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Hey Welland!
The application portal for the $2,500 DTG 4.0 grant will reopen on Monday January 16th! 
Also, you may want to consider attending the in person workshop in @portcolborne on Monday, February 6th to learn more about how to grow your business!
For assistance, please reach put to Tianna @ qzf@qbjagbjajryynaq.pn.

It’s that time again!!
Holy Trinity Fish Fry 
Friday, January 13th 4-7pm
Lightly battered Haddock & fries, coleslaw and tartar sauce
 1pc~$13  2pc~$17
Call or email to pre order 905-734-3543 OR ugsvfu@pbtrpb.arg

Focus on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

How can organizations improve workplace equity?

Many companies are enhancing their diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives. But too often, they place more emphasis on diversity and inclusion than they do on equity.

A new report by the SHRM Research Institute and Work Equity, an initiative of the Center for Social Innovation at the Boston College School of Social Work, revealed the importance of equity in the workplace, the root causes of inequity and other DE&I-related findings that could help organizations create more-equitable workplaces.

“Organizations often overlook workplace equity,” said Ragan Decker, SHRM-CP, lead researcher with the SHRM Research Institute. “Yet without equity, DE&I initiatives can fail or even backfire.”

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What it takes to be a fair-pay workplace

Today’s employees, consumers, investors, and legislators have reached a resounding consensus: Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace matters.

And not only does it matter, it should be at the top of employers’ to-do lists in an increasingly competitive labor market. Now more than ever, employers must assess how they can better serve their employees, and in turn, their communities. Number one on the list? Pay equity — ensuring that employees who perform similar work are paid fairly, regardless of their gender, race/ethnicity, or other protected class factors. In other words, equal pay for equal work.

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Niagara Transit Commission launches

New for 2023, the Niagara Transit Commission is the realization of a vision of many at Niagara Region and the 12 local area municipalities to connect all of Niagara through a single transit system called Niagara Region Transit. The Commission is responsible for integrating our local transit systems (Niagara Region Transit, Niagara Falls Transit, St. Catharines Transit, Welland Transit and Fort Erie Transit) into a single organization that operates public transit across Niagara.

On May 26, 2022, Regional Council approved the first Commission Board and the elected representatives recommended by their local councils to serve on it. The Board has representation from Regional and local municipal councillors to ensure that all municipalities have a voice.

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Three low-cost strategies to make your business more sustainable

Meridian Credit Union | Featured Content

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the heart of Canada’s economy, representing 99.8% of all businesses in this country and employing 88.3% of Canadian workers in the private labour force. There are 1.22 million SMEs in Canada, and Ontario is home to about 440,0003 of them.

That’s a massive responsibility, as SMEs — companies that employ from one to 500 people — can have a huge impact on this country’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions and increase sustainable business practices. This gives business owners and their employees an important role in helping to make Ontario a leader in sustainability.

Low-cost strategies that make a difference

At Meridian, we’re committed to helping our business Members do everything possible to make their businesses more sustainable. We know it’s not always easy to find the time or money to explore cleaner, greener ways to work. That’s why we pulled together three simple strategies you can follow to quickly implement changes big and small, no matter what kind of business you run.

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Alexis Higginbotham
Executive Director
60 East Main Street
Welland, ON
L3B 3X4
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