The Automotive Industry is Changing: More Career Opportunities and More Women in Leadership Roles

The Automotive Industry is Changing: More Career Opportunities and More Women in Leadership Roles

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TORONTO, March 19, 2018 /CNW/ - Susan Gubasta, incoming President of the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) joins hundreds of business leaders and elected officials at the Equal Voice National EVE Awards on International Women’s Day. As an event dedicated to empowering and recognizing women in leadership rolls, Ms. Gubasta fit right in, she will be taking the reins as the first woman President of the TADA in its 110-year history on April 10, 2018. Ms. Gubasta met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau among many other influential politicians and community leaders at the event.

Incoming President of the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA), Susan Gubasta, meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on International Women’s Day at the Equal Voice EVE Awards in Toronto. Ms. Gubasta joined hundreds of business and community leaders, as well as elected officials, to support the push for more women in politics and leadership roles. (CNW Group/Trillium Automobile Dealers Association)

“It was a privilege to attend and to recognize the outstanding people who are making contributions to advance women in public life” said Susan Gubasta.

The event was held to honour both Prime Minister Trudeau and MPP Lisa MacLeod respectively, for their leadership over the year in advancing women in politics.

Ms. Gubasta comes to TADA with over 20 years experience in the automotive industry, most recently as the President and CEO of Mississauga Toyota. She brings with her a depth of knowledge, having worked her way through the automotive sector in many positions and different facets. Her goal: to educate and persuade youth and millennials that they can have a fulfilling career in the automotive industry.

“The dealership of today requires more specialized education and advanced skills than ever before. People think we sell cars and change tires, but we’re so much more than that. We need marketers, social media experts, engineers, innovators, and more. My goal will be to educate the broader public and show people that there are rewarding careers in the automotive industry.”

As incoming President, Ms. Gubasta will lead an umbrella organization of nearly 1,000 new-car dealers in Ontario who employ more than 45,000 people and produce $12.5 billion in GDP each year.

For over 100 years, The Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) has been leading progressive and innovative work on behalf of new car and truck dealers. Since 1908, TADA has been co-operating with government and their members to establish fair and uniform business practices, standards of advertising and training, and proactive programs to enhance customer service for consumers.


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Elicina’s Moisturizing, Skin-Restorative Snail Cream Products Now Available on Beauty e-Commerce Site

BOCA RATON, Fla. (PRWEB) March 19, 2018

Elicina’s innovative line of moisturizing, skin-restorative snail cream skincare products that are comprised of 80 percent snail mucin, is now available for purchase on perfume, fragrance, cologne and lotion e-commerce site,

Elicina products rely on the healing properties of secretion of the Chilean brown snail, a compound that is scientifically proven to help repair damaged skin through increased production of collagen and elastin. Each Elicina product has a unique purpose, harnessing the power of the snail mucin — without harming the snail — and adding other regenerative compounds.

“Elicina products have anti-aging effects ranging from helping to remove wrinkles and blemishes, to helping repair scar tissue and reducing and healing acne sores and scars,” Elicina General Manager Paula Bascunan said. “We offer different products for different skin types, including creams with added moisturizers for people with extra dry skin and hypoallergenic creams for people with sensitive skin.”

Snail mucin is the common term for the snail extract, referred to commonly as “snail secretion filtrate” on cosmetic ingredient lists. The regenerative properties of snail mucin are supported by scientific studies, indicating that it helps with the production of collagen and elastin through its key ingredients: hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein enzymes, proteoglycans and antimicrobial copper peptides. The Chilean snail’s mucin has antibiotic properties and its peptides, proteins and vitamins have anti-inflammatory properties.

Elicina is the market leader in premium snail cream skincare products, and the company distributes around the world. Elicina offers hypoallergenic products that are safe for people of all ages, containing 80 percent snail mucin. Products available on include regular and pocketsize versions of Nourishing Cream and Moisturizing Cream, and the company’s Eco Elicina XT Eye Contour Cream, all recently repackaged to suit U.S. guidelines.

“Snail mucin was first used in beauty products by Chilean skincare brand Elicina in 1995,” Mark Tutton wrote in a recent CNN Money piece on the company. “The idea came from snail farmers in the country, who claimed that scratches on their hands healed faster when they handled garden snails.”

Elicina’s products are all derived from the Helix Aspersa Muller snail, of the species Cornu Aspersum, native to Chile. No snails are harmed in the mucin-harvesting process.

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New affordable rental building supports Downtown Eastside women

New affordable rental building supports Downtown Eastside women

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VANCOUVER, March 16, 2018 /CNW/ – The governments of Canada and British Columbia announced the official opening of the Olivia Skye building, a 198 studio and one-bedroom mixed development that includes affordable rental housing in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

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Located at 41 East Hastings Street, the building’s 52 studio units will be rented at the maximum shelter allowance rate to single women, with an additional 20 units set aside for older women who are eligible to receive the Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters rent supplement, providing much-needed housing in the community.

Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), the Honourable Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Mayor Gregor Robertson, City of Vancouver along with representatives from Atira Women’s Resource Society, Streetohome Foundation and Cressey Development made the announcement today.


“Our Government is investing in affordable housing in Vancouver and across the country to improve the quality of life for those who need it most. Olivia Skye creates stability for women struggling to find safe, quality housing in the Downtown Eastside. Olivia Skye also includes housing for low and moderate income earners because of the innovative partnership between governments, community partners like Atira and market leaders like Cressey Development.”  Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade

“It’s gratifying to see that so many partners stepped up to make this project a reality. People with low-to moderate-incomes, including women in need, now have a safe and secure home they can afford in their community. These are the kinds of homes that we need more of throughout the province to help people build a better life.”  Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

“Olivia Skye will provide almost 200 new homes that are a mix of secured market rental and social housing—including 52 homes renting at shelter rates—for those who need it most, particularly women who are living in the Downtown Eastside and struggling to find safe and affordable housing. These new homes are a great example of the impact we can have when all levels of government are at the table and we are actively engaging with our partners in the public, private and non-profit sectors to deliver more urgently needed homes for Vancouver residents.” Mayor Gregor Robertson, City of Vancouver

“This building has been an almost 10-year labour of love and Atira is profoundly grateful to its partners who stepped up along the way, including the Cressey Development Group, the City of Vancouver, BC Housing, the federal government, Streetohome and the MariaMarina Foundation, which made the poignant and striking building art possible. We are thrilled every time we show someone who earns a moderate income an amazing home they can afford, and even more so when we offer a woman a home she never dreamed she would have. This is what makes our work worthwhile.” Janice Abbott, CEO, Atira Women’s Resource Society

Quick facts:

  • The Government of Canada through CMHC and the Government of British Columbia through BC Housing jointly contributed approximately $9.02 million for up to 52 affordable housing units through the Canada-B.C. Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement.
  • The Government of Canada recently unveiled its National Housing Strategy—a 10-year, $40 billion plan that will create 100,000 new housing units and lift 530,000 families out of housing need.
  • The Government of Canada also invested approximately $1.88 million towards this project through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy.
  • Since April 1, 2014 the Homelessness Partnering Strategy has helped over 17,000 people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless be placed into more stable housing; approximately 34,000 have received Housing Loss Prevention intervention; and over 12,000 have gained access to services though case management.
  • To address the issue of housing affordability for British Columbians, the Province is curbing speculation in B.C.’s housing market and helping to build 114,000 affordable market rental, non-profit, supported social housing and owner-purchased housing through partnerships.
  • The Government of British Columbia is making the biggest investment in housing affordability in B.C. history—more than $7 billion over 10 years.
  • The City of Vancouver contributed a capital grant of $1.2 million and DCL waivers and exemptions of $1.18 million to this project to secure affordable rental housing for many women in Vancouver.
  • Streetohome Foundation contributed $1,040,000 thanks to the generous contributions of the Carraresi and MariaMarina Foundations.

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Read Homes for B.C., the British Columbia government’s 30-point plan to address housing affordability for British Columbians:

Providing more of the right supply of housing for people who live and work in Vancouver is a top priority in the new Housing Vancouver strategy. The bold 10-year plan includes measures that go after real estate speculation, offer more protection for renters and will transform single-family neighbourhoods across the city. The plan includes approving a target of 12,000 new units of permanent social and supportive housing over the next 10 years.


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