Finance and Business

94 per cent of more than 2000 people on community call oppose hospital addictions treatment bed closure

94 per cent of more than 2000 people on community call oppose hospital addictions treatment bed closure

“It’s evident that many North Bay families are affected by addiction and mental health on a personal level. They see the need for more addiction services at the hospital and in the community, not less.”

Media companies call on Parliament to support policies that favour trusted sources of original news

Media companies call on Parliament to support policies that favour trusted sources of original news

“The journalism being produced every day by people in your community is important. Now more than ever. We encourage you to support Canadian media in your community.”

OTTAWA --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- Today, a cross-industry group representing Canadian media companies from across the country issued a joint declaration to Parliament setting out a plan of action to support Canadian news sources.

Published on Tue, 02/11/2020 by BioTalent Canada

Youth Facing Challenges to Employment in Biotech Get Help via New Wage Subsidy

Youth Facing Challenges to Employment in Biotech Get Help via New Wage Subsidy

New BioTalent Canada wage subsidy will help youth gain employment in Canada’s bio-economy.

OTTAWA, Ontario --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- Today, BioTalent Canada announced a new wage subsidy program to help youth facing challenges to employment gain valuable experience in Canada’s growing bio-economy. The program, known as “Career Starter,” will provide $1.87 million to help youth at risk of disconnecting from the bio-economy workforce, or who represent a demographic facing barriers to employment, such as: Canadians with a disability, Indigenous, visible minority, or a member of the LGBTQ2+ community.

Published on Mon, 02/03/2020 by Canadian Union of Public Employees

Ottawa and Ottawa Valley ParaMed staff say, “enough of low wages, exploitation”, begin workplace actions today

Ottawa and Ottawa Valley ParaMed staff say, “enough of low wages, exploitation”, begin workplace actions today

OTTAWA, ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– More than 200 nurses, personal support workers (PSWs) and care dispatchers employed locally by ParaMed are among Ottawa’s and the Ottawa Valley’s lowest paid health care workers. But today (Monday, February 3, 2020) these predominantly female workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public of Employees (CUPE) begin workplace actions to increase their wages on par with similar care staff across the region.

Published on Thu, 01/09/2020 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

News Media Canada calls for a second round of Local Journalism Initiative applications

News Media Canada calls for a second round of Local Journalism Initiative applications

Applications are being sought from Ontario English media, Quebec French media, and Indigenous media across the country. Print and digital news media are eligible to apply for funding to News Media Canada.

TORONTO --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- News Media Canada, the voice of the print and digital news media industry in Canada, announced today a second call for applications to its Local Journalism Initiative program.

Published on Fri, 12/20/2019 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

News Media Canada announces Local Journalism Initiative host news organizations

News Media Canada announces Local Journalism Initiative host news organizations

TORONTO, ON -- /COMMUNITYWIRE/ -- News Media Canada today announced that it will fund 105 journalists at 94 host news organizations across Canada under the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.

“We believe the Local Journalism Initiative will make a significant contribution to the industry and help strengthen civic journalism across Canada.”
- John Hinds, President and CEO

News Media Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative (LJI) program will provide funding to grant recipients to hire reporters to create new journalistic content covering civic issues and institutions of importance to Canadians.

Published on Thu, 12/12/2019 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Training, Equipment, and Teamwork Combine to Save Youth Trapped in Corn

Training, Equipment, and Teamwork Combine to Save Youth Trapped in Corn

By Robin Anderson for the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association
Grain entrapment is a growing concern on farms and in grain handling facilities. Grain entrapment happens quickly and is often fatal. That’s where the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association’s (CASA) BeGrainSafe program comes in. BeGrainSafe works to save lives through awareness and training.
Published on Thu, 11/28/2019 by National Newspaper Awards

Community newspapers are now able to enter the National Newspaper Awards

Community newspapers are now able to enter the National Newspaper Awards

  • Must first apply for eligibility
  • Applications for eligibility must be received by December 12, 2019
  • Entries can be submitted between December 15, 2019 and January 15, 2020

Did you know that community newspapers and other non-broadcast organizations that publish original content online most days are now able to enter their work in the National Newspaper Awards?

Published on Tue, 11/05/2019 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

News Media Canada calls for applications for Local Journalism Initiative

News Media Canada calls for applications for Local Journalism Initiative

Created by the Government of Canada, the Local Journalism Initiative supports the creation of original civic journalism relevant to the diverse needs of people living in underserved communities across Canada.

TORONTO --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- News Media Canada is inviting media organizations to submit applications for the Local Journalism Initiative, which aims to provide funding to Canadian media organizations to hire reporters to cover civic institutions and issues in underserved communities across Canada.

Published on Thu, 10/24/2019 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Take Charge of Your Finances with Money Matters

Take Charge of Your Finances with Money Matters

Money Matters is a free introductory financial literacy program for adults that helps learners take control of their finances and make smarter decisions about spending and saving. Access the Money Matters program online at online.abcmoneymatters.ca.

TORONTO --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- November is Financial Literacy Month and this year’s theme is “Take Charge of Your Finances”. The goal of Financial Literacy Month is to encourage Canadians to take control of their financial well-being by making a budget, having a savings and debt reduction plan, and understanding their financial rights and responsibilities.

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