Toronto Finance International

Toronto Finance International
Toronto Finance International is a public-private partnership between Canada’s largest financial services institutions and the government. Our organization is the lead voice for the international promotion of the Toronto Financial Centre and the global prominence of our financial services sector.

Recent Posts

The Future of Work with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan's Matthew Smith

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Sep 3, 2020 2:50:37 PM

TFI Talent Talks Interview Series: Part 6

Facing Forward - The future of work in a post-COVID-19 world 

In our sixth and final installment of the TFI Talent Talks interview series, we look to the future and consider how working through the pandemic has changed our perceptions of work, our workplace practices and our understanding of the possible. There are key lessons learned around speed, agility, innovation and the ability to pivot that organizations are keen to take forward with them into the next stage of work.

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Topics: Canada, Talent, Toronto, Finance, Jobs, financial services, innovation, COVID, Health, wellbeing

Trusting People with Aviva Canada's Danny Davies

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Aug 14, 2020 12:38:56 PM

TFI Talent Talks Interview Series: Part 5

COVID-19’s silver lining – how building trust has accelerated employee empowerment at Aviva Canada.

As governments and employers continue their planning for a staged re-opening of the economy and physical workplaces, we continue our discussion on the lessons learned through the COVID-19 crisis and the implications for people in the next normal.

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Topics: Canada, Talent, Toronto, Finance, Jobs, financial services, innovation, COVID, Health, wellbeing

Building a Flexible Workforce with Sun Life Financial's Emily Schur

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Aug 4, 2020 12:01:40 PM

TFI Talent Talks Interview Series: Part 4

Canadians have worked hard to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, adhering to the government-recommended social-distancing and isolation protocols. Employers have supported this effort by embracing remote work and ensuring that employees who can work from home are set up to be safe and productive.

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Topics: Canada, Talent, Toronto, Finance, Jobs, financial services, innovation, engagement, COVID, Well Being, Health

Leading Virtual Teams with BMO's Karen Collins

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Jun 25, 2020 2:09:58 PM

TFI Talent Talks Interview Series: Part 3

Financial Services workplaces responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and the government imperative to establish physical distancing and isolation protocols by shifting the majority of their workforce to working remotely – literally overnight. Office towers emptied, office equipment was set up at home, and teams who never imagined being able to work virtually, pivoted quickly to reimagine what was possible.

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Topics: Canada, Talent, Toronto, Finance, Jobs, financial services, technology, innovation, engagement, COVID, Well Being, Health

The Role of Purpose-Driven Banking in Building a Resilient Economy Post-COVID

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Jun 23, 2020 2:52:56 PM

At Vancity Community Investment Bank, our decisions are shaped and guided through the lens of purpose and our mission of driving immediate and lasting change for people and planet. Pre-COVID, this meant asking questions like: How can we use the tools of finance to accelerate the low carbon transition? Or, by lending to this organization, are we supporting marginalized communities in accessing affordable housing or decent work?

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Topics: Sustainable Finance, Canada, Toronto, Finance, Jobs, Impact Investing, COVID-19

Employee Engagement with TD Securities' Manjit Tamber

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Jun 12, 2020 11:20:16 AM

TFI Talent Talks Interview Series: Part 2

The term employee engagement is used to describe employees’ commitment and connection to their work and the organization. High levels of employee engagement result in increased employee satisfaction, productivity and retention, which in turn drive an increase in overall business performance.

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Topics: Canada, Talent, Toronto, Finance, Jobs, financial services, technology, innovation, engagement

Virtual Onboarding with Manulife's Jodi Spall

Posted by Toronto Finance International on May 29, 2020 11:28:18 AM

TFI Talent Talks Interview Series: Part 1

Financial Services workplaces have changed many of their basic operating practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the requirement for the majority of employees to continue their work remotely. Pivoting quickly and creating new ways for existing employees and teams to work together effectively has been an area of focus for many employers. 

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Topics: Canada, Talent, Toronto, Finance, Jobs, financial services, technology, innovation

Q&A with Kathy Bock, Managing Director and Head of Vanguard Canada

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Feb 25, 2020 1:40:13 PM

TFI recently welcomed Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. to our membership network. We caught up with Kathy Bock, Managing Director and Head of Vanguard Canada to learn more about Vanguard's Canadian business and the role of innovation in today's fast-paced and changing financial market.

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Topics: Canada, Talent, Toronto, Finance, Jobs, financial services, technology, innovation

Top 5 Trends Influencing Financial Services Hiring in 2020

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Feb 18, 2020 1:08:53 PM

If you are a business leader struggling to land talented candidates for vacant finance and accounting roles, it is likely that you have noticed the labour pool getting smaller. Job seekers with the advanced technology skills you need get snatched up as soon as, or even before, they hit the job market. As a hiring manager, it makes finding the right person for the job increasingly difficult. And you are not alone. Research for our latest Benchmarking Accounting & Finance Functions report reveals that 9 in 10 Canadian CFOs have difficulties finding qualified candidates for these positions.

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Topics: Canada, Talent, Toronto, Finance, education, Jobs, financial services, technology

New Institute for Sustainable Finance Will Harness Canada’s “Best and Brightest”

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Dec 4, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Last month, we had the honour of launching the new Institute for Sustainable Finance. The event, held at theSmith School of Business downtown Toronto facility, was filled with over 100 of our peers and colleagues from academia, government, and the financial industry. We were pleased to have Toronto Finance International (TFI)’s support in communicating the importance of advancing sustainable finance expertise in Canada in the lead up to the event and we look forward to continuing to work with TFI to move the dialogue on sustainable finance forward.

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Topics: Sustainable Finance, Canada, Toronto, Climate Change, Green Finance

 

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