Winter 2019

Winter 2019 Print Issue

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Winter 2019 / Vol. 15-5

Going Global at Work

In this issue, we explore the many meanings of Going Global at Work – businesses that
belong to newcomers or employ immigrants and refugees, export products and services, or
are aware of the global impact of what happens at home and want to make the world a
better place. As bh discovered, however, going global ultimately means focusing local and is
within reach of individuals and businesses wherever they may be. We also learn once again
that technology changes lives and alters the value of benefits. With new diagnostic tools,
optometrists are not only able to provide vision care, but can also detect early signs of
underlying conditions, opening a gateway to better health and productivity. bh


Going Global at Work: The Winter 2019 covers, the backstory…

“Our cover shows the Hadhad family in front of the new factory. Asam, the chocolatier, and his wife are flanked by their children.” Read More

Editorial – Welcoming newcomers: Growing the economy and strengthening
communities by Jennifer Bond, Managing Director, University of Ottawa Refugee Hub:

“Workplaces can make important contributions to creating a diverse and welcoming Canada.”  Read More

View from the Top – Jana Sobey, VP Merchandising, Sobeys:

“Many newcomers bring products from their homeland and are associated with an interesting story. When they come here, their products help grow our economy.”  Read More

Bottom Line – Tareq Hadhad, Founder and CEO, Peace by Chocolate:

“We believe that a successful business has a social responsibility to lift others – to give back.” Read More

Disease Management – The eyes: Gateways to better health – Optometry

“… ensuring their employees have access to regular eye examinations is a cost-effective path to a more productive workforce.” Read More

Doctor on Call – Michael Nelson, OD, FAAO

… Canadians may be unaware of the wealth of evidence to support the relationship between good vision care and quality of life and productivity…” Read More