If you're thinking about your next career move and your resume is looking a little lack-lustre, volunteering may be a way to bolster your leadership experience and jazz up your skills set. While the word "volunteering" often brings to mind images of a bustling soup kitchen and unflattering hairnets, volunteering nowadays is much more varied than you may think. With over 12.7 million Canadians volunteering each year, there are many ways to give back to your community while developing your own skills and experience.Read more
It's 6:30 pm on a Wednesday evening. You enter a dimly lit room that's already abuzz with the sounds of talking and laughter. Smartly dressed waiters glide around the room offering trays of beautifully presented hors d'oeuvres. Drinks are flowing and conversation is in full swing. Everyone here seems relaxed, confident. You, on the other hand, have arrived after a full day at the office, complete with a working lunch and barely any time to leave your desk. Your blood sugar levels are low, and your mind is still on the last fire you put out before you dashed off, suddenly remembering this commitment. You've had too many of these evenings recently, and would rather be on your way home instead of standing around in uncomfortable shoes and tight trousers. Sound familiar?Read more
I'm a coach who works with women who wanted to be mothers, but it didn't work out. I help them deal with the grief of childlessness and craft a new dream. My practice emerges from my own journey learning to accept a life without kids. I'm part of the 1 in 5 women in North America and the UK now reaching their mid-40's without becoming mothers. At no other time in history have so many women remained childless toward the end of their fertility.Read more
As a member of CAWEE since 2012 and now Treasurer for this great not for profit organization that recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, I sometimes reflect back on how far we've come as an organization and what keeps me actively engaged. And when I think about that, it always makes me smile.Read more
This month marks the end of my first year as an entrepreneur. It has been a busy and stimulating 12 months and I look back with a sense of pride and accomplishment. I started with an idea and eventually the business model took shape – KAAV LIVING was born. It’s a totally new concept for anyone who wants a thoughtfully designed urban home without the strain of a stressful renovation or rebuild process. I consult on reno/rebuild projects, to the potential extent of managing the entire teardown and rebuild process of a KAAV LIVING model.Read more
Sometimes contracts are entered into without knowing, considering or controlling their effects. Particularly to meet your business requirements, and also to keep litigation counsel at bay, it is necessary to ensure that all your contracts are solid, clear and enforceable agreements.
A contract is a meeting of the minds, and may be expressed and entered into in different ways – such as in writing, verbally, by e-mail, by the fulfilment of orders, etc. The technical components of a valid contract are: (i) offer, (ii) acceptance, and (iii) consideration. In addition, to ensure a contract is enforceable, reasonable steps must be taken to bring the terms of an agreement to each party’s attention, and each party must have had a reasonable opportunity to understand the termsRead more