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Local Community Living Wins Provincial Awards
Recognition tops of 120+ agencies in Ontario
Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley (CLUOV) has been recognized as the best in Ontario for two awards that were presented at the Community Living Ontario’s Annual General Meeting in Niagara Falls. CLUOV earned the James Montgomerie Community Award for being most effective at furthering the goals of the Community Living movement, addressing issues of institutionalization and forwarding the goals of inclusion.
LINK:  Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley
LINK:  Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley Facebook Page
LINK:  Community Living Ontario

The Obstacle is the Way for Business Owners
The case for the minimum wage increasel as told by a business owner

After reading Ryan Holiday’s book The Obstacle is the Way, I made a clear connection between the challenges employers face due to the increased minimum wage and our chance in the business community to treat this as an opportunity. As a small business owner, employer, Professor of Entrepreneurship, and business degree holder, I fully understand the implications of rising labour costs to your bottom line.
LINK:  The Obstacle is the Way Book
LINK:  Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis
LINK:  Financial Accountability Office of Ontario
LINK:  National Employment Law Project (U.S.)

Province of Ontario Making Business Easier
The Government of Ontario has introduced legislation to make it easier for businesses to grow and create more jobs. The Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017, if passed, would help build a more modern regulatory environment by streamlining regulations. Proposed measures include: Reducing regulatory costs, streamlining compliance, standards alignment, rewarding good actors, and e-transmission guarantee.
LINK:  Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act

Book Club: The Healthy Workplace
By: Leigh Stringer

When employees thrive, the company thrives. Is your workplace working for you and your employees? Studies show that unhealthy work habits, like staring at computer screens and rushing through fast-food lunches are taking their toll in the form of increased absenteeism, lost productivity, and higher insurance costs-but it doesn’t have to be that way. Companies such as Google, Apple, Aetna, and Johnson & Johnson have used innovative techniques to incorporate healthy habits and practices into the workday and into their culture-with impressive ROI.


Marketing: Church Supper Marketing
What you could implement in your business

This past weekend I worked at our church supper. My job was selling raffle tickets, which meant I got to see everyone who attended the supper twice - once on the way in and once on the way out. It was a great opportunity to observe people.


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