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BCE Publishes 26th Corporate Responsibility Report

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June 4, 2019 — BCE Inc. ("Bell Canada” or “Bell”) has released its 26th annual Corporate Responsibility Report, covering the company’s performance in 2018 and progress towards its short- and long-term sustainability goals.

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Symantec’s Volunteer of the Quarter challenges mental health stigmas
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At Symantec, employees are key players in the success and expansion of our Corporate Responsibility (CR) program. Employee activism, advocacy, and passion is what transforms our CR strategy into tangible results. We have a robust community relations program that is aligned to our business and we are committed to building a culture that enables employees to apply their time and talents to the issues they care most deeply about. Each quarter we celebrate outstanding volunteer efforts and provide a $1,000 grant to an organization chosen by our “Volunteer of the Quarter.” This quarter, meet Melissa Chouikrat-Marcinkowski, Sales Engineer Manager in Dublin, Ireland, and mental health champion.

 
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At Symantec, employees are key players in the success and expansion of our Corporate Responsibility (CR) program. Employee activism, advocacy, and passion is what transforms our CR strategy into tangible results. We have a robust community relations program that is aligned to our business and we are committed to building a culture that enables employees to apply their time and talents to the issues they care most deeply about. Each quarter we celebrate outstanding volunteer efforts and provide a $1,000 grant to an organization chosen by our “Volunteer of the Quarter.” This quarter, meet Melissa Chouikrat-Marcinkowski, Sales Engineer Manager in Dublin, Ireland, and mental health champion.

 

Opening Doors Through a Mother’s Heart

From despair to hope, Iris Peralta found a new door opened, her life changed, and a new joy in being a mother, with help from a Florida program supported by Wells Fargo.
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With motors and machine tools surrounding her, Iris Peralta smiles as she wields a welding gun at her workstation. Her work on the factory floor is to create new specialty parts for high-end sports cars.

She dons her protective helmet, positions the welding wand, and works the sweet science of machining she has come to love. With steady precision, she shapes the metal parts that will help the cars run like a top.

How an Insurance Company Made Childhood Cancer Its Philanthropic Focus

Since 1995, Aflac has raised and donated more than $133 million to the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
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Each year, more than 15,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. The average length of treatment is 1,000 days, many of which are spent in a hospital, enduring painful treatments in an unfamiliar setting.

During this difficult period, children often struggle to voice how they're feeling — emotionally and physically. But thanks to a fuzzy, interactive friend, sharing those feelings is a little easier with the "My Special Aflac Duck" (MSAD).

Video | Leveraging Technology for Authentic Social Purpose: My Special Aflac Duck

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What does Aflac’s iconic duck have to do with kids facing cancer? Knowing the power of companionship, Aflac paired its brand icon with the latest in social robotics to evolve the company's impact on pediatric cancer. In this panel discussion from the BRITE ’19 Conference, the creators behind My Special Aflac Duck® discuss how insights from this initiative can help any brand leverage existing assets, rethink long-term commitments, and boldly embrace innovation to advance purpose. 

Mental Health Crisis… A Region Unites for Solutions

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One in five. That’s the percentage of adults in America who experience a mental illness. Nearly one in 25 adults in America live with a serious mental illness. And, perhaps even more startling, one-half of all chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14.

SMART Student Health Center Shows Impressive Results After Just Six Months

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Just six months after the opening of the SMART Student Health and Wellness Centers in Pickens County, Alabama, chronic absenteeism at one school dropped 55 percent.

So the national SMART Advisory Council leaders, along with sponsors Aramark and CVS Health, visited the centers to learn more about the success. SMART stands for School Health Model For Academics Reaching All, Transforming Lives. It is designed to prevent, screen, and manage any health risks, thus reducing barriers to academic success.

“RI Tech and Innovation Report”— Big Win at SXSW by Sproutel, Slater and More

by Rebecca Keister, Tech Contributor, Go Local Prov
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The people have spoken.

Not only did Sproutel take home the top award in the Robotics and Hardware category at the 22nd annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards Presented by KPMG, but the company—along with their co-creators—also took home the people’s choice award for the My Special Aflac Duck, a “comforting companion” for children with cancer.

Caring for Care Providers: An Innovative Way to Help Address the Growing Crisis of Doctor and Nurse Burnout

By Kristen Mascia
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Up to 70% of nurses and nearly 55% of physicians report symptoms of burnout, which costs workplaces millions of dollars a year due to lost productivity and employee turnover and absenteeism—and impacts patient quality of care. But the CareAdvantage program is poised to help.

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Up to 70% of nurses and nearly 55% of physicians report symptoms of burnout, which costs workplaces millions of dollars a year due to lost productivity and employee turnover and absenteeism—and impacts patient quality of care. But the CareAdvantage program is poised to help.

MetLife Denied Her Disability Claim For Trans Surgery. Then It Voluntarily Reversed Course

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Addis talked to the human resources representative at the grocery store where she worked at the time as cashier. She decided to apply for the disability coverage anyway, hoping a note from her doctor that explained why the surgery was medically necessary would sway the company. But two weeks after surgery, a denial letter arrived from MetLife, one of the nation's largest disability insurers.

Addis called GLAD, also known as GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders, and attorney Ben Klein wrote to MetLife, expecting that his letter would be the first step on the road to a lawsuit.

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