About Joanna Thommee

VP, Marketing & Strategic Partnerships

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Member Update – From the Nonprofit Desk

PAT106 Member Bruce MacDonald, President & CEO of Imagine Canada reports that much has been on a federal government front related to charities and nonprofits.  In recent months, a number of major announcements have resulted in significant work being advanced to make the operating environment for charities better.   These include: the announcement of $755 million […]

How To Break The End Versus Means Trade Off

by George Bradt https://www.forbes.com/sites/georgebradt/2018/12/21/how-to-break-the-end-versus-means-trade-off/#6061b5fc5ce3 The end versus means tradeoff is not a new quandary. It’s been an ethical argument showing up in ideas like Utilitarianism – the greatest good for the greatest number. It’s been a political argument with people like Machiavelli arguing that, “in the actions of all men…one judges by the result.” It’s […]

Meet Rob: 50 Years Old & Running A Marathon A Month

https://www.thecambridgeclub.com/living-well/meet-rob-50-years-old-running-a-marathon-a-month Rob has always loved to set goals; every year on his birthday he sets a new goal for himself and he’s a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. 10 years ago, when he turned 40, Rob entered into a 50-mile race in Haliburton. This race was meant to be a great way to spend […]

The Consequences of High Performance While Sleep Deprived

From Cleveland Clinic experts – PEO’s Educational Health Partner https://my.clevelandclinic.org/canada   Almost every entrepreneur understands the impact and importance of regular exercise and a healthy diet on overall performance. However, when it comes to sleep, many fail to make it a priority. This happens, in part, because the consequences of sleep deprivation are not as […]

WestJet enters the ultra-low-cost flying space with Swoop

June 19, 2018 https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/swoop-westjet-launch-1.4712831 WestJet-owned carrier will offer no-frills flights for as little as $49 CBC News · Posted: Jun 19, 2018 6:13 PM ET | Last Updated: June 20 Canada’s low-cost air travel market will get a bit more crowded tomorrow as WestJet’s discount line, Swoop, takes to the skies. A pink and white […]

Sivantos and Widex merge to create global hearing aid leader

May 16, 2018 https://www.sivantos.com/2018/05/16/sivantos-widex-merge-create-global-hearing-aid-leader/ Intention to merge leading hearing aid companies Sivantos and Widex into a top-three contender globally with a comprehensive, multi-channel sales and distribution platform in more than 125 markets and combined revenues of approximately EUR 1.6 billion Combined businesses to become a global R&D powerhouse as well as an innovation leader with […]

CannTrust® Enters Veterinary Cannabis Market Through Partnership with Grey Wolf Animal Health

News provided by CannTrust Holdings Inc. Apr 18, 2018, 07:15 ET https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/canntrust-enters-veterinary-cannabis-market-through-partnership-with-grey-wolf-animal-health-680100313.html Partnership plans to launch its first specifically designed companion animal focused CBD product in 2018. VAUGHAN, ON, April 18, 2018 /CNW/ – CannTrust Holdings Inc. (“CannTrust” or the “Company”, TSX: TRST), one of Canada’s leading licensed producers of medical cannabis, announced today that it has […]

Leveraging your exit team to maximize value

http://rsmcanada.com/our-insights/consulting-insights/leveraging-your-exit-team-to-maximize-value.html INSIGHT ARTICLE  |  April 17, 2018 As a business owner considering executing a transaction, be it a majority sale or raising capital for growth, the identification and implementation of the right exit team to assist can be paramount to achieving success. The exit team should be structured to ensure that all the bases are […]

Presidents of Enterprising Organizations (PEO) announced the appointment of Nancy Croitoru as Executive Advisor in the GTA

Toronto, Ontario, April 17, 2018 – Presidents of Enterprising Organizations (PEO), announced the appointment of Nancy Croitoru as Executive Advisor in the GTA. As Canada’s leadership and performance organization, PEO provides its Leadership Community with a unique and integrated suite of programs, services and networks designed to support, cultivate and accelerate its members’ leadership excellence […]

Ontario Budget commentary

http://rsmcanada.com/our-insights/budget-commentary/ontario-budget-commentary.html TAX ALERT  |  March 29, 2018 On March 28, 2018, Ontario Minister of Finance, Charles Sousa, tabled the province’s 2018-2019 budget. The budget includes changes to Ontario’s personal income tax rates and brackets, and elimination of the surtax regime. The corporate income tax rates will remain unchanged, but the budget provides tax measures to […]

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