What Can Employers Do For The Mental Health Of Their Employees?

PanelOn the morning of Wednesday May 9th, the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism hosted a Business Owners Sharing Solutions (BOSS) session focusing on Mental Health in the Workplace. A panel of experts, Ashley Challinor (Ontario Chamber, Director of Policy), Jack Veitch (Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (CMHA HKPR), Health Promotion and Education), and David Pogue (Team 55 Suicide Awareness, Founder), was assembled for the event to speak on the importance of mental health and what employers can do within their business to create a work environment that supports mental wellness. (more…)

Guest Blog: Four Goals or Forty?



How many goals do you and your senior managers have versus what is listed in the strategic plan? I once was given 4 brand new goals by the board of directors to start building a new strategic plan for the company. To start the process I set out to interview the 10 senior managers about their plans for the future. What the interviews revealed was that the company didn’t have 4 Goals….it had 40 Goals. (more…)

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

On Wednesday April 18th, the Kawartha Chamber gathered at Burleigh Falls Inn to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our wonderful volunteers during volunteer appreciation week. Our volunteer committees put in countless hours and do some truly amazing work. From all of us at the Kawartha Chamber, we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. (more…)

5 Minutes for Business

Sometimes Sustainability Is Just another Word for Common Sense

In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce examines the simplicity of implementing sustainability within the workplace and the fiscal outcome of these actions. When a business reduces its environmental impact by making better choices about how it uses energy and materials, some call it sustainability, but the practice has an older name: common sense. (more…)