Gen Y

Millennials Facing 'Undersupply Of Good, Solid Jobs'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.17.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Millennials may be facing a tough job market, but they are the age group spending the least amount of time between jobs, according to an onl...

Want to Understand the Modern Man? Forget Gender Roles

Carlos de Torres | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Living
Carlos de Torres

In the world we are living in today, the modern man is complex and if we cannot make the effort to understand them then how will we ever start to get there? Is it just about selling product, or can advertising now be a tool for which we guide lifestyles? Can we show the modern man that he can share on social, that he can be a stay-at-home father and that he can evolve his role?

Why Gen X Is Unhappy and Hates Working

Mary Donohue | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

If not repaired, the unhappy Gen Xers who will remain in organizations will be unable to pick up the slack caused by retiring boomers and will stall the development of millennials. Gen Xers are currently supervising millennials bosses. So when observers warn of millennials leaving the workforce in droves, they might want to first investigate their Gen X bosses and their feelings of value.

Where Gen Y Is Failing To Launch

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Business

Hamiltonian twentysomethings just can't leave the nest. That much is apparent from 2011 census statistics that show 51.6 per cent of Steel City res...

Where An Arts Degree Will Lead You

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Business

Arts graduates spend years dissecting texts like "Waiting for Godot." And like the characters in Samuel Beckett's absurdist play, generations of t...

How to Get Millennials To Follow You

Rob Henderson | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada
Rob Henderson

A good leader is someone who other people want to follow, and good leadership is both a valuable and necessary trait in those who aspire to guide and ...

It's Possible For Millennials To Afford Vancouver Real Estate

Cam Good | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Cam Good

It's a well-known fact that real estate prices don't match our incomes out here on the West Coast. But if you eliminate the single-family home pipe dream and consider the growing popularity and relevance of condo living, it's not such a long shot to find a home the Vancouver millennial can afford.

Thank Baby Boomers For Gen Y Disrupting Capitalism

Darrell Kopke | Posted 05.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Darrell Kopke

In every business book in every business school in the world, the mandate of business is solely to maximize profit for shareholders. The rule of the game CEOs of the last 50 years were playing was "profit at all costs." Social impact was something you considered afterwards, maybe. The baby boomers may not have considered people and planet but they raised a generation of self-actualized, mission-based children.

3 Ways Millennials Can Take Control of Their Taxes (and Refunds!)

Jeff Cates | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada Business
Jeff Cates

While these digital natives bank and manage credit cards online and through mobile apps, only one third plan to file taxes themselves using tax software. Given that taxes are like the DNA of personal finances, it's only natural that doing it themselves is the next step in managing all aspects of their pocketbook. Here are three tax tips to help Millennials take full control come tax time.

Why Your Children Don't Need to Hear 'Because I Said So'

Brett Caron | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada
Brett Caron

It's 1992, and you're six years old. You're in a classroom that hasn't changed much since your parents sat there (despite the welcome lack of nuns in ...

The Decline of the Millennial Empire

N/A Inc. | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Living
N/A Inc.

Millions of eager twenty-somethings sit poised at their laptops, each prepared to deliver the final frontier of insight into the only thing that matters: Themselves. We need to wake up and stop being a bystander in this generation's cultural devaluation.

Gen Y Struggles In Housing Market

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

Some of Generation Y is rebelling against an uphill battle of purchasing affordable homes or securing reasonable rentals by moving into non-traditio...

WATCH: The Globe And Mail Hates Young People

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada

Does the Canadian media have a grudge against millennials? According to a new video podcast from Maclean's and Toronto Life columnist Jesse Brown,...

The Moment I 'Started Something' That Matters

Jessi Cruickshank | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Impact
Jessi Cruickshank

When I was In grade 10, I asked my teacher: "Why aren't the Special Needs students in any of our drama classes?" He hesitated... "It's... not a good fit." I asked our principal, who looked away: "It wouldn't be... appropriate." When I asked the head of the Special Needs program, she answered right away, "They would love to be, but they're not allowed." It seemed so unfair. These guys were the funniest, most uninhibited people I knew and drama would be the perfect thing to help develop their social and life skills. But I was only 15. It was a school policy. So.... I started my own program, just for them.

Do Today's Gen Y Students Have Too Much Ambition?

Emerson Csorba | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Living
Emerson Csorba

The younger portion of Generation Y -- the students still roaming college campuses -- must work at a breakneck speed in order to create the lives that they desire. If they sit at home and relax, then their degree will net nothing more than a full-time gig at Starbucks, or so they say. Thus, there is increasing pressure to make oneself suffocatingly busy, setting aside virtually no free time for creative activities. We are caught in a cycle of one-upmanship: volunteer more, study harder, work longer hours.

3D Print A Kiss, Check Stocks With Your Bra, Mine Silver From H20

The Huffington Post Canada | Lee Marshall | Posted 07.22.2013 | Canada Impact

Generation Y is all about do-it-yourself ingenuity, but DIY these days involves more than a hammer and nails. Technology and science have never be...

What Media Companies Need to Learn About Selling to Millennials

Kyla Zanardi | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada
Kyla Zanardi

Confession: we're bingers. You know what were talking about: wait for a full season of Game of Thrones to come out, block off a 'sick day,' and marathon all 10 episodes online. We've all been there. The way we watch and consume content is quickly evolving -- we're demanding more content, and we want it accessible and on-demand.

5 Tips to Help Transform Gen Y Renters Into Homebuyers

Michael Ferreira | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Michael Ferreira

Today's twentysomethings are feeling pinched, trying to earn meaningful pay cheques to put toward a mortgage, but the Canadian government has made it even tougher by tightening lending rules to keep a leash on the housing market. Combine this with a decade-long rise in house prices across Canada, it's no surprise Gen Y is feeling down about buying their first home.

Diversity Fatigue Can Be Overcome

Trevor Wilson | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Business
Trevor Wilson

What you may ask is diversity fatigue? It is the Herculian effort required by diversity practitioners to keep the momentum going through the toughest economic crisis since the depression. It is maintaining the gains with front-line managers (the so-called frozen middle) who ask "when will this diversity thing end? Have we not handled it by now?"

Why Young Adults Need Porn Literacy

Dr. Marty Klein | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Marty Klein

Porn shows lots of penises, vulvas, and orgasms, but it doesn't show -- it can't show -- the things about sex that most people value: talking, laughing, kissing, whispering, negotiating, appreciating, cuddling. Feeling special, feeling desired, feeling graceful.

Andree Lau

The Medical Challenge Faced Only By Mixed Race Millennials

HuffingtonPost.com | Andree Lau | Posted 01.31.2013 | Canada British Columbia

One of Lourdess Sumners’ most vivid memories of her childhood battle with cancer was pining for real food while hooked up to a feeding tube and watc...

Jacqueline Delange

Gen Y's Complicated Relationship With Online Porn

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Delange | Posted 01.17.2013 | Canada Living

Vanessa* was 16 when she first sought out pornography on the web. Apart from a brief brush with adult material before the age of 10 (she searched for ...

Young People Think Their Parents Had It Easier, Poll Finds

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 12.20.2012 | Canada

Despite being told that the world would be their oyster, millennials are pessimistic about the future of their own generation and of the ones that wil...

Zi-Ann Lum

Gen Y Chows Down, Changes Food Culture

HuffingtonPost.com | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 12.08.2012 | Canada British Columbia

The smell of caramelized onions with an aromatic blend of garlic, ginger, coriander and her mom's masala spice pulls Manjot Bains back into her parent...

Gen Y Politically Engaged? #GiveMeABreak

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Politics
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

2012-11-19-slavkoaskingybanner.jpg We've mistaken being politically opinionated for being politically engaged. We simply give off the appearance of being so, by "sharing" and "publishing" articles from the New Yorker, Harper's, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy -- look at me, this is what I read! Aren't I an intellectual treat? An opinion doesn't mean a thing -- but a vote does. The sooner that we stop pretending that 140-character messages makes us politically engaged the better off our generation will be.