Karen Selick

Don't Make Taxpayers Responsible For Supporting All of Canada

Karen Selick | March 5, 2015 | Canada Politics
In 2010, Jennifer Tanudjaja chose to become an applicant in a court case that sought to establish that having to spend 52 per cent of her monthly benefits on rent violated her Charter right to life, liberty and security of the person. Ms. Tanudjaja wanted the taxpayers to do even more for her and her sons than they were already doing.
Lisa Ostrikoff

What Story Is Your Business Telling?

Lisa Ostrikoff | March 5, 2015 | Canada Business
The story of your business is a starting point that should never be underestimated. It needs to be an engaging tale to get your message across -- one that gets people talking and sharing. People have been telling tales and listening to stories since the beginning of time. Stories carry...
Caroline Battista

Avoid These 5 Mistakes Students Make During Tax Time

Caroline Battista | March 5, 2015 | Canada Business
There is a belief that if you don't earn money or get a refund then it is not worth filing a tax return. This is wrong. If you are planning to get a career, you are going to pay income tax so all of those tuition and education credits will come in handy later. Even if you don't plan on paying income tax in the near future, there are federal and provincial benefits that come as of a result of your tax filing.
Evan Thompson

This Is the Secret to a Successful Business Presentation

Evan Thompson | March 5, 2015 | Canada Business
Getting ready for a successful pitch involves much more than planning what you are going to say, it involves planning the WOW-factor your presentation will provide. You also need to listen to what your audience has to say. It's a dialogue, not a performance.
Angie Campanelli

How To Successfully Gain Exposure As A Mom Entrepreneur

Angie Campanelli | March 5, 2015 | Canada Business
Mother's are tackling the business scene with vengeance. Desire to raise their own family, earn money and fill a consumer need, propels many new parents into entrepreneurship. Here's some advice stemming from my own experience as a television producer.
Jen Lawrence

How To Create a Standout Resume After Being a Stay-At-Home Mom

Jen Lawrence | March 5, 2015 | Canada Living
Going back to work after taking time off to stay at home with your kids can be a daunting experience. By following these six tips, you can fill the resume gap with the unique skills you developed while staying at home and be on the way to landing your dream career.
Claudio Nespeca

Outsource These Five Key Business Functions to Cut Operating Costs

Claudio Nespeca | March 4, 2015 | Canada Business
Transferring day-to-day responsibilities for voice and data management to an outside vendor is an immense load off the staff of any growing company. It means not having to worry about hardware and software issues, as well as ongoing technical support, remote monitoring, troubleshooting, repairs and ongoing upgrades.
Erin Black

Dear U of T: What Is "Generous" About Living Below the Poverty Line?

Erin Black | March 4, 2015 | Canada Business
Through multiple statements to the media, Cheryl Regehr, the Provost at the University of Toronto, has said that a proposed agreement for Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Course Instructors (CIs) was "generous." She expresses her "disappointment" that last week more than 90 per cent of the 1,000 members present at the meeting voted to reject the proposed agreement. What she fails to mention is why the agreement was rejected, which was because it fails to address the core concern of Unit 1 members -- the $15,000 funding package that currently sits more than $8,000 below the poverty line.
Nikolas Badminton

Crowdfunding and Online Resourcing Working Together

Nikolas Badminton | March 4, 2015 | Canada Business
On Tuesday March 3rd, 2015, we saw a gathering of over 700 people from all sorts of organizations looking for insights and discussions at the first 2015 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit in Toronto, Ontario. Canada is a leader in donation-based crowd funding. We are seeing companies built in Canada bolstered by...
David Suzuki

The Government Can't Intimidate Activists By Calling Us "Extremists"

David Suzuki | March 4, 2015 | Canada Impact
A scientist, or any knowledgeable person, will tell you climate change is a serious threat for Canada and the world. But the RCMP has a different take. A secret report by the national police force, obtained by Greenpeace, both minimizes the threat of global warming and conjures a spectre of threats posed by people who rightly call for sanity in dealing with problems caused by burning fossil fuels.
Matthew Held

6 Ways to Make Meetings More Productive

Matthew Held | March 4, 2015 | Canada Business
Standing meetings are popular for teams that have status updates. The logic behind a standing meeting is that the longer you stand, the more uncomfortable it gets. In a study, published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, Andrew Knight and Markus Baer discovered that standing teams are more excited, fired up and less protective of their ideas compared to those who sit.
Dan Hooley

U of T Can't Fool Striking Students With Talk of Hourly Wages

Dan Hooley | March 4, 2015 | Canada Business
Administrators at the University of Toronto have consistently engaged in spin tactics and deception when explaining the offer they were willing to make the graduate students, now on strike, who largely make up CUPE 3902 Unit 1. These tactics are employed to distract the public from the fact that these crucial employees have guaranteed funding of only $15,000, putting them at 35 per cent below the poverty line. Their focus on the hourly wage made by graduate students is intentionally deceptive, and obscures the University's unwillingness to budge on the two main concerns of graduate students.
Cheryl Regehr

Let U of T Teaching Assistants Vote on Agreement

Cheryl Regehr | March 3, 2015 | Canada Business
Late last week, the University of Toronto and CUPE 3902 Unit 1 reached a tentative agreement to raise teaching assistants' wages to one of the highest levels in Canada along with substantial improvements to benefits. The University's and CUPE's bargaining teams both unanimously endorsed the agreement as being in the best interests of the University and our teaching assistants. I was on site early last Friday morning to shake hands with the CUPE bargaining team and hear their endorsement for the deal forged on behalf of their members. Unfortunately, at a meeting of only 800 out of 6,000 total CUPE members, those present decided to take all the members out on strike.
Janusz A. Kozinski

It's Time To Increase Opportunities For Women in Engineering School

Janusz A. Kozinski | March 3, 2015 | Canada
Canada has an opportunity to take the lead just as we have in so many other issues of equality and fairness. The time for excuses has long elapsed. Engineers, and schools in particular, need to be prepared to take a long hard look inwards to the often unconscious prejudices and biases that have remained untouched for too long.
Gillian Farber

Five Logical Ways to Recruit More Women in Technology

Gillian Farber | March 2, 2015 | Canada Business
With International Women's Day quickly approaching, I felt it was important to shed a light on why some women in today's society are still feeling held back by barriers that seem to be embedded in professional environments, specifically in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Sharon Vinderine

4 Things You Need to Know About Targeting This Important Female Consumer

Sharon Vinderine | March 2, 2015 | Canada Business
There are more colours than just pink and not all women are wearing high heels elbow-deep in diapers. As society changes, so does the picture of the average mom so don't restrict your marketing collateral to images of stereotypical moms of the past. Today's moms want to see diversity -- single moms, lesbian moms, moms with full-time nannies and moms with none.
Bruce Muirhead

Supply Management Must Not Be Sacrificed for New Zealand and the U.S.

Bruce Muirhead | March 2, 2015 | Canada Business
Supply management, a sensible regulated system where domestic supply is governed by domestic demand, is under attack from critics who are uninformed about its usefulness and effectiveness for producers, processors and consumers. In short, they suggest it must be sacrificed on the altar of the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations if Canada wants to be inside that grouping which, they all assume, would benefit the country.
Ian Young

Canada's Millionaire Immigrants Earn Less Than Refugees

Ian Young | March 2, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Logic would dictate that big-earning millionaires continue to earn big after settling in Canada. They might take a pause from their business activities while they settle in to their new country, but it's only a matter of time before the money, and the trickle-down benefits, start flowing, right? Not so.
Jen Lawrence

6 Ways to Own Going Back to Work After an Absence

Jen Lawrence | March 2, 2015 | Canada Living
Once upon a time, you decided to take a few months away from your career to spend time with your new baby, or tend to a sick relative, or start your own business. Perhaps those months turned into years and you now find yourself wanting to return to the workforce. Don't despair. By following the six steps below, you can take control of the back-to-work process and will restart your career in no time.
Eric Quon-Lee

What Enterprise Startups Need Most of All

Eric Quon-Lee | February 27, 2015 | Canada Business
As a startup gains traction from initial prototype to credible sales, the founding team recognizes the critical need to bring onboard senior advisors and mentors to provide guidance as the startup enters the next phase of growth. While all startups require this guidance and mentorship, enterprise startups are the most in need.
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