Toronto's Hospitality Workers Training Centre (HWTC) has shifted its efforts from training service industry workers to helping them cover their basic needs during the COVID-19 outbreak in Ontario. The Rapid Response Centre offers a suite of free online resources and support for hospitality and food and beverage workers left unemployed or precariously employed by the pandemic.>> COVID-19-related; Hospitality; Restaurant
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused carnage for restaurants and hotels in Canada, MPs on the House of Commons finance committee heard Thursday.... But it’s not just businesses in the hospitality sector that are suffering. >> COVID-19-related; Hospitality; Restaurant; Entrepreneurship.
The convergence of a shrinking labour force and exploding tourism has produced a unique scene for Canadian hotels. Traditional labour pools are deserts now, drained of the human resources that used to stock hotel front-desk, restaurant and housekeeping workforces. >> Hospitality
Henry Kallan is one of the world's most innovative hoteliers with a true rags-to-riches story. His parents lost everything when the Communists took over in Hungary. Speaking no English, he immigrated to America at age 20 and found a job paying $1.56 an hour before landing his first hotel job as a busboy. Today, Kallan's hotel collection includes Hotel X Toronto. >> Hospitality
A made-in-Toronto project that began as "a small gesture of hospitality" for Syrian refugee families is hoping to expand its reach across the city this month. >> Catering
EthniCity catering, a non-profit social enterprise run by Calgary's Centre for Newcomers, taps into the culinary knowledge of new Canadians, turning their cooking skills into a business, while helping prepare them to work in the food and hospitality industry. >> Catering; Caterer; Entrepreneurship
What at first seemed like a worthy charity project has become a thriving business. >> Hospitality