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2016 Census is staffing 35,000 jobs across Canada

The next census will take place in May 2016. Statistics Canada will be hiring approximately 35,000 people across the country to assist in the collection of the census.

Period of employment is March to end of July 2016 with a rate of pay of $16.31 to $19.91 per hour (plus authorized expenses). Hours of work are flexible, but individuals must commit to at least 20 hours per week. To be elibible you must be 18 years of age or older and eligible to work in Canada.

Go to www.census.gc.ca/jobs to apply.

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Jo Dutra Memorial tennis tournament in February

The eighth annual Jo Dutra Memorial tennis tournament and gala will be held by the Burlington Fitness and Racquet Club next month.

Proceeds of the event will be directed to the Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton (CAFH).

Dutra was a member and tennis pro who had worked and played at the club since 1973. His legacy lives on year after year as the club donates the special day to raising cancer awareness and supporting a good cause.

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How to fix Ontario’s fragmented child welfare system

It isn’t surprising that people get passionate debating the best way to protect vulnerable children. Unfortunately, as the emotional fervour rises, the general public’s understanding of child welfare is shaped by provocative language and melodramatic snapshots that create an inaccurate and incomplete picture. Such is the case with the ongoing debate around how to improve Ontario’s children’s aid societies.

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