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Three Leadership Volunteer Roles That Look Great On Your Resume

Camara Chambers, Director of Community Engagement at Volunteer Toronto - Mar.22,2017

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.

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Taking Care of Business: Progress Place Toronto Finding Work and Mental Wellness

Martha Dove, Martha Dove & Associates - Mar.22,2017
Looking for a job? Stay at home mom returning to work? Recent college graduate? Downsized from corporate merger? Mental health patient?
On the road to recovery? Motivated? Want to get back to work? But who would hire someone who might still be "crazy"?   Someone whose life had been interrupted by mental illness?
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Networking on an Empty Stomach

Usha Sthankiya, EatTrainLove.ca - Feb.22,2017

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?

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The Domino Effect: Celebrating 30 Years in Business

Laural Carr, Impagination Inc. - Feb.22,2017
So how does one begin to celebrate 30 years in business?
My Mom introduced me to the game of Dominoes a few years ago. Before that dominoes were blocks we lined up on the floor so we could knock them down. So imagine my amusement when I learned to play dominoes. I won't get into Domino game rules, but you may have tried your hand at matching the tiles or standing them on their end as seen in our anniversary video
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Living a meaningful life - with or without kids.

Laurie Sanci, Laurie Sanci and Associates - Feb.22,2017

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.

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Director's Cut: Director of Finance - February 2017

Laura G. Pacheco, Director of Finance - Feb.22,2017

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.

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Ten Things I Learned in My First Year as an Entrepreneur

Alisse Houweling, CEO, KAAV LIVING - Jan.19,2017

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.

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2017 Holiday Party Wrap-up

Susan Yellin - Jan.19,2017

What more perfect venue could there be in Toronto for an end-of-the-year holiday party than in the midst of the quaint Distillery District’s Christmas Market.

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Contract Tips and Good Practices

Diane L. Karnay, Wilson Vukelich LLP - Dec.20,2016

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 terms

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