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Published on Thu, 12/05/2013 by Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world

Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world

Help turn hope into reality with this year’s matching gift challenge

Through the year-end matching gift challenge, the value of your $25 donation becomes $50; $50 becomes $100, and so on.

December 5, 2013 – Toronto, ON – The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada invites Canadians to take part in a year-end matching gift challenge for which donations to help people with multiple sclerosis will be doubled until December 31, 2013.

Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world. The 100,000 Canadians who live with MS face a lot of uncertainty, and they rely on research for answers about their disease.

Published on Wed, 11/27/2013 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Refocus your festivity frustrations

Refocus your festivity frustrations

But whatever your mood, make sure to celebrate your togetherness to the fullest and take advantage of the hassle-free holiday alternatives – this may end up saving you a tense trip to the department store.

The shopping, the cooking, the expectations and family time can all be overwhelming during the holidays. Sometimes to the point when the merriest time of year ends up feeling not so merry. And with the thick of it right around the corner, it might be to your advantage to consider a stripped down, utterly simplified holiday – making it about spending time with your loved ones, not necessarily what’s in your wallet.

Published on Mon, 11/18/2013 by Active At School

Canada’s most influential sport, wellness and health organizations offer unprecedented help to get kids ‘active at school’

Canada’s most influential sport, wellness and health organizations offer unprecedented help to get kids ‘active at school’

More than 60 of Canada’s Leading Companies and Organizations Join Forces to Get Kids ACTIVE AT SCHOOL

Private Sector and Not-For-Profit Organizations Offer to Share Responsibility to Achieve One Hour of Physical Activity Every Day at School

Unprecedented Offer of Access to Considerable Networks, Resources, Investments and Marketing to Reverse a Staggering Trend of Inactivity

Published on Fri, 11/15/2013 by Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

$1.3M raised for kids in need

$1.3M raised for kids in need

Across Canada, more than $1.3 million was raised for Jumpstart to help local kids in need.  Thanks to the dedicated employees of Canadian Tire Corporation, 18,500 kids in Canadian schools will get the opportunity to participate in sport and recreation programming.

Published on Fri, 11/08/2013 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Tips for Building Resiliency

Tips for Building Resiliency

Resiliency means having the ability to quickly recover from a crisis. Some individuals have a natural ability to bounce back from challenging situations while others must learn how to become resilient.

Throughout your life, you will be required to face many challenges. With time and practice, you can build and strengthen your resiliency to help you develop a more robust emotional health.

Here are some tips to help you build your resiliency:

Published on Wed, 11/06/2013 by Oxfam Canada

Life Changing Gifts – no Wrapping Required

Life Changing Gifts – no Wrapping Required

It’s that time of year again when many of us start thinking about giving. Oxfam - an international aid agency that works to end global poverty through women’s rights - is asking Canadians to consider give a life-changing gift this holiday season.

For Parawo and the women of Ilchoroi, receiving goats and sheep has meant a better life for themselves, and a better future for their children.  So, why not give a really meaningful gift this year?

How does it work? You visit www.oxfamunwrapped.ca, choose a gift to buy - for example a goat or a set of schoolbooks – you get a card to send to your family, friends, co-workers or clients, and your donation item goes to those who need it most.

Published on Thu, 10/31/2013 by The War Amps

Extraordinary friendship between a child amputee and Second World War Veteran

Extraordinary friendship between a child amputee and Second World War Veteran

Jenna and Bert

Not only is Jenna grateful for Bert’s friendship, but Jenna’s parents are as well because as an amputee, she faces unique challenges.

While most 15-year-olds consider TV personalities and pop stars to be their role models, Jenna Nixon says 88-year-old Bert Steinhoff, a Second World War veteran, is hers. The two have a special friendship that spans more than 11 years. Although it may appear Bert and Jenna should have little in common, they are both leg amputees and members of The War Amps, allowing them to share a unique bond.     

Published on Wed, 10/02/2013 by H&R Block

Canadians turn a blind eye to tax cheats

Canadians turn a blind eye to tax cheats

Canadians say they’ll play fair with the tax man, but seem indifferent as to whether their neighbours do the same, according to a recent survey.

“There are serious consequences for filing a tax return you know is wrong. The best way to pay less tax is to make sure you’re using all of your legal options for reducing your tax burden.”

Only 27 per cent of Canadians surveyed said they were likely to notify the Canada Revenue Agency if someone they knew was cheating on their taxes, according to a survey conducted by Leger Marketing for H&R Block Canada.

At the same time, 72 per cent of Canadians surveyed said they would let the CRA know if they had been overpaid on their tax refund.

Published on Thu, 09/26/2013 by Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Runners Come Together To Help Rejuvenate Playgrounds In Toronto

Runners Come Together To Help Rejuvenate Playgrounds In Toronto

“When kids get the chance to play and participate, they discover skills and ambitions they can develop for the future.”

- Dan Howlett, Director, Disbursements and Program Operations, Jumpstart.

September 26, 2013, TORONTO, ON:  On October 12, 2013, thousands of people will gather in High Park for the first Canadian Tire Run For Playgrounds. The run, jog or walk event welcomes sport enthusiasts and families alike to come together and raise money to support the revitalization of community playgrounds in high priority neighbourhoods across the city and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities.

Published on Thu, 09/26/2013 by Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

The first-ever Canadian Tire Run for Playgrounds

The first-ever Canadian Tire Run for Playgrounds

“Playgrounds encourage our kids to be outside and to be physically active, that can lay the foundation for healthy habits as they grow up.”

- Cynthia MacDougall, Chair of the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation

At Canadian Tire Jumpstart, we believe all kids deserve the chance to play. This is why we’re proud to be part of the first-ever Canadian Tire Run for Playgrounds in High Park, Toronto.

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