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Apply now for a grant from the 2019 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund

Apply now for a grant from the 2019 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund
$2 million in grants available to registered charities leading mental health care initiatives in their local communities Annual fund has supported more than 500 community organizations since 2011 MONTRÉAL – Bell has announced the launch of the annual Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund for 2019, with $2 million in grants available this year for local mental health leaders improving access to care in communities throughout... Read More

A&W unveils new public installation saying goodbye to the last of its plastic straws

A&W unveils new public installation saying goodbye to the last of its plastic straws
TORONTO – Susan Senecal, President and CEO of A&W Canada, stands alongside a public art installation commissioned by the burger chain. Reading “Change is Good,” the typography is made from the last of the company’s plastic straws. A&W switched from plastic to compostable straws last year – helping to keep out about 82 million pieces of single-use plastics from landfills... Read More

Inquest into the Death of Matthew Robert Cuthill Announced

Inquest into the Death of Matthew Robert Cuthill Announced
Kingston – Dr. Paul Dungey, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Kingston Office, announced Monday that an inquest will be held into the death of Matthew Robert Cuthill. Mr. Cuthill, 27, died on September 9, 2016, from injuries sustained while working at a construction site in Prince Edward County. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act. The inquest will examine... Read More

Supreme Court Ruling Affecting Canadians Living Abroad

Supreme Court Ruling Affecting Canadians Living Abroad
GATINEAU – On January 11, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a Canadian elector, living abroad, who has previously resided in Canada, is entitled to vote by special ballot in federal elections regardless of how long they have been living abroad. Elections Canada is currently updating its online forms and information to reflect the ruling which came into effect immediately and is therefore applicable... Read More

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