Archive For: Days to Remember

Happy Labour Day

FireworksIn Canada, Labour Day often signifies the end of summer and the dawn of a new academic school year. Since it is a statutory holiday held on the first Monday every September, many people take the opportunity to spend extended … Read more

 

National Day of Mourning

Day of MourningOriginally launched in 1981 by the Canadian Labour Congress, this day was intended to honour those who had lost their lives as a result of work-related causes. The National Day of Mourning was officially recognized by the Canadian government in … Read more

 

Employee Appreciation Day

Employee Appreciation DayThere is evidence that shows employee recognition contributes to increased productivity and motivation and greater retention.  Employee recognition does not need to be formal or costly; it simply needs to be sincere.  Unfortunately, many organizations overlook this important aspect of … Read more

 

Employee Legal Awareness Day

Employee Legal Awareness DayPerhaps a somewhat informal day of recognition started by Paul Brennan, a lawyer in Australia; however, it does raise a rather serious issue in the sphere of disability management.  It is arguable that there are likely many employees who do … Read more

 

World Cancer Day: February 4

Cancer Day LogoAccording to the World Cancer Day website, “World Cancer Day is a chance to raise our collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge around cancer and dismissing misconceptions about the disease.”  From a disability management and vocational rehabilitation … Read more