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How Scotiabank Supported an Employee’s Gender Transition

by Martha Porado
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During an employee’s gender transition, virtually every workplace benefit can come into play, including drug coverage, employee assistance programs, flexible working options, mental-health programs and diversity initiatives. For Tamara Hansen, a delivery manager specialist at Scotiabank, coming out as transgender after more than three decades with her employer has been an emotional journey.

Innovative My Special Aflac Duck™ Helping Lift Spirits for Thousands of Children with Cancer

One year after taking the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show by storm, Aflac's comforting robotic duck is helping kids across the nation cope with cancer treatments
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COLUMBUS, Ga., January 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- One year after being introduced to Americans at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, My Special Aflac Duck, a robotic comfort provider modeled after the famed Aflac Duck, is helping provide comfort and joy to thousands of children across the country. With more than 100 hospitals and childhood cancer care facilities in the United States registered to order ducks, to date, 2,063 have been distributed to children facing cancer.

Passion vs. Purpose in Leadership: Which Do You Need Most?

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“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” Oprah Winfrey

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, and to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

LG Expands ‘Experience Happiness’ Initiative

New partnership with CASEL magnifies unique program to reduce teen stress by teaching skills that drive happiness
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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is partnering with LG Electronics USA through a unique new science-based platform to help equip American youth with the skills for sustainable happiness.

LG Experience Happiness Initiative Amplifies Awareness of Research-Backed Sustainable Happiness Skills

Electronics leader gives back by helping youth lead more confident, less stressful lives
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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Since launching the Life’s Good: Experience Happiness initiative a year ago, LG Electronics USA already has reached 530,000 youth across America with Sustainable Happiness Skills. LG has been working to increase awareness and usage of LG Experience Happiness partner programs across the U.S. with a goal of reaching 5.5 million over five years. 

FCA Community: Creating Connections to Battle Mental Illness

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According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a person dies by suicide every seven hours in the state of Michigan and it is the 10th leading cause of death in the state.

How Karen Jordan Is Making Others Mindful of Mental Health in the Workplace

By Shelley White
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As the Chair of the Scotiabank Alliance for Mental Health (SAMH), Karen Jordan is helping to deliver the message that mental health issues can impact us all — either directly or through a family member, friend or colleague. She’s also working to reduce the stigma around getting help, and making sure everyone at Scotiabank (and beyond) knows that help is available.

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As the Chair of the Scotiabank Alliance for Mental Health (SAMH), Karen Jordan is helping to deliver the message that mental health issues can impact us all — either directly or through a family member, friend or colleague. She’s also working to reduce the stigma around getting help, and making sure everyone at Scotiabank (and beyond) knows that help is available.

Sodexo Seniors, in Partnership With Connected Living, Introduces New “Smart Living” Program for Senior Living Residents Using Alexa in the US

With the new smart-tech, Sodexo Seniors enables more social engagement to drive health, longevity and Quality of Life
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, is now offering a new “Smart Living” program for senior living residents to easily engage within their community and in the community at large by simply using their voices. The “Smart Living” program integrates Sodexo menus with Connected Living content management systems to allow residents to simply ask Alexa for community information and much more.

Thousands of Louisville Residents Take Suicide Prevention Training

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During National Suicide Prevention Week (September 9-15), more than 2,200 Louisville residents were trained in Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR), a nationally known suicide prevention technique.

Similar to CPR, QPR is designed to support an emergency response to someone in crisis and to save lives.

While homicide garners much media attention both locally and nationally, suicide is more pervasive. 

Infographic: 5 Things You Need to Know About the New GRI Occupational Health and Safety Standard

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To provide healthy and safe working conditions, organizations need a robust management approach that drives the prevention of physical and mental harm and the promotion of workers’ health. In addition to benefiting workers, it is also good business. First, a healthy workforce is more productive and engaged. Second, promoting a healthy work environment helps to attract – and hold on to – talented workers. 

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