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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).

Published on Thu, 05/01/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Discussing your mental health issue – to share or not to share

Discussing your mental health issue – to share or not to share

May 1, 2014

Your decision to share information is just that—your own. You have a right to be selective about who you tell and how much you divulge. 

May 5 to 11, 2014, is Mental Health Week in Canada

When you’re diagnosed with a mental health disorder, sharing the news with family, friends and co-workers can be a daunting task. The stigma and mystery attached to mental illnesses, concerns about relationships changing and unfair judgment can create fear and communication barriers. But solid emotional and physical support can have a positive impact on your recovery journey and can do wonders for your spirit and well-being.

Should I share?

Published on Tue, 04/22/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Ten Farm Safety Training Projects Receive Funding in 2014

Ten Farm Safety Training Projects Receive Funding in 2014

Approximately $100,000 Invested in Community Projects Through FCC Ag Safety Fund

FCC is committed to helping Canadian producers stay safe at work. Since its creation in 2010, the FCC Ag Safety Fund has helped Canadian producers learn about the importance of managing safety risks in their operations.

April 22, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Farm Credit Canada (FCC) in partnership with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is awarding approximately $100,000 towards 10 farm safety training projects across the country this year through the FCC Ag Safety Fund.

Published on Wed, 04/16/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Spring into volunteer work on Earth Day

Spring into volunteer work on Earth Day

The waxwings have arrived at the feeder, the snow is melting and the birds are back to singing their sweet songs. It’s safe to say spring has sprung, just in time for Earth Day. On April 22, people around the world will give their thanks for nature and its endless gifts.

“Our conservation work not only celebrates for the natural world, but it protects it for future generations.”

To celebrate, the Nature Conservancy of Canada will announce its Conservation Volunteers events for the year on this special day. 

Published on Wed, 04/02/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

This spring, experience nature’s symphony

This spring, experience nature’s symphony

Did you hear that? Cheerily, cheer up, cheer up, cheerily, cheer up.

The first call of the quintessential spring bird heralds in the new season, the first of many birds to return from their southern migrations.

It’s the sound of a robin returning home after a long winter.

The first call of the quintessential spring bird heralds in the new season, the first of many birds to return from their southern migrations.

Across Canada, birds are arriving in their northern habitats, many of which include the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s protected lands.

Published on Wed, 03/26/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Conservancy’s volunteer program a breath of fresh air

Conservancy’s volunteer program a breath of fresh air

A recent Ipsos Reid poll shows that 97 per cent of Canadians agree that nature is important to their family’s well-being, and 87 per cent said they would prefer to spend family time outdoors in nature, as opposed to indoors. 

Imagine walking along a tree-lined trail, through the fresh spring air and twigs snapping under your feet – maybe you’re on an afternoon stroll with your children or out searching for songbirds. Or, perhaps you’re lending a hand in important conservation work, whilst soaking up the sun and exploring nature’s wonders! This is the kind of opportunity that awaits you when you sign up for outdoor volunteer events.

Published on Mon, 03/17/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

World Water Day: care continues to flow for our world’s water resources

World Water Day: care continues to flow for our world’s water resources

More than 20 years ago, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) declared March 22 World Water Day, “as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.”

With an estimated two million lakes in Canada, covering about eight percent of our country there’s great need and responsibility to protect our freshwater. 

Water is indisputably one of our planet’s most precious resources. And with March 22 around the corner, it’s important to recognize what we’re doing in Canada to protect this vital resource.

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