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The Evolving Role of HR

By Lynn Lochbihler Gone are the days where Human Resources (HR) was largely an administrative role responsible for assisting employees with personal problems and health benefits, organizing the annual staff Christmas party and on clean-up duty after a situation with an employee went awry. Enlightened organizations now respect and value Human Resources Management (HRM) for…

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New Programs and Initiatives

A practitioner-driven website dedicated to francophone Canadian career development professionals Contact Point will soon set up a site for francophone Canadian career and educational planning counsellors and practitioners. The content of the site will be initially developed and subsequently expanded by the Société GRICS whose expertise in this area is widely recognized and valued.

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Contact Point Celebrates 10th Anniversary at CANNEXUS

Contact Point was first launched in 1997 at a national conference sponsored by The Counselling Foundation of Canada. It was the first website of its kind to offer a unique online space for interaction and networking among career professionals across Canada, as well as provide relevant information, professional development opportunities and resources. Now, 10 years…

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Is it Time for Career Guidance for Couples?

By Roger Sauvë, People Patterns Consulting We all seem to acknowledge the fact that the job market is filled with change and uncertainty. We can put forth all kinds of great statistics and trends to prove our point … I actually do this for a living. Career development practitioners and career counsellors provide one-on-one personal…

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Voluntary Simplicity and Work

By Ashley Kiani Coming home from work in the midst of Toronto rush hour, in the smog heat of July, with a gaining headache, I had a crazy thought. It arose while overhearing a conversation of two middle-aged working women sitting next to me on the subway. It went something like this: “Well, as you…

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Hot Sites

Vanier Institute of the Family — CONNECTIONS – Tracking the links between jobs and family www.vifamily.ca/library/cft/connections.html The Centre for Families Work & Well-being www.worklifecanada.ca Families and Work Institute www.familiesandwork.org/index.html Work-Life Balance Information and Advice www.ivillage.co.uk/workcareer/worklife Work Life Balance Centre www.worklifebalancecentre.org Voluntary Simplicity & Simple Living Resource Guide www.gallagherpress.com/pierce/overview.htm Voluntary Simplicity Overview www.stretcher.com/stories/960415c.htm The Simple Living…

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Snapshot

International Personnel Management Association – Canada IPMA-Canada … national presence, national voice, international connections. IPMA-Canada is a national human resources association with eight Chapters and members in all provinces. We are globally connected through our affiliation with other IPMA associations throughout the world. Our mission is to promote excellence in the practice of human resource management.…

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New Programs and Initiatives

By Katherine Halpenny WoodGreen Launches Homeward Bound Program In 2002 alone, more than 2,700 single mothers and their children were forced to live in Toronto’s shelter system. Research clearly shows that families experiencing homelessness need a number of essential supports in order to maintain a stable home and achieve financial independence. The Homeward Bound program…

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Book Club

Starting Point for Mentoring Christine Cuerrier Les Éditions de la Fondation de l’entrepreneurship, 2003 ISBN: 2-89521-055-1 Christine Cuerriers’ Staring Point is the first guide in 6-part series on mentoring. This introductory guide to mentoring offers a basic tool for learning about the concept of mentoring and more critically it provides the means to distinguish mentoring from other…

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