Canada Millennials

Life Lessons From Wearing The Same Little Black Dress For 30 Days

Megan Radford | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Style
Megan Radford

This fall, I decided to challenge myself. I set out to wear one black dress the whole month of November, and, in the process, create awareness about how important having the right clothes for inclement weather truly is. Here are five things I've learned from this experiment.

5 Lessons From Successful Millennial Entrepreneurs

Andrea Stairs | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Business
Andrea Stairs

A BNP Paribas global study finds that Millennials are starting more businesses, with higher headcount and targeting higher profits than Baby Boomers . In Canada, the allure of being your own boss is also strong with young adults: A study by Intuit shows that one quarter of Millennial-age entrepreneurs have never held a full-time job prior to starting out on their own -- nearly three times more than entrepreneurs ages 35-54.

Don't Shy Away From Intergenerational Collaboration

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Business
Sheryl Boswell

We are currently at a historical crossroads where there's a shift in demographics in the workplace as people are living longer, active lifestyles. This also means that workplaces are made up of a rich mix of employees spanning generations both starting their careers and approaching retirement.

Tipping To Cost Gen Y Almost 2 Years' Pay Over Their Lifetimes

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.15.2016 | Canada Business

"The custom is starting to have a substantial impact on the financial futures of Canadians.”

Bold Millennials Are Making Hamilton Canada's Next Great City

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Living
Marcello Cabezas

These are people that believe so strongly in the potential of their city and are doing all they can for the world to understand one thing: "You don't need to leave Hamilton to enjoy the fruits of a growing exciting world. And if you don't live here, please do come and be part of our family to create wonder with us."

Parenting Millennials With Mental Health Issues

Ken Rabow | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Parents
Ken Rabow

I always say, "if you want to get something... give it." Want to be loved? Love unconditionally. Want to be appreciated? Give earnest praise. Want to be heard? Learn to listen. Really listen. What is real listening? It requires biting your tongue. Not jumping in when your child shares how they perceive life, their problems, their solutions.

Your Company Must Focus On Fostering Loyalty

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 10.31.2016 | Canada Business
Sheryl Boswell

Loyalty is quite a buzzword around the workplace these days. Employers are continually seeking those committed individuals who want to learn and grow within a company and who see themselves staying in the same place (ideally in a new position, or two) for a lengthy period of time.

Millennials' Idea Of Job Loyalty Is Very Different From Boomers

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Business

But there are lots of ways employers can keep them.

Anxiety Is The Mental Health Disorder Of Millennials

Ken Rabow | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

Anxiety is a major impediment these days. We can think about the reasons of why this is happening in such great numbers or we can just start helping young adults suffering from anxiety right now using the following four vanquishers.

Millennials Who Supported Trudeau Want Action On Mental Health

Global Public Affairs | Posted 10.24.2016 | Canada Impact
Global Public Affairs

Whether it's a result of increased need, improved awareness or maybe both, millennials are asking for help in the form of access to mental health services that are often fragmented province to province and particularly difficult to access. Millennials are also most likely to be underinsured or have no insurance at all.

Do You Have A #NoFilter Perspective?

Kelly Lovell | Posted 10.24.2016 | Canada
Kelly Lovell

Social media and internet services continue to evolve as the demand for content and the ways in which it is consumed rapidly changes. As a result, the post-digital era is headed towards curated content. Targeted ads, smart newsfeeds and personalized content delivery are becoming the norm.

Shift To Enterprise Fintech Puts Customer Experience First

Kevin Sandhu | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Business
Kevin Sandhu

When I started my company in 2014, I was excited to build a "fintech" company that used technology and data to reinvent banking for everyday consumers. Since then, fintech has rapidly become a buzzword.

Boomers Would Rather Blow Cash Than Save Money For Their Kids: Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Business

“Seniors are not feeling pressured about leaving an inheritance.”

Are You Hiring Square Pegs To Fill Round Holes?

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Business
Dina Vardouniotis

It takes more than change in dress code to make people believe that things will be different. It's about recognizing what the organization currently values, what people believe is to right and wrong, as well as the behaviours that have been ratified over time.

Purpose, NOT Profit, Keeps Millennials In Their Jobs: Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Business

Money isn't everything.

Millennials And Our Sad Relationship With News

Olivia Lovenmark | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Living
Olivia Lovenmark

Why is it that there is more interest generated by fandom than there is by our country's economy? Why, as millennials, are we generally more interested in Hollywood and pop culture than we are about curating our own personal finances? Is it because our attention spans are too short to focus on the complexities of the world around us? Are we too easily bored?

Hack Your Vocabulary: The New ABCs Of Business

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada
Nancy A. Shenker

What better way to start the back-to-school/back-to-work season? The new economy has given rise to a whole new language. Just when we thought we'd ma...

5 Money Tips For Social People

David Lester | Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada Living
David Lester

The expectation is that social people will be the ones with zero savings, loads of debt on BMWs and flashy condos that are rented. None of that has to be true! Buying trendy lofts in the "up and coming" areas of the city, budgeting for partying, automating RRSP contributions, and using your ah-mazing charm and whit can get you ahead in a lucrative career. Popular people can be financially savvy too!

In Emergency Management, Strategy Rarely Translates Into Action

Johanu Botha | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Johanu Botha

In my research on Canadian and American emergency management agencies, I've found significant differences between official disaster strategies and how disaster responses actually unfold. For example, 'lessons learned' and theories of emergency management consistently call for formal coordination of all the organizations involved in disaster response.

Try Giving To Charity For The Ultimate Self-Esteem Boost

David Lester | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Impact
David Lester

We live in a world of selfies, life style baiting and constant social fishing for likes and follows. Where does it all get us? If you're feeling needy, give back to those who need it and see how you feel afterwards

No Canadians Fret More About Savings Than Millennials: Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Business

While others worry about paying off debt, millennials worry about saving.

Pokémon GO Is Changing The World

Nicholas Ashmore | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Living
Nicholas Ashmore

You must have seen them: people walking around, cell phones in hand, checking regularly to see what new beasts have spawned nearby. Players can be spotted around residential neighbourhoods, but even more often around downtown cores, waterfronts, and any PokéStop that has been "lured." You will see these people walking, running, or biking around -- something the older generations have been so yearning their children and grandchildren to be doing more often for decades.

Dear Boomer Employers: You Are Not Our F*cking Parents

Brett Caron | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Business
Brett Caron

Like it or not, we are adults who have grown up into a world which is objectively unfair. We could go into the reasons why -- like the deregulation of corporate shenanigans which crashed our economy and rapes our ecosystem, or the wild inflation of tuition that's buried us in debt. It must be a struggle, having to listen to scary words you don't like from little people you don't respect.

Millennials Need Pharmaceutical Coverage Too

Global Public Affairs | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Politics
Global Public Affairs

Understandably, prescription drug coverage only becomes a concern for many individuals when they can't access the drugs they need because of cost. If you haven't personally experienced problems with drug coverage, there is a high probability that your child, friend or loved one has.

The Cash-strapped Guide To Charity Giving

Megan Radford | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Living
Megan Radford

Even though I have more than I need, I struggle with making space in my budget for helping the most vulnerable. Maybe you're experiencing similar budget issues. I know from talking to friends that many of them are in the same boat, so I did a little brainstorming. How can we help others when our own purse strings are stretched thin?