Owen Charters

Federal Funding For STEM Empowers A New Generation Of Canadians

Owen Charters | March 23, 2017 | Canada Living
The 2017 federal budget pledges an incredible $50 million over two years to teach young Canadians to code. This is a huge boost to support Canadians in developing the skills and creativity needed to compete and lead in the global innovation race.
Emily Lyons

Why Experiential Marketing Will Rule 2017

Emily Lyons | March 21, 2017 | Canada Business
The 21st century is moving at the speed of light. The marketplace is becoming increasingly diversified, as consumers face more choices and options than ever before. Many brands are struggling to keep up with their competitors, and wind up jumping into a rat race to the bottom where the only noticeable brand differentiator is price. And many of advertising's most time-honored tactical methods are losing their punch, impact, and power to influence minds in a real way.
Rhonda Scharf

How To Have A Difficult Conversation

Rhonda Scharf | March 21, 2017 | Canada Business
If I am going to have a conversation about washing bodies and clothing, my goal is that my employee (or co-worker) will agree to wash their clothing and body on a more regular basis. Perhaps you want them to take home any clothing they have stored at work, for a washing. Maybe you want them to stop wearing cologne. Perhaps you want them to shower after using the gym at lunch.
Dan Kraus

The Economics Of Natural Capital Can Help Us Better Value Nature

Dan Kraus | March 22, 2017 | Canada Business
Putting a price tag on nature is challenging. Some people don't believe it can be done. Some people hate the idea of it. Most will have no idea what it means. But there are new and emerging approaches to help us put a price on the services that forests, wetlands and grasslands provide to Canadians.
YPNextHome

Housing Affordability In The GTA: Builders Give Their Two Cents

YPNextHome | March 21, 2017 | Canada Business
The Toronto housing market has become a pipe dream for the average homebuyer. How did it get to this point, what are the consequences and is there a solution?
Cleo Hamel

When Does It Make Sense To Do Your Own Taxes?

Cleo Hamel | March 20, 2017 | Canada Business
Taxes can be complex and most people don't want to deal with them. But unlike some tax pros that try to imply that you need a super-computer to prepare your return correctly, many people have straightforward returns that can easily be prepared yourself using a free or affordable tax software program.
Ben Myers

Does Canada Have An Empty Homes Problem?

Ben Myers | March 20, 2017 | Canada Business
Every five years, statisticians, analysts and economists eagerly await the slow release of Census data by Statistics Canada. In early February the population and dwelling count tables were released. The figures that immediately caught the attention of the public was the difference between the total dwellings and dwellings "occupied by usual residents."
Charlie Angus

Canadian Workers Need A Government Willing To Stand Up For Them

Charlie Angus | March 17, 2017 | Canada Politics
While Liberals continue with their failed Bobby McFerrin "Don't worry be happy" economic mantra, the data paints a different picture. In 2009 the number of Canadians who considered themselves working class or poor was 29 per cent. That number has since jumped to a stunning 44 per cent.
Brian Scudamore

3 Books Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Read

Brian Scudamore | March 17, 2017 | Canada Business
As someone with ADHD, who grew up with reading difficulties, sitting down with a book was never my go-to pastime. I preferred hands-on learning over classroom education -- so when I traded in my textbooks to run my own business, I don't think anyone was surprised. But even though I believe experience is the best teacher, there are always opportunities to learn from the experts (whether you're in startup or 30 years into your business).
Workopolis

When's The Right Time To Ask About Salary?

Workopolis | March 17, 2017 | Canada Business
The traditional reasoning is that it gives the wrong impression (that you're only interested in money), and that it pushes the conversation into a negotiation (and you've just blinked first). Is this accurate?
Emily Cornelius

Start Questioning Everything About How And Why You Bank

Emily Cornelius | March 18, 2017 | Canada Business
Why is it that very few of us actually take the time to sit down and actually assess our savings, spending and banking options until we want to buy a home or we begin to think about our retirement savings? Are companies profiting from our ignorance? Are they "banking" on it?
Debra Macleod

When Does A Work Wife/Work Husband Become An Affair?

Debra Macleod | March 17, 2017 | Canada Living
It all began as an occasional after-hours and work-related text from one of her husband's female co-workers. Soon, the texts began to come more frequently, often late at night. Then she found several naked pictures that the female co-worker had sent to him.
David Martin

Why TD Bank Is Losing Me As A Customer After 30 Years

David Martin | March 17, 2017 | Canada Business
Unlike the Big Five, Canada Trust made every effort to make banking convenient for its customers. Their branches opened early and often stayed open well into the evening hours. Plus they were open Saturdays. Now, cracks are starting to appear in the solid, customer-friendly edifice that once was TD Canada Trust.
Jerry Dias

Gender-Based Breakdown Of Federal Budget A Step Toward Equality

Jerry Dias | March 16, 2017 | Canada Business
For 22 years, Canada's federal governments have not properly assessed their own budgets and policies to ensure their decisions help both women and men, and do not further widen gender inequality. The aim should be to reduce it.
Denise Amyot

Pursuing Inclusive Growth Through Skills And Innovation

Denise Amyot | March 15, 2017 | Canada Business
Skills and innovation -- core elements of the college/institute mandate -- have emerged as absolutely fundamental to the government's agenda. They have been the focus of several consultations and more than a few reports, including a recent series of recommendations by the finance minister's Advisory Council on Economic Growth.
Jeffrey Schwartz

How To Protect Yourself From Becoming A Victim Of Identity Theft

Jeffrey Schwartz | March 15, 2017 | Canada Business
I know no one wants to think they could ever be a victim of fraud however the reality is thousands of Canadians lost more than 10 million dollars to identity fraud in 2014 and authorities say this figure is on the rise year after year. The sad thing is some Canadians do not even know they are the victim of fraud until something extreme happens.
Daniel Tencer

Canada Faces Clash Of 2 Core Values: Environment And Immigration

Daniel Tencer | March 15, 2017 | Canada Business
David Suzuki's vision of shutting down immigration and Bill Morneau's advisers' call for a massive spike in population are two extreme ends of an argument that Canada is having, seemingly without knowing that it's having it.
Derek Fildebrandt

Maxime Bernier Is Alberta's Best Shot At Toppling Trudeau

Derek Fildebrandt | March 14, 2017 | Canada Alberta
What made the decision to support Maxime Bernier easy for me is that he's not a Johnny come lately in his values and principles. I first met Max over a decade ago and he was saying the same thing then as he is saying now.
Tarek Riman

The Modern SEO Guide For Entrepreneurs

Tarek Riman | March 14, 2017 | Canada Business
How often do we hear that SEO is dead, obsolete, or not as important as it was a few years ago? It is true that the Search Engine Marketing industry is in a constant change. There are continuous updates and algorithm changes across all the search engines every couple of...
Suzana Popovic-Montag

Transferring The Family Cottage

Suzana Popovic-Montag | March 14, 2017 | Canada Business
The family cottage should invoke memories of warm weather, sunshine, and happiness. Unfortunately, for some, estate battles or family fights surrounding the cottage can tarnish these positive memories upon the death of the owner of the property.
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