WATCH | The Skill Advantage: The 21st century challenge for Canada’s unions

Today, the Canada West Foundation released, The Skill Advantage: The 21st century challenge for Canada’s unions. Report author Janet Lane, Director of the Human Capital Centre, discusses the report, its findings and what it means for how unions can create value in Canada. The report shows how Canada can benefit if unions take better advantage

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WATCH | Beyond the Rules: Moving safety from compliance to competence

Today, the Canada West Foundation released, Beyond the Rules: Moving safety from compliance to competence. Report author Janet Lane, Director of the Human Capital Centre, discusses the report, its findings and what it means for workplace safety. The report looks at the case study of Waiward Steel, an Alberta company which, after four serious safety

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How Canada can leap forward on workplace safety

Canada has a workplace safety problem – hundreds of employees die every year on the job, and hundreds of thousands are injured. Throughout the country, occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation and regulation tries to make workplaces safer.[1] Every province and territory has legislation that places responsibilities on employers to ensure the health and safety

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The exciting future for Canada’s next generation innovators

The SHAD program opened my mind to new ideas about the role of business in society. That’s why I jumped at the opportunity to work on a project that involved renewing my connections with SHAD, through an internship this summer at the Canada West Foundation’s Centre for Human Capital Policy. Today, the Canada West Foundation

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The Apprentice:
A Q&A with Russell Farley

In high school, Russell Farley was more interested in drama class than shop class. But when he moved to Alberta from Ontario two-and-a-half years ago, he fell in love with a new artistic pursuit: woodworking. The smell of the shop, the beauty in a grain pattern, the intricate design on fine pieces – he was

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