Employment

Take no meal for granted

Some people think of famine and poverty as problems by which places like Canada or Quebec aren’t affected. However, thousands of people are not getting the nutrition that they need. 

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Accueil Bonneau: Making a difference, one person at a time.

The basic needs in life like shelter, food, water, etc. are often taken for granted by those of us that have never been in a situation where access to any of it has been in danger. However, for many people having a roof over their head for even a day, is a constant struggle. According to this article from the CBC, the homeless population was over three thousand people in 2015, in Montreal.

Volunteer Opportunity With The Frigo Vert

Frigo vert is a public space, managed collectively that belongs to no one or groupe. It is a

Volunteer Opportunity With the Défi Sportif Altergo

Défi Sportif Altergo,is a committed, competitive and driven organisation, “dedicated to the social inclusion of athletes with functional limitations.” They have a positive effect on these athletes, by  giving them the opportunity to compete in competitions at a high-level against people who have been going through the same thing as they are.

How to Do Our Taxes and Our Manage Money; What We Don’t Learn in School

To take a quote from a recent article from the Montreal Gazette published on July 11, 2017, written by Jacob Serebrin, “A large percentage of Quebecers might be leaving money on the table because they don’t understand the tax system, according to a report released by the C.D. Howe Institute last week.” This shows how there aren't many people who are educated about their own taxes and have trouble understanding as well.

Renaissance

Renaissance is a non-profit organization that aims to reintegrate people into the workforce who are having difficulty finding work while keeping environmental awareness and sustainable development in mind. Their primary project since 1995 has been their job training program, which allows disadvantaged people to re-enter the workforce through their 26 week paid job training. This program gives the participants the knowledge and confidence to pursue further work and helps break the cycle of poverty.

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Hunger; Not in My Backyard!

In an article from the Globe and Mail written by Aleksandra Sagan published on February 19, 2016, it states that “some four million Canadians, or about 12.7 percent of households, experience some level of food insecurity, according to PROOF, a research group studying policy options to reduce the problem.

Forest Fires Pose Questions for the Future of the BC Logging Industry

The article listed below discusses the effects of the severe forest fires in BC over the summer and how they will affect the forestry industry in both the short and long term.  Specifically, an industry that is already in a state of transition as a result of the pine beetle infestation and the threat of a new trade war with the United States, will now have to deal with the loss of 53 million cubic metres of timber which is equivalent to a typical year’s total harvest.

Worst Wildfire Season BC Has Ever Seen

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Winding down after the worst wildfire season on record for British Columbia, the provincial state of emergency and evacuation orders have been rescinded. In the CBC News article, “Fires compound losses of harvestable timber in BC's Interior,” it is stated that in just three months, nearly 50,000 people were displaced from their homes and costed the province more than $510 million to fight (Kelly, 2017). The lack of precipitation and fuel buildup resulted in the merger of nineteen forest fires to form the single largest blaze in BC history.

Could Energy East be the beginning of the end for pipelines?

The Toronto Star article TransCanada ends bid to build Energy East pipeline after ‘careful review of changed circumstances’ by Alex Ballingall discusses TransCanada’s recent decision to cancel its proposal for the Energy East pipeline and the various perspectives on the decision. The project was proposed in 2014 and would have been a 4,500km pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to refineries in Quebec and New Brunswick, carrying 1.1 billion barrels of crude oil every day and costing $15.7 billion to build.