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2011 Manning Award Winners Announced

10 Canadian innovators being honoured next week in Edmonton

Calgary, Oct. 6, 2011 – The 2011 winners of Manning Innovation Awards, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary of honouring Canadian innovators of all ages, were announced today by the President of the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation, David B. Mitchell.(www.manningawards.ca)

by NationTalk on October 6, 2011865 Views

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Recipients of Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and Excellence in Early Childhood Education Announced, 2011–12 Edition of Awards Launched

Ottawa, October 5, 2011 — The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, on behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, today announced the recipients of the 2010–11 Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and Excellence in Early Childhood Education. Award recipients were honoured at a ceremony in Ottawa, fittingly held on World Teachers’ Day. The event also marked the launch of the nomination process for the 2011–12 Prime Minister’s Awards.

by NationTalk on October 6, 2011696 Views

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Nine to Receive Saskatchewan’s Highest Honour

News Release – October 5, 2011

Today Lieutenant Governor Dr. Gordon L. Barnhart announced the names of nine recipients to be invested into the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.

“The nine remarkable individuals who will be invested with the Saskatchewan Order of Merit this year are outstanding citizens who have made a tremendous difference in the lives of countless people; we are truly in their debt,” Barnhart said. “I am proud and pleased that our province has established the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, so that we may honour these extraordinary men and women.”

by NationTalk on October 5, 2011742 Views

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Darren Lavallee – AMP Mentor in Residence for October

October 3, 2011

Darren Lavallee is the Aboriginal Music Program’s (AMP) Mentor in Residence for the month of October. Starting on Monday, October 3, he will be available for one-on-one career consultations, phone and email questions, fiddle lessons, and songwriting feedback at the Manitoba Music Resource Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

by NationTalk on October 4, 20111059 Views

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Achievements of Newly Certified Journeypersons Recognized

News Release – September 30, 2011

Thirty-two completing apprentices, newly certified as journeypersons, will receive awards for their outstanding achievements in the skilled trades in an awards ceremony tonight. Hosted annually by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), the awards recognize the top achievers from among the nearly 1,600 new journeypersons certified in the 47 trades in Saskatchewan between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011.

by NationTalk on September 30, 2011764 Views

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Northwest Territories Recipients Honoured During Literacy Week

Sept. 27, 2011

Recipients of the Council of the Federation Literacy Award and the Ministerial Literacy Awards, including a Youth Learner Literacy Award were honoured today during an Adult Learners’ Luncheon in Yellowknife.

Sylvia Clement – Council of the Federation Literacy Award is given to an adult learner has overcome obstacles and demonstrated outstanding progress in the pursuit of literacy skills in any of the NWT official languages.

by NationTalk on September 28, 2011704 Views

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NSI Drama Prize call for applications 2012 now open

Monday, September 26, 2011.

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is now accepting applications for its NSI Drama Prize program. Applications must be received by Tuesday, November 8, 2011.

$10,000 in cash and up to $30,000 in services and mentoring from Canada’s industry leaders is waiting for four selected writer/director/producer teams looking to make a short film through the NSI Drama Prize program.

by NationTalk on September 26, 2011926 Views

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Human Rights Awards 2011

Human Rights Commission
September 23, 2011

Nominations of people and organizations that make life better by promoting human rights in the province are being sought for the 2011 Human Rights Award.

The awards are presented by the Human Rights Commission and Partners for Human Rights.

“Improving and protecting human rights is a commitment that takes a lot of time and hard work,” said acting Minister responsible for the Human Rights Commission Graham Steele. “The awards are a way of acknowledging people and organizations who are devoted to improving life for all of us and encourage others to get involved.”

by NationTalk on September 23, 2011755 Views

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National Inuit Leader Mary Simon Receives Governor General’s Northern Medal

Tuesday September 20, 2011 – Ottawa, Ontario – National Inuit Leader Mary Simon, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami will today receive the Governor General’s Northern Medal at the Citadelle in Quebec City from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston.

First awarded in 2005, the Governor General’s Northern Medal recognizes those whose work and dedication have contributed to the evolution and constant reaffirmation of the Canadian North as part of our national identity.

by NationTalk on September 20, 20111282 Views

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Governor General to Present 29 Honours at the Citadelle of Québec

Ottawa, Ontario – Sept. 17, 2011 – His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will present honours to 29 recipients at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec, on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at 1:30 p.m.

The Governor General will present the following honours:

• two insignia of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces;
• three Military Valour Decorations;
• eight Meritorious Service Decorations (Military Division);
• fifteen Decorations for Bravery; and
• one Governor General’s Northern Medal

by NationTalk on September 19, 20111084 Views

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Hiawatha First Response Members Receive Highest Honour

For Immediate Release:
September 14, 2011

Hiawatha First Nation, ON – The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) was privileged to attend a celebration of 10 years of First Response in the Hiawatha First Nation community on September 12, 2011. First Responders were presented with Eagle Feathers for their commitment and service to their community.

The celebratory and often emotionally-charged event was well organized. Special guests Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo, AIAI Deputy Grand Chief Denise Stonefish, Member of Provincial Parliament Jeff Leal, Otonabee-South Monaghan Township (O-SMT) Fire Chief Ted Bryon, O-SMT Reeve Dave Nelson, O-SMT Councilor Marion Burton, and Deputy Ontario Chief Coroner Bert Lauwers both attended and addressed the gathering.

by NationTalk on September 14, 2011954 Views

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Governor General to Invest 45 Recipients into the Order of Canada

Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony

September 14, 2011

Ottawa – His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will preside over an Order of Canada investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, September 16, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. The Governor General, who is chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order, will bestow the honour on 32 Members and 13 Officers.

by NationTalk on September 14, 2011861 Views

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Expression of Interest: Denendeh Development Corporation Board of Directors

(Posted September 10/11)

The Dehcho First Nations is seeking an individual to participate and represent the Dehcho First Nations on the Denendeh Development Corporation Board of Directors…

Closing Date: N/A

by NationTalk on September 14, 2011868 Views

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Premier’s Award Presented to Public Service Employees

News Release – September 12, 2011

Premier Brad Wall presented the 2011 Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Public Service today.

“It is my pleasure to recognize men and women from our public service whose work has affected the lives of every person in our great province for the better,” Wall said. “These individuals, from across the spectrum of government, have made Saskatchewan’s communities better places to work, live and raise a family, and for that I thank them.”

by NationTalk on September 13, 2011803 Views

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This November 17 Arcelor Mittal Canada Mines Awards Tribute Trophies to Two Distinguished Municipal Leaders, Victor M Power, and Fernand Trahan

As Part of the IDNR-TV’s 2011 Mining Film Festival

Montreal, Quebec – Sept. 12, 2011 – ARCELOR MITTAL CANADA MINES and the IDNR-TV’s MINING FILM FESTIVAL will award trophies to honour two of Quebec and Ontario’s outstanding elected officials: Victor M. Power, Mayor of Timmins, from 1980 to 2000 and Fernand Trahan, Mayor of Val d’Or, Quebec since November, 2000.

This was reported today by ARCELOR MITTAL CANADA MINES’ Director of Corporate Communications, Mr. Éric Tétreault and IDNR-TV’s anchor, Mr. Alexandre Dumas, who indicated that the festival’s promoter, IDNR-TV, and ARCELOR MITTAL CANADA MINES wish to acknowledge the outstanding contribution made by these regional leaders in building bridges and fostering cooperation between two communities that are central to the development of natural resources and the local mining industry.

by NationTalk on September 12, 2011781 Views

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Employees honoured at 2011 Premier’s Award of Excellence presentations

FOR RELEASE #11-146
September 9, 2011

Whitehorse—One individual and three teams of Yukon government employees were presented with the 2011 Premier’s Award of Excellence in a luncheon ceremony in Whitehorse today. The annual event honours employees who have demonstrated exceptional achievements and professionalism in the public service.

Premier Darrell Pasloski says the recipients have shown a standard of professionalism that is the foundation of a strong public service.

by NationTalk on September 9, 2011852 Views

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Labour Force Survey

Friday, September 9, 2011 >

August 2011 (Previous release)

Employment was little changed for the second consecutive month in August and the unemployment rate edged up 0.1 percentage points to 7.3%.

by NationTalk on September 9, 2011787 Views

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Governor General Announces the Awarding of 27 Decorations for Bravery

Decorations for Bravery Announcement

September 8, 2011

Ottawa—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced today the awarding of three Stars of Courage and 24 Medals of Bravery. The recipients will be invited to receive their decorations at a ceremony to be held at a later date.

The Decorations for Bravery were created in 1972, to recognize people who risked their lives to try to save or to protect the lives of others. The Cross of Valour (C.V.) recognizes acts of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril; the Star of Courage (S.C.) recognizes acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of great peril; and the Medal of Bravery (M.B.) recognizes acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.

by NationTalk on September 8, 2011855 Views

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Fourteen to Receive 2011 Order of British Columbia

News Release
For Immediate Release
September 2, 2011

Honours and Awards Secretariat
Province of British Columbia

Victoria – Fourteen British Columbians who have contributed to the province in extraordinary ways will be awarded the Order of British Columbia, Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point, Chancellor of the Order, announced today.

“The Order of British Columbia recognizes the excellence and achievements of our citizens. It is the highest honour we can bestow on individuals in our province,” Point said.

by NationTalk on September 7, 2011836 Views

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Commemorative Naming Proposal in Tribute of James K. Bartleman

Friday 2 September 2011

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa’s Commemorative Naming Committee is recommending the new Central Archives/Ottawa Public Library Materials Centre be named the James Bartleman Archives and Library Materials Centre.

A long-time resident of Ottawa, James Bartleman is a Canadian diplomat, author and the 27th Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario.

by NationTalk on September 6, 20111200 Views

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Minister Jackson Lafferty Honours Life of Beaufort Delta Elder

September 2, 2011

Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, Jackson Lafferty, today expressed his condolences to the family and friends of Beaufort Delta elder Elizabeth (Liz) Hansen, who passed away recently after a brief illness. Ms. Hansen was a respected educator who dedicated her life to the promotion and preservation of the Gwich’in language.

“It is with a heavy heart that I express condolences to the Hansen family today,” said Minister Lafferty. “Ms. Hansen was a valued and well respected member of the Beaufort Delta Education Council and an exceptional advocate for the education of our students. Her knowledge of and enthusiasm for the Gwich’in language will forever be remembered through her work with the Gwich’in language curriculum.”

by NationTalk on September 5, 2011920 Views

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Cemeteries Notice – A Call for Volunteers

The Métis Nation-Saskatchewan Genealogical and Archival Centre is putting out a call to citizens interested in helping to preserve the history of Saskatchewan’s Northern cemeteries.

Cemeteries are valuable links to the past and efforts are currently underway to record the information found within cemetery records and from headstones for addition to the MN-S Genealogical and Archival Centre collection. The focus is on gathering information from current and obsolete cemeteries in Northern Saskatchewan.

by NationTalk on August 31, 2011845 Views

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DiverseCity Fellows unveil creative city-building projects

2011 Fellows ramp up leadership projects and applications open for the 2012 program

Toronto, Aug. 30, 2011 – The DiverseCity Fellows, a group of 25 rising leaders from across the public, private and non-profit sectors, have announced this year’s six collaborative city-building projects addressing a range of social and economic issues in the Toronto region. Launching this fall, the 2011 Fellows projects (see below for full descriptions) aim to:

by NationTalk on August 30, 2011946 Views

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NWT Residents Honoured at Minister’s Cultural Circle Awards

Government of the Northwest Territories
August 22, 2011

Five Northwest Territories (NWT) residents and organizations were honoured this morning at the inaugural Minister’s Cultural Circle Award Ceremony. The event took place in the South Gallery of the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, as a way of recognizing the important and lasting contributions of those dedicated to the arts and cultures of the North.

by NationTalk on August 23, 2011868 Views

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National Call for Stolen Sisters Digital Initiative commission project for imagineNATIVE 2012

August 19, 2011

The Stolen Sisters Digital Initiative (SSDI) is a call to Canada’s Indigenous artists to research, reflect and respond to the ongoing movement to fight discrimination and violence against Indigenous women in Canada.

Through the commission of four bold, new, one-minute silent digital works that challenge artists in medium, form and content, these commissions aim to celebrate and honour the Stolen Sisters’ contribution to their communities as powerful, generous, successful and talented Indigenous women. Through these four works, the Stolen Sisters will be brought into the public consciousness to millions of viewers via a mass media presentation on over 300 LCD screens located on the subway platforms of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).

by NationTalk on August 20, 20111260 Views

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Minister’s Inaugural Cultural Circle Awards

August 19, 2011

The Honourable Jackson Lafferty, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) will honour the first recipients of the Minister’s Cultural Circle Awards on Monday, August 22, 2011.

The Minister’s Cultural Circle celebrates those individuals that have made significant contributions to preserve and promote the cultures in the Northwest Territories

by NationTalk on August 19, 2011870 Views

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The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Announces the 2011 Native American 40 Under 40

Mesa, AZ. – August 15, 2011 – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2011 Native American 40 Under 40, who will be recognized as part of the 36th Annual Indian Progress in Business Awards Event (INPRO) on Thursday, September 08, 2011 at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

The Native American 40 Under 40 recognition was incorporated in 2009 as part of the National Center’s 40th Anniversary and highlights 40 existing and emerging American Indian leaders under 40 years of age who have demonstrated leadership, initiative and dedication to achieve impressive and significant contributions in their businesses, communities and to Indian country.

by NationTalk on August 16, 20111375 Views

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“Shine a light” A call for submissions for Amnesty International Canada Media Awards 2011

4 August 2011

Overview
The time has come to invite all Canadian journalists to submit their finest human rights stories for the 17th Amnesty International Canada Media Awards. Journalists deserve recognition for their vital importance in supporting human rights. The winners will be announced on 10 December, International Human Rights Day. Click on “Related Documents” in the right sidebar to access the application form.

by NationTalk on August 5, 2011841 Views

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Governor General Announces the Awarding of the Northern Medal

August 4, 2011

Governor General Announces the Awarding of the Northern Medal to Zacharias Kunuk and Mary May Simon

Ottawa – His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced today that Zacharias Kunuk and Mary May Simon are the newest recipients of the Governor General’s Northern Medal. They will receive the award at a ceremony to be held at a later date.

by NationTalk on August 4, 20111003 Views

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Media Advisory – Minister Steven Blaney to Present Aboriginal Veterans Millennium Medal to Colonel Jocelyn Paul

July 28, 2011

Wendake, QC – The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will be attending the Aboriginal Veterans Millennium Medal awards ceremony at the 2011 International Pow-Wow of Wendake, during which he will present the medal to Colonel Jocelyn Paul, CD, member of the Huron Wendat community of Wendake.

by NationTalk on July 28, 2011980 Views

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Walking in Our Moccasins: UFCW Canada activists participate in 2nd Gathering of the OFL Aboriginal Circle

UFCW Canada activists proudly joined Aboriginal sisters and brothers, the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) and other social justice advocates in Port Elgin, Ontario, from June 17 to 19 to participate in “Walking in Our Moccasins”, the second Aboriginal gathering sponsored by the OFL.

by NationTalk on July 26, 20111180 Views

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Yukon artists receive funding for sound recordings

FOR RELEASE #11-107
July 22, 2011

Whitehorse—The Yukon government’s Yukon Film & Sound Commission is awarding $23,000 to seven Yukon sound recording professionals through the Yukon Sound Recording Program.

“We continue to highlight our talented artists through support from the Film & Sound Commission,” Economic Development Minister Steve Nordick said. “Yukon musicians continue to garner success and we are proud to support them to produce albums and demo recordings in order to further their careers.”

by NationTalk on July 25, 20111017 Views

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Perspectives on Labour and Income

Friday, July 22, 2011 >

July 2011 online edition

The July 2011 online edition of Perspectives on Labour and Income, released today, features one item.

“The wealth and finances of employed low-income families” examines the financial situation of individuals living in employed low-income families compared with not-employed low-income families and employed families not in low income. It presents new findings on the level of net worth, assets and debts, financial security and retirement preparation for these groups.

by NationTalk on July 22, 2011954 Views

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Alpha Gold Plans Exploration for 2011

Vancouver, July 21, 2011 – Alpha Gold. (TSXV: ALQ) (“Alpha Gold” or the “Company”) today announced what the immediate future holds for Alpha Gold Corp.

After review of the past exploration work conducted on the Lustdust property, the Board has approved the 2011 exploration program which is intended to further delineate and expand the areas of known mineralization. The 2011 exploration program is also intended to develop drill targets beyond the drill tested zones of the property that could significantly increase the size and extent of the known mineralization on the property. Alpha plans to carry out a property-wide Geotech Ltd. ZTEM airborne survey to delineate regional structures. As described by Geotech, “The ZTEM or Z Axis Tipper Electromagnetic system is an innovative airborne EM system which uses the natural or passive fields of the Earth as the source of transmitted energy” and “ZTEM data is closely related to resistivity/conductivity mapping of the subsurface”. Additionally, follow-up property-wide detailed geological mapping, rock and soil sampling over areas not previously mapped and explored on the property will be done this year. Alpha is excited about what the ZTEM survey and ground follow-up programs may reveal on a property-wide scale.

by NationTalk on July 21, 2011961 Views

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Ontario Honours Literacy Innovator

July 18, 2011

McGuinty Government Names Council Of The Federation Award Winner

Ningwakwe George, a passionate advocate for literacy who inspires Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, is the winner of Ontario’s 2011 Council of the Federation Literacy Award.

by NationTalk on July 19, 20111008 Views

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Adult literacy advocate inspires lifelong learning

For Immediate Release
2011PREM0088-000881
July 18, 2011

Office of the Premier
Ministry of Education

Vancouver – Premier Christy Clark announced today that Dee McRae of Houston, B.C. is the recipient of the 2011 Council of Federation Literacy Award, to recognize her significant contribution to improving adult literacy in B.C.

by NationTalk on July 19, 2011899 Views

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NSI Totally Television Teams Announced

Monday, July 18, 2011.

News release

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is pleased to announce the teams selected to the 2011-12 NSI Totally Television program.

“We were impressed by the volume of excellent projects sent from across the country,” said Brandice Vivier, Manager, Programs and Development, NSI. “The five teams we selected have unique stories perfect for Canadian screens, and in the coming months under the guidance of key industry players, they will evolve and finesse their series so they’re ready to pitch to broadcasters in the spring.”

by NationTalk on July 18, 2011959 Views

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Protecting Rail Service Jobs In North Bay

July 14, 2011

McGuinty Government Supports Northern Transportation Infrastructure

Ontario is helping the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) refurbish its Polar Bear Express passenger cars, improving the travel experience and protecting about 40 jobs.

by NationTalk on July 15, 2011852 Views

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Premier Announces Recipients for Public Service Award

News Release – July 8, 2011

Premier Brad Wall today announced the 2011 recipients of the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Public Service.

“Saskatchewan’s public servants continue to significantly impact the lives of our family, friends and neighbours in communities across the province for the better,” Wall said. “Today’s recipients truly embody the best this province has to offer. They represent the Saskatchewan advantage and for that we celebrate their achievements.”

by NationTalk on July 10, 2011880 Views

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Labour Force Survey

Friday, July 8, 2011 >

June 2011 (Previous release)

Employment rose for the third consecutive month, up 28,000 in June. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.4% as the number of people participating in the labour market increased. Over the past 12 months, employment has grown by 238,000 (+1.4%).

by NationTalk on July 8, 2011832 Views

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Canada to Honor Tallman Scholar Sheila Watt-Cloutier H’09 with Postage Stamp

June 29, 2011

Tallman Scholar and 2009 honorary degree recipient Sheila Watt-Cloutier is being honored by Canada’s postal service for her work as an environmental and cultural advocate for Inuit human rights.

Canada Post plans to feature Watt-Cloutier on a postage stamp as part of the Icons and Images: Canadians Who Made a Difference portion of its 2012 stamp program, which is also to feature Paralympian and activist Rick Hansen, actor Michael J. Fox, and former justice of the Canadian Supreme Court and human rights leader Louise Arbour.

by NationTalk on June 30, 2011967 Views

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Appointments to the Order of Canada

June 30, 2011

Governor General Announces 50 New Appointments to the Order of Canada

Ottawa—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced today 50 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include 15 Officers (O.C.), and 35 Members (C.M.). These appointments were made on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.

by NationTalk on June 30, 2011907 Views

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Ontario Professional Engineers Awards recipients are named for 2011

Toronto, June 30, 2011 – The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and Professional Engineers Ontario are pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards. The awards are given to Professional Engineers who have shown exemplary service in their respective fields, to their communities and to their profession.

The awards will be presented at a gala on Saturday, November 12, 2011, at the International Centre in Mississauga. Members of the media are invited to attend.

by NationTalk on June 30, 20111078 Views

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Advisory Council Announces First Appointments to the Order of Nunavut

Iqaluit, Nunavut (June 29, 2011) – Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and Chairperson of the Order of Nunavut Advisory Council Hunter Tootoo today announced the first appointments to the Order of Nunavut.

The Order of Nunavut will be bestowed on the late Jose Amaujaq Kusugak, the late Mark Kalluak, C.M. and the Reverend Michael Gardener, C.M.

by NationTalk on June 29, 2011751 Views

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ECE Calls for Minister’s Cultural Circle Nominations

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The GNWT is accepting nominations for its inaugural Minister’s Cultural Circle to recognize those who contribute to preserving and promoting the arts, cultures and heritage in the Northwest Territories.

The Circle, sponsored by the Minister of Education culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty, recognizes contributors at the local, regional, or territorial level. The Circle aims to strengthen awareness of our unique northern identity by celebrating successful arts and cultural activities. The Circle recognizes all cultures present in the Northwest Territories.

by NationTalk on June 29, 2011823 Views

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CHRA Recognizes Accomplishments of Don McBain

Regina, Saskatchewan

Bruce Pearce, President of Canada Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) along with Executive Director, Jody Ciufo recognized the accomplishments that Don McBain has made to Aboriginal housing.

At the 2011 CHRA Congress, Pearce and Ciufo presented McBain with the Graham Emslie Award. It is presented annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to housing and community development.

by NationTalk on June 27, 20111133 Views

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Women’s Worlds Congress Comes to Ottawa

Thu, 23 Jun 2011

Expected to draw some 2000 participants from around the world, Women’s Worlds 2011 will be the largest international gathering of women to ever take place in Canada.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the congress is a unique global event intended to enhance women’s leadership skills and organizational capacity, support the exchange of knowledge and ideas, and foster research and action networks on women’s issues.

by NationTalk on June 24, 20111027 Views

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Nominations extended for Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards

June 20, 2011

The City of Toronto’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Human Rights has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2011 Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards until Monday, July 11.

“We are looking for people or programs that have had a significant impact on the lives of Torontonians by eliminating discrimination and barriers to equality,” said Uzma Shakir, Director of Equity, Diversity and Human Rights. “We want to celebrate the residents of Toronto, or services for residents, that are building a city where everyone can participate fully in the social, cultural, economic, recreational and political life of Toronto.

by NationTalk on June 24, 2011808 Views

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NAISA Prizes announced at the 2011 Meeting

Most Influential Books in Native American and Indigenous Studies of the First Decade of the Twenty-First Century Prize (awarded 2011)

Noenoe Silva, Aloha Betrayed: Native Hawaiian Resistance to American Colonialism (Durham: Duke University Press, 2004).

Philip J. Deloria, Indians in Unexpected Places (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2004).

by NationTalk on June 23, 20111077 Views

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320,000 construction workers needed in next decade: mobility and outreach to all sources of labour will be key to meeting needs

June 21, 2011

Ottawa − Canada’s construction industry will need about 320,000 workers over the next nine years to meet demand for new construction and to replace retirements and mortalities.

The finding, from the Construction Sector Council’s just-released national forecast of labour supply and demand from 2011–2019, says Canada’s slowing population growth combined with its rising demand for large natural resource construction projects is challenging the industry to find the required number of skilled workers.

by NationTalk on June 22, 2011836 Views

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