New Beginnings Contracting Services
The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism welcomes the August Member of the Month – New Beginnings Contracting Services. Check out our Member Spotlight below to learn more about Tania-Joy and this trail-blazing business!
Shop the Lake
The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism welcomes the July Member of the Month – Shop the Lake. Shop the Lake is also the Entrepreneur Innovation Award Sponsor for the Kawartha Chamber’s Awards of Excellence. Check out our Member Spotlight below to learn more about Denise and this fabulous local business!
The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism welcomes the June Member of the Month – Darling Insurance. Darling is also the Not-For-Profit Excellence Award Sponsor for the Kawartha Chamber’s Awards of Excellence. Check out our Member Spotlight below to learn more about Glenn and Johanna and the great work Darling Insurance does!
It is very likely that you have heard the word “ally” used in a variety of contexts in recent years. An ally is someone who advocates for and actively works against the oppression or harm of a specific group of people.
But, being an ally also means looking out for, advocating for, and lifting up marginalized groups of people and communities, even if you do not belong to those communities. Most importantly, being an ally means that you are willing to accept and act upon the moral responsibility of defending and uplifting people who do not always have the ability to defend themselves or who have been historically overlooked or underrepresented.
It’s a big responsibility, but one that has a powerful place in our current world and society. While being an ally begins with something as simple as leading with love, kindness, and empathy toward all people, there are also specific things you can do to be a better ally and to take concrete actions that work toward the common interests of these groups of people.
With the sun shining and the weather warming up, we are all getting excited for the summer season. Although the year started on a wave of uncertainty, with the increase in vaccine availability and the province highlighting their new framework, it looks like there is hope for those family and friend BBQs by the lake this season.