Jamie Burton, Vice President, Dolphin Digital Technologies Inc.
Dolphin is a communication technologies firm widely recognized for the use of technology to tackle social issues. We believe that business can facilitate sustainable solutions by innovating and developing a new strategic approach to profitability which allows for social alignment and collaborative solutions.
Dolphin is the first business in Canada to develop and implement a barrier free hiring strategy for people with disabilities. Jamie Burton helped to design the virtual technical assessment solution (ViTAS) to help identify and qualify skills in job candidates. This lead to the recognition of untapped potential, and taking the opportunity to drive change in business, Jamie founded Dolphin Disabilities Mentoring Day in 2011. This year DMD will become a National event in 14 cities and four provinces across Canada.
Jamie Burton has utilized her skills and connections as Dolphin’s Vice President, to establish a sound mentoring model which has now been shared as a responsible, sustainable and economic best practice. She has represented Canada on global stages, speaking on the business advantage of hiring people with disabilities, as well as strategic technical innovation. Jamie has helped government and businesses develop employment strategy, policy, best practices, and is currently a member of the Employment Standards Development Committee.
Jamie has been awarded the BMO Celebrating Women- Innovation & Global Growth Award 2015, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Lt. Gov. Community Volunteer Award, & 2013 Rogers Women of the Year-Entrepreneur.