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Building Careers for Urban Aboriginal Youth – Initiative in Winnipeg Launching This Summer

July 16, 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 … Continue reading “Building Careers for Urban Aboriginal Youth – Initiative in Winnipeg Launching This Summer”

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Scotiabank’s Youth 
in Banking Initiative empowers youth

July 15, 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 … Continue reading “Scotiabank’s Youth 
in Banking Initiative empowers youth”

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Police Records and Employment: How Businesses Can Foster a Truly Inclusive Workplace

June 17, 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. Continue reading “Police Records and Employment: How Businesses Can Foster a Truly Inclusive Workplace”

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The first POE business boot camp at Dalhousie in Halifax begins

June 8, 2015

The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur (POE), a program of The Prince’s Charities Canada, launches its seven-day business boot camp for transitioning Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members for the first time in Halifax at Dalhousie University today. POE provides business education to transitioning CAF members and veterans. It is a made-in-Canada program … Continue reading “The first POE business boot camp at Dalhousie in Halifax begins”

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Making Meetings Matter: What’s your meeting’s Social Footprint?

March 31, 2015

On May 11th, 200 meeting and event planners will converge at Daniels Spectrum for an innovative evening that brings to light new ways to “make meetings matter.” Co-hosted by Prince’s Charities Canada, Artscape, and Daniels Corporation, The industry night, dubbed BE BOLD! invites meeting and event professionals to explore Daniels … Continue reading “Making Meetings Matter: What’s your meeting’s Social Footprint?”