NCRA receives $50,000 from FACTOR for !eDDS and Co-op Students


We are thrilled that Phase 1 of our Digital Distribution plan (!Earshot Digital Distribution System) has been approved by FACTOR, and we have been awarded $50,000 to start development.  At this time, we are about to release a request for proposals (RFP) in about a week to find developers to work with it.
Our committee of 16 strong has done a great job with this and there will be more opportunity coming shortly to be involved in the work that is here. If you want to read more about the project, see our release here:
Also, we are working with our local Innovation Centre, and have two new Co-op students with us for the next 6 months.
Patrick is a Scottish-Canadian with a passion for technology and music. He graduated from Humber College with a Diploma of Computer and Network Support Technician, with honours. He is always looking for opportunities to learn something new or to gain a new experience.  Patrick will be working directly with Luke and the !eDDS committee to help facilitate the successful implementation of the FACTOR funding.  And yes, we now have two Patricks in the office.
You can reach Patrick at
Yasmin recently finished a degree in Neuroscience and mental health with a minor in Psychology. She is pursuing her studies in Biomedical Engineering and Technology, innovation and management with the goal to gain experience in the Medical, Engineering and Business fields.Yasmin has joined the NCRA to help with our AGMeeting App.  Being the App is available to members, we now have the opportunity to decide what else this great supporting software could do for the NCRA.  Yasmin will be working with Barry to determine a plan of action, and execute the plan for “what’s next” with AGMeeting.
you can reach Yasmin at