Statscan - Despite changing family structures, the geographic dispersion of families and increased dependence on the Internet as a source of information, Canadians identified the family as the most helpful resource in an individual's social network during times of major change.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Consulting firms Towers Perrin Forster & Crosby and Watson Wyatt Worldwide said on Sunday they plan to merge in an all-stock deal valued at about $3.5 billion, as they hope to cut costs amid an economic slump that has caused clients to curb discretionary spending.
Canada significantly lags behind the U.S. in implementation of enhanced wireless capabilities
TORONTO - Canadian public safety experts view Canada as "late in the game" in adopting new rules to implement wireless enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) services and there is a definitive need for regulators to play a stronger role in setting national wireless E9-1-1 policies and standards, a new research study conducted by leading IT market research and advisory firm IDC Canada Ltd. reveals.
Desire2Learn and Elluminate host roundtable on the economic benefits and viability of online learning.
Kitchener-Waterloo Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, will co-host a roundtable on The Economic Benefits of Online Learning with Desire2Learn Select ISV Partner Elluminate at the 30th Annual National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in Washington, D.C., June 28 July 1.
Waterloo - Expanding the Mennonite faith was the theme amongst Schlegel grant winners in 2009. A Mennonite Laotian church conference, a Waterloo-based Mennonite publisher, and a St. Catharines Mennonite church plant are the 2009 recipients of “venture capital” grants from the Wilfred Schlegel Memorial Fund.
TORONTO - Donald A. Stewart, Sun Life Financial Chief Executive Officer, has been appointed Chairman of Canada's new, national Task Force on Financial Literacy. The announcement was made Last Thursday by Finance Minister James Flaherty at a news conference in Toronto.
OTTAWA - Canada Post has submitted a regulatory proposal, in accordance with the Canada Post Corporation Act ("the Act"), to set the domestic basic letter rate (BLR) for letters weighing 30g or less for a five-year period starting January 11, 2010.
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WATERLOO The University of Waterloo and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada will announce the creation of a new research chair to explore ways of designing better automobiles more quickly.
TORONTO - Business organizations have long said that one of the most common complaints from business owners is the time-consuming task of filling out government paperwork. Through its Paper Burden Reduction Initiative (PBRI), the Ontario government has identified and eliminated 30 per cent of business forms that are no longer necessary for businesses to complete.
Biggest scam in Canadian history would recognise only 5% of EI surplus
TORONTOLate on Thursday June 25, The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, issued a press release revealing the Harper government’s plan to start generating renewed surpluses from the EI program as early as 2011, when the new Canada Employment Insurance Financing Board (CEIFB) becomes operational.
CHATHAM - Negotiations between the CAW and Navistar continued on Sunday with little progress as the June 30 contract expiry date looms. CAW President Ken Lewenza said the company's refusal to move away from a series of unacceptable demands is hampering the union's effort to reach a fair and equitable collective agreement for workers at the Chatham truck plant.
London The Radio Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) held their annual galaon June 27 with "A" London, Windsor, Wingham taking home two regional awards and one national award for Short Feature in a Medium Market. The RTNDA awards are widely regarded as the highest recognition for broadcast journalism in Canada. ____________________ Young Women
Virginia-Based FIRST Robotics Team Cited As Role Model For All Students
MANCHESTER, N.H ― FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a not-for-profit organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology, was honored to have one of its FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams participate in the White House Roundtable marking the 37th anniversary of Title IX.
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