Resources

Activity Ideas and Kits – Community Engagement

EmployerRegistry.ca – Connecting Employers and Tomorrow’s Workforce

EmployerRegistry.ca is an online community connecting businesses across Ontario with students through a range of exciting learning opportunities.  Using Web 2.0 technology, EmployerRegistry.ca makes it easy for employers and educators to work together to help define tomorrow’s workforce. Employers can: Express your interest in helping by registering for programs like Career Talks, Co-op or the [...]

Making It Work – A CMHA Program

With one in four Canadians dealing with a mental illness at some point in their lives, many of us can say that we know someone who has dealt with stigma and the desire to contribute to society but only meets up with roadblocks.  With proper supports, an individual living with a mental illness can be a valuable employee.  Be [...]

Giving Back: Volunteer Opportunities

Encourage your employees to volunteer in the community during work hours by giving them time off with pay.  Businesses already implementing this idea are setting aside one to four days per year to support their employees in participating in volunteer activities. According to a report from Imagine Canada here are a few reasons why it benefits you [...]

Opening Your Door to Youth

Invite students into the workplace to complete their community service hours, do their co-op placement, work for the summer,  shadow an employee for the day or do their student workday. Employees can teach the students about what they do in the workplace and what they do for the community. Students will bring a new, fresh [...]

At Work Vegetable Garden

Consider converting any available green space at your workplace into a vegetable garden. Employees can volunteer to plant and care for the garden. Depending on how much is grown and harvested, vegetables can be shared among the staff and/or community neighbours or donated to the local food bank or shelter.  If a garden plot is not available, [...]

Run or Walk for Charity

Represent your workplace by participating in various fundraisers for charities and local community events (eg. Heart and Stroke, Cancer Society, AIDS Walk for Life). This is a great way to be physically active and support a good cause. Source: Brant County Health Unit