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Message from the President

I know that this year hasn’t been an easy one for our members who are dealing with the stress of organizational changes, program cuts, shrinking budgets and affected letters.

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Ask a Life Coach

Question:

Dear Jackie,

I am working in a place that is filled with gossipers.  All they do is talk about everyone else and it is stressing me out.  I can’t even eat my lunch in peace.

What do I do?

Kate

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Developing Resilience Overcoming and Growing from Setbacks

I have not failed.  I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work….Thomas Edison

The Importance of Resilience

Resilience (or resiliency) is our ability to adapt and bounce back when things don’t go as planned.  Resilient people don’t wallow or dwell on failures; they acknowledge the situation, learn from their mistakes, and then move forward.

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Living With a Lack of Job Security

Coping with Uncertainty

As most of you are aware, it is a very stressful time to be a government worker.  Where working for the government once felt like a sure thing – pension, salary, benefits – it is now a place of uncertainty, layoffs and short term contracts.

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Missing a lot of work lately? Absenteeism can be risky business…

People need time away from work due to illness, to enjoy family vacations, to care for loved ones who need them, and for a number of other reasons.  Thanks to our collective agreements with the Government of Canada, members are able to accumulate and take different types of leave. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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: Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Unions are still as necessary as ever

Copied from PSAC Facebook Feed – article written by Troy Bridgeman – a Guelph author and journalist.

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Guideline on Protective Footwear

Here is the policy on protective footwear for your information:

http://intra.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/ss/documents/ohs/Guideline_Protective_Footwear.pdf

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