Tag: Government

New Talent for our National Parks: The Student Conservation Association

By Alanna Klapp Diversity may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the National Park Service, but there is a long history of few minorities visiting national parks or working in the conservation and environmental fields. The Student Conservation Association (SCA) and its diversity coordinator Alvi Seda are working… Read the full article

Government of Manitoba – Sam Grande

2015 Diversity Leader Government of Manitoba Headquarters: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada CEO: Greg Selinger Employees: 14,815 Recent Recognition Includes: Globe and Mail, Canada’s Top 100 Employer Awards, Manitoba’s Top Employers, 2013 and 2014; Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, 2013 and 2014; and Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, 2013 and 2014 SCE Lifeworks, Employer of the Year Award, 2014 Disability… Read the full article

What’s new in diversity and inclusion: Government of Manitoba

Recruitment and retention strategies must consistently be developed and improved upon for an employer to remain competitive in Manitoba’s labour market. Adding to the challenge of recruitment and retention is that of ensuring that the workforce is as inclusive and diverse as possible. To that end, the Manitoba government has continually implemented and updated policies… Read the full article

Cultural Diversity Helps Plastic Mobile Stay on Leading Edge

At a press conference held Thursday to introduce Ontario’s new legislation on immigration, Canadian mobile agency Plastic Mobile was recognized by Minister Michael Coteau as a leading employer for cultural diversity. The proposed Ontario Immigration Act would, if passed, assist the province in building its knowledge economy by working with the federal government to maximize… Read the full article

Making the Affordable Care Act Work for Diverse Communities

Studies show that low-income Americans, ethnic minorities, and other underserved populations often have higher rates of disease, fewer treatment options, and less access to care.

Dyslexia: Not Just a Children’s Condition

By Debra Marcelle-Coney, PhD, and Myrna Molinari, MSW, LCSW, CAP, Department of Veteran Affairs The thought of a learning disability never crosses the minds of most people. Some may dismiss the idea and assume it is a few tendencies or possible characteristics of something else. As a result, the association between transposition of a few… Read the full article

Celebrating 150 Years of Valor

By Noelle Bernard THE MEDAL OF HONOR EXEMPLIFIES A SOLDIER’S COURAGE, INTEGRITY, VALOR, AND ABOVE ALL, SACRIFICE. This year is the 150th anniversary of the highest military honor bestowed to a servicemember for risking life in combat beyond the call of duty. “For 150 years America has reserved its highest military honor, the Medal of… Read the full article

South Pole Allied Challenge

By Grace Austin THIS DECEMBER, PRINCE HARRY WILL ACCOMPANY A GROUP OF EXTRAORDINARY DISABLED SOLDIERS TO THE SOUTH POLE. DUBBED THE SOUTH POLE ALLIED CHALLENGE, HE WILL SERVE AS THE OFFICIAL EXPEDITION PATRON. The mission will be a culmination of their yearlong journey with Soldiers to Summits, a nonprofit program of No Barriers USA, which… Read the full article

Veteran’s Programs Promote Healing Through Love, Relaxation, and the Creative Process

By Noelle Bernard FOR IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN WAR VETERANS, THE COST OF WAR HAS LEFT LIFE-ALTERING INJURIES THAT MAKE RETURNING TO CIVILIAN LIFE DIFFICULT. The long-term effects of these conflicts have put strains on veterans’ hospitals struggling to properly meet needs as the country’s 12.5 million non-elderly veterans grows in number. To help alleviate such… Read the full article

Mass Incarceration and Employment Practices: Breaking Ties with the Past and Building Families

By Dr. Henrie M. Treadwell, Research Professor, Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine and author of Stereotypes in Black and White: How everyday Leaders Can Build Healthier Opportunities for African American Boys and Men Of the many injustices inherent in our system, one of the most frustrating is what happens when a prisoner tries… Read the full article