Manage Your Print and Shredding Needs with our New Partners

We are pleased to announce that we have recently brought on board Digital Business Systems and Blue-Pencil Information Security!

DBS specializes in providing office equipment and services that improve productivity and reduce avoidable expenses. Popular offerings include Business Printers / Copiers and Managed Print Services.

Blue-Pencil uses a consultative approach. Their team is dedicated to helping our members do what is right for their business. They use a comprehensive method to meeting client needs and empowering customer decisions, while offering best practices. Blue-Pencil is a NAID AAA Certified On-Site Mobile Shredding services provider offering both one-time 'purge' shredding and regular shredding appointment services.

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Sector Convergencethree
The historical gap of contrast between the private (PS) and non-profit sectors (NP) continues to narrow. Recent evolutions within each sector have led to a more aligned trajectory. For example, the emergence of corporate social responsibility/corporate citizenship efforts on the PS side has led to an increased awareness of NP operating conditions, expertise and challenges - which, in the spirit of capitalism, presents new business opportunities. These corporate citizenship efforts have also influenced workforce engagement levels. Employees feel good about their employer's community impact which influences job effort.

Meanwhile, the growth in social enterprises from within the NP sector holds the promise for broader cause/mandate awareness, sustainable program funding alternatives and new career advancement possibilities.  Technical roles, like Quality Assurance or Data Management for example, have very similar job duties across the two sectors.

As the gap continues to narrow, this should lead to a greater flow of labour across the sectors.  As this inter-sector labour market grows we will likely see an increase in NP wage rates. Change of this magnitude though will take some time. So the work of a Compensation Specialist will continue to have an intra-sector labour market focus for some time to come. 

Which other human resource specialist is actively building bridges across the two sectors? I can think of at least 2.

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pillarsPillars of the Community
Bellwood Health Services is a Centre of Excellence in the treatment of:
  • substance abuse
  • sexual addiction
  • problem gambling
  • trauma
Through a partnership with Waterstone Clinic, outpatient and residential eating disorder treatment is available for anorexia and bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.

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pharmacyAsk the Pharmacist: Dosing
Understanding your prescription

Looking at your prescription as you leave a doctor's office can cause confusion. Many medications have specific doses and frequency associated with them. These doses and frequency are not only specific to the medication but also to the patient and the condition. We'll cover:
  • Medication Dosing
  • Frequency of Doses
  • Each Patient is Different
  • Talk to your Health Care Professional
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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.
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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.

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.