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Optometrists withdraw from OHIP Effective September 1, 2021


Important information to Clients Information about Optometrists’ withdrawal from Ontario’s Health Insurance Plan  Impact for Ontarians ages 19 and younger and 65 and older   The Ontario Association of Optometrists is planning to withdraw from Ontario’s Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) on September 1, 2021. Currently, OHIP pays for one annual routine eye exam for Ontarians ages 19 [...]

Optometrists withdraw from OHIP Effective September 1, 20212021-08-18T14:30:57-04:00

COVID-19 Employment Standards Act Amendment


Employment Standards Act Amendment On April 29, 2021, the Ontario government passed Bill 284, COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021amending the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) to require employers to provide employees with up to three days of paid leave if they miss work for reasons related to COVID-19. The entitlement is retroactive to [...]

COVID-19 Employment Standards Act Amendment2021-08-18T14:32:15-04:00

Gisèle Burns thanks Diabetes Canada


I chose the diabetes association as my son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age 9. Because of funding he was able to attend Camp Huronda which allowed him to see that he was not alone and was able to continue doing everything he always did. My son is now 31 and lives [...]

Gisèle Burns thanks Diabetes Canada2021-06-01T13:49:06-04:00

Stacey Westervelt recognizes Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre


I chose The Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre at RVH as my chosen charity.  The Centre was a great help when my mom and dad were both diagnosed with Cancer in 2017. Though my dad didn’t make it to treatment, my mom was treated there for 2 years before her passing in 2019.  To [...]

Stacey Westervelt recognizes Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre2021-06-01T13:41:43-04:00

Melanie Serafini gives to the Ontario SPCA / Humane Society


I personally have owned dogs all my life and have brought home any animal that I found on the streets. I have owned a gecko, several hamsters and nursed a baby rabbit until he/she could go out of their own. What you do for kids! I choose the Ontario SPCA & Humane Society as [...]

Melanie Serafini gives to the Ontario SPCA / Humane Society2021-04-28T14:40:19-04:00

Charmaine Gazdic-Querney supports Community Living


Why Community Living West Nipissing was my chosen charity They provide service, support, and advocate for members of their community that have many challenges including developmental disabilities. They ensure their clients are treated with respect and dignity. Their philosophy is one of inclusion not exclusion. They provide their clients with support and education needed [...]

Charmaine Gazdic-Querney supports Community Living2021-04-28T14:48:04-04:00

Ciré Bâ contributes to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health


The reason I  chose CAMH is they are doing phenomenal work in a an area that still bears stigma from society. 1 in 2 Canadians will experience, or know a close family member who will experience, mental health issues before the age of 40. CAMH is putting resources at people’s disposal (counselling, education, community [...]

Ciré Bâ contributes to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health2021-04-29T11:25:28-04:00

Judy Asunmaa selects Our Children, Our Future


I chose to donate to Our Children, Our Future’s Infant Food Cupboard program. This program provides emergency assistance to families with infants under the age of 30 months who need infant formula, milk or diapers within the Districts of Sudbury/Manitoulin. I decided to donate to the Infant Food Cupboard because their usual fund raising [...]

Judy Asunmaa selects Our Children, Our Future2021-04-27T13:56:31-04:00

Stephanie Sabado donates to CMHA


Stephanie worked with CMHA on a temporary basis in 2018. While there she was disappointed to learn that the lack of resources were causing CMHA to cut back on marketing communications to help people know of the wonderful services they offer. She decided to help! She believes mental health is important, particularly during this [...]

Stephanie Sabado donates to CMHA2021-04-27T13:41:27-04:00

Tim Rolling donates to Hospice Georgian Triangle’s Campbell House


Tim was grateful for the care his grandfather received for 6 weeks, making his final days more comfortable. the staff at Hospice Georgian Triangle / Campbell House were very friendly and made for a nicer atmosphere than a hospital. They do not receive government funding and therefore require donations to keep the doors open.

Tim Rolling donates to Hospice Georgian Triangle’s Campbell House2021-04-27T13:58:01-04:00