Effectively Leading Your Team through the Vaccine Passport Roll-out

Effectively Leading Your Team through the Vaccine Passport Roll-out

Over the past year and a half, every business in Ontario has had to repeatedly change the way they work to align with evolving provincial safety restrictions. Making adjustments to policies and protocols, particularly when it comes to personal health and privacy concerns, is always daunting. Business owners have many questions about how best to […]

Member Profile: Great Bear Products, Greg Barnes

Greg Barnes, Great Bear Products

In mid-July, I called up Greg Barnes to ask if he’d like to be featured in our Member Highlight series. I explained to him that we could schedule a time for a quick phone or Zoom interview, during which I’d ask him a series of questions about his business and career story. “It should only […]

Volunteer Profile: Stephanie Gourlie

Stephanie Gourlie

If you ever moved houses as a child, take a moment to remember the experience. First of all, and apart from the heartache of missing friends and everything else familiar, you were probably excited to enter a new environment. A new house equaled new areas to explore. Maybe the new house contained secret passageways in […]

Volunteer Profile: Yvonne Metcalfe

Yvonne Metcalfe

Yvonne Metcalfe has always loved photography. It’s in her blood. When she was twelve, she picked up a camera, snapped a few pictures and thought, “Hey, I like this.” After snapping a few more, that thought evolved into, “Hey I REALLY like this.”  And so it began. A lifelong passion was born.  After studying Leisure […]

Volunteer Profile: Christine Sharpe

Christine Sharpe

Years ago, forensic-psychiatry student Christine Sharpe walked out of the main building at the University of Texas, exhausted after a full day of classes. Taking a look around, she saw all her fellow students scattered around the campus. Some were talking in groups, some were studying intently by themselves, and some were just taking it […]

Volunteer Profile: Salim Bardai

Salim Bardai

Salim’s career began earlier than most. One day in 1976, when he was 9-years-old, Salim realized he needed to pad his wallet a bit. So, as many children do, he asked his dad for an allowance. What could go wrong? But the plan backfired. Upon hearing Salim declare he needed money, his father brought him […]

Volunteer Profile: Sarah Taylor

Everybody has got their own collection of hopes and dreams. Or maybe some of us have just got one big dream. Either way, we’ve all got dreams. It’s natural. Some kids dream of being astronauts, while others dream of being superheroes. But in the end, we all fine-tune our dream to be something a little […]

Tornado Resources & Support

Tornado Resources & Support

Barrie Police ServiceThe Barrie Police Service has set up a central phone line for anyone who needs assistance related to the tornado in Barrie. Please call 705-728-8442 – call takers will take callers’ information to ensure a follow-up from the proper organization. July 16 @ 11am: We thank everyone who has shared donations for those […]

#BarrieLocal – Top Link Disc Golf

Top Link Disc Golf has quickly become one of the fastest growing distributors of disc golf products in Canada — by virtue of its expanding team, exceptional tournament support, and its incredible ability to meet today’s market needs. Whether you’ve been in the disc golf scene for years or are brand new to the sport, […]

WORKSHOP: How to Do Diversity & Inclusion Right

How to Do Diversity & Inclusion Right

Diversity and inclusion have become buzzwords, used by CEOs and world leaders. But what do they actually mean? Knowing that diversity and inclusion are important, and knowing where to begin when developing a D&I program or strategy, are two different things. Many workplaces know that D&I is both the right thing and the smart thing […]