Short Term Disability Managementone
Outsource it, do it yourself or do nothing?

Being without an employee for a few weeks due to illness or injury can cause hardship for an employer, other employees and, of course, the employee who is off work. As an employer, managing short term disabilities can be beneficial to all involved.

Read this article to learn more about Short Term Disability (STD) and services available to manage STD claims.

Insurance for Managing Human Capital Riskstwo
A lack of established HR systems can make an organization vulnerable

Unlike some forms of workplace insurance, there is no legislated requirement to have established job evaluation or compensation systems: this is a mixed blessing for some small to medium size organizations.

The lack of established HR systems can make an organization vulnerable to both past and future liabilities.

threeComparison of a Registered Pension Plan to a Group RRSP
There are many important considerations when establishing a group retirement program

The following is the first installment of an Opinion Editorial Series on retirement planning for Not-for-Profits (NFPs) and Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs).

This first issue gives us the information necessary to set up the context needed to further educate, evaluate and adjudicate which type of retirement plan is the best for your organization and its employees. This information  has been provided by our Partner, the Co-operators.

Comparison of a Registered Pension Plan to a Group RRSP
pillarsPillars of the Community
Take Our Class to Work

Canada lags behind in skills training and workforce development. Businesses want their future employees to come to them job ready, without investing in them at an early age.

The Learning Partnership was created to build bridges between the world of work and education. Our longest standing program, Take Our Kids to Work has been guiding Grade 9 students in career exploration for more than two decades. Now we want to introduce Take Our Class to Work - our newest career exploration program, integrated with the Grade 10 Careers Studies curriculum.

If you would like to be recognized in this section of our newsletter or website, please forward a short article to admin@associum.com. Your content can include an introduction to your organization to help generate awareness; it can give a history; highlight your mandate; or even give details of an event. It's your space. We would love to help promote your organization and its initiatives!
pharmacyAsk the Pharmacist: Corns and Calluses
What are Corns and Calluses?

A corn is a small area of skin which has become thickened due to increased pressure on the area.

A callus is larger and broader than a corn and has a less well-defined edge.

Find out more about:
  • causes
  • treatment
  • prevention
eventsUpcoming Events
ASSOCIUM has a Calendar of Events, and we offer exclusive use to our ASSOCIUM GAIN members!

We welcome and encourage you to send us your event information so that we can post it for you - complimentary for ASSOCIUM GAIN members. Let us help you get the word out to the public about the initiatives you'd like them to know about! We can add a link to your website for more information about your event and your organization. This is ideal for upcoming galas, festivals, performances - any event you want to invite the public to.
Register FORE the
ASSOCIUM Golf Tournament

Thursday August 18th 2016

Come on out for a fabulous day of golf at Whitevale Golf Club, a private course in the town of Whitevale near Pickering. This tournament benefits Broad Reach Foundation and the ASSOCIUM Community Chest. Each registered golfer will be entered to win an assortment of very cool prizes!

Nelson Johnson Memorial Golf Invitational
Thursday, August 18th, 2016

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For over 30 years, ASSOCIUM Consultants continues to lead the industry in specialized human resource services and organizational development.

ASSOCIUM Benefits 

Our employee group benefits division, being in business since 1997, gives us the experience to provide customized alternative plans and reduce administrative costs for our clients, while quoting sustainable rates at start up - and at renewal.  

Our procurement services division launched in 1996 as an added source of assistance to the not-for-profit sector ( GAIN). Recently this service has been expanded to include private small business under the Advantage banner. Our goal is to help your organization access preferred pricing for products and services as well as resolve any purchasing issues you may encounter.
Supporting the success of Canadian organizations since 1984.