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Who We Are

PLATO is a software testing and technology services company trusted by clients around the world. In addition to providing our clients the highest quality software testing services, PLATO is creating careers in technology for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people from coast to coast to coast through our innovative train-and-employ model.

Our Locations

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Our Mission

Changing our world by building a stronger, more inclusive technology workforce

Our Story

Meet PLATO, a team of software testers from all corners of Canada who share a social mission and live and breathe testing.

It was during the Governor General’s Leadership Conference that PLATO’s co-founder Keith McIntosh developed the train-and-employ model that is the bedrock of our company. The Truth and Reconciliation Report had just come out and everyone was thinking about how they could respond to the Calls to Action laid out in support of reconciliation.

During the conference, Keith met Denis Carignan, a like-minded professional from Pasqua First Nation, and together with their study group, the two visited the Eastern townships of Quebec.

One night they were having a lavish dinner with the CEO of Power Corp, and the next visiting the Kahnawake First Nation shocked at the smell of the water coming out of the school as children came out to meet them.

The two stayed up half the night figuring out how Keith and his team back at PQA could tackle Call to Action 92 on how corporate Canada can contribute to reconciliation through opportunities in training and employment. That was when the idea for PLATO was born.

Built on the foundation of a 25-year software testing company, PQA Testing, PLATO is an experienced, innovative proudly Canadian company.

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Software Testing Training Courses Delivered
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Students Trained to Date
Months of Full-Time Employment
Communities Impacted
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