Author: ICN

Foresight: Interviews AWHRC

To start the Foresight method process we’ve asked in video interviews recognized  subject experts to share their perspectives on eight questions.  The interviewees were:  Dr. Shannon MacDonald, Deputy Chief  Medical Officer, First Nations Health Authority of BC; Cora-Lee McGuire-Cyrette, Executive Director, Ontario Native Women Association; and Erica Samms-Hurley, Nurse Educator, Western Regional School of Nursing, Grenfell Campus-Memorial University of Newfoundland, Corner Brook, NL. The questions asked touched on subject areas like: Role Aboriginal women play on family and community health Research gaps with regards to Aboriginal women’s health and their impact Health research affecting health care programs, services and policies I Improve data and how it...

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Marketing Using Social Media

The INS and OUTS of Using Social Media to Generate Revenue  Lisa McKenzie,  founder of McKenzie Moxie Media and Chief Bliss Instigator.talks with host Business Entrepreneur and Advisor Jacques Pilon and with ICN’s Entrepreneurial Interns Shaylene Johnson, Jennifer Harper and Esther Stewart about the INS and OUTS of using social media to launch  product or service and generate both awareness and revenues for their companies. Lisa is a social branding and marketing strategist . She owns McKenzie Moxie Media a boutique consulting company and is the Chief Bliss Instigator at Blissonomics.  To roundup her busy schedule she is Teacher of Social Media at Concordia...

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Selling Your Way to Launching Your Business

Launching a business often means working long hours to reach success. For many entrepreneurs, success has come after experiencing years of trial and error only then have they been able to figure out the secrets to success. In fact what they’ve done is learn on the job, persevere through highs and lows and acquired knowledge and have developed best practices as they moved forward. What are your prospects as a future entrepreneur? You may be looking for a good idea — if you have a business idea you may not know its value since it hasn’t been validated by paying customers — you may not have any start-up capital — you may lack knowledge on the art of entrepreneurship?   But, are these shortfalls truly a show stopper? The short answer is “it depends on your state of mind”. So what can you do to get started?  Firstly, you need to earn an income as fast as possible. If you have a job, you have an advantage keep it while getting things rolling.  If you don’t have a job, start by selling something, either way, you’ll need to get sales going early in your start-up. if you are uncertain as to what should be your business or if you don’t have the needed start-up capital, or you lack knowledge and don’t know what to sell … start by selling anything. And while you...

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Request for Proposals

Status of Women Canada is inviting: women’s organizations whose primary objective is to advance gender equality for women in Canada; and, Indigenous organizations who are legally constituted non-for-profit organizations and whose work has a significant focus on advancing gender equality for Indigenous women in Canada; to submit proposals for projects under the Capacity-building Fund call for proposals. Under this Call for Proposals, eligible organizations will receive funding to increase organizational and sector capacity, allowing women’s organizations to participate in activities such as skills development and community engagement. This funding will be exclusively awarded to projects that aim to increase organizational capacity and will help these organizations contribute to reducing gender inequality in Canada, and promoting a fairer and more productive society.  The deadline for applications under this call for proposals is 11:59 a.m. (Pacific Time), on December 11,...

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The PATH

The PATH – Communication Strategies for the Reconciliation Era RECONCILIATION – a great plan or a dirty word? So many are confused, so many are offended. What IS reconciliation anyways?  Is it even possible? Sandi Boucher uses her personal, conversational, and comforting style to discuss this very hard subject.  Known for speaking “to hearts and not minds” Sandi walks us down The PATH to reconciliation or rather the TWO paths – one for non-Indigenous Canadians and one for the Indigenous themselves. Humorous at times, informative always, this book is meant to spark a conversation – first in your own mind, as you unpack what you were unwittingly handed and then, with that person you have wanted to build a bridge with. Is it time for reconciliation? Only you can answer that question, after you complete … The...

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