10th May 2012

CYBF Surpasses Two Significant Milestones

 

Canadian Youth Business FoundationIn its last fiscal quarter, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) has achieved and surpassed two significant milestones: successfully supporting more than 5,000 young entrepreneurs and spurring the creation of more than 20,000 jobs since its inception in 1996. More specifically, as of March 31, 2012, CYBF supported 5,133 entrepreneurs and 20,183 jobs, in 1,414 communities across Canada. This success is the result of CYBF’s strong relationships with its partners, its network of 4,000 dedicated volunteers and its world-class mentoring program. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th May 2012

Publishing Success Seminar In Vancouver This Month

Orby ReadsThe first ever Publishing Success Seminar will take place in Vancouver on Saturday, May 26th at the BCIT downtown campus on Seymour Street. Those attending can anticipate an intensive day learning about the ins-and-outs of the contemporary publishing scene including: Read the rest of this entry »

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8th May 2012

Randstad Canada Uses Social Media To Find Top Talent

randstadThere is no denying the use of social media sites has exploded over recent years. Currently there are almost 16 million Facebook profiles live in Canada and over 5 million on the professional social network LinkedIn. And as more and more people spend their time online, it only makes sense for Randstad Canada, the country’s leader for staffing, recruitment and HR Services, and its skilled recruiters to use social recruiting techniques to be where the most qualified, talented, and largest pool of applicants are. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th May 2012

Knowledge Circle Announces Online Language Training Solutions For Canadian Public Servants

knowledge circleKnowledge Circle is one of the largest language training providers in the National Capital Region, and is committed to instructor excellence as well as continual learning tool innovation. Now in its ninth year of operation, Knowledge Circle is proud to launch KCestore.com, its new online store with a line of online learning tools tailored specifically for federal government employees. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th May 2012

Creative Group Survey Shows Designers Should Extend Talents To Resumes

the creative groupCreative professionals may want to “dress” their resume for success, a new survey by The Creative Group suggests. Nearly four in 10 (37%) advertising and marketing executives interviewed said for those pursuing creative roles, how a resume looks matters as much as what it contains. Another 48 per cent of respondents said good design is somewhat important; only 10 per cent of executives said a resume’s appearance is not very important. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th May 2012

GTA Students Craft Their Vision for the Digital Society at CareerMash Youth Tech Jam

career mashMore than 250 high school students from across the Greater Toronto area (GTA) will discuss and select the most innovative ideas for how digital technologies can help solve some of the world’s greatest issues at the CareerMash Youth Tech Jam. The unique student tech event will be held at the Ontario Science Centre Friday, May 11 from 10:30 am to 1 pm. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th May 2012

FedDev Ontario Invests In The Next 36

Government of CanadaWladyslaw Lizon, Member of Parliament for Mississauga East-Cooksville, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), today announced a contribution of up to $787,500 for The Next 36 that will provide graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with the skills and support they need to start their own businesses. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd May 2012

Four In Ten Employers Do Not Reimburse Staff For Continuing Education Costs

Robert HalfPaying for continuing education is a valuable benefit, but when it comes to companies offering this benefit, there is room for improvement. Forty-two per cent of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed for a Robert Half Finance & Accounting survey said their organizations do not reimburse staff for the continuing education units required to maintain their professional certifications. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd May 2012

Regent Park School of Music Launches Computerized Music Program With Help From Telus

Regent Park School of MusicRegent Park School of Music (RPSM) in Toronto has introduced their latest after-school program, Baddest Beatz, which teaches youth music production using computer software. The school launched the program thanks to a generous $20,000 donation from the TELUS Toronto Community Board. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd May 2012

Entrepreneur And Author Ben Casnocha To Speak At MaRS Discovery District

Orby ReadsThe Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (CFHU) have announced that award-winning entrepreneur Ben Casnocha will speak on his New York Times best-selling book, The Start-Up of You! on May 16, 7:00 pm at the MaRS Discovery District. The book is co-authored by LinkedIn co-founder and chairman, Reid Hoffman. Mr. Casnocha will be introduced by Brian Church, Country Manager, Canada and Head of Sales Solutions, North America at LinkedIn. Read the rest of this entry »

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