Consumer information

Published on Wed, 07/10/2019 by Postmedia Network Inc.

Toronto Sun Launches the Fore-cast Podcast

Toronto Sun Launches the Fore-cast Podcast

“The knowledge that will be produced by Jon and Dave will be great for the golf community in Canada.”

TORONTO --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- Postmedia and Toronto Sun are pleased to announce the launch of The Fore-Cast, a new weekly podcast specifically designed for golf enthusiasts and those passionate about the game. Hosted by Postmedia national golf writer Jon McCarthy and the Toronto Sun’s Dave Hilson, The Fore-Cast will pull together the best advice and insights along with an infectious passion for the game.

Published on Wed, 06/26/2019 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

ABC Life Literacy Canada releases two new Money Matters videos

ABC Life Literacy Canada releases two new Money Matters videos

TORONTO, June 26, 2019 – /COMMUNITYWIRE/ – National literacy organization ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) has just released two new videos relating to its Money Matters program – an introductory financial literacy course targeted at adult literacy learners. The videos highlight the success of two program adaptations: Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples and Money Matters for Newcomers and New Canadians.

Published on Wed, 06/12/2019 by Procter & Gamble

Pampers Announces Commitment to Provide 5,000 Baby Changing Tables for Installation in Public Restrooms

Pampers Announces Commitment to Provide 5,000 Baby Changing Tables for Installation in Public Restrooms

Donte Palmer, John Legend and Pampers join forces to drive changing table equality after survey reveals 90% of dads have gone into a men’s public restroom that has not had a baby changing table

CINCINNATI, Ohio — /COMMUNITYWIRE/ — Picture this … dad is out and about, enjoying quality time with his baby and the inevitable hits

Published on Thu, 05/09/2019 by Solvet

Pain control a top concern for beef producers and consumers alike

Pain control a top concern for beef producers and consumers alike

The demand for humanely-raised farm animals has reached a critical point in Canada. The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity estimates that 40% of Canadians are concerned with humane treatment of farm animals, and support for that is rising every year.

“Every producer, veterinarian, research scientist – we all respect the animals we work with, and care deeply about doing what’s best for them.”

The beef industry wants consumers to know they’re listening.

Published on Wed, 05/01/2019 by Internet Society

Concerns Over Privacy and Security Contribute to Consumer Distrust in Connected Devices

Concerns Over Privacy and Security Contribute to Consumer Distrust in Connected Devices

New research shows privacy, security are frequently key consumer concerns and drive buying decisions

Consumers care about privacy, security, and how personal information is collected and used by connected devices

IoT Security Implementation Working Group to address Canadian consumer concerns

Published on Wed, 05/01/2019 by Ontario BIA Association

Retail Small Business Can Thrive Even After the Tourists Have Gone Home

Retail Small Business Can Thrive Even After the Tourists Have Gone Home

Published on Thu, 03/28/2019 by Coinberry Limited

Town of Innisfil First Municipality in Canada to Accept Cryptocurrency in Partnership with Coinberry

Town of Innisfil First Municipality in Canada to Accept Cryptocurrency in Partnership with Coinberry

A first in Canada! Town of Innisfil Council votes in favor of accepting Bitcoin as a method of payment for property taxes in partnership with Toronto-based blockchain and digital currency solutions provider Coinberry.

INNISFIL, Ontario, 28 March 2019 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ – The Town of Innisfil will be the first municipality in Canada to accept cryptocurrency (e.g. Bitcoin) as a method of payment for property taxes. Last night, Innisfil Council voted in favour of forming an agreement with the Toronto-based company, Coinberry Limited, who will provide the service for residents as part of a one-year pilot project.

Published on Tue, 03/26/2019 by Ontario BIA Association

Bricks & clicks: Digital Main Street shows how retail stores & digital can grow together

Bricks & clicks: Digital Main Street shows how retail stores & digital can grow together

By Gord McIntosh
Digital Communications Consultant
Digital Main Street provides main street small businesses with digital-readiness assessments, recommendations for quick wins, information and resources and $2,500 grants to qualifying businesses to bring on digital tools and techniques.

Dennis Van Staalduinen thinks that adding digital to traditional bricks and mortar is a new beginning.

In fact, the Executive Director of the huge and trendy Wellington West Business Improvement Area (BIA) just west of downtown Ottawa sees nothing but growth ahead.

That’s because bricks and clicks can go together to grow a customer base, with a little help from an innovative partnership program between the Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA) and the Province of Ontario.

Published on Tue, 10/30/2018 by Cintas Canada, Ltd.

Poll Finds Over Two Thirds of Canadians Would Leave Home While Sick, Making Public Spaces Ideal Environments for Catching Flu

Poll Finds Over Two Thirds of Canadians Would Leave Home While Sick, Making Public Spaces Ideal Environments for Catching Flu

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, October 30, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ – Each year, approximately 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths in Canada are caused by the flu.1 According to a recent survey commissioned by Cintas Canada, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTAS), many Canadians could be putting themselves and others at risk for catching the flu. The survey, conducted online by The Harris Poll among 1,046 Canadian adults ages 18 and older, reveals that 68 percent of Canadian adults would leave their homes while sick.

Published on Fri, 10/05/2018 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Now More Than Ever

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Now More Than Ever

National Newspaper Week in Canada is October 1 to 7, 2018

Let’s send a message—to businesses, to government, to journalists across Canada—that #NewspapersMatter #NowMoreThanEver.

By Steve Nixon, Executive Director, Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association
I am very concerned. You should be, too.

Recently, I read some statistics on how Canadians are navigating their way through the whole “Fake News” issue.

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