Breaking the silence around men’s mental health

When it comes to men’s health, the focus in recent years has been primarily on physical health and awareness of diseases like prostate and testicular cancer. However, it’s important we also recognize the importance of men’s mental health. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, over 3.4 million Canadian men and boys experience mental health …

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Finding financial empowerment through RESPs

Talking about money shouldn’t be as hard as it is. Instead of having open, candid discussions about finances, we often keep our fiscal concerns to ourselves and, in turn, let our questions go unanswered. As a Client Coordinator for Family Services of Greater Vancouver’s (FSGV) Financial Empowerment Program, Rocio Vasquez takes the opposite approach: she …

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The benefits of multiculturalism

Canada has long been hailed as a cultural mosaic, home to people with a wide variety of diverse backgrounds. This Canada Multiculturalism Day, it’s important to recognize some of the ways we all benefit from multiculturalism on a daily basis: Multiculturalism makes us more creative Opening ourselves up to aspects of other cultures—whether it’s a …

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4 ways to strengthen your relationship with your teen

Raising children comes with its fair share of challenges. Parenting teenagers, on the other hand, is a whole other ballgame. The daily struggles of maintaining a relationship with a teen can be enough to wear parents down, especially when every interaction results in conflict. But being a teenager isn’t easy: from fluctuating hormones, to navigating …

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How Financial Empowerment Builds Strong Communities

Powerful communities are cultivated from the ground up, and when community members don’t have equal access to education, a divide can begin to form. We’ve all heard the timeless idiom, “knowledge is power”, but it’s imperative to realize just how sharply those words ring true. Being financially savvy is an invaluable skill that not only …

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Workplace bullying: identify the signs and take action

The effects of bullying on a person can be extremely damaging—in fact, both the victim of bullying and the person who perpetuates bullying have been found to be at higher risk for suicide.1 But while we typically think of bullying as a problem in schools and playgrounds, a staggering 40% of Canadians experience one or …

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