July 01, 2020
Canada is a country that is working to understand its mistakes and trying to address them. I love Canada because we’re a work in progress and know it.
As we look back over the past few months – at the heroic efforts of our front-line workers, the hundreds of businesses who stepped up, and the thousands of volunteers who put up their hand to help – we can all feel pride. I have never been prouder to be a Canadian than at this very moment in Ontario’s history.
November 26, 2018
GivingTuesday is a movement for everyone who wants to give something back.
It is a time to celebrate and encourage activities that support charities and non-profits. Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering time, helping a neighbour or spreading the word, #GivingTuesday is a movement for everyone who wants to give something back.
September 28, 2015
Send holiday cheer to the people who need it most.
Like most Canadians, I was deeply shocked and saddened by the images I saw of Alan Kurdi’s three year-old body lying dead on a Turkish beach. Until then, I had a vague understanding of the Syrian refugee crisis, but after seeing that, helping to ease the plight of the Syrian refuges became a priority for me this holiday season.
In the past, we’ve promoted clients by gifting some of their products, like we did with jewelry from Natalie Waldman Designs, and gift baskets from Big Al’s Delish. And, of course, we’ve gone the more traditional route with gift certificates to our favourite stores and restaurants.
This year, in lieu of Christmas gifts, I made a $550 donation to the Red Cross in my company’s name, which will provide a family with a tent to shelter them from the elements and give them a roof to call their own for now.
August 31, 2013
Over time, the sadness will be replaced with only fond memories of our times together.
The passing of a father is so difficult to bear because this means the end of an era within a family and the absence of all those precious moments of sharing stories, traditions, laughter, and history.
Father Luigi brought smiles to our eyes when he said,
In life, you earn Air Miles when you are living a good life, doing good deeds… so that when you’re ready to fly… you can cash them in… to get into the air, soar like an eagle, and ultimately reach heaven.A friend wrote,
Maureen, sorry for your loss. I’m giving you all of my Air Miles…which brought tears to my eyes. May God bless his soul.