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ESG and sustainable investing

Sustainable investing was once a relatively fringe investment style, but now it’s a significant part of how Canada’s national pension plan is managed. Here’s an overview of what you should know about sustainable investing. Although definitions of “sustainable” can vary, most mutual funds and pension plans that pursue sustainable investing analyze companies based on environmental,...read more

Of all the changes the Covid-19 pandemic has forced upon us, none may be as interesting or far-reaching as the way it has affected how we work. The changes to the workplace have been so swift, so deep, and at this point over a year into the pandemic, so long-lasting, it’s hard to see how...read more

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Oaken May Update

No space? No yard? No problem — here’s how to grow a garden in the city There’s nothing like the return of warmer weather to get Canadians out in their gardens. However, not everyone has access to their own yard in which to plant flowers or vegetables of their own. For those who live in...read more

Growing fresh and healthy food isn’t just for homeowners with huge backyards anymore. It doesn’t matter how big or small your outdoor space is, it’s still possible to grow plants and food for your own use and even to share with your neighbours. Approximately two-thirds of the world’s population is forecast to live in cities...read more

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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Winter storms can cause damage to your home that if left unattended, may result in a very expensive repair bill a little further down the road. Now that the warmer weather is here, be sure to check your home for some of the more common problems that winter can cause as outlined in this Oaken...read more

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Your spring home maintenance checklist

With last winter’s snow and ice finally gone, and as temperatures get a little warmer each day, it’s time to start thinking about spring. However, before setting up the patio furniture and firing up the grill for the upcoming BBQ season, be sure to check out your property for signs of seasonal damage. Winter storms...read more

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Emerging jobs in Canada

Even if you graduated high school within just the past few years, there’s a good chance that you’re not all that familiar with some of the new careers that continue to emerge in Canada. That’s because every year, new types of jobs are created as technology develops and the economy shifts. For example, in 2010...read more

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