Fewer Barriers to Entrepreneurship key to helping Underemployed Young Canadians

Fewer Barriers to Entrepreneurship key to helping Underemployed Young Canadians

This past Monday, September 23, WSIC hosted a vibrant discussion on youth underemployment in Canada. Leading the discussion was Michael Hlinka, a University of Toronto instructor and regular business commentator for CBC, and Julia Deans, CEO of the Canadian Youth Business Foundation. Michael and Julia were joined in the Q&A part of the evening by Leanne Abdulla, a young woman willing to speak openly about her ongoing challenges of finding permanent employment in Toronto.

Leanne is a registered social service worker with two diplomas yet is …

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Pension Discussion Summary

Pension Discussion Summary

Money. We love it. We hate it. We need it. Planning on growing old? You’re definitely going to need it. How much? Some say about $2 million.

No matter what your take on the issue, our governments are trying to encourage us to save on our own for retirement rather than expecting our employer, or future governments to pick up the tab. The federal government has been floating the idea of Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs).

At WSIC’s November 19th meeting at the Duke of York, pension …

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