Laura Vandervoort: How My Girl influenced her career

Canadian actor, Laura Vandervoort has been acting since she was 13 years old.  Born in Toronto, Laura was bitten by the acting bug when she saw the early 1990s movie, My Girl.  Laura has since worked on a variety of projects, including Goosebumps, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Instant Star as well as Smallville […]

Blogger, Author and Petite Model, Isobella Jade

As America’s Next Top Model‘s “petite cycle” launches tonight, many people have wondered whether it’s even possible for a model under 5’8″ to get any work.  The answer is yes – just not in the fashion industry (unless, of course, more designers decide to specialize in the shorter woman).  Isobella Jade, who at “almost 5’4” […]

Sara Sutton Fell: Being Flex With One's Career

Sara Sutton Fell of Denver, Colorado is the brainchild behind FlexJobs, a job site launched in 2007 dedicated to helping people find telecommuting jobs, positions where they can work from home.  Sara started this when she was pregnant with her first child and wanted to look for positions where she could spend more time at home.  However, […]

All that Hullabaloo with Kids' Parties

Lisa McDonald  Does the thought of a half dozen kids storming around your house with gooey fingers and buzzing on sugar make your head spin?  Do you dread the upcoming celebrations involving children (IE birthday partys, staff picnics, work family Christmas parties)?  Well help is on the way!  Enter the Hullabaloo Party Planner for Children.  They’ll […]

Deborah McCracken: Helping Kids and Developing Communities

Deborah McCracken, originally from Toronto, Ontario, started The Olive Branch for Children, a Canadian NGO based in Tanzania (specifically in the Mbeya region), focusing on community development programs to bring sustainability to the area. This includes working with orphans and people living with HIV/AIDS. The organization runs both permanent and mobile clinics, educates people on […]

Quinn Simpson: Coaching Youth, Understanding Youth

Based on both sides of the Atlantic, Canada and UK-based youth life coach, Quinn Simpson (aka “Coach Quinn“) is one busy young woman.  Only having finished her university studies at the University of Edinburgh a few years ago, Quinn became interested in life coaching after writing her dissertation examining self-help books. In her research, she […]

Career Profile: Aynsley Deluce

Aynsley Deluce has two jobs.  Though both jobs allow her to work from home (she also has access to office space for both), they couldn’t be more different.  One of her jobs is a partner for parkingspots.com, a company which connects people with parking to those who need it.   It is essentially a database where people across […]

Cassandra Bowers: Accounting to Independent Event Planner (CORRECTED PIECE)

Event planner Cassandra Bowers runs a successful event company, Bowers and Co. Event Management, which launched just a little over a year ago, in May of 2008.  The company focuses primarily on organizing corporate events, including charity events, though it has also planned some personal events such as weddings and retirement parties.  One of Cassandra’s first […]

In Beauty Spa's Kate Lee

Kate Lee, who came to Canada from Taiwan almost 10 years ago is the proprietor of the In Beauty Spa.  The spa, which uses a combination of modern eastern and western philosophies in skin care, currently has three locations in Toronto.  The most recent spa opened in Yorkville in 2007.   Being a MedSpa, it also […]

Hair's the Thing For This Mother-Daughter Duo

Blo, currently North America’s only blow dry bar without salon services was founded by a mother and daughter team, Judy and Devon Brooks.  First launched in Vancouver, British Columbia three years ago, the idea came due to the lack of quick, easy and affordable hair services for women (a blow out at Blo is $31). Both women […]