Money and mental health

Money and mental health

A survey commissioned by Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) earlier this year shows that Canadians are suffering emotional stress related to their financial situation, and nearly half – 48 per cent – say they have lost sleep because they are worried about money.

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Diversity in technology-related fields bringing balance to how problems are solved

Diversity in technology-related fields bringing balance to how problems are solved

Concordia University is up front about its commitment to gender diversity. The Montreal institution has made history by renaming its school of engineering and computer science for Gina Cody, the first woman ever to be awarded a PhD in building engineering there.

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Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Inspiring young people to reach their potential

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award  Inspiring young people to reach  their potential

Available to all 14- to 24-year-olds across Canada and in more than 140 countries, the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award inspires young people to reach their full potential. Originally launched in England 60 years ago, the organization now relies fully on donor support to fund its efforts.

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Supporting Canada’s seniors

Supporting Canada’s seniors

Philanthropy is a key partner in Red Cross health initiatives for Canada’s vulnerable populations

For many Canadians, mention of the Red Cross conjures up images of aid workers on television screens helping victims in disaster zones around the world. While that’s one of the organization’s key roles globally, other less heralded efforts to help society’s most vulnerable are equally important.

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Philanthropy: The true heart of Canadian culture

Philanthropy: The true heart of Canadian culture

It’s been five years since Canada became the first and, so far, only country in the world to enshrine National Philanthropy Day (NPD) in legislation, proclaiming November 15 as the official day to celebrate the generosity of Canadians and the amazing impact they have on communities from coast to coast.

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Personal advisory groups help address issues like family dynamics, acquisitions and succession planning

Personal advisory groups help address issues like family dynamics, acquisitions and succession planning

Colin Bierbaum grew up watching his father head out each month for personal advisory group meetings – structured gatherings where members discuss the challenges and experiences of being part of a family business.

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ESTATE PLANNING and WILLS Estate planning is essential for everyone

ESTATE PLANNING and WILLS Estate planning is essential for everyone

Half of all Canadians believe they are too young to worry about writing a will or don’t have enough assets to make it worthwhile, according to an Angus Reid Institute poll published earlier this year. That’s a mistake, says Sharon Hartung, an author and member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ (STEP) Digital Assets Special Interest Group.

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Engineering and Innovation Developing technologies that meet societal and industrial needs

Engineering and Innovation  Developing technologies that meet societal and industrial needs

New technologies promise to disrupt the field of engineering, from smart cities, autonomous vehicles and cryptocurrencies to advanced manufacturing systems, and educators must stay ahead of the curve, says Dr. Amir Asif, founding dean of the newly renamed Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science at Concordia University in Montreal.

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BEATING THE ODDS Managing the risk of heart disease is critical for people with type 2 diabetes

BEATING THE ODDS  Managing the risk of heart disease is critical for people with type 2 diabetes

Dan Savoy couldn’t believe what the doctors in the emergency room were telling him – he was having a heart attack at just 26 years old. The medical staff was also shocked, and Mr. Savoy recalls their first reaction.

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Diabetes 360°: RECOMMENDATIONS TO ease the burden of diabetes on all Canadians

Diabetes 360°: RECOMMENDATIONS TO ease the  burden of diabetes on all Canadians

Research shows that individuals alone cannot address the diabetes epidemic. While there are many things those with or at risk of the disease can do to increase their chances of a long and healthy life, research proves that it is very difficult for them to succeed without the right environment, education and community-based support. “The fact that Canada is late to adopt a national strategy puts us in the lower third of developed countries,” says Kimberley Hanson, Diabetes Canada’s director of federal affairs. “We believe it’s time that changes.”

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STEAM EDUCATION

STEAM EDUCATION

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics combine with the arts (STEAM) to prepare youth to thrive in a technology-driven world

It’s been barely two years since the official launch of Canada 2067, but the ambitious 50-year program to promote learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has already gripped the imagination of educators, learners and the business community more firmly than its founders had hoped for.

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Canada’s trail-building legacy

Canada’s trail-building legacy

Trail-building has always been an important part of Canada’s heritage. A country as big as ours would remain largely impenetrable without the efforts of generations of trail-builders – from Indigenous people, pioneers and explorers to dedicated agencies and trail associations.

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National Coffee Day

National Coffee Day

While Canadians continue their love affair with coffee – and specialty brews in particular – ensuring the sustainability and health of the communities where the crops are grown is a priority for one of the country’s major importers of beans, Keurig Canada.

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Driving innovation and economic growth in Atlantic Canada

Driving innovation and economic growth in Atlantic Canada

There are many arguments in favour of studying in Atlantic Canada, and the region’s universities attract students from the local population as well as across Canada and worldwide. A recent survey by the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) of international graduates, for example, showed that 94 per cent felt welcome as new arrivals, 84 per cent made close friends in their communities, and 77 per cent said Atlantic Canada is a place they would like to work and live after graduation.

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Call for action to make an impact at the community level

Call for action to make an impact at the community level

Research shows that unhealthy weight is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes in youth, says Dr. Shazhan Amed, clinical associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at BC Children’s Hospital and co-lead of a study, supported by the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program, to track the disease, that was virtually non-existent in this country 25 years ago.