First Aid Training Extensions / Program Exceptions

Due to COVID-19, many provincial governments are restricting gatherings of individuals which is extended to classroom training. As a result, workplaces may be unable to send employees to complete First Aid training. Below is a summary of the First Aid training extensions or program exceptions for each province/territory. This is a resource only. Please visit your provincial government website for more information. Province | First Aid Training Extensions/Exceptions Alberta Expiration dates for health care providers holding existing advanced, standard or emergency workplace first aid certifications or audiometric technician/pulmonary function technician1 certifications are extended immediat

Keeping Connected When Isolated

As we continue to self-isolate, we will likely encounter a second pandemic; but not the one that you might be thinking. We’re talking about a wave of mental health issues related to the hazardous combination of feelings of isolation, stress, the unknown, and cabin fever. Take a proactive approach! How do we stay connected when we are so isolated? Here’s a few tips: Make Friends with Technology If you haven’t already done so, start downloading free apps and programs like Facebook Messenger, Skype, Zoom, etc. There really is no time like the present to learn how to use them. Not sure where to get started? Ask a tech-savvy friend! You may be surprised how easy and intuitive some social network

Our Recommended Book List

Are you craving something new to read? Check out Nancy Dunk's book list. If you do pick up one of these books, let us know what you think! Brene Brown - Dare to Lead Braving the Wilderness The Gifts of Imperfection I thought It Was Just Me Matthew Kelly - and The Rhythm of Life The Culture Solution Resisting Happiness The Seven Levels of Intimacy The Dream Manager Perfectly Yourself Off Balance: Getting Beyond the Work-Life Balance Myth How to Make Great Decisions Perfectly Yourself Other Favorites: Creativity, Inc – Ed Catmull Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different: A Biography – Karen Blumenthal Steve

New Features and Updates to Systems 24-7

Systems 24-7 is a business management platform owned and developed by Dunk & Associates, right here in Ontario, Canada. We are proud to say that we have created a close-knit community with our clients, where we are constantly listening to your wants and needs as business owners/managers. Systems 24-7 is designed with one goal in mind, to make managing your business programs (like health and safety) easier and more affordable. Since January 2020, we have released the following new features and updates to Systems 24-7. Continue reading below for a complete list. New and Updated Features Below is a list of all our newly developed or updated features. For more information or to book a demonstrat

Work-at-Home Ground Rules to Boost Your Productivity

In the midst of the new COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are implementing voluntary or mandatory work-from-home policies. That means lots of us are dealing with an unusual challenge; working from home for the first time, full-time. Even if you’ve done it before, working from home might feel like a whole new world. These tips will help you make sure that you’re successful, both at getting your work done and at maintaining your mental well-being. Create a Productive Work Environment A separate home office with a door is ideal, but whatever your workspace, make sure this area is reserved for your professional activities. It will make it much easier to leave work at the end of the day and not l

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Excellence program

COVID-19 has had unprecedented effects on our daily lives, and the Excellence Program is no exception. We’ve had many questions about the global pandemic, including how the current situation will affect our timelines as outlined on the Topic Worksheets. While we don’t have all the answers, our answer is the same answer we’re giving everyone in the situation: do your best with what you can. Does this mean your timelines are out the window and you put this project on the backburner? For some of you, yes, this is the answer, for now. For others who are still in operation of some capacity, take advantage of this time while you can. If you have time to work on revising a policy, revise the policy

Plan to Achieve or Fail in Excellence

Many members of our Excellence program are asking with how to succeed in earning their largest possible rebate. The answer is simple! Plan! If you plan the 5 steps for each topic you have selected, you will succeed. Planning is imperative to your success in the Excellence program. Don’t make this planning step a burden on you. Seek the input of all employees. Make each employee a stakeholder in your program; their ideas and opinions are the inclusions that the program requires. When you successfully gain the participation of all employees, you have begun the journey to excellence. As many of you know, Dunk & Associates takes the 5 steps of implementation and applies this to all projects and


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