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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 […]

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Scotiabank’s Youth 
in Banking Initiative empowers youth
July 15th, 2015

By Sarah Resendes Seven Scotiabank branches located in North Etobicoke and surrounding areas collaborated with Toronto Employment and Social Services to increases access to meaningful work experience among youth facing barriers to employment. Nine youth have been hired to date since the initiative began in January 2015.  As part of the PCRBN pilot in North Etobicoke (Rexdale), Toronto, Scotiabank […]

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Police Records and Employment: How Businesses Can Foster a Truly Inclusive Workplace
June 17th, 2015

The issue of using police record checks in the hiring process has been a hard one to wrestle with for many businesses, particularly as rules around the disclosure and retention of such personal information has been unclear. On June 4th, 2015, Prince’s Charities Canada, along with Toronto Employment and Social Services (TESS), Breaking the Cycle (BtC), John Howard Society of Ontario (JHSO) and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) convened representatives from 16 local and national businesses for a candid roundtable discussion on HR policies and practices as they relate to hiring people with police records.

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Making Bolder Purchases with Social Enterprise
June 16th, 2015

From catering to courier services – purchasing from social enterprise is a bold way that business can make a positive impact with the dollars they are already spending. On May 11th, Prince’s Charities Canada was proud to partner with Artscape and Daniels Corporation to host Be Bold: Meetings that Matter at Artscape’s Daniels Spectrum, to […]