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Information technology training for women

Information technology training for women – Funding 416-314-7238 Rainbow Skills Development Centre, Ottawa: To provide-women of low-income with training to start careers in information technology in a 40-week program that includes in-class training, mentorship and work placements. $126,657 COPYRIGHT 2003 Community Action Publishers COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group

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Ontario wants public defenders, lawyers disagree

Ontario wants public defenders, lawyers disagree TORONTO — The Ontario government’s commitment to change the province’s current legal aid program to a public defender system, similar to what exists in many states in the USA, has been condemned by the Law Society of Upper Canada as establishing a two-tier justice system–one for the rich and […]

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Australia welfare system most progressive, OECD expert claims

Australia welfare system most progressive, OECD expert claims Sidney, Aus. — “Australia operates the most targeted social security system in the OECD, and probably in the world.” Peter Whiteford, welfare analyst at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development told the Australian Social Policy Conference that Australia has the most progressive welfare system in the […]

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Why are today’s immigrants earning less than newcomers in the ’60s

Why are today’s immigrants earning less than newcomers in the ’60s OTTAWA — Since 1980 the earnings of new immigrants to Canada deteriorated because of a complex set of factors involving the value of foreign job experience, language abilities and nation of origin. This is reported in a Statistics Canada study, Explaining the Deteriorating Entry […]

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Hamilton office for foreign nurses.

Hamilton office for foreign nurses. TORONTO — Ontario’s Creating Access to Regulated Employment for Nurses will have an office in Hamilton. The CARE for Nurses program was created to enable nurses internationally trained to qualify in Ontario. More than 300 internationally-trained nurses have qualified to practice in Ontario in recent years. 416-326-1609 COPYRIGHT 2004 Community […]

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Profitable businesses of non-profits described in study – Voluntary Sector

Profitable businesses of non-profits described in study – Voluntary Sector – Brief Article NEW HAVEN — Here are examples of money raising businesses run by non-profit organizations, cited in a study, Enterprising Nonprofits: Revenue Generation in the Nonprofit Sector, by Cynthia W. Massarsky and Samantha L. Beinhacker, Yale School of Management. * Manufacturing Network of […]

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Tamil info & support set – General

Tamil info & support set – General – Brief Article TORONTO — The Tamil Eelam Society is developing an information and support group campaign for Tamil speaking women in Scarborough who had or have gestational diabetes. This initiative is being developed with the support of the Self Help Resource Centre, the Canadian Diabetes Association and […]

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Northwest FASD research network created

Northwest FASD research network created EDMONTON — The Canada Northwest Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Partnership has created a network to promote research of FASD and to disseminate and share findings with stakeholders. Fifteen experts from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, B.C., the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut make up the board that will oversee the research […]

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Obesity rates up for kids and adults

Obesity rates up for kids and adults OTTAWA — Obesity rates among children and adults have increased substantially during the past 25 years, according to new results from the Canadian Community Health Survey which directly measured the height and weight of respondents. In 1978/79, 3% of children aged 2 to 17 were obese. By 2004, […]

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MB youth volunteer awards continue

MB youth volunteer awards continue Up to 200 students will be eligible to receive Youth Leadership Scholarships as the Manitoba government continues its program for young volunteers, education, citizenship and youth, Minister Peter Bjornson announced. The program is open to Grade 12 students planning to pursue a post-secondary education. Students may volunteer their time outside […]