Families, Parenting and Children

Published on Fri, 11/16/2018 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Three ways to get closer to nature

Three ways to get closer to nature

Canadians are more disconnected from nature than ever before. We spend more and more of our time indoors, and a large per cent of us live in an urban setting away from large natural areas.

We’re losing touch with the natural world, one that needs our help to stop and reverse the damage left by development and climate change.

Published on Thu, 10/25/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Invest in Your Financial Well-Being with Money Matters

Invest in Your Financial Well-Being with Money Matters

Toronto, ON - October 25, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - November is Financial Literacy Month and this year’s theme is “Invest in your financial well-being”. The goal of Financial Literacy Month is to encourage Canadians to take control of their finances and reduce financial stress. Money Matters, ABC Life Literacy Canada’s suite of money management workshops and tools are designed to do exactly that.

Published on Tue, 10/23/2018 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Demystifying spooky species this Halloween

Demystifying spooky species this Halloween

By Wendy Ho, Content Coordinator, Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)

Why do some species spook us more than others? Some say it is an evolutionary adaptation, some say it is an irrational fear, while still others say that is because some (like spiders) are always shrouded in myths.

If you’re not a fan of spiders, read on below to learn more about a few common spooky species, and turn your perception of them from awful to awesome.

Published on Mon, 10/15/2018 by Scouts Canada

Find Inspiration in Nature with 5 Beautiful Fall Hikes Recommended by Scouts Canada, the Outdoor Experts

Find Inspiration in Nature with 5 Beautiful Fall Hikes Recommended by Scouts Canada, the Outdoor Experts

The young outdoor experts at Scouts Canada are always going on adventures in search of perfect spots to set up camp, observe wildlife, and take in stunning views. One of the most beautiful seasons to experience the great outdoors is in the fall when the temperatures are moderately cool, and the leaves begin to change into bright amber hues.

Published on Fri, 10/05/2018 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Now More Than Ever

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Now More Than Ever

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

Let’s send a message—to businesses, to government, to journalists across Canada—that #NewspapersMatter #NowMoreThanEver.

By Steve Nixon, Executive Director, Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association
I am very concerned. You should be, too.

Recently, I read some statistics on how Canadians are navigating their way through the whole “Fake News” issue.

Published on Thu, 10/04/2018 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Newspapers Matter – Now More Than Ever

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Newspapers Matter – Now More Than Ever

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

Let’s send a message—to businesses, to government, to journalists across Canada—that #NewspapersMatter #NowMoreThanEver.

By Dave Adsett, Publisher, The Wellington Advertiser, Fergus, ON

Every town has one. In Fergus, his name is Ian.

Published on Thu, 10/04/2018 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Newspapers Matter

National Newspaper Week 2018 Op-Ed: Newspapers Matter

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

Let’s send a message—to businesses, to government, to journalists across Canada—that #NewspapersMatter #NowMoreThanEver.

By Margaret Hasein, Publisher, Biggar Independent, Biggar, SK

It was a typical summer night, sitting around the campfire at the lake. Friends and family, lots of laughter, toasting marshmallows, partaking in a few beverages.

Published on Wed, 10/03/2018 by The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Travelers Canada Poll: Millennials More Vocal About Distracted Driving

Travelers Canada Poll: Millennials More Vocal About Distracted Driving

 

The Travelers Institute brings its Every Second Matters™ distracted driving campaign to Canadian university students

CALGARY, Alberta /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc.

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 Thu, 09/20/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Teamwork, Time Management, and Presentation Workshops Highlight ABC Life Literacy Canada’s Celebration of Essential Skills Day

Teamwork, Time Management, and Presentation Workshops Highlight ABC Life Literacy Canada’s Celebration of Essential Skills Day

Toronto, ON – September 20, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - Today marks the 9th annual Essential Skills Day, a day set aside to raise awareness of the nine essential skills and the importance of workplace literacy and essential skills training. In celebration of Essential Skills Day, ABC Life Literacy Canada has released three new workshops to add to the UP Skills for Work employability skills program.  

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