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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.

Published on Thu, 07/25/2019 by J.D. Power

Quality of Sleep is Significant Opportunity for North American Hotels, J.D. Power Finds

Quality of Sleep is Significant Opportunity for North American Hotels, J.D. Power Finds

“Delivering a superior sleep experience is a huge opportunity for hotels to differentiate themselves from the pack and earn significant goodwill with guests”

Fewer Than 30% of Hotel Guests Experience “Better Than Expected” Night’s Sleep

TORONTO & COSTA MESA, Calif.--/COMMUNITYWIRE/--Forget the minibar, sleek lobby and mints on the pillow. If hotels really want to build loyalty and delight their customers with stand-out lodging experiences, they need to focus on the bed. According to the J.D.

New “RI Marketplace” Makes it Easy for Canadians to Find Responsible Investment Products and Services

New “RI Marketplace” Makes it Easy for Canadians to Find Responsible Investment Products and Services

  • Canada’s Responsible Investment Association (RIA) has launched a new online “marketplace” for investors and market participants who are seeking advisors, products and services focused on responsible investing (RI).
  • The association’s new website also includes a new digital magazine with insights from Canadian and international RI practitioners.
“We’re thrilled to make responsible investing more accessible to Canadian investors and market participants, and we will continue to develop the RI Marketplace further as the market grows and evolves.”

TORONTO —/COMMUNITYWIRE/— The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) has launched the 

Published on Tue, 07/23/2019 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

News Media Canada joins the fight against fake news

News Media Canada joins the fight against fake news

New educational program funded by the Digital Citizen Initiative of the Department of Canadian Heritage will help Canadians ‘SPOT’ flaws in online news stories

“There is an urgent need to ensure that all Canadians can critically assess what they’re reading and watching online.”

TORONTO, July 23, 2019 —/COMMUNITYWIRE/— With new funding from the Digital Citizen Initiative of the Department of Canadian Heritage, News Media Canada today announced plans to launch an educational program to empower Canadians in the fight against fake news.

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

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