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Published on Thu, 11/30/2017 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Celebrating a successful first national year of Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples and the close of Financial Literacy Month

Celebrating a successful first national year of Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples and the close of Financial Literacy Month

(Toronto, ON – November 30, 2017) ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) is celebrating the end of a successful first year of its national program Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples and the close of Financial Literacy Month. Indigenous organizations across Canada ran Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples workshops throughout the month, helping their learners build confidence in their ability to manage their finances and work to achieve their financial goals with the right tools.

Published on Fri, 10/27/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

The ABCs of Conservation Volunteers

The ABCs of Conservation Volunteers

Over the years, the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Conservation Volunteers (CV) have helped protect habitat for many species, all while creating a budding community among nature lovers across Canada.

Since 2006, NCC’s CV program has engaged more than 16,000 Canadians at 1,361 events from coast to coast. At these gatherings, volunteers work together toward specific conservation goals set out by NCC. Whether it is a coastal cleanup or surveying an area for rare species, each event works like a paint stroke in the conservation masterpiece.

Published on Fri, 10/27/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Halloween monsters rooted in nature

Halloween monsters rooted in nature

By Riley Harding, Digital and Social Media Coordinator at the Nature Conservancy of Canada

Published on Wed, 10/25/2017 by Advancing Women

Over 430 women in agriculture gather for Advancing Women Conference

Over 430 women in agriculture gather for Advancing Women Conference

Calgary, October 25, 2017 – More than 430 women in the Canadian agriculture industry are gathering in Niagara Falls for a one-of-a-kind experience of professional networking and personal inspiration.

The two-day Advancing Women in Agriculture: Life Skills for Leadership Conference takes place on October 30 & 31, 2017 and is the 7th conference in the series in Canada. This year organizers added a one-day tour of the wine country and 75 women from across Canada will be experiencing the area and industry. 

Published on Fri, 09/22/2017 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

ABC Life Literacy Canada celebrates Essential Skills Day with launch of UP Skills for Work program

ABC Life Literacy Canada celebrates Essential Skills Day with launch of UP Skills for Work program

ABC Life Literacy Canada celebrates Essential Skills Day with launch of UP Skills for Work program to teach key employability skills

“Soft skills are foundational for a healthy work-life balance and for resilient, effective workers”
- Mack Rogers, Executive Director, ABC Life Literacy Canada

(Toronto, ON – September 22, 2017) Today is Essential Skills Day in Canada, which raises awareness about the importance of workplace training and the essential skills that lay the foundation for learning all other skills.

Published on Tue, 08/29/2017 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Pacific Training Centre for the Blind named Winner of the Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award

Pacific Training Centre for the Blind named Winner of the Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award

Victoria, BC, program awarded $20,000 as Top Winner

“This year’s winners represent the spirit of diversity, inclusivity and community that we hope to foster in the adult literacy field” - Mack Rogers, Executive Director, ABC Life Literacy Canada

(Toronto, ON – August 29, 2017) ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award (LIA). The LIA recognizes organizations that develop and implement innovative adult literacy and essential skills programs in communities across Canada. This year, the award will be bestowed on one top winner and four honourable mention winners.

Published on Wed, 08/09/2017 by Universities Canada

Back-to-school 2017: Preparing Canada’s next generation of leaders

Back-to-school 2017: Preparing Canada’s next generation of leaders

Media Advisory

OTTAWA – In the coming weeks more than a million undergraduate students will be headed to our university campuses, where their learning journey will shape their lives and careers to come. Through hands-on research experiences, work-integrated learning, new technological tools and innovative approaches to classroom learning, they’ll gain a 21st century education.

Universities Canada is pleased to provide journalists with back-to-school data and interview opportunities. 

Published on Wed, 07/12/2017 by Advancing Women

Advancing Women Conference provides powerful connections and learning opportunities

Advancing Women Conference provides powerful connections and learning opportunities

Over 3000 women in agriculture have gathered at the six Advancing Women Conferences held since 2014! Advancing Women is now recognised as the largest agricultural leadership conference for women and place to be for women in ag.

Published on Thu, 11/17/2016 by BASF Canada

Maximizing soybean production: The importance of inoculation

Maximizing soybean production: The importance of inoculation

In agriculture, practices and standards are constantly evolving to maximize crop health and yield. In soybeans, common practice is to inoculate first-time soybean fields, in order to stimulate higher numbers of nitrogen-fixing rhizobia bacteria that promote plant health and help increase yield. However, agronomists are now encouraging growers to always inoculate, and even to double inoculate established soybean fields.

Published on Wed, 10/26/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

13 Facts About Canadian Bats

13 Facts About Canadian Bats

There are 19 species known bat species in Canada. Although they are subjected to a spooky stigma around Halloween, they’re nothing to be afraid of.

 Here are 13 things you didn’t know about this not-so-scary mammal:

1.  The snooze button. While hibernating, bats do not feed or drink, and their body temperature and metabolic rates decrease markedly. This energy-efficient state allows them to sleep away the long northern winters.

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