Resources

Policy Ideas – Being a Good Neighbour

Consider Hiring a Newcomer

Peterborough opened its doors to many Syrian refugees in 2016.  As an employer, consider opening your doors to a new talent pool.  To help you prepare, check out the Employer Guide to Hiring Newcomers 2016 produced by seven different agencies.  The resource provides a profile of the Syrian refugees, details on hiring and onboarding support [...]

Workplace Parties–Being a Responsible Host

Many workplaces host parties to celebrate events and certain times of the year. At some of these parties, alcohol will be served. There are risks and liabilities if you are a host, organizer or sponsor of an event where alcohol is served. It is important that you take steps to protect your employees and guests (and [...]

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 [...]

Giving Back: Sponsorship Opportunities

As an organization, support your community by sponsoring a charitable fundraising event and/or a sports team. You could also give in-kind donations to a local fundraising charity (eg. an item for a silent auction or supplying the door prizes for a fundraising event). Giving programs create a positive experience for both the employees and the [...]