Celebrating Father’s Day is an old tradition that can be traced back to the middle ages of Europe. The tradition carried over to North America, in the early twentieth century, where it was implemented on the third Sunday of June to complement Mother’s Day. Yet, it did not become an official holiday in the U.S. … Read More »
The last Monday of each May is the day that the United States dedicates to remembering the American soldiers who died while serving in the line of duty. The holiday first originated in 1868, as Decoration Day following the American Civil War, and was designated as the day for the nation to place flowers on … Read More »
The special celebration of Mother’s Day first originated in 1908, West Virginia, when a woman named Anna Jarvis held a memorial to honour her mother who had passed three years earlier, and who first campaigned for Mother’s Day to be a recognized holiday in the United States. Today, it is celebrated in numerous countries across … Read More »
International Women’s Day is celebrated in numerous countries across the globe as a way of showing support to women through various public events. The theme originated in Europe in the early 1900s, but it wasn’t until 1977 that the United Nations adopted the movement and named March 8th as International Women’s Day, with Canada following … Read More »
ISS of BC is hosting a Cultural Competency Training on February 23rd, to focus on the importance of Communication in a Blended Workplace.
-Gamelle Fitzgibbon shares her tactics on improving cultural adaptability here.