The annual competition’s third year generated over 65,000 votes – more than double the ballots from the previous year – cast by close to 3,000 HR professionals across Canada. Read More
It’s a time to promote and advance inclusion and accessibility for all.
Approximately one year ago, Honourable Carla Qualtrough declared the week starting on the last Monday of May as the time to recognize the potential that Canada’s diversity holds.
“As Canada’s first Minister responsible for Persons with Disabilities, I believe that our country’s diversity is our strength – and when we include people with disabilities, we create a stronger Canada for everyone.” Read More
With leaders and influencers from Canada’s business community, award-winning employers, and government in attendance, philanthropist and keynote speaker Michael “Pinball” Clemons expectedly delivered an impassioned speech on empowering youth through education.
Aspiring stars travelling for auditions, delivering their best performances to impress casting directors, with dreams of launching a successful career in their trained art – it’s not just Hollywood, it’s National Internship Awareness Month.
Like the preceding, annual Academy Awards, National Internship Awareness Month recognizes and celebrates the benefits of auditions, reaped by both its employers and jobseekers. For the second year, NIAM aims to dispel myths surrounding internships to shine light on how unknowns can become stars. And because many casting directors have misconceptions about hosting auditions, NIAM also attempts to generate buzz on how they, through offering temporary tryouts, can find the right talent to produce a Best Picture nomination. Read More
When the number of candidates far exceeds the number of entry-level positions, we’re left with underemployed and unemployed recent graduates.
A report published by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario in 2014 revealed that less than one-quarter of employers posting entry-level positions would consider hiring a candidate with no experience, and that most of these employers required at least one year.
It’s no surprise a follow-up study discovered that close to 60 per cent of entry-level hires had three or more years of experience.
How does a recent graduate compete?
At Career Edge, we help individuals facing barriers to employment launch their careers. We believe what we do is important, but we know there are many other social enterprises like us, changing the world and doing great things for people to make an impact – and that’s why we’re supporting Good Foot Delivery, a delivery service employing people with disabilities. They make deliveries in Toronto on foot and via public transit. Read More
Abbreviated in length, but inspired by change, February is a time to do more, with less.
The National Jewish Council for Disabilities established North American Inclusion Month to recognize the need for more opportunities for people with disabilities. The initiative aims to do more than just improve our understanding of a person with a disability’s needs and aspirations for 28 days. It aspires to create action toward change, and to produce a more positive approach that prevails for 365. Read More