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Charity Spotlight – Bowel Cancer Australia

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Bowel cancer does not discriminate; claiming the lives of 84 people each week in Australia. For Australians aged 25–29, bowel cancer is the most common cause of cancer death.

Here we explore the work of Bowel Cancer Australia, awarded the NGO of the Year in the 2017 Prime Awards. Providing well-coordinated cancer care, in Australia, can be a complex task due to an often fragmented health care system. It necessitates treatment and supportive-care services in hospital and community settings, across public and private sectors. Each year, over fifteen thousand Australians are diagnosed with the disease, two thousand of whom are under the age of 55.

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New Digital Marketing Apprenticeship Program emerges from DISC

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The new Digital Marketing Apprenticeship program has emerged from the successful Digital Innovation Skills Certificate (DISC). The new program run by the Digital Trades School in Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton and Windsor, builds upon the DISC program foundation.

DISC provided a foundational blueprint for future career-ready training in Ontario. 98% of the young people enrolled in the program secured jobs as a consequence of the experiential training. Here we explore the new 7-month apprenticeship certificate.

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Video content curation | When good is good enough

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Video remains an important part of a good content strategy. Here we explore video content curation that is good enough.

The importance of video has been a consistent message from the stage at INBOUND. We are sure that HubSpot is working away looking at how video applies to each stage of the inbound funnel. As a speaker at INBOUND18 in September, we look at the absolute fundamentals of creating your own authentic video with the tools you already have to hand. Finally, we recommend the latest 2018 Video in Business Benchmark Report released by Vidyard.

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Charity Spotlight – National Eczema Association

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The National Eczema Association prides itself on being the voice, the resource and the hub for the 30 million Americans who are living with eczema.

Here we explore the work of the National Eczema Association that brings hope and happiness to those with this common condition, that in many cases is also manageable.

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Tech for Good – Welcome to True North

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The True North conference headline of Tech for Good tackles the difficult question of ethics in innovation. #TrueNorth18 is a ground-breaking international conference that will provide a forum for critical conversations about issues at the intersection of society and technology.

It will focus on how to re-imagine and reaffirm tech as a force for good in the world. Here we took a speak-peak to help orientate you to this stunning showcase. The conference has attracted 2,000 attendees from 15 countries and 45 high-calibre speakers on three-stages. The result is anticipated a Tech for Good Declaration.

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Charity Spotlight – CNIB Centenary

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Vision loss doesn’t have to mean the loss of independence or quality of life. With the right support, people who are blind or partially sighted can do almost anything.

CNIB began as the Canadian National Institute for the Blind 100 years ago. Here we examine their ethos of seeing beyond vision loss, note how technology has evolved from Braille to the latest tech and how you could also be a CNIB Vision Mate.

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5 reasons why GDPR is good news

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The introduction of GDPR should not have escaped you. GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and comes into full effect on May 25, 2018. It has worldwide implications. While GDPR may not apply to your exact country, it has set a new benchmark standard that we should all adopt.

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Episode 2 – Charity Spotlight podcast with Dave Dryden

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Welcome to episode 2 of our new podcast. I thoroughly admire the work of Sleeping Children Around the World. I feel enriched through every conversation with the charismatic Dave Dryden.

Listen here to our interview recorded at Pasqualino’s in Milton. It is motivating to hear him speak about his parents legacy, volunteerism, activism by young people and social media.

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Design Thinking in Action – Health Innovation Program

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The hacking mentality brings together the ideal mix of patients, healthcare professionals, physicians, technologists, designers, entrepreneurs, decision-makers, business leaders, researchers, administrators and governments. Collaboratively they can break down barriers to innovation in healthcare.

While a hackathon creates inspiring embryonic projects, we need to help these startups to sustain and scale. This mindset led to the Health Innovation Program. Here we learn more about this improved model through #HIP613.

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Charity Spotlight – Fibromyalgia Action UK | FMAUK

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The chronic pain of fibromyalgia affects 1 person in 20. Fibromyalgia remains undiagnosed in as many as 3 out of 4 people with the condition, with diagnosis times averaging five years.

Ahead of international awareness day on May 12, we examine what it means to live with fibromyalgia and explore the Fibromyalgia Action UK Don’t Delay, Connect Today theme.

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