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$60,000, soccer, heroes, and records

Heroes of the day It all started in January when Veselina, Andréa, Kurt, and Laurent met virtually to initiate the organization of the tournament with the goal of recruiting 32 teams and raising $50,000 for Centraide of Greater Montreal. Twenty extraordinary volunteers then joined us to offer an incredible experience to the 33 teams and 400

Social impact and philanthropic responsibility

Portrait of the Montreal Technology Community As part of its mission to fight social exclusion, poverty, and encourage a culture of generosity, Techaide sought to better understand the social impact of the tech community in Montréal. In December 2021, through a survey, Techaide obtained a wide variety of responses from members of the tech community.

First-Ever GGaide Conference Raises $70,000 for Centraide

The Quebec Video Game Industry Teams Up For The Community Video game studios from across Quebec pulled together on September 30, 2021 for the first-ever GGaide conference, raising, more than $70,000 for Centraide of Greater Montreal through sponsorships, ticket sales, and a silent auction. The one-day virtual event presented expert panels and keynotes on the

Video Game Creators: Assemble!

A few years ago, I met Hugo Larochelle while both of us worked at Google.  Hugo invited me to a Techaide cocktail at the Notman House where I’ve met incredible leaders who share a common goal: Give back to our community, mobilize resources and have an impact for Montréal.  Since then, I’ve assembled an amazing

How to inspire the next generation of volunteers?

The 12.7 million volunteers in Canada prove that volunteering is at the heart of our culture. The challenge is to continue to inspire a new generation of volunteers. TechAide is a collective made up of 100% volunteers. For some, TechAide is an opportunity to develop their professional skills and learn from prominent members of the