#NationalDayofMourning; #LaurieScott; #OntarioWorker'sCompensationAct
Toronto, Apr 28 (Canadian-Media): Laurie Scott, Minister of Labour, issued the following statement regarding the National Day of Mourning.
Laurie Scott. Image credit: Facebook page
"Today, April 28th, is the National Day of Mourning. This day was chosen to coincide with the day in 1914 when Ontario's first Worker's Compensation Act came to be. Here in Ontario, thousands of people will pause to honor and remember those who have died, been injured, or became ill as a result of their job.
"As the Minister of Labour, one of my top priorities is to understand and ensure that Ontarians have the proper protections, such as legislation and regulations, to prevent and eliminate workplace incidents. I am committed to ensuring that Ontario's workplaces remain among the safest in the world.
"We need everyone - the government, our health and safety partners, and workers and employers - working together to help promote health and safety to prevent further workplace tragedies.
"While today we remember those who have been killed or injured on the job, we are also committed to developing Ontario's next Occupational Health and Safety Strategy. Our strategy will focus on the message that everyone has a role to play in a safe workplace and the prevention of future deaths and injuries."
#NationalStressAwarenessMonth; #AgeofArtificialIntelligence; #WorldEconomicFoum
Toronto, Apr 16 (Canadian-Media): April is being observed all across Canada as a National Stress Awareness Month (NSAM) to raise awareness about the issue of stress by Canadians, media reports said.
National Stress Awareness Month. Image credit: Pinterest
Stress Awareness Month (SAM) had been observed every April, since 1992. During this annual thirty day period, health care professionals and health promotion experts across the country increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.
SAM is a national cooperative effort, says the official website, to inform people about the dangers of stress, successful coping strategies, and harmful misconceptions about stress that are prevalent in our society.
A recent global survey of 2,843 English speaking professionals by LinkedIn revealed that half (49 percent) of workers today report feeling stressed in their jobs.
In an effort to reduce this number, learning the cause of stress, said LinkedIn Learning expert instructors, workload was the biggest cause of stress among professionals, across gender, age and seniority.
The second cause of stress was identified as the Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) which made workers feel insecure about the future of their jobs
The next question after identification of the key drivers of stress at work is how to overcome these challenges.
Meditation, exercise, fresh air and a visit to the doctor are considered to be the important strategies to be followed by people who are stressed out.
Key skills you need to learn to keep your stress level low is to refuse taking more loads of work, prioritizing your tasks,
The best way to thrive in this fluid environment of the Age of AI to reduce fear about the future jobs is to make learning a part of your daily routine, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).
WEF recommends mastering soft skills, and learning at least the basics of AI.
Not only will this reduce your stress at work, it’ll make you more marketable as well.
#NationalVolunteerWeek2019; #volunteerfactor; #VolunteerCanada
Ottawa, Apr 8 (Canadian-Media): National Volunteer Week (NVW) 2019 is being all across the nation from Apr 7-13 to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers, media reports said.
National Volunteer Week 2019. Image credit: volunteer.ca
This year's theme is: “The Volunteer Factor – Lifting Communities.”
The Volunteer Factor celebrates and recognizes the exponential impact of volunteers's dedication to lift our communities.
The beautiful image of the hot air balloons of different sizes, shapes and colours reflects the diversity of community volunteers. It illustrates that when people volunteer together, the sky is the limit, in terms of what they can achieve.