Author Archives: Willa Black

About Willa Black

As Vice-President, Corporate Affairs for Cisco Canada, Willa Black is responsible for strategies designed to promote Cisco's external brand awareness and relevance across key constituencies. She also leads programming in support of Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, reinforcing the company’s role as an organization committed to social advancement across governments, nongovernmental organizations, and communities of all kinds. Since joining Cisco in 1999, she has developed and led groundbreaking, award-winning programming including the Globe and Mail Business Incubator and most recently, the One Million Acts of Green campaign in partnership with the CBC. Black holds a bachelor of arts degree in English from Williams College in Massachusetts, USA.

Countdown to the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games: 100 Days Out

We’re on countdown! In just 100 days Toronto will host the fifth ParaPan Am Games! From August 7-15, T02015 will host over 1600 para-athletes, representing 28 countries competing in 15 sports categories; making this the largest ParaPan Am Games ever … Continue reading

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Governor General Addresses the Qikiqtani Regional Teachers’ Conference via Virtual Keynote

Over 400 Teachers across Nunavut Connect for the First Time at Inuksuk High School through TelePresence I don’t know if many of you have had the great privilege of meeting His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of … Continue reading

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How Video Conferencing Delivers Education and Mental Health Care to the Arctic

The territory of Nunavut, Canada is incredibly cold and remote. It’s roughly a four-hour plane ride north of Toronto, with temperatures well below the freezing mark for eight months of the year, dark in the winter months and light all … Continue reading

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Employees name Cisco Canada Best Employer

Let’s face it. We spend most of our waking hours at work! And it’s important that your workplace is an environment that allows you to perform at your very best. You want to be challenged, to work with people you … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day perspective

They’re back. Just when I was getting used to my house as an oasis of order and calm, the teenagers have returned. University is done for the year, and we are in that lull between the end of school, and … Continue reading

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Cisco and social responsibility – A year in review

For Cisco Canada, 2011 was a year of re-focusing our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts to make sure we made an impact where it counts – through employee engagement, not-for-profit partnerships and transformations in Education, Healthcare and communities through gifts … Continue reading

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Santa Brings High-tech Holiday Cheer to Children Across Canada

Kids often ask Santa Claus for the latest gadgets and gizmos, but this year it was Santa himself who got in on the latest technology trends with a little help from Cisco. On December 7th and 8th Cisco’s Canadian Civic … Continue reading

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