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The Business Case for Women in Leadership

By | March 31st, 2021|Member Contributed|

Despite efforts to increase gender parity in the workplace, organizations still face barriers to achieving equity. In Canada, only 36.9% of management positions are held by female employees.Women make up just 19.5% of the board members for Canada’s top 500 companies. While diversity in the workplace is important, research has also shown that women in [...]

How to plan for retirement as a small business owner

By | March 4th, 2021|Member Contributed|

If you’re a business owner, you’re probably focused on the day-to-day tasks with your business.  You may not be thinking about retirement – even if it’s a few years away. But don’t worry, you’re not alone. More than three quarters of small business owners don’t have retirement plans for themselves or their employees.1Footnote 1 Some [...]

Black History Month – Raising the Bar

By | February 23rd, 2021|Member Contributed|

Eventually the fresh paint on Washington’s Black Lives Matter Boulevard begins to chip… In February, people around the world celebrate Black History Month to honour and celebrate Black contributions and achievements throughout history. History is important to celebrate and recognize. However, I believe that we should put an equal emphasis on looking forward and pushing [...]

What’s the difference between a TFSA vs. RRSP?

By | February 10th, 2021|Member Contributed|

When you decide to invest your money, the options can seem endless. Among the choices are usually RRSPs and TFSAs – but what’s the difference between the two? More importantly, what are the benefits of each? What’s an RRSP? An RRSP is a Registered Retirement Savings Plan where you can contribute until you’re 71. Here’s how you [...]

Finding Certainty in Uncertain Times

By | November 13th, 2020|Member Contributed|

I don’t know about you, but I have been in a loop of anxiety lately. With so much going on that is beyond our control, it’s been really easy to get stuck thinking about all of the “what if’s”. BUT here’s the thing: When we feel like we’re spinning out of control, what do we [...]

Connect your investments to your real-life goals

By | November 13th, 2020|Member Contributed|

Have you heard about goals-based investing? With goals-based investing, you’re in control. You can focus on how your investments are helping you reach your goals. You’re probably thinking, “I already invest to help fund my goals and dreams.”  But, how’s this working for you? Can you connect your account balance with your real-life activities and [...]

Considering Diversity in your Marketing

By | July 27th, 2020|Member Contributed|

Some people feel that trying to incorporate diversity into their marketing is a challenging and complex task. Here’s my personal take on it – it matters. Be real. Be authentic. Be respectful. Be aware and be inclusive. It matters, but it’s not always easy to implement. I have made mistakes in the past and I’ve [...]

Communicating in a Crisis 

By | June 12th, 2020|Member Contributed|

  The flurry of messaging we’ve seen since the shutdown has been fascinating from a communications point of view. I’m finding a distinction between regular crisis communications, in which the issue affects your company and you become the story, and communicating in crisis, where an issue is affecting everyone, your company included.   Some companies [...]

Connecting while in Quarantine

By | June 8th, 2020|Member Contributed|

The past 3 months have been surreal. Being in quarantine isn’t something I ever expected to experience, but here we are. But I have to say-these past 3 months have come with a silver lining or two. The thing that I didn’t expect was the number of people that reached out to say hello,to see [...]

Don’t let emotions rule your investment plan

By | March 10th, 2020|Member Contributed|

When it comes to investing, two things are for sure: markets will fluctuate and taking part in those markets involves risk. Although investing can be an emotional experience—you’re putting your hard-earned money in investments to meet your financial goals—it’s important not to let emotions rule your investment strategy. Remember that even professionals don’t know for sure when prices will go up and down.  Although markets inevitably dip, [...]

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