Education

Published on Tue, 08/19/2014 by Advancing Women

Advancing Women Conference expanding, with events planned for Calgary and Toronto in 2015

Advancing Women Conference expanding, with events planned for Calgary and Toronto in 2015

Calgary, August 19, 2014 – Two days of learning and networking, two cities to choose from and many more ways to be inspired about a future in agriculture. After a successful first edition in Calgary in 2014, the Advancing Women conference is set to grow.

Op-ed - Canada’s skills gap: Getting beyond the rhetoric

Op-ed - Canada’s skills gap: Getting beyond the rhetoric

Beyond the rhetoric: Getting to real solutions for Canada’s skills challenges
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Just because Canada may need more plumbers or welders doesn’t mean it needs fewer university grads.

By Paul Davidson, president of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

It has been encouraging to see leaders in government, industry and education gather at two recent skills summits, in Toronto and Charlottetown, to try to reimagine the future of skills development in Canada and set us on a better path to prosperity.

Published on Thu, 06/26/2014 by Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors

Every day is Allergy Day

Every day is Allergy Day

Most allergies begin – and can be treated – in the gut

“A weekend of healthy eating won’t cure heart disease. The same holds true for allergies.  Treat every day as allergy day.”

By Alfred Hauk, naturopathic doctor

Between March and the first frost, Ontario has three seasons replete with outdoor environmental allergens, as well as year-round indoor environmental allergens, such as mites, dust and pet dander.

Published on Tue, 06/24/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Farm Safety Events Projected to Reach Over 15,000 Canadian Children and Participants

Farm Safety Events Projected to Reach Over 15,000 Canadian Children and Participants

The Foundations mission is to provide education and training to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier for children and their communities.

June 24, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agriculture Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that over 15,000 children and participants are expected to take part in this year’s Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® events across Canada. This is the largest number of participants since the introduction of Safety Day events in Canada in 2002.

Published on Fri, 06/20/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Make your summer matter

Make your summer matter

In the past decade, NCC staff members have mentored more than 350 students through their science and stewardship programs. 

With summer underway, students are looking for ways to occupy the summer months: camping trips, water sports and days spent on the sand. Some are even getting a head start on their post-secondary success, by spending their summer learning through conservation work. This kind of extra-curricular education can be found from coast to coast, in many different capacities. From administrative help to fundraising, many not-for-profit organizations offer their expertise to ambitious students looking to learn.

Published on Thu, 06/19/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Coping with recovery after a stroke

Coping with recovery after a stroke

June 19, 2014

June is National Stroke Awareness Month

While caring for your loved one following a stroke, don’t assume that you have to go it alone. Professionals of different specialties are available to assist you.

Approximately 50,000 Canadians suffer strokes each year, but early assessment and treatment are increasing recovery odds. Doctors can now determine what part of the brain has been affected by a stroke, allowing for better management of the acute medical complications and better treatment methods.

Published on Wed, 05/28/2014 by Prince Edward Island 2014

Newspapers Canada and PEI 2014 partner to launch historic newspaper competition

Newspapers Canada and PEI 2014 partner to launch historic newspaper competition

"The Front Pages contest will showcase the many ways in which newspapers have shaped Canadian identity and captured our nation’s history through the unique stories they tell."

Front Pages competition invites Canadian public to vote on best newspaper front pages from the past 150 years

Published on Mon, 05/26/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

New Voluntary Guidelines for Young Farm Workers

New Voluntary Guidelines for Young Farm Workers

May 26, 2014

The Canadian Model Youth Policy is a voluntary guideline that enables parents and farm owners and operators to plan and talk about keeping young farm workers safe.

Farm kids are a special breed. They are often precocious, dedicated, smart and willing to help out on the farm. However, even the most advanced young worker doesn’t have the knowledge, experience or judgment of a seasoned farm worker. With so many youth starting summer jobs on the farm, parents and employers of young farm workers need to have a clear understanding of youth development levels, abilities, limitations and know when and how to set clear rules and boundaries for any work assigned to a young person.

Published on Fri, 05/23/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Losing weight at work: my friends and co-workers just don't get it

Losing weight at work: my friends and co-workers just don't get it

May 23, 2014

Summer is on the way and it can be difficult to work towards your best beach body when surrounded by temptation

Instead of thinking of your weight loss journey as a diet, think of it as a healthy living plan. 

There never seems to be a shortage of tempting goodies stationed somewhere at work. Whether it’s cupcakes, chocolate, donuts or cookies, they’re everywhere! And when you’re trying to lose weight, these sweet temptations could be your downfall.

Published on Fri, 05/02/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Partners with Syngenta to Develop “Dress for Success” Tools

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Partners with Syngenta to Develop “Dress for Success” Tools

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Partners with Syngenta to Develop “Dress for Success” Tools Emphasizing Importance of Personal Protective Equipment 

“It is vitally important that producers take the steps necessary to protect themselves and their workers from inadvertent pesticide exposure,”

Winnipeg, MB, May 2, 2014: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and Syngenta Canada Inc. have partnered to develop free educational tools to help educate producers, farm workers, and the general public about the importance of safe pesticide handling through the use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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