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PRESS RELEASE: Newly launched Youth Sports Media Group plans to score big in Canada’s $5.7Bn youth sports industry

Aimed at economic and social development, Youth Sports Media Group leverages its business partnerships to create a system of support and engagement across local and national sports clubs, young players, coaches and parents.

WeEmploy Inc. launches new division Youth Sports Media Group with social entrepreneurs Steve Mix (left) and Simon Salazar (right) at the helm.

CALGARY, March 21, 2017 – Capitalizing on the underrated potential of the kids sports sector, Youth Sports Media Group (YSMG) launches this March.

A division of WeEmploy Inc., YSMG works to increase the brand and market value of sports clubs and leagues, aspiring young athletes (with support from their parents), and coaches.

Digital marketing, video production, and fundraising support are among the benefits YSMG offers. The agency also delivers recruitment tools for sports clubs looking to hire paid and volunteer positions, through its affiliation with WeEmploy Inc., a social and tech enterprise that develops digital solutions and strategies for businesses, individuals and the charitable sector.

The Youth Sports Media Group taps into the kids sports market that is valued at $5.7 billion—an amount released in a 2014 independent study by Toronto-based Solutions Research Group. The Canadian Sports Report also showed 84% of Canadian kids between the ages of 3.17 participated in “some type of sport” and 60% are doing it on an organized basis.

“Canada’s youth sports community is a powerful yet largely untapped market. Our clients gain the necessary support—increasing awareness and optimizing engagement with the right people—that brings winning results,” says Steve Mix, Founder, Youth Sports Media Group.

The study further reported parents “recognized the work done by various companies who have associated themselves with youth sports.” Tim Horton’s, Canadian Tire and BMO top the list.

“As fathers with kids who are heavily involved in the local sports scene, Steve and I see first had the power of engaging Canada’s youth sports community. As entrepreneurs, we see massive opportunities for mutual success in creating strong engagement between clubs, players, parents and coaches,” says Simon Salazar, Community Engagement Director, Youth Sports Media Group.

Economic and social developments are priorities for YSMG. The agency delivers a portfolio of services that includes social metrics and analytics, content strategy, advanced player profiling, and communications for training, tournaments and various community events.

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For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Precious de Leon, Communications Coordinator, WeEmploy Inc.

403-4087767 Precious.deLeon@WeEmploy.com

Steve Mix, WeEmploy CEO and YSMG Founder,

403-605-9239

Steve.Mix@WeEmploy.com

Simon Salazar, Director

Community Engagement, Youth Sports Media Group

Simon.Salazar@WeEmploy.com

 

About Youth Sports Media Group

Youth Sports Media Group (YSMG) is a digital communications and sports marketing agency launched in March 2017. The company is a division of WeEmploy Inc. and is committed to helping increase the brand and market value of sports clubs and leagues, aspiring young athletes (with support from their parents), and coaches across Canada.

Digital marketing, video production, and fundraising support are among the benefits Youth Sports Media Group offers. The agency also delivers recruitment tools for sports clubs looking to hire paid and volunteer positions, through a partnership with social enterprise WeEmploy Inc.

Economic and social developments are priorities for YSMG. The agency delivers a portfolio of services that includes social metrics and analytics, content strategy, advanced player profiling, and communications for training, tournaments and various community events.

YSMG is a division under social tech enterprise WeEmploy Inc., which develops digital solutions and strategic services for charitable agencies, businesses, and individuals. Launched in 2015, WeEmploy’s flagship product is a recruitment tool that services businesses, nonprofit agencies, jobseekers and volunteers. The company also launched SOS (System of Support) in 2016 to address other levels of social impact. SOS provides services such as fundraising support, market and impact analytics, and marketing.

SOS is a community-centric platform that matches a charitable agency’s needs to resources within our digital inventory. It is a connector between agencies, enabling the exchange of information and procurement of resources. Currently, the SOS Community includes over 150 charities, 8,000 companies, and 100,000 individuals. It is partnered with the Tribal Chiefs Employment & Traning Services Association (TCETSA) to implement SOS until 2021.

Visit YSMG’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/YouthSportsMediaGroup/services/ and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youthsportsmediagroup/ .

Visit WeEmploy.com and Community.WeEmploy.com. Follow us on Twitter (@WeEmployInc@JOBS_WeEmploy@TheSocial_CEO) and Instagram (@WeEmploy@SOSsystemofsupport). ❖

 

Originally posted on: http://community.weemploy.com/2017/03/newly-launched-youth-sports-media-group-plans-to-score-big-in-canadas-5-7bn-youth-sports-industry/

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For general company and community discussions: @WeEmployInc

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For company and community discussions on our partner company, Friday Professional Group’s: @FridayProGroup

For advice and business insights, WeEmploy CEO & CoFounder Steve Mix’s account: @TheSocial_CEO

Facebook: @WeEmployInc | @FridayProfessionalGroup

Instagram: @WeEmploy | @FridayProfessionalGroup@TheSocial_CEO| @investinWE

Alberta's Promise shares toolkit for Alberta businesses to give back to community

One of WeEmploy's own tenets is in creating opportunities for positive social impact in the community that's why love what Alberta's Promise are doing to support companies on giving back.

We know that businesses in Alberta want to give back - but starting out can be tough. Download the toolkit at http://albertaspromise.org/businesstoolkit

 

Originally posted on: http://community.weemploy.com/2017/02/albertaspromisetoolkitforbusiness/

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For general company and community discussions: @WeEmployInc

For investment-specific news: @investinWE

For job listings: @Jobs_WeEmploy

For company and community discussions on our partner company, Friday Professional Group’s: @FridayProGroup

For advice and business insights, WeEmploy CEO & CoFounder Steve Mix’s account: @TheSocial_CEO

Facebook: @WeEmployInc | @FridayProfessionalGroup

Instagram: @WeEmploy | @FridayProfessionalGroup@TheSocial_CEO| @investinWE

Mentoring Matters

Did you know kids who have been mentored are more likely to give back to charity and volunteer in their own communities?

Learn more: http://bbbscalgary.ca/about/our-impact/

(content as seen on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area Facebook Page, February 24, 2017)Originally posted on: http://community.weemploy.com/2017/02/mentoring-matters/

 

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For general company and community discussions: @WeEmployInc

For investment-specific news: @investinWE

For job listings: @Jobs_WeEmploy

For company and community discussions on our partner company, Friday Professional Group’s: @FridayProGroup

For advice and business insights, WeEmploy CEO & CoFounder Steve Mix’s account: @TheSocial_CEO

Facebook: @WeEmployInc | @FridayProfessionalGroup

Instagram: @WeEmploy | @FridayProfessionalGroup@TheSocial_CEO| @investinWE

 

 

SIDS Calgary Society launches new website

This February, SIDS Calgary Society officially launched its new website.

Visit their site here: www.sidscalgary.ca

 

Originally posted on: http://community.weemploy.com/2017/02/sids-calgary-society-launches-new-website/

You might also be interested in:

 

For general company and community discussions: @WeEmployInc

For investment-specific news: @investinWE

For job listings: @Jobs_WeEmploy

For company and community discussions on our partner company, Friday Professional Group’s: @FridayProGroup

For advice and business insights, WeEmploy CEO & CoFounder Steve Mix’s account: @TheSocial_CEO

Facebook: @WeEmployInc | @FridayProfessionalGroup

Instagram: @WeEmploy | @FridayProfessionalGroup@TheSocial_CEO| @investinWE

Manifesto for Change: What do you really stand for?

Around the world, companies—new and old— are declaring their commitment to doing good (for the community and for their stakeholders). theSedge.org lists 8 corporate manifestos for change that just might inspire you to build your own…for yourself or your organization.

Read the full article through the link below: http://www.thesedge.org/mindset/8-inspiring-manifestos-for-change

 

 

Originally posted on: http://community.weemploy.com/2017/02/manifesto-for-change-what-do-you-really-stand-for/

You might also be interested in:

 

For general company and community discussions: @WeEmployInc

For investment-specific news: @investinWE

For job listings: @Jobs_WeEmploy

For company and community discussions on our partner company, Friday Professional Group’s: @FridayProGroup

For advice and business insights, WeEmploy CEO & CoFounder Steve Mix’s account: @TheSocial_CEO

Facebook: @WeEmployInc | @FridayProfessionalGroup

Instagram: @WeEmploy | @FridayProfessionalGroup@TheSocial_CEO| @investinWE

Alberta's Promise rallies Calgary community with #PinkShirtPromise

Along with a multitude of Canadian businesses and non-profit organizations, WeEmploy Inc. participated in the Pink Shirt Day on February 22. The Anti-Bullying Day was also celebrated in schools across Canada.

Originally posted on: http://community.weemploy.com/2017/02/albertas-promise-rallies-calgary-community-with-pinkshirtpromise/

 

You might also be interested in:

 

For general company and community discussions: @WeEmployInc

For investment-specific news: @investinWE

For job listings: @Jobs_WeEmploy

For company and community discussions on our partner company, Friday Professional Group’s: @FridayProGroup

For advice and business insights, WeEmploy CEO & CoFounder Steve Mix’s account: @TheSocial_CEO

Facebook: @WeEmployInc | @FridayProfessionalGroup

Instagram: @WeEmploy | @FridayProfessionalGroup@TheSocial_CEO| @investinWE

United Way and Calgarians show commitment to the city

In 2016, United Way of Calgary and Area worked with Calgarians to create a video that showed residents' commitment and love for the city of Calgary.

View the video below:

 

Originally posted on: http://community.weemploy.com/2017/02/united-way-and-calgarians-show-commitment-to-the-city/

 

You might also be interested in:

 

For general company and community discussions: @WeEmployInc

For investment-specific news: @investinWE

For job listings: @Jobs_WeEmploy

For company and community discussions on our partner company, Friday Professional Group’s: @FridayProGroup

For advice and business insights, WeEmploy CEO & CoFounder Steve Mix’s account: @TheSocial_CEO

Facebook: @WeEmployInc | @FridayProfessionalGroup

Instagram: @WeEmploy | @FridayProfessionalGroup@TheSocial_CEO| @investinWE

Which industries are attracting the most venture capital? - WEF

Venture capital promotes "innovation and long-term investment". But when it comes to venture capital investment, not all industries are viewed equally. At the turn of 2017, the World Economic Forum shares the top ten US industries that receive the most venture capital.Originally posted on: http://community.weemploy.com/2017/02/which-industries-are-attracting-the-most-venture-capital-wef/

 

You might also be interested in:

 

For general company and community discussions: @WeEmployInc

For investment-specific news: @investinWE

For job listings: @Jobs_WeEmploy

For company and community discussions on our partner company, Friday Professional Group’s: @FridayProGroup

For advice and business insights, WeEmploy CEO & CoFounder Steve Mix’s account: @TheSocial_CEO

Facebook: @WeEmployInc | @FridayProfessionalGroup

Instagram: @WeEmploy | @FridayProfessionalGroup@TheSocial_CEO| @investinWE

WeEmploy Inc's Steve Mix speaks at Kerby Centre's Options 45

 

On February 7, WeEmploy Inc. CEO and Co-Founder Steve Mix was at Options 45, a weekly event held by the Kerby Centre for the 55+

shared insights and tips for job transitioning and strategic networking for individuals aged 45+. He joins speakers and volunteers providing one-on-one and group consulting, coaching and workshops.

Originally posted on: http://community.weemploy.com/2017/02/weemploy-incs-steve-mix-speaks-at-kerby-centres-options-45/

 

You might also be interested in:

 

For general company and community discussions: @WeEmployInc

For investment-specific news: @investinWE

For job listings: @Jobs_WeEmploy

For company and community discussions on our partner company, Friday Professional Group’s: @FridayProGroup

For advice and business insights, WeEmploy CEO & CoFounder Steve Mix’s account: @TheSocial_CEO

Facebook: @WeEmployInc | @FridayProfessionalGroup

Instagram: @WeEmploy | @FridayProfessionalGroup@TheSocial_CEO| @investinWE

4 reasons why it's good for companies to do good

Lauren Pearson, PR and marketing manager at digital agency Yard wrote a an article in TheDrum.com that posits why its beneficial for agencies to offer pro bono services to charities.

She lists 5 reasons:

  1. It provides opportunities for the company and its employees to give back to the community, accounting for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitments.
  2. The company gains a strong avenue for gaining awareness and recognition locally among existing and potential customers.
  3. It opens doors to potential paid work in the future.
  4. Clients and customers will recognize that you work to make a difference, not just for profit.

The article, which you can read here in full.

Originally posted on: http://community.weemploy.com/2017/02/5-reasons-why-it…anies-to-do-good/

 

You might also be interested in:

 

For general company and community discussions: @WeEmployInc

For investment-specific news: @investinWE

For job listings: @Jobs_WeEmploy

For company and community discussions on our partner company, Friday Professional Group’s: @FridayProGroup

For advice and business insights, WeEmploy CEO & CoFounder Steve Mix’s account: @TheSocial_CEO

 

Facebook: @WeEmployInc | @FridayProfessionalGroup

 

Instagram: @WeEmploy | @FridayProfessionalGroup@TheSocial_CEO| @investinWE

Challenge yourself this STEPtember

Take the first step to an active lifestyle, and do it for a great cause with one of WeEmploy's partner charities, the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta.

Join 68,555 individuals participating in Steptember, a global challenge to take 10,000 a day for 28 days. And as you step closer toward a healthy and active lifestyle, you'll also be supporting and raising funds for children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

*Seeing this mid-September? It's not too late! Contact Kari at stepitup@steptember.ca to see how you can be a part of this global event.

Here's more information about how your steps are count:

Or visit Steptember.ca

Steptember fact-sheetfront

 

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Originally posted on: http://community.weemploy.com/2016/09/challenge-yourself-this-steptember/

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For general company and community discussions: @WeEmployInc

For investment-specific news: @investinWE

For job listings: @Jobs_WeEmploy

For company and community discussions on our partner company, Friday Professional Group’s: @FridayProGroup

For advice and business insights, WeEmploy CEO & CoFounder Steve Mix’s account: @TheSocial_CEO

Facebook: @WeEmployInc | @FridayProfessionalGroup

Instagram: @WeEmploy | @FridayProfessionalGroup@TheSocial_CEO| @investinWE

Humanitarian Tom Jackson named WeEmploy Ambassador

Canada’s Minstrel with a Message aligns with WeEmploy’s principles of goodwill in business, as he promotes the power of participation, networking, and collaboration through a series of investinWE: Community Engagement Sessions.

Tom Jackson (centre) celebrates new agreement with Steve Mix, CEO & CoFounder of WeEmploy Inc. (right), and Sid Mark, COO & CoFounder of WeEmploy Inc. and President of Friday Professional Group (left).
Tom Jackson (centre) celebrates new agreement with Steve Mix, CEO & CoFounder of WeEmploy Inc. (right), and Sid Mark, COO & CoFounder of WeEmploy Inc. and President of Friday Professional Group (left).

CALGARY, March 7, 2016 – Accomplished Canadian musician and actor Tom Jackson brings his philanthropic prowess into his latest role as Ambassador for employment firm and social enterprise WeEmploy Inc.

The appointment reflects WeEmploy’s efforts to create more value for its members, providing enhanced networking and business opportunities in addition to expert employment services.

“We live in an extraordinary time of stress for many and it will take extraordinary commitment for us to work through it together,” said Tom, who is a strong advocate of social responsibility.

“I believe in the values that build the foundation of WeEmploy. It’s important for the business world to engage in what’s equally good for business, good for the world, and good for the soul.”

As an Ambassador, Tom lends his weight of influence, experience, and profile to WeEmploy’s network of non-profit organizations, job seekers, corporate subscribers, and investors.

In conjunction with partner company Friday Professional Group, WeEmploy will be hosting investinWE: Community Engagement Sessions. These will be focused on information exchange, networking, and exploring the possibilities for growth and advancement among attendees. At the events, Tom will share his insights on philanthropy; on fundraising; and in the strength of collaborative business. He might even play a tune or two.

WeEmploy will also have a dedicated community page for Tom and the monthly investinWE sessions. The events will be exclusive to WeEmploy members, with topics tailored to the interests of its attendees. The company is preparing for the first session, slated for the coming weeks. An announcement of the schedule is being finalized. Companies interested in joinining should sign up at WeEmploy.com or call 403-2330505.

“We are proud to welcome Tom to the WeEmploy family and we are excited with the world of possibilities that we are bringing to our community,” said Steve Mix, CEO & CoFounder, WeEmploy Inc.

“In line with our goal of providing the best in employment services, the engagement sessions are added benefits for our members. We are cultivating the connections between business growth and sustained employment, as well as its positive impact on the larger community.”

Tom has dedicated his prolific career to helping the less fortunate across Canada. From producing TV specials and benefit concerts to purchasing and selling beef for drought-stricken farmers, he has raised millions of dollars for various social causes, including poverty reduction and disaster relief.

“Twenty eight years ago, I lived in a crawl space, far below any poverty line. The creator sent me an angel, a man who was worse off than me. When I decided to help that man, I went from ‘Woe is me’ to ‘Whoa, it’s me!’,” said Tom.

“Over the past 28 years, I have been fortunate in that I am able to help the less fortunate. My team has generated over $250 million in cash and in-kind value for Canadians in need. As I continue down that path, let me say it is an honor for me to hold the title of Ambassador of this organization.”

A national icon, Tom has received nine honorary university degrees and numerous accolades from prestigious institutions such as the JUNOs, Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. He has also been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada for his music and humanitarian work and in 2014 was presented with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. ❖

 

For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Precious de Leon

Community & Engagement Coordinator      

WeEmploy Inc.

403-4087767

Precious.deLeon@WeEmploy.com

Steve Mix

CEO & CoFounder

WeEmploy Inc.

403-6059239

Steve.Mix@WeEmploy.com

 

About WeEmploy Inc.

WeEmploy is a digital recruitment company that facilitates the matching of employers and charitable organizations with individuals who are seeking employment and volunteer positions. Backed by over 30 years of experience, the company empowers the market with knowledge and expertise in staffing and recruitment, job boards, social recruiting and volunteerism.

Breaking the conventions of the industry, WeEmploy leverages its intelligent applicant and network database to eliminate barriers between employers and jobseekers. Its rich, streamlined applicant database is designed to make the recruitment process efficient and cost-effective.

Charities within the WeEmploy network use services free-of charge while earning WeEmploy Rewards. To date, WeEmploy Inc. has provided services valued at more than $250,000 to charitable sectors in Canada and the US.

WeEmploy recently launched investinWE, as the company enters the next round of investments after a successful beta run that recorded hockey stick growth. Further investment will see WeEmploy scale its services, rolling out across Canada and abroad.

 

About Tom Jackson

For over 40 years, Tom Jackson has crafted an impressive career as an actor, singer, and producer. He has championed the marginalized while entertaining a continent of music-lovers, and theatre and TV audiences.

Born to an English father and Cree mother, he carries his parents’ legacy of openness and kindness. He founded the Huron Carole Benefit Concert, which raised funds for the less fortunate for 28 years. Tom has written a new book, 364-Timeless Wisdom for Modern Times, and has recorded 16 albums-- the latest release is Ballads Not Bullets. Sales of both the book and the album support the Canadian Red Cross. He has also starred in shows such as Shining Time StationStar Trek The Next Generation, and most famously, North of 60. Tom uses his celebrity to highlight issues in the community and he continues to promote community service, professional development, and global change.

 

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For general company and community discussions: @WeEmployInc

For investment-specific news: @investinWE

For job listings: @Jobs_WeEmploy

For company and community discussions on our partner company, Friday Professional Group’s: @FridayProGroup

For advice and business insights, WeEmploy CEO & CoFounder Steve Mix’s account: @TheSocial_CEO

 

Facebook: @WeEmployInc | @FridayProfessionalGroup

Instagram: @WeEmploy | @FridayProfessionalGroup@TheSocial_CEO| @investinWE

WeEmploy Inc. commits to poverty reduction in MOU with Vibrant Communities Calgary

Unique partnership opens up access to hundreds of active positions as well as fundraising opportunities, while extending market and network reach for Vibrant Communities Calgary and WeEmploy Inc.

CALGARY, December 3, 2015 – WeEmploy Inc., a leading online recruitment and staffing platform, today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Vibrant Communities Calgary (VCC).

The 2-year agreement represents a significant step forward in creating avenues to alleviate poverty in the city of Calgary, and is part of VCC's long-term poverty reduction strategy Enough for All.

The MOU facilitates a collaborative partnership between WeEmploy and VCC to identify market opportunities for Enough for All and other future possibilities for collaborations. It also gives VCC access to WeEmploy's innovative recruitment and staffing portal, as well as resources from WeEmploy's parent company Friday Professional Group. Additionally, VCC will now be eligible for WeEmploy Rewards, a one-of-a-kind donor and fundraising program.

Steve Mix, CEO and Co-Founder of WeEmploy, commented: "We are proud to be a part of VCC's growing community of advocates. WeEmploy's commitment to breaking barriers between employers and jobseekers will extend to include a platform of support for those who need it most. Our goal is to provide people in poverty with increased access to information, service and solution for community and social resources to serve their unique individual needs."

"This agreement marks an important milestone in WeEmploy's growing history with the charitable sector, as we look to help create a vibrant and sustainable city."

Enough for All is a community-driven poverty reduction strategy that aims to address the root causes of poverty. One of its key desired outcomes is to see 95% of all people living in Calgary to be at or above Statistics Canada's Low-Income Cut-Off (LICO) rates by 2023.  

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For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

 

Precious de Leon

Community & Engagement Coordinator

WeEmploy Inc.

403-408-7767

Precious.deLeon@WeEmploy.com

Steve Mix

CEO & Founder

WeEmploy Inc.

403-605-9239

Steve.Mix@WeEmploy.com

 

Photo caption:  (L-R) Franco Savoia, Director of Vibrant Communities Calgary; Janet Eremenko, Community Facilitation and Engagement Specialist, Vibrant Communities Calgary; Steve Mix, CEO & Co-Founder, WeEmploy Inc.; and Sid Mark, COO & Co-Founder, WeEmploy Inc. and President & CEO, Friday Professional Group Inc.

Photo caption:  WeEmploy Inc and Vibrant Communities Calgary signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the significant steps toward alleviating poverty in Calgary.

 

About WeEmploy Inc.

WeEmploy is a digital platform that facilitates the matching of employers and charitable organizations with individuals who are seeking employment and volunteer positions. Backed by over 30 years of experience, WeEmploy empowers the market with knowledge and expertise in staffing and recruitment, job boards, social recruiting and volunteerism.

Seeking to break the status quo, WeEmploy leverages its intelligent applicant and network database to eliminate barriers between employers and jobseekers, at a competitive rate. Its rich, streamlined applicant database is designed to make the recruitment process efficient and cost-effective.

As a social enterprise, WeEmploy has donated more than $500,000 in services to the charitable sector. Charities within the WeEmploy Network are free to post staff and volunteer positions, access the the database, and earn WeEmploy Rewards.

www.WeEmploy.com

 

About Vibrant Communities Calgary

Vibrant Communities Calgary (VCC) is a non-profit organization that works collaboratively with various stakeholders and partners, seeking to engage Calgarians and to advocate for long-term strategies that address the root causes of poverty in Calgary.

www.VibrantCalgary.com

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