Useful Resource by the Human Resources Professional's Association of Ontario (HRPAO)

Hi all: FYI – the Human Resources Professional’s Association of Ontario (HRPAO) has a valuable resource you may be interested in. Looking for HR Volunteers? Hire Authority is About More Than Just Job Postings If you’re looking for volunteers with human resources expertise to serve …

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Celebrate Canada Funding

The Department of Canadian Heritage is seeking funding applications for 2006 Celebrate Canada! activities. Celebrate Canada!is an annual 11-day celebration of Canadian heritage, including National Aboriginal Day, on June 21, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27 and culminating with Canada …

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Safer, healthier housing for Toronto

Extreme heat kills and smog kills. Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health has reported that, in an average year, 120 Torontonians die prematurely from heat, and another 822 die prematurely from smog (based on survey of annual death statistics from 1954 to 2000). Low-income people, the …

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Fed budget delivers housing dollars

Wellesley update: Federal budget 2006 and housing Federal Finance Minister James Flaherty delivered the first budget of the Conservative minority government on May 2, 2006. This note examines the housing elements of the 2006 federal budget. Housing is one of the social determinants of health, …

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Bill C-13

The federal finance committee is holding public hearings on Bill C-13, which is the legislation that implements much of the recent federal budget. Politically, the decision is pretty much of a foregone conclusion ” it is unlikely that the opposition parties will defeat the government …

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Canada fails on international stage

Canada has been under strong scrutiny in recent days as the United Nations looks at how well the federal government is meeting its international obligations. The verdict: Canada is failing to meet the basic standards in international law, and is especially failing women, Aboriginal people …

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Powerful energy at WUFIII

There was a powerful energy on day one (June 19) of World Urban Forum III. Joining with literally thousands of people from around the world is exciting, but the energy gets kicked up several notches when lots of delegates are on the front lines in …

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World Urban Forum (Vancouver) – day two

It’s day two at World Urban Forum III in Vancouver. As the Wellesley Institute’s representative, I’m meeting colleagues working on housing, health and other urban issues from around the world. Some of the stories are sobering, some are inspiring. WUFIII is hosted by UN Habitat, …

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