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The Experience Works Program

Overview: According to a 2007 StatsCan Study, over two million people aged 55 to 64 were employed or looking for work in 2006, representing 12% of the total labour force-up from one million (10%) in 1976. The recent Public Policy Forum National Conference on Maximizing Employment Opportunities for Mature Workers took a fresh look at this demographic trend Description: The Experience Works Mobile Program is an innovative initiative of Ethos Career Management Group in partnership with M.…

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SiG@MaRS

MaRS is a non-profit innovation centre connecting science, technology and social entrepreneurs with business skills, networks and capital to stimulate innovation and accelerate the creation and growth of successful Canadian enterprises. SiG@MaRS is a collaborative partnership between The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the University of Waterloo, the MaRS Discovery District, and the PLAN Institute. The SiG@MaRS team played a round of Prelude facilitated by Chris Lowry, founder of Green Enterprise Toronto, and Kim Bagayawa, founder of The Firehouse, a consultancy…

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Northern Lakes Colleges

Northern Lakes College serves 30 communities in north central Alberta. The majority of its students are Aboriginal. It offers a wide array of academic upgrading, bachelor degree, career and trades training, certificate, diploma, and university transfer programs. Website: Northern Lakes College Location: Wabasca Area, North Central Alberta Program: Life Skills Program Description: In October 2009, Prelude was introduced to first year college students as part of the Life Skills Program. This is offered in three widely dispersed satellite campuses,…

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Wikiworkforce

Wikiworkforce is an online forum that empowers individuals to discuss business challenges and ideas within an anonymous global network. The CEO and founder, Wendy Melvin, who has a successful track record in executive management search, founded it in 2007. Website: Wiki Workforce Location: Virtual Program: Online professional development Description: Wikiworkforce has integrated Prelude into its  suite of online professional development tools for members. It specifically focuses on Module 1: Keynote. In this way an individual can begin the process…

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Eastern Township School Board

The Eastern Townships School Board (ETSB) is one of Quebec’s nine English-speaking boards. The ETSB serves close to 7000 students in: 20 elementary schools, three secondary schools, one alternative secondary school, two vocational education centres, two adult education centres, and one centre of excellence. It was the first education jurisdiction anywhere to offer 1:1 laptop learning to lower grades. Website: Eastern Townships School Board Location: Cowansville, Quebec Program: Staff Training – Professional Development Description: As  professionals [school administrators, counsellors,…

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