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Published on Thu, 07/25/2013 by FleishmanHillard

Raise a glass this summer - Ontario beer drinkers pay less: Survey

Raise a glass this summer - Ontario beer drinkers pay less: Survey

As Ontarians settle into another hot Ontario summer season, beer drinkers can toast findings in a recent survey that shows the province's beer prices stack up well compared to some provincial counterparts.

The Ipsos Reid market survey compared Ontario beer prices to those found in Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta - three provinces where alternative private retailing models exist. The conclusion? Convenience store suds would come with a hefty price for Ontario beer drinkers.

Published on Mon, 07/15/2013 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Summer Can Mean Increased Work-Life Challenges – Tips to Help

Summer Can Mean Increased Work-Life Challenges – Tips to Help

For some of us, summer means more leisure and vacation time. But when you're juggling work, parenting and elder-care responsibilities, the season of vacation and warm weather can bring increased demands on your time.

It's important to find strategies to help balance work and family priorities, and to find time for yourself. By doing this, you will be better able to enjoy the summer season-without becoming frazzled!

Published on Tue, 06/25/2013 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Countdown to Camp: Helping Kids Emotionally Prepare

Countdown to Camp: Helping Kids Emotionally Prepare

Going away to camp can be the highlight of a child's year: after all, a cabin full of friends and non-stop fun without parental rules seems like a great proposition.

But the idea of being away from home can also be daunting to children-especially for those who've never been before-and can stir up feelings of anxiety and a fear of the unknown.

Published on Tue, 12/18/2012 by World Vision Canada

Empowering children to help this holiday season

Empowering children to help this holiday season

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By Deborah Wolfe, World Vision

As immigrants to Canada, my brother and I learned a lot about our new country through retail catalogues. I remember our first Christmas so clearly. In the bright pages of the Sears Christmas Wishbook, every child had a present, no matter what the colour of their skin.

Published on Tue, 12/18/2012 by World Vision Canada

Giving two ways in tight times

Giving two ways in tight times

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By Deborah Wolfe, World Vision

A poll for World Vision Canada indicates that 63 per cent of Canadians plan on giving to charity this holiday season. But many also want to buy gifts for loved ones. Learn how you can do both at the same time -- even with limited funds.

Anita Colley of LaSalle, Ontario, is a retiree living on a fixed budget. And she's no stranger to need.

Published on Mon, 12/17/2012 by Ontario Electronic Stewardship

Not sure what to do with the leftover electronics from holiday gadget buying? Tips from RecycleYourElectronics.ca can help!

Not sure what to do with the leftover electronics from holiday gadget buying? Tips from RecycleYourElectronics.ca can help!

Whether as a present for a loved one or a personal indulgence over Boxing Week, electronics are always a popular gift during the holiday season. Sometimes all the hype about new features and tech advances can distract us from thinking about what to do with the gadgets hiding in our basements, closets and drawers.

Published on Thu, 12/13/2012 by World Vision Canada

Twelve Days of Christmas (charity version)

Twelve Days of Christmas (charity version)

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By Britt Hamilton

Do you find your creativity flows when you're stuck in traffic? After hearing Bob and Doug McKenzie's Twelve Days of Christmas on the radio last week, I challenged myself to come up with a "charity version" by the time I reached the off-ramp...

Published on Mon, 11/26/2012 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

How to choose your charitable holiday gifts

How to choose your charitable holiday gifts

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Showing your loved ones that you care by making a charitable gift in their name resonates with the true holiday spirit of giving. It also ensures your gifts won't be returned, left unused, or re-gifted. But with so many options to choose from, where do you start your search for the right charity?

Published on Mon, 11/19/2012 by Royal Bank of Canada

Fire Safety Tips During the Holidays

Fire Safety Tips During the Holidays

While the incidence of fire increases during the holiday season due to greater use of natural Christmas trees, decorations and electric lighting, Canadians are taking further risks as more than 29 per cent of homeowners admit they don't have a fire extinguisher in their home, according to an RBC Insurance survey.

Published on Mon, 11/19/2012 by The GATE

The GATE challenges media, bloggers to give back this holiday season

The GATE challenges media, bloggers to give back this holiday season

TORONTO (November 16, 2012) - The 2012 edition of The GATE's Holiday Gift Guide series launched today, and as is tradition, The GATE kicked it all off with some suggestions for charities you and your family can support.

This year, The GATE selected Plan Canada as our feature charity, and purchased the motorcycle ambulance gift from their Gifts of Hope program.

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