2021-02-08

Minister Jordan launches engagement on Canada’s new Blue Economy Strategy

News release February 8, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario – With the world’s longest coastline and connected to three oceans, Canada is well positioned to be a global leader in the blue economy – an economy that creates good, middle-class jobs, while ensuring healthy oceans and sustainable ocean industries. Building a blue economy that benefits Canadians from coast to coast to coast requires …

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2021-02-05

Arts and Entertainment in the Face of COVID-19

Newmarket and Aurora are home to a wide variety of talented musicians, artists, and entertainers. Anyone who has ever attended the Newmarket Jazz festival, ventured into one of the many pubs on historic Main Street to listen to local bands, or has ever attended a theatrical performance at one of the many theatre venues in our community knows this to …

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2021-01-31

Tips on protecting your mental health during the pandemic

Written by the Newmarket—Aurora Youth Council’s Health and Mental Health Working Group

We recognize that the past few months may have been hard for many people, so we wanted to curate a list of tips for online work and school that may help you reduce stress, feel happier, and optimize your daily online routine.

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2021-01-31

Get to know: Supporting Local Working Group

Written by the Newmarket—Aurora Youth Council’s Supporting Local Working Group

The Supporting Local group recognizes the significance and value that small businesses everywhere bring to their community. Our goal is to aid small businesses in the Newmarket and Aurora area during the challenging time of the COVID 19 pandemic so they can continue to make our neighbourhoods special and vibrant.

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2021-01-29

Community Champion: Abuse Hurts

Since 1993, Abuse Hurts has worked tirelessly to significantly reduce the incidence and impact of abuse and violence across Newmarket-Aurora, and Canada. Through education, Abuse Hurts’ goal is to raise awareness about the true cost of neglect and abuse. They currently support dozens of organizations that deal with thousands of women and children whose lives have been affected by violence. …

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2021-01-29

Joint Statement by Ministers Guilbeault, Bennett, Miller and Vandal on the Importance of Indigenous Languages

Statement OTTAWA, January 29, 2021 The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, along with the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, and the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, issued the following statement today on the final day of the Symposium on Indigenous Languages – Building on Strengths and …

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2021-01-29

Government of Canada supports first national guideline on high-risk drinking and alcohol use disorder

Health care providers will have information and resources needed to help patients January 29, 2021 | Ottawa, Ontario | Health Canada High-risk drinking and alcohol use disorder (AUD) can have significant health, social and economic consequences for individuals and communities. However, a lack of research, limited access to substance use specialists, and insufficient training resources mean that AUD can frequently …

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2021-01-28

Public Service Commission of Canada publishes audit report on employment equity representation in recruitment

News release January 28, 2021– Gatineau, Quebec The Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC) has published its audit report on the representation of employment equity groups in recruitment processes in the federal public service. This audit shows that employment equity groups did not remain proportionately represented at the same rate they applied throughout the recruitment process. Women were the only …

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2021-01-28

Tamara Vrooman appointed as new Chairperson of the Canada Infrastructure Bank

News release Ottawa, Ontario, January 28, 2021— Infrastructure plays a critical role in building our country and building our economy. The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) is an important cornerstone in the Government of Canada’s long-term plan to get transformational public infrastructure built, create good jobs and grow our economy and move ambitiously to a net-zero future.  Since early 2020, the …

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2021-01-28

Extension of employer application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2021

News release January 28, 2021              Gatineau, Quebec              Employment and Social Development CanadaEnsuring that young people and Canadian employers have the supports they need to succeed and stay strong is key to driving our communities forward as we begin economic recovery. Today, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and …

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