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Posted by on Apr 2016 in All Stories, Features, Member Support, Slider | 0 comments

Can your organization afford to ignore staff burn-out?

Can your organization afford to ignore staff burn-out?

According to research by Morneau-Shepell, not addressing employee burnout is more time-consuming and expensive than taking action. While the costs are difficult to quantify, a distressed employee is much less productive than their colleagues. Lost productivity can take many forms, including “presenteeism” (being at work but giving less than 70 per cent of their best effort), gossiping or complaining about work to peers, and time-consuming complaints or disciplinary actions.

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Posted by on Apr 2016 in All Stories, Features | 0 comments

2015 scholarship recipient is “paying it forward”

2015 scholarship recipient is “paying it forward”

While Geoff Goodson is focused on his own success, he still makes time to help others in need. The recent Osgoode Hall Law School graduate enjoys spending his free time tutoring men experiencing homelessness in English composition. “For the most part, these men are either preparing for jobs or school and have not been taught basic literacy skills,” he explains.

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Posted by on Apr 2016 in Advocacy, All Stories, Features | 0 comments

Rooftops Canada study visit: Jane Kreda’s reflections on social housing in Johannesburg

Rooftops Canada study visit: Jane Kreda’s reflections on social housing in Johannesburg

Just over a year ago, I was privileged to be part of a team of five non-profit and co-op housing representatives that visited South Africa. Each of us returned to Canada with tales inspired by what we had witnessed. Rooftops Canada, the international development program of Canada’s social and co-op housing organizations, organized this study visit to South Africa and Kenya, which was co-hosted by their partners in Nairobi, Johannesburg, and Cape Town.

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