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George Stroumboulopoulos Returns to Rexdale to Promote Entrepreneurship as New Prince’s Ambassador
October 22nd, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – OCT 22 2015 TORONTO – Rexdale native and Hockey Night in Canada host George Stroumboulopoulos, will be hosting a panel discussion at the Youth Entrepreneurship Launchpad (YEL) on October 22nd, at the Rexdale Community Hub (21 Panorama Court) from 5pm until 6pm. The event, from 2pm until 6pm, is part of […]

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Campaign for Wool Canada 2015 Highlights
October 16th, 2015

Now in it’s second year, the Campaign for Wool’s Wool Week took place from September 19 until 27, across Canada. From an installation of live sheep and a knitting circle at the Royal Ontario Museum, to pop-up shops in Montreal’s Ogilvy and Holt Renfrew in Calgary and Toronto, Wool Week was truly a national celebration of The […]



Prince’s Youth Service Awards Launched
September 29th, 2015

Today, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Prince’s Charities Canada and WE Day announced a brand new annual awards program to honour exceptional young Canadians who are taking positive actions both here at home and in the global community. The Prince’s Youth Service Awards, sponsored by RBC, will celebrate active local engagement and service […]

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Launch of Wool Week in Canada
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Wool Week Launches in Toronto
September 18th, 2015

An installation of live sheep and a knitting circle in the Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM) Plaza played centre-stage to the 2015 Launch of Canadian Wool Week part of The Prince of Wales’s Campaign for Wool.

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Wool Week Launches in Montreal
September 18th, 2015

MONTREAL – Sheep will be taking over the main floor of Ogilvy as part of a charity breakfast event launching The Prince of Wales’ Campaign for Wool in Montreal for the first time. Real sheep from a Montreal-area farm and dancers dressed as sheep from the acclaimed Bouchardanse production of Les Moutons will mix with […]



How Businesses Can Reduce Discrimination of Workers with Police Records in the Hiring Process
August 14th, 2015

By Emma Carey I am a summer student working with Prince’s Charities Canada. In the few weeks that I have been here, a topic I researched was the range of employment barriers that people with police records face. I knew nothing about the topic – I didn’t even know it was an issue. When I […]

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Youth discover key ‘Skills for Work’ at KPMG
July 31st, 2015

By: Sarah Resendes Initiative: KPMG’s Skills for Work Discovery Day Target group: Youth ages 16-29 Target Neighbourhood: North Etobicoke/Rexdale Community Collaborator: Community MicroSkills Development Centre KPMG opened their doors to 38 enthusiastic young people over the March Break and Summer Holiday by hosting two ‘Skills for Work Discovery Day’ at their head office. Youth taking part […]


Building Careers for Urban Aboriginal Youth – Initiative in Winnipeg Launching This Summer
July 16th, 2015

By Margaret Egan Aboriginal Career Accelerator aims to streamline the recruitment process for both job candidates and hiring companies. The programme is targeted at job-ready, Aboriginal candidates with post-secondary qualifications. It combines a week of coaching on recruitment skills and personal presentation followed by practice interviews before leading to direct introductions to job opportunities at […]