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Individuals employed by Indigenous employers feel valued, are satisfied, have a positive work life balance, report finds

By Shari Narine, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter “In the COVID-19 world the needs are greater,” said Roberta Jamieson, president of Indspire, an Indigenous national charity that supports students, primarily financially, to obtain higher education. Due to the coronavirus pandemic causing a slow down in the national economy, Indigenous students were ...

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Public Company Board See Few Visible Minorities, Indigenous People or people with Disabilities

Few visible minorities, and Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities largely absent from public company boards, but women continue their slow advance TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2020-PRESS RELEASE-  – Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP’s sixth annual report on diversity disclosure practices of TSX-listed companies and Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) corporations shows ...

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Chiefs approve motion to create National Marine Conservation Area 

By Dariya Baiguzhiyeva, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter TIMMINS-Mushkegowuk Council is working on protecting the marine ecosystems in western James Bay and Hudson Bay. Mushkegowuk chiefs have approved a motion to have nation-to-nation talks with the federal government about establishing a National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA). “Through this initiative, we will ...

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Review of Baffinland mine expansion in Nunavut presses on, despite Inuit concerns 

By Julien Gignac, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter THE NARWHAL The Qikiqtani Inuit Association should have addressed environmental concerns with a large mine expansion project on Baffin Island before it inked a benefits deal with the owner, according to a joint letter signed by mayors of five Inuit communities and chairs ...

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Canada Life and Power Corporation of Canada contribute $70,000 to fostering meaningful relationships for reconciliation

Press Release WINNIPEG, MB, Oct. 6, 2020 – Canada Life and Power Corporation of Canada are pleased to announce a $70,000 contribution to Circles For Reconciliation. The contribution will assist with the project’s national expansion to build meaningful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and advance the process of reconciliation ...

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