Families, Parenting and Children

Published on Thu, 04/24/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Seasonal allergies: is it a cold or allergies?

Seasonal allergies: is it a cold or allergies?

Colds and allergies share many of the same pesky symptoms, but their causes and treatments are different.

April 24, 2014

Published on Fri, 04/11/2014 by Prince Edward Island 2014

Canada Day 2014 celebrations in Prince Edward Island more spectacular than ever

Canada Day 2014 celebrations in Prince Edward Island more spectacular than ever

April 11, 2014

"Prince Edward Island has long been the place to be on Canada Day, but in 2014 the commemoration of our nation’s birth will be bigger and better than ever."

(Charlottetown) – A stellar line up of Canadian musical artists will take centre stage during one of the country’s largest Canada Day celebrations in Prince Edward Island where Canada got its start 150 years ago.  Prince Edward Islanders and visitors will be treated to a free day-long Concert for Canada at the Charlottetown Event Grounds, capped off by the largest fireworks display in the entire country.

Published on Fri, 03/14/2014 by Royal Bank of Canada

Top 5 ways to prepare for retirement

Top 5 ways to prepare for retirement

“Planning early is the best way for Canadians to ensure they have a fulfilling and active retirement, while also being able to maintain their standard of living.”

It’s never too early to start planning for your retirement. However, many Canadians nearing retirement don’t yet have a plan in place and are worried about their financial future. In fact, 48 per cent of pre-retirees are concerned they will not have enough savings in retirement[1].

Published on Thu, 03/13/2014 by Royal Bank of Canada

Debunking the myths around Annuities

Debunking the myths around Annuities

Annuities are a stable and important part of retirement planning with many benefits attached to them, such as a guaranteed payout and no annual fees.

“It’s important for Canadians to understand annuities and how they can fit into a retirement plan.”

“Annuities have played an integral role in retirement planning for years, yet Canadians often have many misconceptions about the value that annuities can provide,” explains Parul Vora, Head of Wealth Products, RBC Insurance. “It’s important for Canadians to understand annuities and how they can fit into a retirement plan.”

Published on Mon, 03/10/2014 by Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and the Toronto Rock Partner to Help Get More Kids in Canada’s National Game

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and the Toronto Rock Partner to Help Get More Kids in Canada’s National Game

This support will give Toronto-area children the chance to develop the confidence, social skills and discipline that comes through participation in organized sport.

TORONTO, March 10, 2014 – The Toronto Rock are pleased to announce Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities as the official partner of the 2014 Toronto Rock charity game on Sunday, March 30th at 3:00pm when the Rock host the Edmonton Rush at Air Canada Centre. As the official charity game beneficiary, Jumpstart will distribute all funds raised to help financially disadvantaged kids ages four to 18 participate in local lacrosse programs.

Published on Mon, 03/03/2014 by Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

5th Annual Lindsay Unites for Jumpstart

5th Annual Lindsay Unites for Jumpstart

They created a non-profit group called Lindsay Unites with a goal of hosting an annual hockey game to raise money to help their local kids.

Nothing brings a community together like an old fashioned high school rivalry. This couldn’t be truer for the community in Lindsay, Ontario where a 5 year rivalry has brought the community together to help their local kids win.

Published on Mon, 03/03/2014 by Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Jumpstart 2014 Mount Kilimanjaro – Journey to the Summit

Jumpstart 2014 Mount Kilimanjaro – Journey to the Summit

The 2014 Mount Kilimanjaro team collectively raised over $115,000, which will give 1,100 kids the chance to develop the confidence, social skills and discipline that comes from organized sport and recreation.

On January 11, after months of mental and physical preparation, a team of 16 Jumpstart supporters from across Canada made their way to Tanzania to begin what would become the journey of a lifetime. The team, made up of Canadian Tire Staff, Dealers, family and friends came together to raise money for Jumpstart through a pledge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak.

Published on Mon, 03/03/2014 by Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Newspapers Canada and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities congratulate the winners of the first annual Jumpstart Awards

Newspapers Canada and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities congratulate the winners of the first annual Jumpstart Awards

Launched in 2013, the bilingual writing competition aims to promote the charitable mission of Canadian Tire Jumpstart and showcase the strength of Canadian newspapers in communities across the country.

Toronto, March 3, 2014 – Newspapers Canada and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities are pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Canadian Tire Jumpstart Awards, a writing competition for published articles that educate Canadians about the impact that Jumpstart is making in their communities. Twelve newspapers from across Canada have been awarded this year.

Published on Fri, 02/28/2014 by Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Canadian Paralympic Committee and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities Partner to Help Kids with a Disability Get Involved in Sport

Canadian Paralympic Committee and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities Partner to Help Kids with a Disability Get Involved in Sport

The Canadian Paralympic Committee and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities Partner for Second Year to Help Kids with a Disability Get Involved in Sport and Recreation

The Parasport Jumpstart Fund will assist with the costs associated with registration, equipment and/or transportation for children between the ages of four and 18.

OTTAWA, February 28, 2014 –The Canadian Paralympic Committee and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities today announced the second year of their commitment to the Parasport Jumpstart Fund, an initiative which helps kids with disabilities from financially disadvantaged families participate in organized sports and recreational programs.

Published on Mon, 02/10/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Bringing new life into an old relationship: It’s not just about Valentine’s Day

Bringing new life into an old relationship: It’s not just about Valentine’s Day

Put the sparks back into your relationship by actively showing you care, staying connected and taking the time to stop, listen and appreciate each other.

Fireworks, romance and laughter: that might have been what you signed up for when you and your partner decided to join forces all that time ago. Years later though, the picture looks a lot different; the fireworks have fizzled, the romance retreated, and these days you seem to laugh more at commercials than you do with your mate.

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