Todd Hauptman is a uniquely passionate communicator with a background in media, politics and nonprofit, including serving a provincial cabinet minister and two Members of Parliament. The Queen's Jubilee Medal recipient is an international public relations consultant and writer. Hauptman spends most of his time working with the Kidney Foundation of Canada BC & Yukon branch as their online marketing specialist. The 29 year old Vancouver resident had a kidney transplant nearly six years ago, which fuels his passion for life.
Because the symptoms of early kidney disease are easily ignored, many people can have the disease without knowing it.
The plots are more current than Dawson's Creek, but the stories are just as timeless.
09/01/2017 12:44 EDT
There are many ways to stand with our trans friends, but one of the most meaningful is listening to their stories and having their voices heard.
08/10/2017 13:10 EDT
In recent years Canadians have become more and more averse to rest. A recent global study conducted by Insurance company Aviva suggests that nearly a third of Canadians feel as though they don't get e...
07/24/2017 10:45 EDT
Now that Season 9 has ended, many fans are suffering symptoms of withdrawal.
07/20/2017 11:29 EDT
Kidney disease is a serious condition that affects one in 10 Canadians, and has no cure. March is Kidney Health Month and the focus this year is on prevention and the importance of adopting a health...
03/08/2017 05:45 EST
Video killed the radio in 1979, now in 2017 our generation is killing traditional television viewing with a steady decline in cable subscription as more Canadians use their online devices (and televisions) to stream digital content from services such as Netflix, Crave and Amazon Prime Video.
03/06/2017 02:54 EST
Kidney disease is sometimes referred to as a 'silent killer' because approximately 90 per cent of BC residents with early stage kidney disease show no symptoms. The two leading causes of kidney disease are high blood pressure and diabetes. The BC Renal Agency encourages you to take their free and easy online assessment to see your risk level. Early diagnosis can often slow or stop the progress of kidney disease.
02/10/2017 03:48 EST
A new year brings new opportunity, growth and challenges especially for industries such as technology that are well-known for constant evolution. Technology companies are often heavy in their data-driven decision making, which results in improvements and changes. These evolving companies are becoming one of the largest companies in the world.
01/20/2017 03:55 EST
A fresh year is upon us with new opportunities and challenges in all areas of your life. One such vital area is public relations for your organization.
01/06/2017 03:02 EST
For decades, we have been told that diet and exercise are essential to our overall health and wellbeing yet there are still significant underlying health problems in North America. Nearly 11 million Canadians have diabetes and more than 93 million Americans are affected by obesity. These statistics show that despite the variety of diet and fitness fads there continues to be a major global obesity problem.
11/24/2016 04:21 EST
Despite our rich history of progressive policies, one must wonder whether a divisive political figure like Donald J. Trump is possible in this nation. The following five reasons are why I am convinced that this kind of national leader would not ever be possible in Canada.
11/08/2016 06:18 EST
Celebrities, political figures and business leaders alike often suggest our world needs more love, kindness and connection. While social media has made us a world that is increasingly connected, our world is plagued by a loneliness crisis.
10/13/2016 12:27 EDT
The time is coming to prepare your outdoor living space for the fall. The fall means colder and wetter weather but it doesn't mean you can't enjoy your outdoor living space but just in a different way.
08/25/2016 07:12 EDT
I often remember hearing family and friends suggesting that someday you will find the one and you will just know. I usually dismissed their suggestions and thought that the chance of love was unlikely. This past year I have found and am now engaged to my beloved so the journey of engagement is something I am facing at now.
08/19/2016 08:10 EDT
Deck experts suggest that you should build your dream outdoor living space. Take the time to think and dream about creating a space that your loved ones and you can enjoy throughout the summer months. This is the thinking phase of the project. Consider how much greenery you'd like to put on the deck to create a private space.
06/21/2016 01:19 EDT
An estimated 50 people are dead following the events in Orlando because of hatred. Fifty people are dead because of ignorance. I am about to turn 30 in a few weeks and I want to believe that this world can become a more loving, more kind and more embracing world.
06/14/2016 09:12 EDT
Today marks a day to stand against discrimination and for respect of all people, it is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. The Trudeau government is expected to introduce legislation to include "gender identity" in the Canadian Human Rights Act alongside race, sexual orientation, and gender.
05/17/2016 03:21 EDT
As I approach 30 at the end of June, I am thankful. So thankful. I should have died at the age of 23 following three massive seizures due to failing kidneys. As I approach the fourth decade of my life, I can't help reflecting on the things I've learned so far. Whenever we are about to celebrate a milestone birthday, many of us become reflective on the decade that we are about to close the chapter on.
05/12/2016 10:42 EDT
There are almost 600 people in BC waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, and almost 500 of those are waiting for a kidney. Sadly many of these patients will die waiting. Everyone can be a hero and do their part to help make a second chance possible for those waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. In the time it takes to get a coffee at your local café, here's 5 things you can do to help patients wiaiting for life-saving transplants.
04/19/2016 04:18 EDT
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