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October 20, 2022

Three ways to manage anxiety in a new job

Category: Careers & Workplace Author: News Editor
I'm sure you've heard the saying "change is good." But when it comes to change, especially big changes like starting a new job, it's not always easy. For some people, this transition can lead to feelings of anxiety and fear. If you're one of those people,…
July 04, 2022

Building an ecosystem to support Black tech talent

Category: Business & Innovation Author: Meres J. Weche
Melisa Ellis, a U of T alumna and founder of non-profit social and technology enterprise Nobellum, speaks about the importance of economic empowerment in the Black community and why she's helping build and support a pipeline of Black innovators and…
May 26, 2022

How Canada partners with four West African countries to fight climate change

Category: Business & Innovation Author: News Editor
On his trip to Ghana, from May 21-24, 2022, Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault announced a $20 million fund over four years to support four West African countries—Ghana, Liberia, The Gambia, and Togo—with…
April 22, 2022

How to avoid workplace burnout in a hybrid working arrangement

Category: Careers & Workplace Author: News Editor
Hybrid working arrangements are becoming increasingly popular with workers, as the mix between home and office work can mean that employees get the best of both worlds. This approach offers both time to focus and the chance to enjoy a better work-life…
December 04, 2021

Black entrepreneurs recover and thrive with loan fund

Category: Business & Innovation Author: News Editor
For Black entrepreneur Andrews Baah, being approved for the Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund is a lifeline that allows his business to “spring forward and be successful.” “This loan means a lot,” says Baah, CEO Of Apollo Staffing Solutions Inc. in Portage la…
October 27, 2021

Doing the right thing at Uber

Category: Business & Innovation Author: Meres J. Weche
An interview with Tony West, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Uber. We speak about the importance of diversity and inclusion and the launch of Black Business Direct – a new online Black-owned business directory in Canada. Born in San…
August 02, 2021

Setting a graphics career into motion

Category: Featured Content Careers Author: Meres J. Weche
Emmy-award-nominated Haitian-American artist Donavon Brutus is a motion design and illustration artist based in San Francisco, California. His wide-ranging professional experience includes working as an animator, illustrator and designer. He's used his…
April 25, 2021

Demystifying your paycheque

Category: Careers & Workplace Author: News Canada
(NC) Whether you’re a barista in a café or working for a longstanding family business, there’s no day like payday. But with 24 percent of employees stating that they would look for a new job after just onemistake on their paycheque, it’s important that your…
April 24, 2021

Working from home? There’s a tax deduction for that

Category: Careers & Workplace Author: News Canada
(NC) The COVID-19 pandemic means that many of us have been working from home part or all of the time. But did you know that you could be eligible to claim a deduction for home office expenses on your 2020 tax return?
October 21, 2019

Illustrator Yasmeen Souffrant on designing your own path

Category: Careers & Workplace Author: Meres J. Weche
Montreal native and Haitian-Canadian, Yasmeen Souffrant, has loved drawing from the time she was a little girl. In fact, most of the members of her family love drawing as well. Creativity has always been around her life.