Category Archives: Archive

Compensation Program for Recipients of Last-resort Financial Assistance Who Are Homeless

2011: individuals and single-parent families who were homeless and received last-resort financial assistance on October 1, 2011, are entitled to compensation under the program.

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Destination: Home program

The following is an excerpt from Destination: Home’s website about how they are helping to find homes for homeless people:

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Turning Lives Around

(an excerpt from the United Way Ottawa website) IMPROVE CONDITIONS FOR THE CHRONICALLY HOMELESS, FOR YOUTH FACING ADDICTIONS, AND FOR PEOPLE AND FAMILIES DEALING WITH POVERTY, MENTAL ILLNESS AND VIOLENCE.

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Questions for a Life Coach

Boss Trouble Question: My manager won’t let me make any decisions on my own. She complains about everything I do. I hate going in to work and have used up almost all my sick days. Answer: If you are feeling … Continue reading

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Ask the Local Q&A’s

  Question: I joined the Public Service in December 2010 and had a pre-existing medical condition. For the 1st three months of my employment, the health issues were not a problem. However, they have recurred recently and I may need … Continue reading

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Questions for a Life Coach

Job Loss and Financial Worries Question: My husband’s company is downsizing and his hours are going to be cut. It is only a matter of time before his position is cut completely. We are worried about our finances and what … Continue reading

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Work Force Adjustment and Alternation

Last week, the Ottawa Citizen ran a news story about the two largest Public Service unions in Canada (PSAC and PIPS) joining forces to urge Treasury Board to get the alternation program up and running quickly – moving from words … Continue reading

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Ask the Local – Q & A’s

Question – I have been on sick leave without pay for a year and a half. My employer advised me that my substantive position is being filled with an indeterminate employee and, if and when I return to work, I … Continue reading

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Questions for a Life Coach

Office Romances Question: I met someone at work and we really hit it off. We talk and laugh and things just click, but I’m not sure if I should take that next step and ask him out. Answer: I have … Continue reading

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What to Do Before You Snap

By Jackie Agnew Today we live in a fast-paced society that seems to be placing more and more demands on us with each passing year. People are hurrying everywhere, and they’re often rude and short-tempered. Many people are experiencing financial … Continue reading

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