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Health, Society

ADHD support in schools is lacking: survey

In a Canadian survey, 45 per cent of parents of children with ADHD said their children were not getting support for their disability in their schools. The main characteristics of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. These» 

Economy, Health, Society

Canada: The middle class dream shrinking rapidly

After a long working life, most people hope to have an easy and enjoyable retirement.  That was one of the basic concepts of the “middle class dream”.  That may have been more possible in the past but a new survey» 

Society

Over half Canadian women report sexual harassment at work: poll

One out of every two women in Canada report having experienced sexual harassment at work and 90 per cent of women say  they use strategies to avoid it, according to a public opinion survey by the Angus Reid Institute.  Large» 

Society

Canadian employees are less loyal: survey

A survey conducted in 13 countries suggests that only 57 per cent of Canadian employees feel loyal to their employer, well below the global average of 70 per cent. The research, conducted by the consulting firm ADP Research Institute, involved» 

Economy, Health, Society

But what about if you die?

You’d think with so much money, lawyers and advisors available, a mega pop star like Prince would have had a last will and testament in place, but he didn’t.  His sudden death left assets of approximately $300 million in the» 

Health

Transgender youth avoiding health care: study

Almost half of transgender young Canadians are not getting health care when they need it, suggests a study from the University of British Columbia. Researchers sought information from 923 people between 14 and 25 year old in a transgender survey» 

Society

More Canadians plan to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies: poll

More Canadians are planning to attend ceremonies to honour fallen soldiers this year according to a public opinion survey commissioned by the non-profit group Historica Canada. It found that 29 per cent of respondents plan to attend a Remembrance Day» 

Society

Group to study homophobia, other attitudes in school

Egale Canada’s stated mission is “to improve the lives of LGBTQI2S people in Canada” and to enhance the global response to LGBTQI2S issues.” The acronym stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and two-spirit people. In 2012, the group» 

Economy

Younger workers more likely to be late

Only two per cent of Canadian chief financial officers (CFOs) accept worker being late only if productivity doesn’t suffer, according for a survey for Accountemps, a specialized staffing service. Sixty-five per cent of respondents said coming in late is okay» 

Economy, Society

Many Canadian workers spend all of or more than their pay

An online survey has found that 47 per cent of working Canadians would find it difficult to meet their financial obligations if their pay cheque were delayed by one week. It’s worse among younger workers. Of those in their 40s,»