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Published on Mon, 10/01/2018 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Trusted Source

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Trusted Source

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

Published on Mon, 10/01/2018 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

Newspapers Matter, Now More Than Ever

Newspapers Matter, Now More Than Ever

“Every day, newspapers work to bring Canadians from coast to coast to coast real, trusted, truthful news—which is as vital to democracy as clean air, safe streets, good schools and public health.”

This National Newspaper Week, Canadians are being asked to show their support for the news media industry

Published on Thu, 09/27/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Health Literacy Still an Issue in Canada

Health Literacy Still an Issue in Canada

  • 60 per cent of Canadian adults and 88 per cent of seniors are not health literate
  • ABC Life Literacy launches nine new resources as part of its ABC Health Matters program
  • Low literacy is associated with poor health outcomes

Toronto, ON, September 27, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ -  October is Health Literacy Month, a time to increase understanding of health information and for Canadians to take charge of their health.

Published on Mon, 09/24/2018 by Concordia University

First Engineering Faculty in Canada Named after a Woman: Business Leader Gina Cody Donates $15 Million to Concordia University

First Engineering Faculty in Canada Named after a Woman: Business Leader Gina Cody Donates $15 Million to Concordia University

Gift to establish Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science will improve access to education, fund research and inspire a new generation

Published on Mon, 09/24/2018 by Operation Lifesaver Canada

Public urged to help #STOPTrackTragedies during first North American Rail Safety Week

Public urged to help #STOPTrackTragedies during first North American Rail Safety Week

“Our goal with #STOPTrackTragedies is to drive home the message that an unsafe decision made in a split second ... can have devastating consequences for you, your loved ones and members of your community.”

OTTAWA / WASHINGTON, D.C, September 24, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ – Operation Lifesaver Canada and Operation Lifesaver Inc. have joined forces to launch a new rail-safety public-awareness campaign to mark the first joint Rail Safety Week in North America, September 23 – 29, 2018.

Published on Mon, 09/24/2018 by Internet Society

Indigenous Connectivity Summit to Address Need for Affordable and Sustainable Internet Access

Indigenous Connectivity Summit to Address Need for Affordable and Sustainable Internet Access

INUVIK, Northwest Territories, September 24, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - More than two years after the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) declared broadband Internet a basic right for Canadians, many Indigenous communities still can’t access the regulator’s minimum service requirements.

Published on Thu, 09/20/2018 by Operation Lifesaver Canada

Help #STOPTrackTragedies in your community this Rail Safety Week

Help #STOPTrackTragedies in your community this Rail Safety Week

By Sarah Mayes
Operation Lifesaver Canada and U.S.-based Operation Lifesaver, Inc. are joining forces to launch a new North American campaign this Rail Safety Week, September 23-29, 2018, called #STOPTrackTragedies.

For most of us, buckling up when driving and using sidewalks instead of walking down the centre of a road are automatic safety habits. But did you know there is another real – and potentially life-threatening – hazard to drivers and pedestrians? I’m talking about the danger we don’t often consider: driving or walking near train tracks. 

Published on Mon, 09/17/2018 by Macquarie Group

Macquarie Group Launches $A50 Million Philanthropic Award to Mark Its 50th Anniversary in 2019

Macquarie Group Launches $A50 Million Philanthropic Award to Mark Its 50th Anniversary in 2019

NEW YORK, September 17, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - Macquarie Group today announced the Macquarie 50th Anniversary Award, a $A50 million ($US36 million1) philanthropic commitment, to initiate or build on bold ideas to address social need.

“Supporting the communities in which we live and work has been an important part of Macquarie’s activities since our inception in 1969”

It is expected to be awarded to five non-profit organizations ($A10 million each) over a five-year period to fund projects globally that will have a lasting community benefit. The winners will be selected by the Macquarie Group Foundation who will also manage the program.

Published on Wed, 09/12/2018 by PetSmart

PetSmart Hosts Salon and PetsHotel Open House

PetSmart Hosts Salon and PetsHotel Open House

Pet Parents Invited Behind the Scenes to Meet the Experts on September 23

PHOENIX, September 12, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - PetSmart® will host an open house and tours of all the grooming salons and PetsHotel® locations on Sunday, Sept. 23. This nationwide event will give pet parents an opportunity to meet their local pet stylists for a personalized consultation, discuss their pet's specific needs, and have questions answered.

Published on Tue, 08/28/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Further Education Society of Alberta named Top Winner of Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award

Further Education Society of Alberta named Top Winner of Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award

Calgary-based organization to receive $20,000 for its New Beginnings program

“This year’s winners highlight the creative work taking place across the literacy field in order to reach underserved and at-risk populations.” - Mack Rogers, Executive Director, ABC Life Literacy Canada

TORONTO, August 28, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 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. The award is bestowed on one top winner and four honourable mention winners.

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