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Gap exists between intentions and actions of Canadian organizations when it comes to diversity and inclusion

Gap exists between intentions and actions of Canadian organizations when it comes to diversity and inclusion
OTTAWA – Many Canadian organizations have good intentions, but their diversity and inclusion strategies, investments, and actions are not always aligned, according to a Conference Board of Canada report released today. The report, Measuring Up: Benchmarking Diversity and Inclusion in Canadian Organizations, reveals that while Canadian organizations indicated an intent to focus on inclusion efforts, the behaviours that go along with these intentions, such as... Read More

IKEA Canada announces Michael Ward to lead Canadian organization

IKEA Canada announces Michael Ward to lead Canadian organization
A 30 year leader at IKEA returns home to Canada BURLINGTON – IKEA Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Ward as President (Country Retail Manager) to lead the Canadian business. Transitioning from his global role as Regional Retail Manager, Michael officially stepped into his new role on January 1st, 2019. “Having begun my IKEA career in Mississauga, over 30 years ago, it... Read More

Support for families with critically ill loved ones

Support for families with critically ill loved ones
Over 10,000 claims established in first year of new measures for caregiving benefits ST. CATHARINES – Every day, Canadians across the country provide care and support for their family members, selflessly putting their needs aside for those of the ones they love. To ensure family caregivers have the proper support, the Government of Canada vowed to support family caregivers with Employment Insurance (EI) benefits that... Read More

Statement from Thalidomide Survivors Taskforce regarding improvements to support programs for Canada’s Thalidomide survivors

Statement from Thalidomide Survivors Taskforce regarding improvements to support programs for Canada’s Thalidomide survivors
OTTAWA – On Wednesday afternoon, Canada’s Minister of Health announced important changes to the support programs for Canada’s Thalidomide survivors. These changes reflect our ongoing discussions with Health Canada officials and the Minister’s office. The announcement builds on the previous success of the program announced in 2015. We want to thank Minister Petitpas Taylor and Health Canada officials for continuing to work with us to improve... Read More

CTA Applauds Canada’s New Drone Safety Regulations

CTA Applauds Canada’s New Drone Safety Regulations
LAS VEGAS – The following statement is attributed to Douglas Johnson, vice president of technology policy, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM regarding Thursday’s announcement by the Honourable Marc Garneau, Canada’s Minister of Transport, on Canada’s new drone safety regulations: “Drones provide limitless possibilities for first responders, hobbyists and commercial users. These new rules by Canadaare the first step in transforming the country’s aviation industry and will allow many of... Read More

Minister Garneau unveils Canada’s new drone safety regulations

Minister Garneau unveils Canada’s new drone safety regulations
Drone pilots to register their drones and obtain a pilot certificate by June 1, 2019 OTTAWA – Transport Canada is committed to enhancing aviation and public safety while encouraging innovation and economic growth in the drone sector. On Wednesday, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced Canada’s new rules for remotely piloted aircraft systems, more commonly known as drones. The new rules, which will... Read More

Leeds Grenville Lanark Health Unit: Let’s Talk About Health

Leeds Grenville Lanark Health Unit: Let’s Talk About Health
The World Health Organization in the Ottawa Charter on Health Promotion stated “health is a resource for living – the ability to identify and realize aspirations, satisfy needs, and cope with the changing environment.”  Community agencies and partnerships across Leeds, Grenville and Lanark have ongoing conversations about the importance of health equity in program planning and service delivery. Health equity... Read More

OPS partners with Trillium Gift of Life Network, Ottawa Paramedics, Coroner’s Office to identify potential tissue donors

OPS partners with Trillium Gift of Life Network, Ottawa Paramedics, Coroner’s Office to identify potential tissue donors
Ottawa –The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is pleased to announce a new initiative in partnership with Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN), Ottawa Paramedic Service, and the Ottawa Coroner’s Office. This new partnership coordinates the efforts of all three services to help save and enhance lives. It will assist in identifying potential tissue donors, who need to be referred within... Read More

OPP Investigating Suspicious Package at Prescott Post Office

OPP Investigating Suspicious Package at Prescott Post Office
Prescott – On January 10, 2019, at approximately 12:30 P.M., the Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended the Prescott Post Office, on Center Street, after the discovery of a suspicious package. Currently, the Post Office and the immediate area, including roads and sidewalks are closed to civilian traffic. The public is advised to avoid this area at this time. Members... Read More