Ontario’s COVID-19 Guidelines for Reopening Non-essential Businesses

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As Ontario continues to allow more non-essential businesses to reopen as part of its COVID-19 framework for reopening the province, it’s important to stay in the know on how your organization is affected and what guidelines you should follow to remain legally compliant. THE THREE PHASE RECOVERY PLAN Ontario’s COVID-19 framework for reopening the province is composed of three phases. …


Backyard Grilling Safety Tips for Summer Barbecues

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As warmer weather hits, the smell of food on the grill fills the air. However, thousands of home fires each year involve grills, so it’s important to brush up on barbecue safety. Consider the following grilling safety tips: Grill outside only. Do not use your grill in a garage or other enclosed space, even if it’s ventilated. Choose a safe …

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How to Improve Relationships in the Workplace

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Full-time employees often spend more time with their co-workers than they do with their families, making workplace relationships a vital part of an employee’s mental health. Fortunately, there are ways you can facilitate positive employee interaction and team bonding. In doing so, you stand to benefit from happier, more productive and more loyal employees who genuinely care about the impact …


Why Cleaning Your Home Can Boost Overall Well-being

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Deep cleaning doesn’t need to be a one-season chore. Experts say doing a thorough cleaning of your home has a number of health benefits. A clean home can strengthen your immune system and help you avoid illnesses. A decluttered living space can also reduce stress and depression as well as help avoid injuries, like tripping. According to a recent survey, …


How to Improve Your Relationship with Your Phone

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Smartphones have made our lives so much easier, but they can also impact our physical and mental well-being. To build a healthier relationship with your phone, keep in mind the following: Set clear boundaries. If you are always waiting for work or personal messages, you may feel chained to the device, so it’s helpful to set boundaries that outline when …


Celebrate World No Tobacco Day by Learning About Smoking Cessation

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According to experts, smoking kills over 480,000 people every year. Few people would disagree that smoking is hazardous to their health, yet millions continue to take part in this unhealthy habit. The most recent data from Statistics Canada shows a decline in Canadian adult smokers, but an estimated 4.9 million still smoke cigarettes. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that …


Designing a Post-Coronavirus Office

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of the current workplace, and soon, employers should begin planning for what their post-coronavirus office will look like. Previously, social distancing and COVID-19-related best practices hadn’t been a topic on the mind of most employers or employees. By updating office layouts, encouraging new behaviours and expanding remote work options, employers can help prevent …


Wearing Facial Coverings or Masks in the Workplace During COVID-19

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, some employers are currently staying open as essential businesses—for organizations that are not open, many plan to welcome back employees shortly. The Public Health Agency of Canada advises that face coverings should be worn in public, including places of employment. There are many questions about the differences between masks and face coverings, and which is appropriate …

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10 Essential Items for Your Home Medicine Cabinet

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When it comes to illness or accidents in your home, it’s important to be prepared with a well-stocked medicine cabinet. That way, you’ll be able to respond quickly to help yourself or others when sickness or injury strikes. Consider keeping the following 10 items on hand for emergencies: Antacids—These can provide quick relief when you’re suffering from heartburn. Antibiotic ointment—A …