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Carol Fishman Cohen: How to get back to work after a career break

If you've taken a career break and are now looking to return to the workforce, would you consider taking an internship? Career reentry expert Carol Fishman Cohen thinks you should. In this talk, hear about Cohen's own experience as a 40-year-old intern, her work championing the success of "relaunchers" and how employers are changing how they engage with return-to-work talent. Carol Fishman Cohen documents successful transitions back into the workforce after career breaks.



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Manufacturing

Ontario Invests $40 Million in Advanced Manufacturing

New Initiatives Will Create Highly Skilled Jobs and Drive Innovation

Queens Park - Ontario is making critical investments to support manufacturing, strengthen global competitiveness and help create high-value jobs across the province.

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Driving

Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal rank as the most congested cities in Canada

Congestion rates drop in nation's three biggest cities

Toronto - TomTom (TOM2) released the results of the TomTom Traffic Index 2016, an annual report detailing the cities around the world with the most traffic congestion. The report, released every year to help drivers, cities and transport planners understand traffic congestion, highlights trends and ways to improve congestion globally. The TomTom Traffic Index looks at the traffic congestion in 295 cities in 38 countries, and is based on 14 trillion data points that have been accumulated over eight years.

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Food

Loblaws' Ketchup Saga proves the consumer is king

The consumer is becoming the true CEO of the food supply chain - By Sylvain Charlebois

Guelph - The politics of food distribution is alive and well, or so it would seem. Without notice Loblaws decided to dump French's Ketchup causing a two-day viral backlash by the public. The pressure was so large that Loblaws actually reversed its decision just a few days after making its decision public. Many are speculating how unfair competitive practices amongst vendors could have had something to do with it. Finding any evidence of this is always challenging. But the ketchup story speaks to how the intricacies of food retailing are becoming more characteristically intertwined with unexpected social uprisings.

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Study

The changing landscape of Canadian metropolitan areas, 1971 to 2011

Ottawa - The built-up area of Canada's census metropolitan areas (CMAs) more than doubled in size from 1971 to 2011. A new study, "The changing landscape of Canadian metropolitan areas," released today in Human Activity and the Environment, found that built-up areas increased 157% from 5,651 square kilometres (km2) in 1971 to 14,546 km2 in 2011.


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Terror

Republicans Seen as Stronger on Terrorism

Impact of Brussels-like Events on U.S. Politics

Washington, DC - Electorally speaking, terrorist attacks like the one in Brussels are more likely to benefit Republicans than Democrats. Republicans historically have been seen as more credible on “terrorism” and “foreign policy”.

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Expansion

Sun Life Financial to acquire remaining 51% of CIMB Sun Life in Indonesia

Extended bancassurance arrangement will deepen partnership with CIMB Group; Transaction reinforces Sun Life's strategic focus on Indonesia and region

Toronto - Sun Life Financial Inc. announced an agreement that will result in its 100% ownership of PT CIMB Sun Life ("CSL") through the purchase of an additional 51% of CSL from its long-term partner, CIMB Group. Sun Life Financial currently owns 49% of CSL as well as 100% of PT Sun Life Financial Indonesia ("SLF Indonesia"). Both are life insurance companies in Indonesia.

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Granting

Dollar Match Granting for Canada’s 150th to inject $120,000 of grant dollars into Guelph Community

Guelph - Last week we announced that Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) was collaborating with the Government of Canada to provide new local grant dollars for programs that bring people and places together to build community and activate a groundswell of local initiatives, activities and events around Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. THIS JUST IN! The Guelph Community Foundation has been allocated $60,000 from CFC, and will dollar match grant dollars awarded, which will double the impact that successful applicants are able to have within the Guelph community.

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Analytics

Cindy Forbes to assume new role; Steve Finch appointed Chief Actuary

Toronto - Manulife Financial Corporation (Manulife) announced that Cindy Forbes has been appointed Chief Analytics Officer, effective April 1, 2016. In this newly created role, Ms. Forbes will be responsible for expanding Manulife's analytical capabilities from both internal and external sources, and monitoring and introducing advanced analytic solutions to the business. She will report directly to Paul Rooney, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

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Federal Budget 2016

IBC Applauds the Government of Canada's Commitment to Fighting Climate Change

Toronto - The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) congratulates the Liberal Government on its first budget and applauds its commitment to addressing climate change.

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Federal Budget 2016

2016 budget breaks election promise to small business: CFIB

Decision to defer small business tax cut will cost nearly $1 billion per year

Ottawa - In reacting to the 2016 federal budget presented , the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is deeply troubled that the federal government broke an election commitment to middle class small business owners across the country.

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Federal Budget

Construction Alliance Supports Infrastructure Budget

Toronto - The Trudeau government should be applauded for a long-term commitment to infrastructure investment announced in the 2016 federal budget, "Growing the Middle Class," says the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO).

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Federal Budget 2016

First steps towards a fairer and more prosperous Canada

Kitchener – The Waterloo Regional Labour Council responded to the federal budget announcement with optimism, saying it begins the important work of reinvesting in Canadian communities, creating jobs, addressing children’s and seniors’ poverty, and repairing the programs and services Canadians rely on.

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Federal Budget 2016

Budget turns left but doesn't step on the gas: think tank

Ottawa - The federal budget delivers on poverty reduction, makes important steps towards reducing inequality, and addresses decades of underfunding and neglect on reserves. However, delaying infrastructure and social program investments will not solve the problems of slow growth and high unemployment.

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Federal Budget 2016

Engineers Canada welcomes federal investment in stronger, more resilient Canada

Ottawa - Engineers Canada likes the federal government's commitment to building resilient and sustainable infrastructure, improving water distribution and treatment and investing in First Nations communities.

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Federal Budget 2016

Budget a good start, but auto and aerospace investment needed: UNIFOR

Ottawa - The federal budget marks a good start, but much work remains, and Canada's largest union in the private sector is urging the government to move quickly to develop long-term programs to revitalize the economy – including investing in Canada's auto and aerospace sectors.

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Federal Budget 2016

Life and Health Insurance Industry Welcomes Budget Initiatives

Ottawa - The Canadian life and health insurance industry welcomes the federal budget initiatives. "We are particularly pleased with the focus on infrastructure and look forward to making an important contribution as the Government moves to the next phase of the plan," says Frank Swedlove, President and CEO of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA).

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Federal Budget 2016

Real test for federal government still to come: CPA Canada

Toronto – The first budget of the new federal government is essentially a ‘down payment’ on a long-term fiscal plan that charts a course to strengthen the Canadian economy, according to Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada).

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Federal Budget 2016

Canada's Building Trades Unions Pleased with Measures in 2016 Federal Budget

Ottawa - Canada's Building Trades Unions are pleased with the support demonstrated for the skilled trades in this Government's first tabled budget. The Government has funded a number of the measures in the Federal Budget that will serve to both grow the economy and support the development of a future focused construction workforce.

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Federal Budget 2016

Retailers Applaud Federal Government for Defending Level Playing Field on Imported Shipments

Toronto - Retail Council of Canada (RCC) expressed its appreciation for the federal government's decision to continue to treat imported shipments in the same way as goods sold in Canada. "Despite a relentless pre-budget lobby from foreign sellers and the US air freight industry, the government understands the fundamental importance of tax fairness," said Diane J. Brisebois, RCC's President and CEO. "Why any Canadian policymaker would want to confer a big tax advantage on foreign sellers at the expense of businesses that invest here and employ more than 2.2 million Canadians is a bit of a mystery to me," Ms. Brisebois added.

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Federal Budget 2016

Innovative Medicines Canada supports measures to stimulate life sciences ecosystem

Ottawa - In response to the first budget tabled by federal Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, Innovative Medicines Canada is pleased to see that innovation and excellence in science has been recognized as the path forward to grow Canada's economy, and that steps are being taken to make Canada a real global competitor.

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Federal Budget 2016

Budget needs Fairness Test: OPSEU

Toronto - Every Ontario budget should include a "Fairness Test" so the public can gauge its effects on income inequality, the president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union says.

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Federal Budget - Indigenous People

Indspire Applauds Government of Canada Commitment to Indigenous Education

Ohsweken - Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO of Indspire, applauds the Government of Canada's announcement that, through Budget 2016, it will invest in the advancement of primary and secondary education for young Indigenous people across Canada. Jamieson also welcomes the government's commitment to collaborate with Indigenous students, parents, educators, and groups to ensure that Indigenous students have the resources they need to pursue post-secondary studies.

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Federal Budget 2016

Budget Success Not Guaranteed Without Industrial Strategy - Steelworkers

Ottawa - The success or failure of the federal budget depends on whether proposed spending is aimed at rebuilding Canadian manufacturing and preserving Canadian control over our economy, says Ken Neumann, National Director of the United Steelworkers (USW).

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Federal Budget 2016 - R&D

Budget 2016 takes action to reinvigorate Canada’s health research and innovation system

Ottawa - Research Canada: An Alliance for Health Discovery welcomed Finance Minister, Bill Morneau’s 2016 Budget, Growth for the Middle Class, which strengthens Canada’s health research and innovation system by dedicating new resources to discovery research, infrastructure at postsecondary institutions and federal laboratories and accelerating the diffusion and commercialization of knowledge into applications that benefit industry and society as a whole.

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Quebec EMployers Council

2016-17 federal budget: A deficit budget with no forecast on when it will return to balance

Ottawa - Examining the various measures in the 2016-17 budget announced by federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau, the Conseil du Patronat, Quebec's employers' council, notes that the budget is in line with many of the election promises, except for the $30 billion deficit, rather than $10 billion, as originally expected.

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Federal Budget 2016

Visionary budget for cleantech and the Canadian economy

Ottawa - Cycle Capital Management is delighted to see a breath of fresh air in the Federal Government Budget for 2016-2017. Particularly for a visionary future that leverages major investments in cleantech, innovation and in green infrastructure.

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FNFP - Funny

20 quotes by famous people if they had worked in nonprofit

Hi everyone, I am back in the US after a rough 24-hour trip with a two-year-old that ended with us at US Customs declaring that we had brought back several packages of vegan deer jerky made from soy protein. “I have never heard anyone declaring that before,” said the officer, “did you try it before you bought it?” Of course we did, I said, disheveled and slightly offended. Everyone knows that only a fool would buy twenty bags of vegan deer jerky without trying some samples!

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Resignition

ICA announces resignation of CEO Gillian Graham

Leader and champion of Canada’s advertising industry embarks on new chapter following tenure of achievement

Toronto - The Institute of Communication Agencies (ICA) announced that Gillian Graham will resign from her position as CEO effective July 15, 2016 after nine years of respected leadership and significant achievements in the position. When approached to join the organization in 2007, Ms. Graham’s role was to lead a mandate of change and revitalize the organization’s membership, while pursuing a progressive agenda of thought and industry leadership to diversify the not-for-profit’s financial base. Despite disruption driven by technology, consolidation and new industry models, Ms. Graham and her team were able to reinvent and reinvigorate the ICA’s mission that has enabled it to significantly grow membership over her tenure, and widely diversify its sources of revenue.

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Carding

Ontario Prohibits Carding And Street Checks, Sets Out New Rules For Police Interactions

Final Regulation Will Support Public Safety And Protect Human Rights

Queens Park - Ontario is building safer communities and protecting individual rights by banning the arbitrary and race-based collection of identifying information by police, referred to as carding or street checks.

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4th industrial Revolution

CIGI gathers IP and innovation experts to explore how to succeed in the global knowledge economy

Waterloo - How can Canada’s existing intellectual property (IP) framework be used to improve the country’s innovation performance in the global market? That’s the key question policymakers, innovators, entrepreneurs, academics and legal practitioners will explore over the next two days (March 22-23) at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)’s conference, Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution being held in Toronto.

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April 2, 2016

Exhibition of influential architects’ work has only Canadian showing at Waterloo

Waterloo - An international exhibition featuring early formative works on paper by a generation of prominent architects — including Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhaas — has its only Canadian showing at the University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture.

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April 12, 2016

Button FActory Arts, Art That Moves You Launch

Button Factory Arts presents the launch of our Grand River Transit exhibition, Art That Moves You.

Waterloo - Art That Moves You promotes the arts through the public display of visual artwork and poetry on the ixpress buses and inspiring the work-a-day commuter with accessible arts for the everyday, whether it be a haiku or poem or thought for the day; or a small portrait drawing or landscape painting to refresh the rider’s soul. These images will be printed similar to the regular advertising in the 11 X 35” format, adjacent to the advertising in the overhead department. April 2016-March 2017.




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