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Partners, friends, and leaders shaping the Future of Work.

Calling all Veteran entrepreneurs

Be part of IWSCC's Project VENT.

Are you a military Veteran and business owner? Inclusive Workplace and Supply Council of Canada wants to hear about your entrepreneurial experiences. Your business successes and failures. The resources that helped you. The resources that you wished you had. Take the survey.

 

IRPP launches The Functionary newsletter

Stay up-to-date about what's ticking inside the federal government.

The Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) and Accenture Fellow Kathryn May have launched The Functionary, a newsletter all about the federal public service. Challenge Factory often works with public sector organizations, and this is a fantastic resource on the Canadian government’s changing workplace. Sign up here.

NIA and Challenge Factory connect on workplace ageism

The National Institute on Ageing welcomes Lisa Taylor.

We’re so happy for Lisa Taylor, Challenge Factory’s President, to be joining the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) as an Associate Fellow! She is the only fellow focused on work, employment, and lifelong community engagement. Keep an eye out for Lisa representing the NIA at major symposia, responding to work-related queries from media, and using this fellowship to advance her own research and advocacy. Read more on Global News.

Checking in with jobseekers and employers across Canada

How is it out there?

Challenge Factory’s own Ali Breen shared what we’re seeing in the labour market, for jobseekers and employers alike, on CBC’s Cross Country Checkup, Canada’s only phone-in show broadcasting live from coast to coast to coast. She interacted with Canadians in communities across the country who are questioning current job search and hiring challenges. Listen or watch here.

Congratulations, True Patriot Love!

The Invictus Games are coming back to Canada.

What a win for Canada and True Patriot Love! Alongside Canadians across the country, we’re celebrating the return of the Invictus Games to Canada in 2025. They will be the most accessible to date and, for the first time, incorporate winter adaptive sports. Here’s to the hard work and dedication of True Patriot Love, the Governments of Canada and British Columbia, and the First Nations in Vancouver and Whistler.

Talking the Great Resignation with Charity Village

Is the Great Resignation real? Is it impacting the Canadian nonprofit sector?

In this episode of the Charity Village Connects podcast, Lisa joins a group of experts to talk workforce trends and solutions, including whether inequitable workplaces and burnout have led to high turnover and if nonprofits are seen as a desirable career path. Listen here.

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