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#SmallBusinessEveryDay campaign launched to emphasize customers are critical to business survival

#SmallBusinessEveryDay campaign launched to emphasize customers are critical to business survival

Almost half of Canadians know a business that has closed permanently due to COVID-19, 8 out of 10 say they wish they could do more

#SmallBusinessEveryDay reminds us that small actions like buying a cupcake or a cup of coffee, finding a local business or recommending a business to others on social media can make a big difference to small business survival.

TORONTO, June 25, 2020 –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– With seven out of ten business owners worried that customers won’t come back and many still struggling to pay bills, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)’s new #SmallBusinessEveryDay campaign is designed to amplify actions to support local businesses.

Published on Tue, 06/23/2020 by Prosper Canada

New Financial Relief Navigator offers Canadians one stop COVID-19 benefits and relief information

New Financial Relief Navigator offers Canadians one stop COVID-19 benefits and relief information

A clear, easy-to-follow resource featuring COVID-19 relief measures from governments, banks, credit unions, and utility, internet and telecom providers

Canadians can increase their income and reduce expenses during the crisis through this user-friendly resource that identifies COVID-19 benefits and relief measures they may be eligible for.

TORONTO, June 23, 2020 –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– Today, Prosper Canada announced the launch of the Financial Relief Navigator (FRN), a bilingual one-stop portal where Canadians can access critical COVID-19 emergency benefits and financial relief from governments, financial institutions, util

Published on Wed, 04/08/2020 by Kabo Fresh Dog Food

Kabo Launches Kabo Health, A Free Virtual Vet Clinic for Canadian Pet Parents

Kabo Launches Kabo Health, A Free Virtual Vet Clinic for Canadian Pet Parents

“Connecting pet parents with licensed veterinarians from the safety of their homes is simply the right thing to do”

TORONTO --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- Kabo Fresh Dog Food, the largest direct-to-consumer fresh dog food brand in Canada, will provide cat and dog owners in Canada the ability to book online veterinary consultations free of charge, to ensure safe and accessible healthcare for pets.

Published on Thu, 03/19/2020 by Safety in Schools Foundation of Canada

Safety in Schools Awards 100,000th Workplace Safety Training Certificate Through High School Program

Safety in Schools Awards 100,000th Workplace Safety Training Certificate Through High School Program

With its founding partners – ComplyWorks Ltd. and SWIFT Learning, Safety in Schools was able to provide the infrastructure and support needed to successfully launch and run the safety education and training program within the high school curriculum.

CALGARY, Alberta —/COMMUNITYWIRE/— Safety in Schools, a Calgary-based non-profit organization, announced today they have awarded their 100,000th workplace safety certificate, reaching a huge milestone within high schools across Western Canada and confirming their commitment to the education and safety of young workers.

Published on Thu, 03/19/2020 by The Mindful Boomer

The Boomer Generation is coming into its dying time. But in a death-phobic society, where to go for answers?

The Boomer Generation is coming into its dying time. But in a death-phobic society, where to go for answers?

TORONTO, Ontario —/COMMUNITYWIRE/— The Boomer Generation is coming into its dying time. But in a death-phobic society, what to do with the discomfort that often arises?

Psychotherapist Nancy Leach has some suggestions to help navigate the issue no one wants to talk about.

Published on Thu, 10/24/2019 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Take Charge of Your Finances with Money Matters

Take Charge of Your Finances with Money Matters

Money Matters is a free introductory financial literacy program for adults that helps learners take control of their finances and make smarter decisions about spending and saving. Access the Money Matters program online at online.abcmoneymatters.ca.

TORONTO --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- November is Financial Literacy Month and this year’s theme is “Take Charge of Your Finances”. The goal of Financial Literacy Month is to encourage Canadians to take control of their financial well-being by making a budget, having a savings and debt reduction plan, and understanding their financial rights and responsibilities.

Published on Wed, 10/23/2019 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

Print Newspapers Come Out on Top for Ad Engagement

Print Newspapers Come Out on Top for Ad Engagement

New research finds that print newspaper advertisements are the most engaging and effective form of advertising

“This new information confirms the power of newspaper advertising and, we hope, will help marketers reconsider advertising in local newspapers across the country.”

TORONTO --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- A new study conducted by Totum Research on behalf of News Media Canada has found that printed newspaper ads engage Canadians more than any other medium, print or digital.

Published on Mon, 10/07/2019 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

Newspapers Matter: Now More Than Ever

Newspapers Matter: Now More Than Ever

National Newspaper Week celebrates the importance of credible journalism in communities across our country

Published on Mon, 09/16/2019 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

News Media Canada Launches ‘SPOT Fake News Online’ Media Literacy Tool

News Media Canada Launches ‘SPOT Fake News Online’ Media Literacy Tool

Campaign will help Canadians to ‘SPOT’ fake news online by asking four critical questions

 

TORONTO, September 16, 2019 --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- News Media Canada today announced the launch of a new media literacy tool, SPOT Fake News Online, to help Canadians of all ages critically assess online news and information.

Who is your trusted contact person?

Who is your trusted contact person?

 
“Ensuring Canadian investment firms and their advisors have regulatory certainty will help them do the right thing – because Canadian investors want this level of protection, and advisors as well as firms want to be able to offer it.”

One in five older Canadians is subject to elder financial abuse and every six minutes, a Canadian is diagnosed with dementia – this according to CARP, the country’s largest advocacy association for older Canadians. However, financial vulnerability is not necessarily linked to age. Anyone – a parent, sibling, neighbour, colleague – can become vulnerable at any age because of trauma, a major life change, or a medical condition. Additionally, those with less financial literacy or knowledge are often vulnerable.

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