Sun Life Financial donation to Laurier community outreach program will address childhood health issues
Waterloo Sun Life Financial has teamed up with Wilfrid Laurier University in the fight against obesity and chronic disease and has committed $500,000 to launch a community outreach program to improve activity levels and nutrition in youth and their caregivers as a way to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes.
Josslin Insurance Receives 2016 David Borges Community Award
Cambridge - Josslin Insurance was honoured with the prestigious David Borges Community Involvement Award on Friday, November 4. The brokerage was recognized by the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation (CNDCF) for its commitment to community, including work with local not-for-profit organizations like Strong Start to Reading.
Wilfrid Laurier Is First University to Join Textile Waste Diversion's Innovative "50 Million Pound Project".
Waterloo - Wilfrid Laurier University is the first post secondary institution to join forces with industry leaders Textile Waste Diversion in their 50 Million Pound pilot project. This innovative project launched in June 2016, and is essentially a pilot research study on textile waste disposal patterns in Southern Ontario. The project is meant to test the viability of different collection models to help discern which are the most effective for future infrastructure., to assist municipalities in reaching zero waste goals in textile disposal.
End of Life
Queen's professor says family's wishes often aren't reflected in end of life medical treatment
Kingston - A new study by Queen's University professor Daren Heyland reveals there’s a disconnect between patients’ and families’ stated values about end of life, and the medical treatments they choose when the time comes to make those hard decisions.
Privately Held Companies Opening the Books to Employees
Survey Finds Majority of Businesses Provide Staff With Regular Updates on Financial Performance
Toronto - The majority of privately held Canadian companies are sharing financial information with their employees. According to a recent survey by Robert Half Management Resources, fifty-three per cent of CFOs said they provide at least some employees with regular updates on performance. Canadian employees want some background on the state of their company, with more than half (55 per cent) of CFOs reporting their staff are interested in hearing about the business' financial situation.
New report shows cancer screening participation in Waterloo Wellington region could be improved
Cancer Care Ontario releases Ontario Cancer Screening Performance Report 2016
Kitchener The number of people newly diagnosed with cancer in Ontario has increased over the last two decades and will continue to rise, largely due to an aging population. Certain cancers can be prevented or detected earlier by regular screening, but according to a new report released today by Cancer Care Ontario, many eligible Ontarians aren’t up to date with their screening tests.
The Co-operators donates $25,000 to Canadian Museum of Human Rights
Guelph - The Co-operators announced a donation of $25,000 to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. The funding will support the Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities exhibit, which is currently on display, as well as youth engagement and the museum's Level One Gallery.
Technology in Service
A new secure smartphone app may replace the iconic doctor pager
London - It was an idea born out of necessity; a smart-phone app that allows healthcare providers to message each other about patient care in a secure and confidential way. PageMe is a first-of-its-kind app, developed in partnership with a researcher at Western University.
Kindred Credit Union Supports Elmira District Community and Mennohomes
$20,000 grant will help inspire peaceful, just, and prosperous communities
Kitchener Kindred Credit Union has donated $20,000 to support the efforts of two organizations in Elmira working to increase the availability of supportive and affordable housing. Elmira District Community Living (EDCL) and MennoHomes, have each received $10,000 grants to advance their respective building projects.