Families, Parenting and Children

Published on Mon, 02/23/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Back to Ag Program Recipients Announced

Back to Ag Program Recipients Announced

Second Round of Applications Now Accepted

Winnipeg, MB, February 23, 2015 – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) is pleased to announce five farmers have been awarded Back to Ag funding.

The Back to Ag Program is a funding project focused on supporting the cost of adaptive technology that injured farmers or agricultural workers need to return to the work they love – farming.

Published on Fri, 02/13/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Family ties in the wild

Family ties in the wild

Family: it’s a strange and wonderful thing. Somewhere between the first heartbeat and the last breath, our family plays a significant role in shaping who we become. Much like humans, other animals form bonds (short- or long-term) for different purposes in their lifetime, including mating and parenting.

In honour of Family Day, here is a showcase of three Canadian wildlife species with very different family structures, some that resonate with us; some that do not:

Until death do us part

Published on Fri, 02/06/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

CASA Announces FCC Ag Safety Fund Project Recipients

CASA Announces FCC Ag Safety Fund Project Recipients

Tractor and Machinery Training Initiatives Funded Across Canada

February 6, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with Farm Credit Canada, is pleased to announce that over $100,000 has been awarded to help enhance tractor and machinery training across Canada.

Published on Wed, 02/04/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Will you be my green Valentine?

Will you be my green Valentine?

Have roses, boxed sweets and fancy dinners not been doing much for your latest attempts to woo your love? With glaring reminders of cupid’s day at every retailer in sight, it is easy to lose sight of Valentine’s true meaning and “buy” your way through whole ordeal. But if you (or your loved one) beg to differ from the usual fare, try adding some creativity to your celebrations. Here are three non-clichéd ideas to celebrate your Valentine’s Day:

For the love of birds

Published on Tue, 02/03/2015 by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Research aims to help young women diagnosed with breast cancer

Research aims to help young women diagnosed with breast cancer

(CIHR) Alicia Tait was among the 22,700 Canadian women who were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. Two years ago, Alicia sat in a meeting room with a group of funders and researchers and shared her experience of being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 23.  She hoped to provide them with a better understanding of what women like her experience.

Published on Fri, 01/23/2015 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Celebrate Family Literacy Day this January

Celebrate Family Literacy Day this January

Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27th to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

Published on Mon, 01/12/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Beat the New Year blues by taking time for nature

Beat the New Year blues by taking time for nature

Beat the New Year blues by taking time for nature       

Published on Wed, 12/10/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Spend Less and Give More This Holiday Season

Spend Less and Give More This Holiday Season

3 ways to spend less and give more this holiday season

Published on Tue, 11/25/2014 by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

C.A.R.E. for Dementia Caregivers

C.A.R.E. for Dementia Caregivers

C.A.R.E. for Dementia Caregivers

A growing number of Canada’s ageing baby boomers are providing care for a spouse or parent with dementia. But these family caregivers often lack the support they need to avoid becoming patients themselves.

Published on Wed, 10/29/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Have a fearless Halloween this year by shedding light on nature’s spooky species

Have a fearless Halloween this year by shedding light on nature’s spooky species

With Halloween in our midst, it’s hard to miss the décor, costumes and embellishments that use spiders to evoke a spooky aesthetic.  But does the spider truly deserve this creepy reputation? You may have caught wind of a viral YouTube prank that captures a pint-sized dog wearing a realistic spider costume as it chases spooked prankees away.  Many cited the mutant-like spider-dog as “cute” and he quickly become an internet sensation.

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