The City of Brampton welcomed a significant investment by the Government of Canada in Cybersecure Catalyst, an initiative led by Ryerson University in partnership with the City, the Royal Bank of Canada and Rogers Communications Inc.
Federal funding includes $10 million towards the establishment of the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst in downtown Brampton. Rogers Communications has pledged $10 million, the City of Brampton has committed $5 million over the next five years and the Royal Bank of Canada another $5 million towards the initiative.
The development is the result of the ongoing collaboration between Ryerson University and the City, to make Brampton a destination for learning and innovation. Scheduled to open at Brampton City Hall by November this year, the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst will focus on skilling up current cybersecurity professionals and supporting cybersecurity companies in this city, and across Ontario and Canada. Ryerson University is also offering cybersecurity courses through its Chang School of Continuing Education at Brampton City Hall.
“We are thrilled to be founding Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst in Brampton, and we are grateful for the support of the Mayor, City Council and city staff for their collaboration and support. Brampton is a vital centre for innovation and technology development, and we are looking forward to working closely with Brampton’s business community, post-secondary institutions and residents to make the city a Canadian hub for cybersecurity innovation and collaboration.”
– Charles Finlay, Executive Director, Cybersecure Catalyst