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Please join MP Joyce Murray at her Friday, May 27, 2016 MP Breakfast Connections with Roslyn Kunin “Will it be possible to have a successful career in the 21st century?”

Posted on May 17, 2016 | No Comments

Conventional careers in the sense of full-time secure positions are becoming scarcer and the pace of change faster. Casual, part-time and contract work are becoming more prevalent. Within a few decades technologies already in development are predicted to render half of today’s jobs obsolete. While tough on older workers, Canadian youth – already stuck with nearly double the average unemployment rate (13.1% vs. 7.1%, April 2016) – will bear the brunt. Our friends, children and grandchildren need new tools and policies to help them succeed.

Dr. Kunin is an economist and labour market expert. She is currently chair of the board of directors of the Haida Enterprise Corporation and has been a Director of the Business Development Bank of Canada, chair of the Workers Compensation Board of British Columbia and member of the National Statistics Council of Statistics. Dr. Kunin holds the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal and the Order of Canada.

Please join me and one of Canada’s top labour market experts in discussing the challenges – and the keys to unlocking the door to a satisfying career of the future!

Details:
Friday May 27, 2016
7:30 am – Registration + Buffet Breakfast
7:50 – 8:45 Speaker–Q and A
Enigma Restaurant – 4397 W. 10th Ave. (Off Trimble) (map)
The cost of the breakfast is $20 / $10 for students.
(Cash only at the door)
Please RSVP to joyce.murray.c1c@parl.gc.ca or by calling 604-664-9220.

May 27, 2016 MP Breakfast Connections with guest speaker Roslyn Kunin: “Will it be possible to have a successful career in the 21st century?

Posted on May 17, 2016 | No Comments

Please join MP Joyce Murray at her Friday, May 27, 2016 MP Breakfast Connections with Roslyn Kunin “Will it be possible to have a successful career in the 21st century?”

Conventional careers in the sense of full-time secure positions are becoming scarcer and the pace of change faster. Casual, part-time and contract work are becoming more prevalent. Within a few decades technologies already in development are predicted to render half of today’s jobs obsolete. While tough on older workers, Canadian youth – already stuck with nearly double the average unemployment rate (13.1% vs. 7.1%, April 2016) – will bear the brunt. Our friends, children and grandchildren need new tools and policies to help them succeed.

Dr. Kunin is an economist and labour market expert.  She is currently chair of the board of directors of the Haida Enterprise Corporation and has been a Director of the Business Development Bank of Canada, chair of the Workers Compensation Board of British Columbia and member of the National Statistics Council of Statistics. Dr. Kunin holds the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal and the Order of Canada.

Please join me and one of Canada’s top labour market experts in discussing the challenges – and the keys to unlocking the door to a satisfying career of the future!

Details:
Friday May 27, 2016
7:30 am – Registration + Buffet Breakfast
7:50 – 8:45 Speaker–Q and A
Enigma Restaurant – 4397 W. 10th Ave. (Off Trimble) (map)
The cost of the breakfast is $20 / $10 for students.
(Cash only at the door)

Please RSVP to joyce.murray.c1a@parl.gc.ca or by calling 604-664-9220.

Canada 150 Fund

Posted on May 13, 2016 | No Comments

As you may already know Canada’s 150th birthday is fast approaching. The Government of Canada is working with the private and volunteer sectors, levels of government and businesses to put together an imaginative, entertaining and thrilling year of celebrations in 2017.

I want to direct your attention to the Canada 150 Fund. The Canada 150 Fund (Community) is administered by the Department of Canadian Heritage, and an additional fund is being administrated by the Community Foundations of Canada (Micro-grants.) The goal of these two Canada 150 Funds is to create opportunities for Canadians to participate in local, regional and national celebrations that contribute to building a sense of pride and attachment to Canada on this special year. The Canada 150 Fund (Community) has a deadline of May 31st, 2016.

The program supports and encourages activities that correspond with the Canada 150 vision – and its 4 major new themes:

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Youth
  • Environment
  • National Reconciliation

The Canada 150 Fund (Community) is directed at community-activity projects, such as outdoor exhibits, youth civic initiatives, participative art, youth music programs, community campouts, and cross-cultural festivals. You can read more about this fund at this address below (these have a deadline of May 31st, 2016): http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1424795454758

If you have direct inquiries or need support with application please reach out to Monica Christ, Senior Program Advisor with the Department of Canadian Heritage, by telephone at 1-604-363-2696 or by email at monica.christ@canada.ca.

The Community Foundations of Canada Fund (Micro-grants) will be supporting thousands of initiatives providing between $100 and $15,000 micro-grants per project. Eligible projects are required to match the value of the grant requested, through in-kind or cash contributions equal to the value of the grant.

  • Encourage participation in local activities that celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation
  • Promote a better understanding of the people, places, and events
  • Build vibrant and healthy communities, and communicate the involvement of indigenous peoples, groups that reflect our pluralism, official language minorities, and youth

You can apply for the Community Micro-Grants at the link below:

http://communityfoundations.ca/cfc150/apply/

Canadian Heritage can be reached by email at PCH.bro-wro.PCH@canada.ca, or by phone at 780-495-3350 (toll-free is 1-866-811-0055). Click here to access a guide on how to apply and access these two funds.

Statement on Asian Heritage Month 2016

Posted on May 12, 2016 | No Comments

Mr. Speaker, In recognition of Asian Heritage Month I celebrate the contributions of Vancouver Quadra constituent Mr. King Wan. Mr. Wan’s career includes serving as a […]

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Budget 2016

Posted on May 12, 2016 | No Comments

Last election we offered an ambitious new plan for a strong middle class, a sustainable environment and a prosperous future for all Canadians. Budget 2016 delivers […]

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Statement on Simon Fraser University’s 50th Anniversary

Posted on May 5, 2016 | No Comments

Mr. Speaker, My alma mater, Simon Fraser University celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Named for Simon Fraser the intrepid explorer who charted much of what […]

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April 30: MP Town Hall – Getting Canada to a ‘net zero carbon’ economy

Posted on April 26, 2016

Please join MP Joyce Murray on April 30 for an MP Town Hall on Getting Canada to a ‘net zero carbon’ economy   Canadians expect a […]

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Happy Passover

Posted on April 22, 2016

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MP Breakfast with Eleanor Boyle – April 1st 2016

Posted on April 18, 2016

With a friendly apology to any attendees who mistakenly took veggie sausages at the buffet, Eleanor listed powerful steps we can take to improve food systems, […]

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Statement about Constable Sarah Beckett

Posted on April 13, 2016

April 12th, 2016 – Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to Constable Sarah Beckett of the West Shore detachment of the RCMP, who was killed […]

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