It's been a long time coming, and yesterday we finally opened the doors to our brand new North America HQ in Toronto!
In the two years since we last had an office in Toronto, Adaptavist Canada has tripled in size. With its diverse range of talent, economic growth, and dominance when it comes to tech innovation, Toronto was the natural choice as our North American hub. Teams working in our Toronto office will focus on major transformational practices including agile, cloud, DevOps, ITSM, and work management.
The new office will provide a world-class, hybrid environment for our employees in Canada, while also serving as an 'innovation hub' for our business partners, community groups, academics, and the arts.
The building will even have a dedicated space for displays and exhibitions, along with areas designed for skills-based training which will be delivered with partners throughout the community.
We chatted to Harp Athwal, Head of Client Services & North America Operations, about the new HQ.
"Toronto provides an enviable mix of culture, collaboration, and support. The city is extremely welcoming to business and is serious about fostering and nurturing talent. Our company and this city have grown together as technology leaders, and we couldn't be more excited to make Toronto our permanent North American home."
He added: "We want to encourage the development of a strong tech ecosystem in Toronto by supporting all aspects of innovation."
Our ambitions stretch much further than the new office space, with plans to offer up to 800 new jobs within the next five years! We will also invest more than $50 million to help grow new start-ups, drive collaboration across the public and private sectors, and support both academic and corporate research and development in an effort to promote growth across business, technology, and the wider community. And we can't wait to get started!
The first of these exciting collaborations from the new Adaptavist North America HQ will be with Ascent Soccer, a nonprofit organisation that works across Canada and the US. Ascent Soccer enables talented young boys and girls in Malawi and Uganda to access comprehensive, life-changing education via scholarships to schools and colleges in North America.
For the next two years, Adaptavist is committing $150,000, along with mentoring and digital support, to help the organisation's co-founder and Toronto native Adrian Bradbury to bring even more scholars to the Ontario region.