Blog Posts from June, 2017

Tell me about yourself – a simple guide to the dreaded interview question

"So, tell me about yourself." It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... Ok, while it’s important to tell a story, the employer is not...

YWCA AGM 2017: A Recap

“History may well be a series of stories we tell about the past, but the stories are not just any stories. They're not chosen by chance. “ – Thomas...

Celebrating National Aboriginal Day 2017

This year, Canada celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Confederation, but our history runs much longer than that. You may already be familiar with the...

Being a present father

Some of my fondest memories as a child were staying up late with my dad and watching old tough guy movies on the CBC. He had grown up on the streets...

Hypermasculinization: What it is and why it’s a problem

Hypermasculinity is a term for the exaggeration of male stereotypical behaviour, emphasizing physical strength, aggression and sexuality. It relates...

We found this ad at a local high school

Remember when we talked about media literacy and how it helps you break through the noise of advertising? We found this ad hanging in a local high...

Finding yourself before you find a job

Whether you are just starting out on your career path or looking for a change in direction after several years, it is important to know what you want...