Q3 GDP Growth Slowed On Weak Exports and Housing Vancouver, B.C. – The highly anticipated November Labour Force Survey, released this morning by Stats Canada, surpassed all forecasts breaking multi-year records. Employers added a whopping 79,500 jobs last month, bringing the gains over the past 12 months to nearly 400,000. November’s data posted the most robust [...]
Reducing red tape allows for innovative solutions to housing for growing populations, ultimately lowering housing costs A recent Wall Street Journal article featured a number of cities that stand out, giving well-deserved praise to Vancouver’s walkable urban landscape. But while Vancouver continues to become even more pedestrian friendly, a much bigger problem is going unsolved. [...]
Alexander Academy Announces The Aspiring Leaders Scholarship Initiative With Its Partner The Sage Foundation
The Sage Foundation recognizes excellence and achievements by youth thus creating the perfect partner to have with us in this endeavor. Our students are leaders! They are leaders in their classes, the Academy, and their community. We see this happening every day at Alexander Academy. Whether it is leading their group in projects such as [...]
SAGE Foundation continues its mission and quest to support education and award scholarships to students for outstanding achievement in various categories. We are delighted to inform you that SAGE Foundation has formed a partnership with Alexander Academy who will be awarding 5 students with a full scholarship. Details of the scholarship awards, submission criteria and [...]
The third week in November is dedicated as Multicultural Week in British Columbia. The 2015 British Columbia Multicultural Awards event that took place on Friday, November 20 included an afternoon session of Inspirational Talks presented by four past winners of the Provincial Nesika Award and the renamed British Columbia Multicultural Award. This is an annual [...]
The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today highlighted new proposed measures to make life more affordable for Canadian families and to help them prosper: • Increasing the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) for children under age 6. Parents will receive a benefit of $160 per month for each child under the [...]
Jeni LeGon died Friday at age 96, according to Vancouver journalist James Oakes, who is a neighbour of the woman’s partner Frank Clavin.
The American Tap Dance Foundation says LeGon was one of the first African-American women to develop a career as a tap soloist — and she wore pants when all the other female dancers were sporting skirts.
The TCHC (Toronto Community Housing Corporation) will have a new President and CEO on June 18th. He’s Eugene Jones and he comes highly qualified but his appointment is controversial because he is an American. He is currently serving as Executive Director of the Detroit Housing Commission, the largest public housing body in the State of Michigan.
The exhibition is a 40-year career retrospective of Ghanaian visual artist El Anatsui and will be his first solo exhibition in Canada. El Anatsui is the centrepiece of the Museum’s upcoming Season of Africa, an offering of exhibitions, new permanent installations, and a series of public programs and events inspired by African art and culture. El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa will be on display in the Roloff Beny Gallery on Level 4 of the ROM’s Michael Lee-Chin Crystal from October 2, 2010 to January 2, 2011.