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  • My personal recipe for a successful reconstituted family

    Roxanne Bélanger ,

    With spring break around the corner, I would like to spotlight my own reconstituted family. Our reality can be complex but nothing is impossible with love and quality moments. You might find some inspiration in the way we tackled some of our challenges. Maybe you’ll recognize yourself in this article.

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  • AI for a better world

    Étienne Bolduc ,

    At Optania, we strive to build caring technologies for everyone. Technologies that make life easier and have a positive difference on the world. It’s a big challenge nowadays, but we work with consistency and conviction.

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  • Mindfulness: a new toolbox for your classroom

    Carolanne Tremblay ,

    More than a simple meditation technique, I see mindfulness as a way of life. Mindfulness is living in the moment while being aware of what is happening at precise moments, here and now. Carpe diem.

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  • Choosing from an ocean of possibilities : Article on the search for identity and academic orientation

    Vincent Bélisle ,

    As I wrote in my previous post, teenagers are confronted with a lot of decisions. They need to answer several questions on their future, their academic choices and the general meaning of their life. This search for identity is a crucial step in life; these choices will create a path that they may follow for the rest of their lives! I personally had a lot of trouble finding my way, despite the various approaches I tried to get there.

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  • The unsung heroes or the flip side of the (police) coin

    Nancy Boisvert ,

    Police officers do not reap only rewards when performing their duties. Indeed, the press is often hard on them. They are put in the spotlight at the slightest misstep and their actions are constantly scrutinized, making their margin of maneuver incredibly thin. The slightest mistake will be exploited and publicized.

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  • Personal Data Protection, a Shared Concern

    Maxime Beaudoin ,

    In the era of social media and intelligent devices, personal data protection should be a concern for all of us. Large institutions like the European Commission continue working on data protection reforms, but that doesn’t mean you also shouldn’t take matters into your own hands.

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  • Calling a therapist for the first time

    Alexandra Verreault ,

    Steps to go through before starting a psychotherapy may be very mysterious. In my previous posts, I offered you some food for thought regarding the right time to see a therapist, and how to choose them. Now it’s time to demystify the first call…

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  • Is anxiety your bogeyman?

    Vincent Bélisle ,

    Many new questions crossed my mind when I started my senior year of high school. The end of the school year would announce the beginning of my adult life and this new step would bring along many new decisions to make in regards to the rest of my academic career and life in general, which can generate a lot of anxiety. This is exactly what happened to me as these questions began taking up more space in my mind. I froze!

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  • Letter for Santa Claus

    Carolanne Tremblay ,

    As you know, Santa, I’m a teacher. Two years ago, however, I left the classroom to work on web applications for schools. But as the saying goes, once a teacher, forever a teacher! To this day, I carry my students with me in my heart and in my head, hoping that the seeds I planted in their minds continue to grow.

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  • Law Reform on Harassment: A Step Towards our Well-Being

    Optania ,

    Starting from January 1st, 2019, all businesses in Quebec will need to have a psychological and sexual harassment prevention policy in order to comply with the new legal provisions of the Labor Standards Act. They will also need to implement a complaint handling system.

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