Families, Parenting and Children

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.  

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 Thu, 09/13/2018 by Top Hat

Top Hat Announces Scholarship to Recognize Innovative Teaching Practices and Celebrate Student Leadership, Growth and Success

Top Hat Announces Scholarship to Recognize Innovative Teaching Practices and Celebrate Student Leadership, Growth and Success

To make higher education more affordable, Top Hat has officially launched the Top Hat Scholarship. Profs can nominate students for 1 of 5 scholarships with a total prize value of $100,000USD per year.

Top Hat is offering five scholarships to students with a combined annual prize value of $100,000 USD

Top Hat Scholarship exemplifies Top Hat’s mission to support innovative educators
who are supporting student success through innovative teaching and active learning

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 Thu, 09/06/2018 by Natixis Investment Managers

Canada Ranks 9th in 2018 Natixis Global Retirement Index

Canada Ranks 9th in 2018 Natixis Global Retirement Index

“Global retirement security is facing a multi-dimensional problem, as the traditional three-pillar funding model is challenged by 21st Century demographics, fiscal imbalances and monetary policies that are straining resources around the world”

TORONTO, September 6, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - Canada rose two spots to No. 9 among 43 countries in the 2018 Global Retirement Index, released today by Natixis Investment Managers. The modest rise in Canada’s ranking is attributed to improving economic conditions and environmental factors.

Published on Thu, 08/30/2018 by PetSmart

PetSmart Launches New Loyalty Program

PetSmart Launches New Loyalty Program

PetSmart Treats will offer pet parents savings and rewards

“Building and maintaining relationships with our customer base is a top priority, and we’re excited that PetSmart Treats will allow us to truly recognize and reward our pet parents for their continued loyalty.”

PHOENIX-- PetSmart, North America’s leading pet specialty retailer, today announced the launch of PetSmart Treats, its new loyalty program. The loyalty program is now available across the retailer’s more than 1600 locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada, as well as online and through PetSmart’s mobile app.

Published on Thu, 08/30/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

ABC Life Literacy Canada Connects Learners to Learning Centres in Celebration of International Literacy Day

ABC Life Literacy Canada Connects Learners to Learning Centres in Celebration of International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day is a global event which was created to bring awareness to the fact that literacy is a matter of dignity and a human right.

TORONTO, August 30, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - UNESCO has proclaimed that September 8th, 2018 is International Literacy Day (ILD). This year’s theme is Literacy and Skills Development. Skills, in this context refers to the knowledge and competencies required for employment, careers, and livelihoods; particularly technical and vocational skills, along with transferable skills and digital skills.

Published on Wed, 08/29/2018 by PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities® Launches #PicMe Campaign to Encourage Pet Lovers to Adopt a Pet If They Can and Inspire Others If They Can’t

PetSmart Charities® Launches #PicMe Campaign to Encourage Pet Lovers to Adopt a Pet If They Can and Inspire Others If They Can’t

Leading Funder of Animal Welfare Plans to Harness the Power of Social Media to Help Find Homes for 25,000 Pets During National Adoption Weekend Sept. 14-16

Published on Thu, 08/09/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Money Matters Workshop in Simplified Chinese Gets the Thumbs Up from Participants

Money Matters Workshop in Simplified Chinese Gets the Thumbs Up from Participants

On a mild Tuesday morning in late July, a group of senior citizens began arriving at ASSIST Community Services Centre in downtown Edmonton. The room was set up for a workshop for 15 people, but they kept coming.

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