Job flexibility, mental health supports are top Canadian priorities, especially for women

Poll identifies priority needs – from government, employers and family TORONTO, February 1, 2022 – Flexible working hours, free at-home testing kits, safe re-opening of schools and mental health supports are among the top priorities for Canadians at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest Prosperity Project cross-country poll. Conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights in partnership with…

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Canadian youth – particularly young women – report increased anxiety, depression and stress

The Prosperity Project tracking poll also shows optimism about job prospects TORONTO, July 21, 2021 – More than half of Canadian youth, and nearly two-thirds of young women, feel that their anxiety, depression and stress levels are higher now than at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest Prosperity Project tracking poll.    Conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights in partnership with The Prosperity Project, the third cross-country survey found 55% of Canadian youth (16-29…

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The Matching Initiative: Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women’s Empowerment

Named after the Honourable Jean Augustine, the first African-Canadian woman to be elected to the House of Commons, the Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women’s Empowerment was established in 2014 to provide programs for girls aged 7 to 17 to support their mental, physical and social well-being. Based in Etobicoke, Ontario, the Jean Augustine Centre provides programs, camps and workshops to…

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