Finance and Business

Published on Tue, 04/22/2014 by Advancing Women

Advancing Women: Life Skills for Leadership – Women in Ag Conference

Advancing Women: Life Skills for Leadership – Women in Ag Conference

Event Information

04/28/2014 @ 6:00PM
Calgary, Alberta

Who: Iris Meck Communications Inc. hosts the first Advancing Women, Life Skills for Leadership – Women in Ag Conference being held April 28 and 29, 2014 at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino, Calgary Alberta.

It’s time for Canadian women to refresh their leadership skills and realize that more women can lead at the very highest level in agriculture.

What: This conference is being attended by 350 women involved in all areas of the agriculture industry, from 6 provinces and 5 states, representing 146 organizations. They will gather to hear 12 expert speakers sharing their story of how they achieved their success and what tools they found beneficial to get them to where they are today.

Published on Mon, 03/24/2014 by Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Qui a étouffé l’étude de Postes Canada sur les services bancaires?

Qui a étouffé l’étude de Postes Canada sur les services bancaires?

Grâce à son vaste réseau de bureaux de poste publics partout au pays, le service postal public s’avère le meilleur moyen de fournir des services financiers aux personnes qui en ont le plus besoin. 

Lettre à la rédaction – Le 21 mars 2014

Published on Mon, 03/24/2014 by Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Who Killed Canada Post’s Banking Study?

Who Killed Canada Post’s Banking Study?

Opinion Editorial, March 21, 2014

With its immense network stretching across the country – even in the tiniest, most remote communities - a public post office is the perfect way to deliver financial services to those who need them the most. 

Canada Post and the Conservatives want to take away door-to-door delivery and hit small businesses, charities and individuals with steep postage hikes. This will hurt people, destroy public postal service and pave the way for privatization. What other options do we have to address declines in traditional mail?

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 Wed, 03/12/2014 by Reshift Media

Boston Pizza Strengthens Its Local Facebook Approach with Reshift Media’s Social Brand Amplifier

Boston Pizza Strengthens Its Local Facebook Approach with Reshift Media’s Social Brand Amplifier

“The Social Brand Amplifier allows companies to cascade posts, creative and promotions from a national level to maintain brand consistency, while still allowing for strong local involvement.”

(TORONTO) March 12, 2014 – Boston Pizza, Canada's largest casual-dining restaurant, has implemented Reshift Media’s Social Brand Amplifier to power their network of Facebook pages to help increase their local reach and relevance.

Published on Wed, 03/05/2014 by UFile

Get the best refund this tax season

Get the best refund this tax season

Anxiety is a feeling even the most prepared Canadian can experience when it’s time to complete their tax return. In spite of the concern that comes with our taxes, doesn’t if feel good when you press the button to NETFILE or print your return – especially when a refund is the reward?

Optimizing your tax return means that the calculation performed on the tax information you enter minimizes the amount of tax that you and your family members pay. Simply put, superior optimization means more money in your pocket.

Now that tax season is upon us, it's time to ensure that you will feel this state of euphoria painlessly – and choosing the right tax software can help on your journey.

Published on Mon, 02/24/2014 by The Fraser Institute

Donner Awards enable local non-profit agencies to improve accountability and court more involvement from Canadians

Donner Awards enable local non-profit agencies to improve accountability and court more involvement from Canadians

VANCOUVER, BC-According to a 2010 COMPAS poll, half of Canadian business leaders and CEOs are more likely to donate to charities that have been audited for efficiency.

Applicants are assessed in 10 key areas including management and governance, the use of staff and volunteers, innovation, program cost and outcome monitoring.

Only 26 per cent of Canadians surveyed in 2013 by the Muttart Foundation said charities do a “good or excellent job” at providing information about the use of donations.

Simply put, people want charities to be efficient and accountable.

Published on Fri, 01/31/2014 by Newspaper Toolbox

Newspaper Toolbox to launch new Web-based services to help newspapers make more money

Newspaper Toolbox to launch new Web-based services to help newspapers make more money

On February 13, 2014, Newspaper Toolbox will launch four new Web services to help daily and weekly newspapers boost ad sales. Newspaper Toolbox is a leading supplier of ready-to-sell advertising concepts, reader contests, special sections and editorial content for the North American newspaper industry.

Along with a new logo and new look for both its print and online publications, Newspaper Toolbox now offers subscribers tailor made Web options that will make selling ads and building ad campaigns easier than ever before.

Along with a new logo and new look for both its print and online publications, Newspaper Toolbox now offers subscribers tailor made Web options that will make selling ads and building ad campaigns easier than ever before.

Published on Thu, 01/23/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Workplace Violence: Recognizing It, Responding to It

Workplace Violence: Recognizing It, Responding to It

Violence and/or aggression in the workplace can take many forms. Therefore, it's important to remember that violence isn't limited to physical injury or assault.

The potential for violence can also be affected by the time of day and/or the location in which you work. For example, employees working alone, in isolated areas, or late at night, may need to take additional precautions.

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health (CCOH) suggests that workplace violence includes "any act in which a person is abused, threatened, intimidated or assaulted in his or her employment"; examples are:

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