2016

 

Guelph's Good Giving Guide

December 16, 2016 — by Candice Lepage As a B Corporation we are always very aware of the impact we have on the world around us. Sometimes we want to minimize our impact, like in waste, and other times we want to increase our impact, like in building community. The holidays can be a difficult time to make choices that  align with our values,...

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Living Wage - why not?

November 25, 2016 — By Crystal Wilson We're sitting at the Guelph Wellington living wage learning and recognition event and I am fired up, friends.   Hearing stats like these: 7.3% of the Ontario population are classified as “working poor” - which is a higher number than those who are on social assistance The two richest cities in Canada have the highest instance of...

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So you are an introvert at a conference...

October 25, 2016 —   By Crystal Wilson   First of all, from one intro to another - what the heck were you thinking?  Did you really think this was a good idea?  (I mean, of course there will be benefits, and you'll learn a lot but that will maybe come with sporadic bouts of feeling your soul being sucked out your eyeballs) I've...

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Changing Everything

October 14, 2016 — By Crystal Wilson April and I are doers, not wait until all the ducks are in a row and then get going-ers. When we started Flow, we started with an idea.  Not a business idea - a change idea.  We wanted to change the landscape of how a business can impact and interact with the community around it.  We knew...

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Entrepreneurship is...

October 6, 2016 — By Crystal Wilson  I have seen this quote so many places over the past few years.  It lifts my spirits every time. Why does this matter so much?  And what does it even mean? I don’t think it means that you work long hours for a few years and spend the rest of your life sailing the mediterranean and gallivanting...

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Learning Together By Watching Movies

September 6, 2016 — by Candice lepage As a B Corporation, Flow is committed to measuring more than only our profit. We also measure our impact on our employees and co-workers, and on our community and the world. Some of our measurements including counting staff hours donated to causes, measuring our travel and trying to increase our active transport and limiting waste by buying...

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Meet The Bs? Yes Please!

August 2, 2016 — by crystal wilson We hosted our second B Local SW Ontario meetup last month and we are noticing a few things:1) Flow, Borealis, and Cupanion are a dream team of planning these things. We have so much fun, and the two events so far have gone off without a hitch. It’s been just stressful enough to know we’re doing something...

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CCSC Rocks Their Blog - You Should Too

July 5, 2016 — by Candice lepage In the spring of this year the team at Flow was hired to build a new website for Chalmers Community Services Centre. Part of the goal was to liven up the look of the site and to make it more fun and welcoming to everyone. This echoes the experience of walking into Chalmers, where everyone who visits...

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Three Ways To Make Millennials Want To Work For You

June 27, 2016 — ---Well, for a while anyway by crystal wilson A few weeks ago we partnered with B Corporations Borealis Grille and Bar and Hemmings House Pictures to present a dinner and screening of The Millennial Dream. The film explores the purpose of work in the lives of Millennials and compares it to the traditional “American Dream” of the past.There’s a lot...

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Another Successful Hooping For Hunger

June 13, 2016 — by crystal wilson This past weekend we hosted our second annual hulahoop-a-thon, Hooping for Hunger.  With the combined efforts of our enthusiastic team, and many generous community members this event was once again a roaring success.  The May 28th event raised $8500 and that number will continue to rise, as we are accepting donations until July 1.  The final amount...

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Millenial Is A State Of Mind

April 28, 2016 — by crystal wilson I am always amazed at how easy it is to pull people together when a common purpose is identified.  A few weeks back, working in conjunction with Borealis Grille and Bar and Hemmings House Pictures, we brought a fantastic group of people together to eat, drink and be merry.  And watch a documentary. And talk about really...

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#IWD2016 + Guelph + Cafe Feminino

March 9, 2016 — by crystal wilson Last night, many of the Flow team members had to opportunity to spend International Women's Day in a room full of inspiring, passionate men and women at the Innovation Guelph "Ignite, Empower, Innovate" dinner. A highlight of the event was getting to hear our very own April Burrows speaking about Cafe Femenino and inspiring many in the room...

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Are You AODA Compliant?

March 3, 2016 — There is new legislation in Ontario which is intended to ensure that businesses and Not-for-Profit Organizations are fully accessible to people of all abilities.  It is called the Accessibility for Ontarions with Disabilities Act (AODA) and it may impact many facets of your business or organization, including: website hiring processes policies and procedures marketing materials physical space Some deadlines for...

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Stress and the Entrepreneur

February 3, 2016 — by crystal wilson  So, we’re just over a month into 2016.  I don’t know about you, but on years that I have made “resolutions” this is usually about the time the new wears off, and I fall back into old patterns.  Many of us tend to resolve to do things that add up to taking better care of ourselves, whether...

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