Cheshire Chat
Winter 2021/22 Edition
Safe Winter Driving
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Winter driving can be hazardous and scary. Additional preparations can help make a trip safer, or help motorists deal with an emergency when it occurs.

Click here to view the full document with a helpful list provides safety to help prevent motor vehicle injuries due to winter storms.

Wellness at Cheshire
I am writing this article through November for a Dec 5th deadline. This article will be in the Winter January 2022 issue. We had our first snowfall on Nov 14, on a Sunday, do you remember? It was a wet slushy snow and my partner and I were out madly raking the wet leaves all afternoon trying to get them all bagged in time to get them curbside for yard collection week. Another deadline. Life is always about deadlines….even from the garbage collectors.  
Accessibility Committee
Do you face accessibility barriers every day? Are you close to someone with a disability? Are you an accessibility expert?
 
We need your expertise!
 
Accessibility Standards Canada is recruiting members for two new technical committees:

You have until January 14 2022, to apply. Click here to read full details

Service Recognition & 2021 Everyday Hero Award Winners
Every year, Cheshire formally acknowledges the incredible service and dedication of our employees as they reach certain milestones in their Cheshire journey.
As an organization, our achievements are only possible through the strength and support of our amazing staff. You are all a part of the incredible Cheshire history…and are helping to create a new history for future generations! Click here to review the full article and list of service award recipients.

This year we would also like to congratulate our two Everyday Hero Winners who were announced at the Annual General Meeting in October. Congratulations to Maxine W. and Kelly W.
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Upcoming Workshop Opportunities
Service Canada is offering free monthly webinars to provide information to Service Delivery Partners about federal government programs and services that could benefit their clients - including Indigenous peoples, seniors, persons with disabilities, families, youth, workers (including self-employed individuals), employers and newcomers. 

South West Self-Management Program is offering the following free workshops:

Payroll Deductions
Did you know that Cheshire provides staff with an easy way to give back to our Everyday Dreams program? You can designate any amount to be automatically donated from your paycheck. 

Just think - if every employee donated just $1 each pay the Everyday Dreams Fund that would be over $300 per pay and over $7800 a year. A little goes a long way!

To sign up for payroll deductions, please speak to your Program Manager to complete a Payroll Authorizations & Deductions form.