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Creating A Culture Of Organ And Tissue Donation Saves Lives

William Osler Health System | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Living
William Osler Health System

The shift in the culture has meant that every department at Osler -- from the ER to the OR -- now see it as a priority that all families are given the opportunity to choose donation. Families can find hope in knowing that there is the potential to save eight lives through organ donation and up to 75 more through tissue donation.

Royal Etiquette: What To Do If You Meet Prince Harry

Lisa Orr | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Orr

It's a real life fairytale moment in Toronto, an eligible and undeniably handsome prince will be visiting our fair city. For the first time in 25 years, the dashing Prince Harry will be in Toronto on May 2 to launch the countdown for the third Invictus Games, held in September 2017.

I Became A Feminist The Day I Became A Father

Greg Allen | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Parents
Greg Allen

Were she to face any other systemic challenge, whether big or small, I would take that challenge on as my own. I would write, speak, march, lobby and fundraise until my throat was hoarse or, more likely, she became embarrassed by me and asked me to stop. How, then, could I justify turning a blind eye to the primary systemic challenge she would face throughout her life?

Every Parent Plays A Part In Protecting Kids From Polio

UNICEF Canada | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Parents
UNICEF Canada

I became a father in 2013, four months after leaving Pakistan where I was working with UNICEF to support the polio eradication program. As the two remaining polio-endemic countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan are the final pieces of the eradication puzzle.

Keep Toxic Heavy Fuel Oils Out Of The Arctic

WWF-Canada | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Impact
WWF-Canada

Human health, community well-being and the global climate system can't wait. It's been more than six years since accidental oil spills were identified as the most significant threat to Arctic marine environments, and five years since the IMO first discussed the issue of HFO.

Add These Senior Safety Precautions To Your Spring Cleaning

Optimum Care | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Living
Optimum Care

Household safety is especially important when it comes to seniors, who unfortunately experience many of their injuries within the home. Factors like declining vision, hearing loss and worsening bone density make injuries from minor trips and falls more likely.

Yes, Human Resources Can Be Friends With Finance

Sooky Lee | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Business
Sooky Lee

Gone are the days when an HR manager's work was dedicated to "hire, fire and retire" administration. HR leaders are now stepping up as strategic partners driving cultural change, succession planning, leadership strategies and workforce readiness.

Modern Estate Planning Should Reflect A Changing Society

Suzana Popovic-Montag | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Business
Suzana Popovic-Montag

In recent years, an aging population and the rise of non-traditional marriages have become issues that are increasingly relevant to estate planning considerations in Canada. As society shifts over time, it is important that estate planning methods and strategies are capable of adaptation to suit changing needs.

Connecting With Nature Has Real Health Benefits

David Suzuki Foundation | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Living
David Suzuki Foundation

Microbes in the air and soils of natural environments can be unique. Microbial differences on the skin of those living in close proximity to more diverse vegetation may directly influence immune function throughout the body and may even influence mood.

What True Love Looks Like In Real Life

Greg Kushnick, Psy.D. | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Living
Greg Kushnick, Psy.D.

If you're evaluating your current relationship based on the guidelines listed below, keep in mind that these are ideals to strive for. They are standards that can spark productive conversation with your partner.

Immigrants Are The Solution To Canada's Labour Shortage

Dan Kelly | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Business
Dan Kelly

Economic immigration has always been the lifeblood of Canada's economic success and has played a key role in the building of our great nation. While our immigration system has many goals, employers have a priority to ensure that immigrants of all skill levels are able to come to Canada for jobs where they struggle to find Canadians to fill them.

Diarrhea Is The Uncomfortable Conversation We Need To Have

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

In many parts of the world, diarrhea is not about embarrassing conversations between adults, or toddlers licking electrolyte popsicles while watching Max and Ruby on the couch. And it's most definitely no joke. An estimated 30,000 children around the world die each year from diarrhea, a condition which most Canadians see as an inconvenience.

Positive Thinking Isn't Always The Answer When Life Sucks

Brigid Dineen | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Living
Brigid Dineen

Sometimes things suck. Please don't force yourself to think positively about it. Feel what you feel. Give yourself space. Embrace vulnerability with people you trust (or in your journal), and enjoy the natural sun after the storm.

Is It Time For Your Pap Test?

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

I've yet to meet a women who doesn't dread the cold speculum. But the discomfort certainly doesn't seem so bad when you consider a Pap screening test -- where a doctor collects cells from the inner part of your cervix -- is the only way to find early cell changes that might lead to cervical cancer.

The Heptones' Leroy Sibbles Talks His Return To Toronto

Stephen Weir | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Music
Stephen Weir

Reggae pioneer bass player and singer Leroy Sibbles knows what it means to take that boomerang ride. Born and raised in Jamaica, he moved to Toronto in 1973, married and became a citizen. That was then, now he is back living in Jamaica and visits The Big Smoke whenever he can.

The Writing Is On The Wall For Alberta's Obsolete Oil Industry

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Business
Gerard Montpetit

I can understand that Alberta faces economic hardships; Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the cabinet meeting would examine the challenges that Alberta has to face because the price of petroleum has fallen through the floor. But in 2015-16, is the building of pipelines an appropriate remedy for the economic woes of Alberta?

The Sharing Economy Is Transforming How We Learn

Martha Turner | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Business
Martha Turner

As young people enter an increasingly over-credentialed job market, new forms of qualifications and ways of acquiring them are beginning to gain traction in an increasingly competitive environment. This not only helps candidates better market themselves, but also helps meet the emerging skills required in a vastly changing career landscape.

Universal Autism Screening Is Instrumental To Early Diagnosis

Laurie Mawlam | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Parents
Laurie Mawlam

Over the years, Autism Canada has talked to thousands of parents and there has been a similar refrain. Early diagnosis didn't happen for their children because too many well-intentioned health practitioners and educators dismissed early red flags and parental concerns in favour of a "wait and see" approach.

Filing Your Taxes Last-Minute Is Simpler Than You Think

Jeff Cates | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Business
Jeff Cates

The tax deadline falls on May 2 this year, which means Canadians have an extra weekend to file their taxes. The CRA will soon be hit by a wave of last-minute tax returns, as countless Canadians wait until the last minute.

How To Disaster-Proof Your Rental Against Kids, Pets And More

YPNextHome | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

Sometimes preventing damage is easy, but there are a few circumstances that have less obvious preventative measures. Here's how to avoid a few overlooked problems that could cause harm to your rental unit.

Advice To Help Newcomers Successfully Manage And Grow Their Business

Christine Shisler | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Business
Christine Shisler

Getting a business off the ground takes many long hours and hard work -- but as any entrepreneur knows, it doesn't end there. Small business owners assume many roles -- from manager of sales and marketing to finance, HR and more. The challenge can be finding time to manage these day-to-day operations and grow the business.

Wind Turbine Highlights Unifor's Hypocrisy On Noise Hazards

Karen Hunter | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Living
Karen Hunter

Unifor owns and operates the controversial CAW Wind Turbine, located on its property in Port Elgin, Ontario on the shore of Lake Huron. Since its startup, Unifor and MOE have received hundreds of noise complaints, day and night, from the nearly 200 families who live within the turbine's 550-metre radius.

Nothing Has Changed: Public Relations Is Still About Building Relationships

Stephen Murdoch | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Business
Stephen Murdoch

Strong relationships have always been at the heart of good public relations. Today, with newsrooms shrinking, relationships are of the utmost importance in telling your story.

This Spring's Top Menswear Trends Are Bold And Bright

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Menswear is all about building a closet with investment pieces and less about trendy items. Look for top styles that are bold in colour and cuts, and don't be shy to wear pieces with prints, as this will show your innate fashion sense.

One Day In Jordan's Za'atari Refugee Camp

David Morley | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Impact
David Morley

Za'atari is a refugee camp -- 80,000 people live here now -- but it is in the process of becoming a city. New people are not arriving, another camp is taking those people now. And it is hard to know how many more people Jordan can take -- this country of a little more than six million people is also home to nearly three million refugees.