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February 19, 2017

Background: The British Columbia Unclaimed Property Society (BCUPS) works with holders of unclaimed property to reunite rightful owners with their forgotten or unclaimed assets. The Society maintains a public database of dormant accounts and assets, and process eligible claims to reunite owners with their forgotten dollars. In 2015, BCUPS received close to $4 million in unclaimed property from companies and organizations and returned approximately $900,000 to claimants. Currently the…

February 15, 2017

Background: BC Chicken Marketing was the first poultry board created in Canada, its mandate being to monitor and regulate the production and marketing of chicken in British Columbia.
In recent years this role has grown in complexity with the introduction of the quota system for production and also given the increasingly global nature of trade.

The Work: Our multicultural marketing team has provided its ethnic advertising expertise to the BC Chicken Marketing…

November 10, 2016
  • Comments Off on Real Estate Council of BC (RECBC)

BACKGROUND: The Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC) is a regulatory agency established by the provincial government. Its mandate is to protect the public interest by enforcing the licensing and licensee conduct requirements of the Real Estate Services Act. The Council is responsible for licensing individuals and brokerages engaged in real estate sales, rental and strata property management.
The Council also enforces entry qualifications, investigates complaints against licensees and…

September 02, 2016

BACKGROUND: The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is the largest labour body in Canada. This umbrella organisation brings together dozens of national and international unions, provincial and territorial federations of labour and community-based labour councils to represent 3.3 million Canadian workers for more than 50 years. The Canadian Labour Congress advocates politically for policies and programs that improve the lives of all workers, such as the creation of better and more secure…

May 12, 2016

Background: The BC Renal Agency (BCRA) works to improve kidney patient quality of life and outcomes. Using the latest research and collective knowledge of the kidney care community, we address the challenge of kidney disease by improving early diagnosis and treatment, and educating British Columbians about the risks and signs of kidney disease. BCRA also ensures consistent and accurate communication about kidney care with the BC Ministry of Health,…

May 12, 2016

BACKGROUND: The Calgary Stampede has been called the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth and for good reason. Over one million people attend the July extravaganza which features bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, tie down roping, saddle bronc, bareback riding and of course pancake breakfasts and stampede parties. The Stampede is a not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates Canada’s western heritage, cultures and community spirit.

Our Work: With the…

February 19, 2016
  • Comments Off on United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW Alberta)

Background: UFCW Canada represents more than a quarter of a million Canadian workers and is one of Canada’s most experienced and respected unions, with a history that goes back to 1899. At the same time, we are one of Canada’s most youthful unions with more than 40 percent of UFCW Canada Members under the age of 30. UFCW is a democratic union in which members vote for their Local Union…

February 10, 2016
  • Comments Off on Tourism Northwest Territories

BACKGROUND: Northerners speak ‘welcome’ in no fewer than 11 official languages and many more, from countries that range from Armenia to Zimbabwe.
Visitors will always be welcomed in English, but chances are just about every second person you meet can speak at least one other language. Roughly half our 43,000 residents are First nations or Inuvialuit. The larger centres, Yellowknife, Inuvik and Hay River, are also home to more recent arrivals.
Who are we? From…

November 11, 2015

Background: With a total population of almost 3 million people, Vancouver and its surrounding municipalities constitute the Metro Vancouver region. The population in Western Canada’s largest city as as diverse as any in the world, with over half of residents not born in the city and an overall population of visible minorities comprising more than 50% of the total population.

Our Work:  Environmental issues are at the forefront for…

July 24, 2015

 

Background: The weird and quirky Northwestern US city of Portland is truly ‘Happening Now’.

Located 500 kilometres from Vancouver – or approximately a 6 hour drive – Portland, Oregon is the new Seattle for Canadian cross-border residents.

The city has a growing cultural mystique that is attracting tourists from across the region – and having no state sales tax doesn’t hurt either.

Our Work: We helped introduce the attractions of Portland, Oregon…