Many of your citizens assume that all of your children live pretty happily. However, that just isn't the truth.
The youth of any society constitute the promise of the future -- and many of our youth are in trouble. They are growing up in a divided society with ethnic, gender and political tensions at seemingly combustible proportions -- not just south of the border, but in Canada too.
I recently returned home from COP 22, an international conference in Marrakesh to address the threat of the climate crisis. Heading into this conference I must admit I was a bit giddy with excitement. But I would be kidding myself and you if I told you Canada finally showed up the way the world needed us to.
That initial job can also serve as an ideal springboard to talk money management with your kids and help strengthen their financial knowledge.
The painful fact is the first thing to be compromised during a humanitarian emergency is the integrity of girls' rights. The everyday realities of many adolescent girls -- which often include early marriage, discrimination and lack of access to education -- are made far worse in the wake of a major disaster.
The key to closing Canada's skills gap in the future lies in young people and according to a recent Randstad study, it seems that young Canadians are getting the message. There is a wealth of opportunity for career building within the various skilled trade sectors across the country, and people are taking notice.