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    • Cultivating a Give Back Culture
    • Date: March 11 , 2022
    •         By Martha Turner Osborne, CMSO, Teachers Life | nowly Give back, or corporate social responsibility (SR), has been around for some time now. In fact, it’s safe to say SR programs have become table stakes and a normal part of doing business. The question is – are corporations doing enough? Considering recent events whether that be climate change, current pandemic, war, social injustices – is it time for corporations to rethink how effective their SR programs really are and how important it is for businesses to take a leading role in enabling bold and powerful change. I also sense consumers are awakening/reawakening their social activist selves. In other words, our intolerance of hatred, cruelty and injustice towards any living form is reaching a feverish pitch. Although younger generations don’t shoulder the sole burden of change agency, I do believe this groundswell is being ignited by the...
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    • Buying a New Home: Mortgage Creditor Insurance vs Life Insurance
    • Date: February 17 , 2022
    • Buying a home and looking into getting some protection for your loved ones? Buying a new home is a whirlwind of excitement, new beginnings, a wonderful investment, and just a tad bit of stress. We want you and your loved ones to relax and enjoy your new humble abode without having to stress about your family’s financial security. To help ease this process, let's walk through some key financial steps to take after buying a home. Talk it Through Talking about money can be awkward and stressful but they’re important conversations to have, especially after a major investment like a property. Ipsos recently conducted a financial study on behalf of RBC, with a population sample of 1,501 Canadians aged 25+. Here are some of their key findings around Canadians and their perceived relationship with their finances: ¼ (26%) of Canadians aren’t confident that their family would be able to pay...
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    • Top 7 Life Insurance Myths Debunked
    • Date: January 10 , 2022
    • Life insurance can seem intimidating – especially with so many myths floating around. Some people think the process of getting life insurance is long, confusing and unnecessary, particularly if you’re young, single, and receive insurance benefits from your workplace. But the fact is, none of that is true! Buying term life insurance can be easy, affordable, and a prudent step in your financial planning. To set the record straight, we’ve debunked and explained the top seven myths around term life insurance. 1. “You don’t need life insurance when you’re young.” Actually, opening up a term life insurance policy when you are young is the optimal time. Why? Because you typically will pay the lowest rates the younger you are. And, for our term non-renewable life insurance product, your rates will remain level throughout the term of your policy. Our term life policies start at age 18 and are available up...
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    • 2021 Local & Sustainable Holiday Shopping Guide
    • Date: December 16 , 2021
    • Ah yes, the winter holidays – joyful, chaotic, and full of last-minute shopping. To ease the stress of gift giving this holiday season, we’ve put together a list of sustainable local shops to support within Ontario. All you have to do is sit back, pick a category, and shop away! P.S. Our Gifts for Everyone category includes some amazing volunteer and non-profit opportunities as well! Gifts for Kids Early Bird & Worm: A unique selection of ethically made fashion, accessories, toys and décor. Fun, fashion and function! Kids Swag: A curated boutique of amazing brands with mindful representation. Mini Mioche: Local, ethical, organic, sustainable soft and comfy basics. Giftolini: Affordable and practical gift baskets for kids, handpicked by a mom of two. Jill & the Beanstalk: An eco-friendly one-stop-shop for all your child and baby needs, including awesome gift ideas. Gifts for Sports & Outdoors Lovers Agawa Camping Gear: Blending...
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