News archive - 2019

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Take it easy: Why it’s time to take the labour out of leisure time

cartoon graphic image of women on beach wearing sunglasses

By David McGinn for The Globe And Mail

A few weeks ago, I spent the day at a beach in Toronto with a friend of mine. It was supposed to be a carefree Saturday afternoon. Instead, we spent most of it on our phones. She was posting photos to her Instagram account. I was checking Facebook and texting friends about being at the beach. “I’m at the beach. What are you up to?” I asked five different friends. Why did I need to know? It’s not like I was going to leave the beach. In what should have been an idyll afternoon I needed to compare schedules.

Monday, June 10, 2019

How workplace flexibility can help save your sanity (and your bottom line)

Woman sitting typing on laptop

There’s long been a notion that toiling for hours and hours in the office is the hallmark of a good worker.

But it’s becoming clear that working smarter trumps working harder in all sorts of ways, and flexibility is key.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Orillians satisfied with environment, but not so much with government: survey

Bryan Smale speaking at conference

Community Wellbeing Survey highlights shared with community; Data 'will help us to create programs and collaborations that will benefit the community'

By: Nathan Taylor

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Chigamik Community Health Centre selected as health link partner

doctor sitting with stethoscope

MIDLAND - Chigamik Community Health Centre has been selected by the Rural Ontario Institute as one of only three community demonstration projects across Ontario aimed at better understanding and improving community vitality and wellbeing, as part of their North Simcoe Community Health Link.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Feeling isolated? You can now be prescribed a trip to the museum

Front image of museum building

In 2013, British researchers found museums can:

  • reduce social isolation by providing positive experiences;
  • provide calming experiences, leading to decreased anxiety;
  • bolster self-esteem and a sense of identity;
  • support communication between families, caregivers and health professionals.
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