Weekly Review: August 15th-21st

*NEW COURSE ALERT* in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Open to the public!

When? September 29-30, 2016 and October 24-25, 2016. (8:30am)
Where? Guv’nors Inn, 389 Elizabeth Avenue, St. John’s, Newfoundland

Call 906-474-0770 to register, or visit rescue7.net for more information!

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Have you recently taken a course with Rescue 7? Give us feedback through our customer satisfaction survey! We always want to know what you think, good and bad — it’s the only way we can get better at our jobs!

John Collie at Cardinal Golf Club
John Collie at the Cardinal Golf Club!

It’s time to open up the conversation with your employees, work to eliminate stigma, and convey that you too are serious about mental health at work.

One great way to do this is through a series of lunch ‘n learns – an informal onsite training or awareness-building session offered at a time when most employees are available.

For some great tips about how to host a valuable lunch ‘n learn, head here.

John Collie at Hockey Helps the Homeless
R7 in attendance at Hockey Helps the Homeless

Whether you like it or not, marijuana legalization is on it’s way:

“The effect of this change is that employers will no longer be challenged just with the legal use of prescribed medical marijuana; they will also be confronted with the myriad of issues associated with legal recreational use – use that may be carried over into workplaces. At your holiday party or summer work picnic, your employees could be getting high in the parking lot – not hiding it, but doing it out in the open because it will be legal to do so. Impaired driving caused by employees drinking alcohol was previously the main concern at work-related social functions. Now, driving high has to be on your radar, especially if your employees have driving as one of their regular job duties and your workplace is a safety-sensitive one.” 

Get prepared for the change. More here.

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October 1st is approaching quickly! Grab your tix and a portion of the proceeds will go towards the Chase McEachern Memorial Fund, and putting AEDs in public places!

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A new way to support the Chase McEachern Memorial Fund is to buy tickets for a regularly scheduled Hamilton Tiger-Cats home game! You can contact John McEachern at johnmceachern@rescue7.net for more information. The proceeds of these tickets will go towards AEDs for donating! You can find the schedule here.

(Photo: http://ticats.ca/schedule/)