with the Ottawa Senators.
A well-known name in Ottawa commercial real estate is rebranding after joining a Canada-wide brokerage network in a bid to tap into new sources of business. DecathlonCommercial Realty announced Wednesday it will now operate under the name CDNGLOBAL (Ottawa) ... He thinks the backing of CDNGLOBAL’s network will be a valuable recruiting tool.
Anyone who knows Maryna Skobal knows that she loves helping people, so it should come as no surprise that she’s a recruiter at Altis Excel, helping her clients find their dream jobs ...Eventually Skobal started working full-time for a Toronto recruitment agency ... Skobal and her husband soon settled into Ottawa life.