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Health, Society

Corporations boost vaccination campaign

Labatt Breweries and Uber are taking action to help get  Canadians vaccinated. Labatt is inviting corporate Canada to get involved in efforts to combat vaccination hesitancy and to educate Canadians about COVID-19 vaccination efficacy and safety. Labatt’s campaign is called »

Economy, Society

Campaign aims to empower women in the economic recovery

Statistics show that women’s careers have suffered disproportionately during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a not-for profit is launching a campaign to ensure “women are supported and empowered in Canada’s economic recovery.” The campaign is called It’s Not Complicated and uses »

Politics

Ottawa announces it will extend rent and wage subsidies into June

The federal government announced today that the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy will remain unchanged and be extended from March 14 until June 5, 2021. According to a press release from the Department of Finance Canada, »

Economy, Society

Tax the Rich campaign urges Canadians to act

The Canadian government is asking the public to go online and suggest how it should spend money to “jumpstart the country’s economic recovery” from the effects of the pandemic. A coalition is suggesting Canadians fill in the government’s online questionnaire »

Environment & Animal Life, Health

Canadians say nature provides relief in pandemic

A public opinion poll found that 94 per cent of respondents said time spent in nature has helped to relieve the stress and anxiety they feel during Canada’s second wave of the pandemic. More than 85 per cent said access »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Society

Historic Quebec City invites tourists to visit virtually

Tourists visiting Quebec City would normally spend about $2 billion there each year and the tourism industry would account for about 40,700 jobs. Figures for 2020 are not available, but it is clear pandemic restrictions have drastically reduced those numbers »

Health, Society

Bold campaign launched to fight heart disease and stroke

The non-profit Canada’s Heart & Stroke Foundation has launched a bold campaign focused on supporting survivors of cardiovascular disease and driving research. Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada. About one in 12 adults lives with »

Economy, Society

Vancouver pilot project to increase access to transit for low income earners

A pilot project to increase access to transit for low-income residents in the city of Vancouver was approved by the city council on Tuesday. The approved pilot project is a reduced fare transit program that is looking to design, test, »

Health

Heart & Stroke Foundation launches campaign against youth vaping

The Heart & Stroke Foundation is urging Canadians to reach out to the federal government and ask them to take action to restrict the amount of flavours and limit the amount of nicotine in vapes through its new campaign to »

Internet, Science & Technology

Kids Code Jeunesse launches campaign to teach children about algorithms

In our digital world, algorithms play a big role in how people consume and experience the internet.  That is why Kids Code Jeunesse alongside the Canadian Commission to the United Nations Education Science and Cultural Organization launched the Algorithm Literacy »