Women Positive – this week’s podcast: Imposter Syndrome

Tune in to anchor.fm/women-positive/ to listen to Debbie Adam’s story. Debbie joined the military’s first women mechanics cohort at the age of 17, but left following the loss of her vision 12 years later. Living on a disability pension was not promising, and neither was spending time and money educating herself, when her application to…

2022 Figures for Rising Employment Costs (courtesy of CFIB & Benefits Survey by Aon)

Employer Health TaxThis is a tax paid by the employer and not deducted from employees.Exemption Threshold is $1 million Tax rate above the threshold is .98% to 1.95% depending upon how much over the threshold the employer is.Please see the Ministry of Finance website for more information. Employment Insurance Maximum insurable earnings: $60,300Maximum employee premium: $952.74Maximum employer premium:…

So… Here is an idea… YouTube as a business

How to make ANY YouTube Channel a BUSINESS! – VidIQ.com VIDIQ has published a video that gives guidance to those with YouTube channels on how to improve their YouTube Channels to make money. Desiree (of vidIQ) notes that YouTube’s monetization requirements are 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of viewing. However they focus on building a…

Just under 3 weeks to go to the elections

A RUNNING LIST OF ELECTION PROMISES Courtesy of Canadian Press Last Updated: May 13th, 2022 1:24pm A running list of election promises announced by the Progressive Conservatives, NDP, Liberals and Greens in Ontario since late March: PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES May 13: Continue to accelerate five electricity transmission lines to southwestern Ontario.  May 12: Build an 18-kilometre…

PARO Women’s B2B Database

Buy Local and Buy Diverse in Ontario About the PARO Women’s B2B Database Diversity is important. Not just from a human rights’ standpoint, but economically as well. According to the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, “The diversity of our regions contributes greatly to the strength of Ontario’s overall economy.” That means advancing traditionally under-represented groups including women, particularly…

Have you thought about gaining board experience? Barrie Chamber board nominations are open… until May 24th!

The Barrie Chamber is our local business organization that is part of national and provincial networks. Through these networks and advocacy, initiatives are launched to help businesses (from educational webinars, networking and connection, awards and recognition, through cost-savings through special product deals, PPE and test kits. Each year new members are elected to the Board…

Strategic Brainstorming is back – next Wednesday May 11th 7 – 8:30 pm!

And we’re going to create a post-Grow Vantage membership… stay tuned (or contact me for more information) Why Is this a good idea? We’ve had several themes through the 4 months we’ve been meeting. What are the trends you’ve noticed in your sector (or others)… what is working for you right now… who can you…

You know we’re having an election… when news organizations start keeping track of promises….

And the promises start to multiply Here is a synopsis this week as of May 6th from Barrie 360 (and the Canadian Press) PROMISE TRACKER: WHAT THE ONTARIO PARTIES ARE PITCHING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL: A RUNNING LIST OF ELECTION PROMISES A running list of election promises announced by the Progressive Conservatives, NDP, Liberals and…

Annual George Floyd Memorial Lecture (Social Justice Action Day) AND Develop a Corporate Strategy for your Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) program

CLICK HERE NOW TO REGISTER FOR 2ND ANNUAL GEORGE FLOYD MEMORIAL LECTURE (SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTION DAY) HOPE FOR A BRIGHTER TOMORROWMay 25, 2022 08:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)Two years ago, the world was shocked by the live transmission of George Floyd’s killing at the hands of some police officers in the US, sparking…

Government of Canada Recommendations for Wearing Masks in community settings:

It is recommended that you wear a mask in public indoor settings. You should feel free to wear a mask even if it’s not required in your community or setting. This is an appropriate personal decision.It is especially important to wear a mask if you: Are at risk of more severe disease outcomes.Are around others…