NOVEMBER
2020
Since 1984
Topics In This Issue
  • Renewing Your Benefits Plan During COVID
  • Ask the Pharmacist: Dry and Chapped Skin
  • Diversity and Employment Equity
  • Grand & Toy - 2021 Calendars & Planners
  • A Holiday Concert with SKETCH and the Huron Carole!
  • Nurse for Peel Cheshire Homes Brampton and Peel Senior Link
Employee Group Benefits
Renewing Your Benefits Plan During COVID
Hope for the best and prepare for the worst
Over this past year, we have all been inundated with communications reminding us of the many changes that have resulted from the current and seemingly on-going pandemic. The benefits industry has had to maintain communications regarding travel coverage or whether premiums should be reduced because dentists and health practitioners are not as available as they were.

Although the industry has tried to keep business-as-usual despite accommodations and exceptions to help support clients at a vulnerable time, things continue to be unusual. Plan renewals are no exception.
Ask the Pharmacist: Dry and Chapped Skin
What can be done to prevent dry skin?
As the temperature drops in the winter months, many of us will discover that our largest organ (our skin) may start to be noticeably dry. This can cause itching and visibly chapped skin on the face, lips or arms. Dry skin can decrease quality of life and increase anxiety for many when going out in public.
Human Resources Consulting
Diversity and Employment Equity
Our mission is to meet organizations where they are…and move them forward!

Diversity is an organizational imperative. A productive, high performing, diverse workforce provides a key advantage for organizations determined to succeed in a competitive marketplace. Increasingly, successful organizations have gone beyond compliance to incorporate diversity as part of a comprehensive business strategy.

ASSOCIUM's Diversity and Equity Practice

  • Workplace Diversity Initiatives
  • Diversity Audits
  • Anti-Racism/Anti-discrimination Organization Change
  • Federal Employment Equity Compliance
  • Training and Needs Analysis
  • Community Outreach
  • Recruiting for a Diverse Workforce
  • Workplace Harassment & Discrimination Policies
Procurement and Shared Services
Grand & Toy - 2021 Calendars & Planners
One month left in 2020!
Stay organized and on schedule with the calendar that's right for you. Whether you need a monthly calendar to keep track of upcoming appointments or a day planner to stay on task with daily work meetings, you'll find the calendar or planner best suited to your unique needs.

Planning for 2021
If you're expanding or renovating let's connect your team for a consult:
Grand & Toy Interiors is a national, full-service, contract furniture dealer offering complete project management for specialized office space planning.

Technology - we can connect you with a dedicated and knowledgeable product specialist, save time and less surfing!

Email solutions@associum.com or reply to this email to schedule a consult with an expert. As your organization returns to work and/or transforms to a hybrid work from home model, Grand & Toy has everything you need for the new workplace.

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A Holiday Concert with SKETCH and the Huron Carole!
Zoom in a fun night December 15
Join SKETCH and the Huron Carole as we celebrate the holidays with a virtual concert you can enjoy from home. On December 15th, Tom Jackson will be hosting his seasonal variety show in support of SKETCH and the power of art to transform lives! 

We graciously invite you to support SKETCH through an evening of music and cheer, as we look towards recovery and reinvention following a challenging year. The hour-long show begins at 7:00pm, and $25.00 tickets can be purchased online.

Interested in becoming a sponsor for the event? Please contact jackie@sketch.ca to learn more about our custom sponsorship opportunities. We’d love to partner with you!

The Huron Carole Virtual is nationally sponsored by Canada Life and locally presented by ASSOCIUM. Ticket sales will be shared between SKETCH and the United Way GTA: a longstanding supporter of SKETCH and champion for youth empowerment.
Peel Cheshire Homes Brampton and Peel Senior Link
Registered Nurse (RN)
Peel Cheshire Homes Brampton and Peel Senior Link are currently recruiting for a community visiting nurse in Brampton. You will be part of a diverse and collaborative care team that will provide services to a roster of clients in the community. You will use evidence-informed nursing knowledge, skill, and judgment and work in optimal RN scope of practice to provide holistic nursing care to meet the physical, safety, emotional, and spiritual needs of clients and their families in their homes and communities.
ASSOCIUM Divisions
Since 1984, ASSOCIUM Consultants continues to lead the industry in specialized human resource services, organizational development and provides HR expertise across a broad range of services.
We're unique in the marketplace providing innovative and customized Advisor services: Managing General Agent, Third Party Administrator, Claims Adjudication, Specialty Drug Management / Preferred Pharmacy Network and Human Resources Consulting.
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. 
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