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OCE stands with innovators wishing John Ruffolo a speedy recovery

September 8, 2020

It is with shock and deepest sympathies that we learn of John Ruffolo’s tragic accident.

John has been a tireless champion and leader of the Canadian tech community, bringing local and international attention to Canadian innovation. As co-Chair of the Council of Canadian Innovators (CCI), a founding partner of OneEleven, and having previously served on OCE’s Board of Directors, John’s contributions to the vibrance and prosperity of Canada’s innovation ecosystem are unmatched.

Both personally and professionally, John has been a tremendous friend of OCE and, on behalf of Ontario’s tech ecosystem, we wish him all the best for a speedy recovery.

For those who know John, he has a reputation for approaching every challenge with determination, grit and excellence – and this recovery will be no different. Our thoughts are with John and his family during this difficult time."

Claudia Krywiak
President & CEO
OCE