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September 28, 2016

Focus on bold strategy to drive growth, report urges

  Deloitte Canada’s most recent report, The future belongs to the bold, makes an empirical link, for the first time, between courage and business performance. The more courageous companies we can build in Canada, the faster and larger our economy will grow. While not nearly enough Canadian companies can be considered truly courageous, the good news is that many firms are on the cusp; one third of firms surveyed are almost there and can become courageous if their leaders ...

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September 13, 2016

Celebrating the “Woman of Steel” – Linda Hasenfratz named 2016 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year

Linda Hasenfratz, chief executive officer of Linamar Corporation, a diversified global manufacturing company, is the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business 2016 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year. The award is given to leaders who have achieved success through their business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit. Hasenfratz joined her father’s company in 1990 and worked her way up from the ground floor, learning all aspects of the business prior to her tenure as the chief executive officer. As CEO, Hasenfratz has grown the ...

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September 8, 2016

New partnership between AGF and the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada focuses on helping families

New partnership between AGF and the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada focuses on helping families

A collaboration between AGF Management Limited and Canada’s leading charity dedicated to improving the lives of people living with Alzheimer's focuses on one of the most stressful parts of navigating the disease – managing personal finances. Launched in September 2016, the initiative will enhance awareness of the issues affecting Canada's aging population, providing financial advisors with the insight and tools they need to begin important intergenerational discussions about physical and financial wellness. “At AGF, we understand the value of advice. Through ...

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September 5, 2016

Scotiabank AIDS Walk kicks off 30th year

Scotiabank AIDS Walk kicks off 30th year

Scotiabank is proud to once again be the title sponsor of the Scotiabank Aids Walk, taking place this month in 28 communities across Canada.Founded 30 years ago, money raised through the walk contributes to developing and maintaining services and projects to more than 65,000 Canadians from coast to coast. “Too many of us in Canada have become complacent about HIV and AIDS,” commented Brian Porter, CEO of Scotia Bank. “A Canadian becomes infected with HIV every few hours and there are 35 million ...

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September 1, 2016

The Home Depot Canada tackles youth homelessness

The Home Depot Canada tackles youth homelessness

Toronto, Ontario  Every night, 6000 young people in Canada resort to sleeping outside or visiting emergency shelters. Unknown thousands more have no official address, relying on the hospitality of friends and family to provide accommodation for weeks or months at a time. Running until October 9th, 100 per cent of the proceeds from buying a post-card sized paper Orange Door at Home Depot Stores will support community organizations providing safe, stable housing and life-skills programs for homeless and at-risk youth. Now in ...

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