Happy Holidays from PCRBN! A Year in Review
December 16th, 2015

From all of us at PCRBN: Please enjoy a safe and happy holiday season and join us for an engaging and collaborative 2016! In early December, Geoff Wilson of George Weston Limited led a delegation of senior business leaders from Prince’s Canadian Responsible Business Network (PCRBN) to the annual networking event of our sister organization […]



Our Children’s Medicine Hosts 241 Aboriginal Job Seekers in Toronto
December 14th, 2015

Guest Post by Renn Conway, Business Lead from Birch Hill Equity Partners for Our Children’s Medicine. Birch Hill Equity Partners was proud to work with the Prince’s Canadian Responsible Business Network (PCRBN) to host our first ever Aboriginal Job Seeker Career Market on October 8, 2015. As the business lead from Birch Hill Equity Partners […]

Gary Newman from Breaking the Cycle leading a discussion about youth with experience in the justice system


Calling all equal opportunity employers – There is more you can do for youth facing barriers to employment
December 14th, 2015

Although more businesses are starting to recognize the untapped potential of the youth labour market, there is still more work to be done for youth with police records or justice system involvement. In June, The Prince’s Canadian Responsible Business Network (PCRBN) hosted Canada’s first employer roundtable to explore police records as a barrier to youth […]

Kimberley Ballantyne of CAHRD. Photo taken by CAHRD.


Meet Kimberly Ballantyne of CAHRD
December 14th, 2015

CAHRD – the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development – is Winnipeg’s largest Aboriginal employment and training agency. Operating since 1974, it annually works with over 2000 Aboriginal job seekers and assists 800 to enter training programs and over 800 to secure employment. Within its Employment Services Division, the Staffing Solutions unit is specifically tasked […]

Jeff Herd
Photography courtesy of CAHRD

Increasing Aboriginal Access to Employment in Winnipeg
December 14th, 2015

Pizza and career inspiration were on the menu on Tuesday October 27th when Aboriginal students at Migizii Agamik, the University of Manitoba’s Indigenous Student Centre met with three of the companies in the Prince’s Canadian Responsible Business Network (PCRBN) and with CAHRD (The Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development) to discuss job opportunities for Aboriginal […]


How Entrepreneurship Gave this Young Tea Master Another Shot at Life
December 14th, 2015

DECEMBER 2015 – This past October, PCRBN teamed up with Daniel Lewis—founder of the thriving specialty teashop TbyDaniel—to deliver an exciting panel discussion to over 100 young people at PCRBN’s Youth Entrepreneurship Launchpad in Rexdale, hosted in partnership with the City of Toronto and MicroSkills. Daniel is not only an amazing role model for aspiring […]

Mark Boudreau, Director of Corporate Affairs, Loblaw, with Hope Blooms Youth announcing the launch of  Hope Blooms Salad Dressing at Halifax Superstores. Courtesy of Kelly Clark fotography


PCRBN Fosters Collaboration Between Hope Blooms and Loblaw – Taking the Future into their Hands
December 14th, 2015

Hope Blooms began eight years ago, when Jessie Jollymore was walking past some neglected land in the community. As a dietician from the North End Community Health Clinic, Jessie was keenly aware of the issues of health, nutrition and food security facing the North End Halifax community. As a solution, Jessie began engaging community youth […]

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Prince’s Canadian Responsible Business Network Encourages Rexdale Youth to Turn Great Ideas into Business Opportunities with YELaunchpad
December 1st, 2015

While working or training with corporate employers may be an excellent option for many youth, there is also big opportunity to support enterprising individuals who wish to be their own boss. On October 22nd, 2015, The Prince’s Canadian Responsible Business Network (PCRBN), in collaboration with Toronto Employment and Social Services (TESS) and Community MicroSkills held the first ever Youth Entrepreneurship […]