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KPMG announced its renewed support for the accounting area at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis School of Business & Economics with a $250,000 donation to the university Oct. 16. “Years before they choose their professions, our future leaders depend on the process of self-discovery and learning that academic programs like Laurier’s Lazaridis School of Business & Economics provide,” said Mary Jo Fedy, managing partner, KPMG LLP Waterloo office. “That’s why KPMG Foundation supports undergraduate and graduate business programs. Our firm's contribution is just one way we can help inspire young people to develop to their full potential.”
New report provides insight into the status of women in the arts in Canada
In a speech delivered in London on 17 October, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said that despite its imperfections, the multilateral trading system has delivered stability and predictability in commercial relations and helped fuel unprecedented growth and development around the world. “Let’s work together to shape the trading system that we want to see — one which can meet the challenges of today, and which continues to serve our economies and communities for generations to come,” he declared. The DG spoke at the inaugural International Trade Banquet hosted by the Lord Mayor of London, together with Secretary of State Liam Fox. This is what he said:
The changing nature of economic competitiveness in a world that is becoming increasingly transformed by new, digital technologies is creating a new set of challenges for governments and businesses, which collectively run the risk of having a negative impact on future growth and productivity. This is the key finding of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report.
Parents in Canada are concerned about the future impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and robots on their children's lives, HSBC's The Value of Education - The Price of Success report reveals. Almost two out of five parents (38 per cent) are worried about the impact it will have on their child's future career.
RBC announced that as part of their RBC Future Launch program, they are donating $60,000 over a three-year period to THEMUSEUM to support the Annual Alternative Conference. RBC Future launch is a catalyst for change – bringing people together to co-create solutions so young people are better prepared for the future of work. It is an initiative that invests in helping young people gain access and opportunity to the skills, job experience and career networks needed for the future world of work. RBC supported the event last year that attracted 70 people; this latest contribution ensures the accessibility and sustainability of the event.
"As a result of federal legislation, recreational cannabis became legal in the province of Ontario and across Canada today. With the passage of the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018, the Ontario government will:
We’ve all been there: a big project comes back with a disappointing grade. We experience hurt in a relationship. Someone cuts us off in traffic. Any of these situations could cause us to feel a number of negative emotions – disappointment, frustration, even anger. According to Wilfrid Laurier University instructor Meghan Kirwin, experiencing these feelings is key to thriving.
Terry Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Home Hardware Stores Limited as well as Stew Gingrich, Vice-President, Human Resources were inducted into the Home Hardware Stores Limited Builders’ Circle this fall. The Builders’ Circle program was launched in commemoration of Home’s 50th anniversary in 2014 to honour and recognize retired members of the Board of Directors and Corporate Officers of Home Hardware Stores Limited for their past service; those who have
In his classic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey relates a parable about the importance of vision and leadership: A group of machete-wielding workers are cutting a path through dense jungle. It is hard, hot work. After some time, a leader climbs a tall tree to take a bearing. He discovers that the workers have drifted off course and calls down to them, “Stop cutting, you are going in the wrong direction.” And the workers reply, “Shut up. We are making progress.”
Today, Volvo Cars is taking a bold step forward in the evolution of car ownership by launching CARE BY VOLVO in Canada. With technology changing the very nature of what it means to own a car, Volvo is embracing a new, streamlined approach to car ownership by offering its first subscription-based program.
The City of Guelph and County of Wellington are partners in Our Food Future, a bold vision of a sustainable and thriving food economy that contributes new jobs, and values the planet, health, equity and dignity for everyone. Today, to coincide with World Food Day—an event that increases awareness of world hunger and inspires solutions for world change—the partners are launching a public awareness campaign and period of engagement with Guelph and Wellington communities.
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Capacity Canada, in partnership with Conestoga College, Alchemy Systems, Him & Her, Manulife, and the local creative community, will provide free design and marketing work to 21 non-profit organizations across Canada through Creative Day for Social Good (CD4SG).
The UNWTO Conference on City Breaks: Creating Innovative Tourism Experiences (15-16 October 2018) concluded today in Valladolid, Spain, with a call for cities to become smart tourism destinations, where tourism governance and the digital economy mesh together to offer travellers diverse and authentic experiences.
The Development Finance Institutions will seek joint engagement opportunities and collaborate on best practices to contribute to the SDGs. The Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) of Canada and Finland, FinDev Canada and Finnfund, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster cooperation to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.
A new study by Unisys Corporation exploring the attitudes of UK-based small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) about their banking providers reveals that, while business owners have high-levels of satisfaction with their financial institutions, many still express significant frustration with the banking technology offered, which inhibits them from accessing the banking services they require. Surveying over 450 SME owners in the UK, innovative banking services were cited as the biggest demand, highlighting an opportunity for banks to encourage SMEs to switch providers.
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Beginning September 2019, West Credit Secondary School will be home to the Peel District School Board's first Regional Skilled Trades program. The hands-on Regional Skilled Trades program provides experiential learning and career exploration opportunities while preparing students to meet skilled trades labour force demands locally, regionally and provincially.
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On Tuesday, Peter Weltman, Ontario’s Financial Accountability Officer, released A Financial Review of the Decision to Cancel the Cap and Trade Program. By cancelling the cap and trade program, the Province’s annual budget balance will worsen by a cumulative total of $3.0 billion over the next four years. “This deterioration in the government’s budget balance occurs because the loss of cap and trade revenues will exceed the savings from cancelling the related spending programs” says Weltman.
Miracle Mission is the latest fundraising initiative for Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, launched on October 18 by Children’s Health Foundation. The mission, should the community choose to accept it, will be raising funds for much-needed equipment and value-added programs at the hospital.
Industry and community partners, current and former students and local dignitaries will join in the celebration as Conestoga marks the grand opening of its newly expanded campus in Waterloo at a special evening event tonight.
The Canadian health and safety landscape is constantly changing. Whether it’s new legislation, innovations in technology, quality and safety standards, changing demographics or workplace culture, today’s health and safety community is challenged with staying ahead of the curve.
This event is an opportunity to see Rockway in action, meet the faculty, administration, parents and students and see why Rockway might be the right place for your family. Join us! Register at
Join us for The Grand Social Series: After-Work Edition! Bring your coworkers or employees for a night of bowling and networking! The fun gets rolling at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Kingpin Bowlounge. Limited spots available so get your tickets soon! Proceeds support the children’s program at Grand River Hospital.
It’s not just tech companies that need to know how to pitch. Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region (SVPWR) announced the first pitch workshop for charities in Waterloo Region: Perfect Pitch. The Perfect Pitch workshop kicks off in September, and six charities will receive guidance from dedicated coaches from the business and tech/startup worlds in Waterloo Region. These charities will build their ability to tell their organization’s story with power and clarity. The workshop series will wrap up with an exciting Perfect Pitch event on Tuesday, November 13. That evening, the charities will take the stage in front of community members and judges with real cash awards on the line. For extra fun, during the evening, each audience member can decide which of the six charities receives proceeds from their admission ticket.