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Date:
November 19, 2019

‘The need is still there’

‘The need is still there’

What sparked the idea behind Bell Let’s Talk – a national and global campaign held annually on January 30th in support of mental health initiatives? One in five Canadians will struggle with a mental illness in their lifetime and it’s the No. 1 cause of workplace disability, a major national health concern that costs the Canadian economy more than $50 billion a year. Yet because of the lingering stigma around mental illness, relatively little was being said or done other than ...

Date:
November 12, 2019

The path to reconciliation

The path to reconciliation

National Indigenous History Month provides the opportunity for us all to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to Canada. But it’s also a chance to reflect on the progress we’ve made and the hard work that lies ahead. The question is: has business done enough? What else could we do to truly reconcile our past and move forward together with Indigenous people? We’ve seen first-hand that progress has ...

Date:
November 5, 2019

Canadian leadership in the global economy

Canadian leadership in the global economy

En Français By any measure Canada occupies an enviable position in the world today. Our reputation is admirable. We are seen as an advanced, progressive and welcoming country – a safe and stable nation with a diverse population and workforce. Our people are well-educated. We have the highest proportion of college and university graduates in the G7. The number of young people pursuing education in the STEM disciplines is rising faster than in other university programs. Our natural resources are ...

Date:
October 30, 2019

A better future for Canadians – Report and recommendations

A better future for Canadians – Report and recommendations

The Business Council of Canada launched the Task Force on Canada’s Economic Future, which engaged Canadians from across the country to advance policies that enhance growth and ensure a better future for all. The Task Force’s report and recommendations outline how governments, businesses and other stakeholders can work together to strengthen Canada’s economic capacity, accelerate growth and spur investment for the benefit of all citizens. At the same time, it calls on employers to enhance Canada’s ...

Date:
October 22, 2019

Raising our game

Raising our game

Canada consistently ranks as one of the best countries in the world in which to live. Despite that, growing numbers of Canadians – young people in particular – are telling pollsters that they are uncertain or worried about their future economic prospects. An Abacus survey last spring found that nearly 40 per cent of millennials feel worse off than their parents’ generation. From high personal debt levels to out-of-reach housing costs, there is no shortage of problems feeding this sense of uneasiness. But ...

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