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Federal and provincial governments work together to help apprentices in Atlantic Canada

Posted November 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Council of Atlantic Premiers today announced that apprenticeship requirements in six new trades will be harmonized across the Atlantic provinces: carpenter, welder, met…

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Harper Government invests in personalized Job Readiness Support for First Nation Youth

Posted January 21, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, announced that 210 First Nation youth associated with the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council in Saskatchewan will receive personalized job readiness supports.

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The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, will tour Sheridan College to highlight new financial measures which will help create opportunities for apprentices

Posted January 8, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Halton, will tour Sheridan College to highlight new financial measures which will help create opportunities for apprentices.

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Building Confidence At School With Downtime At Home

Posted September 23, 2014 by Sonya

By now we’ve all settled into the new school year. First week jitters have been replaced by familiar faces and learning expectations. We had our curriculum night this week and the teacher reminded us to support our kids at home. […]

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Minister Bergen highlights the importance of saving for children’s post-secondary education during Financial Literacy Month

Posted November 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, marked Financial Literacy month by highlighting the importance of saving for children’s post-secondary education at an event hosted by Meridian, Ontario’s largest credit union. “S…

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Harper Government Supports Innovative Safety Training Technology

Posted February 6, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $300,000 in funding for the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) towards Praxis, a web-based simulation tool, which will help improve the delivery…

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The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, along with the Honourable Ric McIver, Alberta Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour, will make an announcement about the Canada Job Grant

Posted October 8, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, along with the Honourable Ric McIver, Alberta Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour, will make an announcement about the Canada Job Grant.

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Minister Bergen highlights key accomplishments for 2014

Posted December 23, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, today highlighted some key accomplishments of 2014. These include successfully delivering on Economic Action Plan commitments.

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Supporting Aboriginal Language Instruction

Posted November 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is providing $21,518 in funding to the Selkirk Friendship Centre so it can continue to offer Cree, Ojibway and Michif language lessons to community members. This funding is provided through Canadian Heritage’s Aboriginal Langua…

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The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, along with Jeremy Harrison, Saskatchewan Minister Responsible for Immigration, Jobs, Skills, and Training, will announce Saskatchewan’s first Canada Job Grant recipient

Posted January 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Regional Minister for Saskatchewan, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, alongside the Honourable Jeremy Harrison, Saskatchewan Min…

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Ministers continue to take action to help Canadians get the skills they need for available jobs

Posted November 21, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Labour market ministers from across Canada met today to build on their efforts to resolve labour market challenges and ensure that all Canadians can take advantage of economic opportunities. The Forum of Labour Market Ministers (FLMM) is co-chaired by …

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The Lancet’s 2015 Take On Obesity

Posted February 20, 2015 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

In 2011, The Lancet dedicated a special issue to the topic of obesity – the general gist being that obesity is a world wide problem which will not be reversed without government leadership and will require a systems approach across multiple sectors. The Lancet also noted that current assumptions about the speed and sustainability of weight loss are wrong. This week, The Lancet again dedicate… Read More »

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Harper Government Congratulates Indspire Awards Recipients at 22nd Annual Gala

Posted February 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Mark Strahl, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today offered congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 Indspire Awards while attending the annual gala being held in their honour.

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Minister Kenney addresses the Toronto Region Board of Trade about the Government of Canada’s plan to give the skills and training Canadians need for in-demand jobs

Posted November 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, delivered a keynote speech at the Toronto Region Board of Trade that focused on the Government of Canada’s Skills Agenda. This is the Government’s plan to give Canadians the sk…

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Former Coast Guard Ship to Benefit Marine Students

Posted January 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Vessel will be used in marine programs training at Memorial University

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Minister Bergen launches new call for proposals to help Canadians with disabilities obtain jobs

Posted December 1, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, addressed the Fifth Annual Forum on Inclusion in Ottawa, just days ahead of International Day of Persons with Disabilities which occurs on December 3.

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Why Aren’t Girls Encouraged To Pursue This Career?

Posted October 2, 2014 by Sonya

When you ask girls what they want to be when they grow up we get all sorts of interesting answers. Sure we get mom, teacher, dancer, lawyer, doctor, hairstylist, fashion designer and many other great career options. As parents we […]

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Minister of State Candice Bergen to highlight the importance of education savings

Posted November 14, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), will highlight the importance of saving for children’s post-secondary education during Financial Literacy Month at the Meridian Credit Union. She will also take part in the launch o…

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Governments of Canada and New Brunswick launch the Canada Job Grant to help New Brunswickers get jobs

Posted January 16, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, along with the Honoura…

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Harper Government announces increased access to EI sickness benefits

Posted October 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, today announced enhanced access to Employment Insurance (E…

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Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island take action to help Islanders get jobs faster

Posted December 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Government of Canada announced nearly $4 million in funding to Prince Edward Island (PEI) for two projects that will help young people and newcomers find work in their fields. The governments also renewed two agreements that will connect Isl…

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Minister of State Holder Delivers Address on Innovation to Canadian Universities

Posted October 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), delivered a keynote address at the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) Innovation Dialogue today.

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New Facility Ready to Support Southern Ontario’s Green Building Sector

Posted November 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

George Brown College opened the doors to a green building construction research and innovation centre today. Minister of State for FedDev Ontario Gary Goodyear and Member of Parliament for Etobicoke-Lakeshore Bernard Trottier were onsite to deliver congratulations.

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Minister MacKay to Make a Funding Announcement

Posted January 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will make a funding announcement.

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Minister Paradis Supports Education and Employability in Morocco

Posted November 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is contributing to helping the most vulnerable Moroccan youth enter the labour market

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Health Professionals’ Weight Bias Does Not Help

Posted February 24, 2015 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

Yesterday, I discussed the dire need for health professional education in obesity, a topic of keen interest to Bill Dietz and colleagues in their paper in the 2015 Lancet series on obesity. This lack of professional training in obesity is not helped by the well known and widespread weight-bias and discrimination that is rampant amongst most health providers, administrators and policy makers (not t… Read More »

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