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May 19, 2020 How to stay on track when working from home

Canadians across the country have been asked to work from home as much as possible to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). For many, working from home for a day or two at a time can be a welcome break from going into the office — but when you’re asked to work from home indefinitely, it can be tough to concentrate and stay motivated, especially when you might have more distractions than normal. Here are a few tips that might help you keep things as close to “business as usual” as possible until you get back to the office: Set up your workspace in a way that will help you focus and do your job most effectively. While some people might have a dedicated home…

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Apr 27, 2020 COVID-19: How to help in your community

If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed in the midst of the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic, remember how empowering it can be to reach out and help others. Here are some suggestions of things you can do to help out in your community and beyond: Stay connected using social media and other digital platforms. The coming weeks are going to be lonely for many across the country, especially those who live alone and those who are self-isolating or in quarantine. Consider using FaceTime, social media, or other digital platforms to stay in touch with friends and family, or give them a call on the phone to check in. Donate to your local food bank. Many food banks struggle to keep items on their shelves at the best of…

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Apr 16, 2020 Coping with Loneliness During Self-Isolation

The recent outbreak and rapid spread of COVID-19 has a lot of people self-isolating. While necessary to curb the spread of the disease, self-isolation can lead to people feeling cut off from society, like they’ve lost their routine, or are being forced to take time out from important relationships. If you’re self-isolating, you’re not alone; thousands of people are taking this important measure. This article will show you ways that you can combat loneliness while following self-isolation rules. Self-isolation vs. social distancing Self-isolation is a precautionary measure that’s meant to benefit society by removing carriers and potential carriers of COVID-19 from the general population in order to protect the safety of the most vulnerable. It means removing yourself from the general population by staying at…

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Mar 17, 2020 Here For You ─ Information About COVID-19

We are here to help our customers in good times and be resilient in bad times. As we all face uncertainty, our priority is to be here for you, our customers and for our employees, as well as the communities where we live and work when you need us most.  We are closely following the guidance of reputable health and government authorities such as the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, the Public Health Agency of Canada and local public health officials to inform our decisions. In these challenging times, as COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving pandemic, we leverage the strength and knowledge of our organization in executing best practices to mitigate risks and deliver on promises. Now, more than ever, we…

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Jan 17, 2020 Rhodes & Williams’ Chosen Charities Receive Cash Donations

Kristy McDougall, Nikki Crough, Nomin Bayasgalan ExcelHr is a company that we work with from time to time to fill some of our staffing needs. Last year, they celebrated 30 years in business as one of Canada’s leading independent staffing firm. As part of their 30th year, they wanted to focus on giving back so they launched their “$30K for 30 years campaign”. They collected nominations from clients to submit nominations for a charity of their choosing to receive one of thirty (30) $1,000 donations OR one (1) $30,000 donation. As you may know, Rhodes & Williams is a big supporter of Cystic Fibrosis and Cystic Fibrosis Canada and have been for many years. Kristy…

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Jan 8, 2020 Rhodes & Williams Group of Companies Merge with Jarrett Thompson Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

Ottawa, Ontario — January 2020: The Rhodes & Williams Group of Companies have announced that Jarrett Thompson Insurance and Financial Services Inc. has decided to merge with the Group, effective January 1st, 2020. Located at 804 Greenbank Road in Barrhaven, Jarrett Thompson Insurance Brokers have been serving the community since 2010, and previously as a State Farm Agent.   They will continue to operate under the name of Jarrett Thompson Insurance, a Division of Rhodes & Williams Limited.  Clients will continue to be served by Maggie Check who they have gotten to know and love over the years.  However, she will now simply have the backup of the larger Rhodes & Williams Group of Companies, to better serve the brokerage insurance clients. “Deciding to merge our…

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Nov 19, 2019 Giving Tuesday 2019

The start of the giving season Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday/Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” is a time when charities, businesses and individuals across Canada and in 150 countries join together and rally for their favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday/Cyber Monday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday and unites people to support and champion the causes they believe in. Originally created in 2012 by the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact in New York City, Giving Tuesday or, more appropriately #GivingTuesday, is a global initiative that aims to harness the power…

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Oct 25, 2019 Ottawa Redblacks vs Montreal Alouettes Ticket Giveaway

Redblacks Ticket Giveaway Contest We’re giving away tickets to the Ottawa Redblacks vs Montreal Alouettes game. It takes place on Friday, November 1st, 2019 at 7:00 pm as the Redblacks wrap up the 2019 season inside TD Place. The game is being presented by The Salvation Army, and they’ll be on site with their canteen food truck and more. The Redblacks will also be handing out 10,000 freebies to fans as a thank you for supporting them all season long. If that wasn’t enough, here are 4 other reasons you’d want to attend the final game of the season at TD Place. Fun Fact: The…

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Oct 18, 2019 Ottawa Senators Vs. New York Islanders Ticket Giveaway

Ottawa Senators Ticket Giveaway Contest We’re giving away a pair of tickets worth $230 to the Ottawa Senators vs. New York Islanders game on Friday, October 25th at 7:30 pm. These pair of tickets also includes parking. The Sens will be celebrating a 90’s theme night with some of your favourite 90’s arcade games music. The first 2,500 fans will also receive a complimentary Ottawa Senators snapback hat.  Fun Fact: The Islanders won four consecutive Stanley Cup championships between 1980 and 1983. Their 19 consecutive playoff series wins between 1980 and 1984 is a feat that remains unparalleled in the history of professional sports. They are the last team in any major professional North American sport to…

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Sep 13, 2019 Ottawa Redblacks vs BC Lions Ticket Giveaway

Redblacks Ticket Giveaway Contest We’re giving away tickets to the Ottawa Redblacks vs BC Lions game. It takes place on Saturday September 21st, 2019 at 7:00 pm as the RedBlacks celebrate their Retro Night. Here’s some of the specials they have planned for Retro Night. This is the RedBlacks’ 15th game of the season and 2nd meeting against the BC lions. Kickoff is expected to take place at 7:00 pm at TD Place. Fun Fact: The Lions were the first Western Canadian team to have won the Grey Cup at home, having done so in 1994 and 2011, before Saskatchewan won in 2013. Enter your name in the draw…

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