Stereotypes keep millennials from obtaining government jobs, study finds

Lazy, entitled, impatient—raise your hand if you’ve ever heard those words used to refer to millennials. A recent study by Deloitte shows that negative stereotypes about millennials may be the reason young people have trouble finding employment in the federal government. Stereotypes about millennials being narcissistic, impatient, or disloyal, may be preventing them from being hired to fill positions in public service, according to the report. Tonya Johnson, a spokesperson for Deloitte, said that many government officials are calling on millennials to join the public service to help usher in the next “golden age.” The report recommends the removal of barriers to hiring millennials in order to modernize Canada’s public service. Deloitte had first assumed that millennials were not applying […]

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Mixed reaction from Carleton organizations at CFS meeting

Following the Canadian Federation of Students’ (CFS) semi-annual meeting in Ottawa from June 4 to 8, The Charlatan spoke to both Zameer Masjedee, president of the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA), and Eric Hitsman, president of the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), to hear their thoughts on the meeting. Masjedee, who ran on a platform of defederating from the CFS, said disappointment from member locals in the CFS is on the rise, and attempts to make the federation better have been met with resistance. He added that allegations of mismanagement of student funds levelled against the CFS are a big factor in why CUSA is looking to leave the organization. But, Hitsman said in an email that it’s well worth staying in the CFS. “The […]

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New report explores Canadian drinking habits

The Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI) recently released a report which explores statistics on deaths and injuries related to alcohol in Canada. The report says about 56,6000 Canadians were hospitalized with a condition entirely caused by alcohol in 2015-16. The report also reveals that high rates of heavy drinking and harm are dependent on a where you live in Canada, your sex, age, and the economic status of your neighbourhood. The CIHI found that Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories have the highest rates of alcohol sales and heavy drinking. Provinces in the west also have higher hospitalization rates from alcohol than the east, while all three territories (Nunavut, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories), have […]

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Demand for youth mental health services on the rise, study finds

Demand for youth mental health services in Canada is on the rise according to a recent investigation by the Toronto Star and the Ryerson School of Journalism. Data collected from youth across the country reveals a dramatic increase in both the number of young people seeking mental health services, and the costs associated with meeting the demand. The study surveyed 15 Canadian colleges and universities, and found that all but one have increased their mental health budgets over the past fivew years, with the average increase being 35 per cent. The investigation also included a major survey of 25,164 Ontario university students by the American College Health Association, which found that between 2013 and 2016, there was a 50 per […]

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Recap: CFS semi-annual meeting

Student representatives from across Canada gathered in Ottawa from June 4-8 for the Canadian Federation of Student’s (CFS) semi-annual meeting to debate issues and discuss policies, services, and campaigns for students. The CFS is the largest student association in Canada and has been uniting more than 650,000 students in democratic decisions to better the lives of students since its establishment in 1981. Over the course of the four-day meeting, the CFS expanded its membership, held workshops, and unanimously voted in favour of three emergency motion. CFS welcomes new member The semi-annual meeting started with a greeting by the Circle of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, a presentation by National Executive Team presented a report which updates delegates on the successes of […]

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