Our goal is to create a world where people who have an intellectual disability can fully participate in their community because they are included in decisions and considered citizens.
Imagine a world where people who have an intellectual disability can live with dignity, be included and participate in all aspects of their communities.

We envision a world where everyone belongs, has equality, and is respected. All people of this world will have a sense of worth and opportunities to grow. The gifts, uniqueness and innate value of each person is celebrated, supported and acknowledged as essential to the completeness of the whole community.

Community Living Ontario will:

  • Develop positions and promote positive change in public policy;
  • Provide expertise, resources, information and education;
  • Create and respond to opportunities for networking;
  • Actively support and partner with those who share our vision;
  • Build public awareness; and
  • Develop, nurture and support community leadership, capacity and innovation.

Bridgedale Outdoor Ltd is the global market leader in the manufacture of technical socks for: Walking/ Hiking, Mountaineering, Running, Skiing, and Everyday.

We set out to design and manufacture the most comfortable socks on the market; using the latest machinery, the most progressive designs and the most advanced yarn technology. Our unique Fusion Technology combines natural fibres with technical fibres ensuring Bridgedale socks are the most comfortable you will ever wear!

We sell Bridgedale socks in over 40 countries worldwide. Whether for walking the Appalachian Trail or climbing Mount Fuji, Bridgedale socks have become the most trusted and comfortable sock brand on the market.

In January 2012 we launched a new look for the brand and have updated our packaging, web site and point of sale material. The packaging has been designed to reduce waste by 40% and the Fusion Technologies will help with selecting the most appropriate style in store and the rest of our marketing materials reflect our new branding.

Five decades of equipping expeditions for the harshest conditions on earth

We’ve participated in every British first ascent of an 8000m peak, been part of more than 175 Everest summits by International Mountain Guides and Sherpas and equipped unsupported trips to the North and South Poles.

Whether you’re on expedition to the Himalaya or learning the ropes in North Wales, you can be safe in the knowledge that your Mountain Equipment gear is proven to perform. We design, test and build our gear with passion and commitment. We use it ourselves, and we work closely with outdoor professionals to help us perfect our products.

Our Pro Partners are some of the most talented and ambitious climbers, mountaineers and polar expeditionists in the world; people at the cutting edge who need gear they can trust completely. Watch our film to find out more about the journey that our partners have taken Mountain Equipment on since we began back in 1961.

Outdoor & Sports Company (OSC) meets most of FWFs management system requirements and goes beyond. With a monitoring percentage of 93% and a score of 80, it is awarded the Leader category.

In 2015, OSC conducted a number of audits to reach the required 90% monitoring threshold. It followed up on the CAPs in an in-depth manner and also took steps to remediate more difficult issues related to overtime and living wages. It did this by initiating a root cause analysis as well as taking action to remediate overtime related to its own purchasing practices.

In addition to this, OSC organized a WEP training session at 3 factories in China in 2015, ensuring that about half of its production volume has been trained in the last three years on the FWF Code of Labour Practices, effective industrial relations and a grievance mechanism.
OSC is encouraged to continue its in-depth monitoring and remediation efforts, taking care to document its due diligence at potential new suppliers and its work related to remediating overtime and living wages issues. This is especially important in 2016 as OSC will most likely have production take place in countries where FWF has an Enhanced Monitoring Programme in place.

Henri Lloyd is a British clothing manufacturer that specializes in sailing, yachting and golfing apparel. Established in Manchester in 1963 and still headquartered there, the company has 40 stores spanning UK, Australia, the Middle East, and Europe.

Since 1963, Henri Lloyd has continued to push the boundaries of style and technical innovation establishing itself over the last five decades with
a formidable global reputation for designing and producing quality premium sailing and lifestyle clothing.

Suunto is a company that manufactures and markets sports watches, dive computers, compasses and precision instruments. Headquartered in Vantaa, Finland, Suunto employs more than 300 people worldwide, and its products are sold in over 100 countries.

Suunto From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Suunto equips and inspires outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.

Your only stop for professional printing.

Ocean’s is a leading seafood brand in Canada, internationally known for its leadership in product innovation, quality management and sustainability. Since the brand’s launch in 1983, Ocean’s success has been driven by an entrepreneurial spirit that runs throughout the organization. Our workplace environment promotes product innovation, and today, our canned seafood products are distributed through major retail and food service channels across Canada. We offer consumers a wide selection of the highest quality seafood available. Ocean’s continues to add value to the seafood marketplace with its unique products such as our SnacKit™, FAD Free Flavoured Tuna, Pole&Line Tuna and Salads.

Targeting consumers of all ages, Ocean’s enables you to feel good about the food you’re eating and providing your family. Feel good fuel.

In 2014, Ocean Brands acquired the Gold Seal seafood brand, strengthening our market share in the seafood category. Launched in 1940, Gold Seal has become a trusted brand, particularly in the Canned Salmon category. In 2010, Gold Seal launched it’s No Drain Tuna line catering to consumers who are looking for convenient seafood choices. Gold Seal products can be used in various fast and easy recipes, perfect for people with busy schedules. Make Life Easy.

Today at McDougall Insurance, we embrace the true meaning of being frugal as our mantra: economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful. By keeping all these values in mind with every client we serve, we remain true to our frugal roots. We are the largest insurance brokerage in Eastern Ontario. Thanks to our size, we are able to leverage our relationships with partnering insurance companies to find policies that work for you, our valued clients.

Frank Cowan Company is a leader in providing specialized insurance programs, including risk management and claims services to municipalities, healthcare, education, community, children’s and social service organizations across Canada. Proven industry knowledge, gained through 90 years of partnering with insurance companies and independent brokers, gives Frank Cowan Company the ability to effectively manage the necessary risk, advisory and claims services for both standard and complex issues.

The CSBT is a non-profit trust that was formed in January 2002 by a group of not-for-profit community service organizations. Working together, these organizations created the Trust to provide fully insured, locally accessible benefits to social service organizations.

Administered by GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions, the CSBT plan is delivered through a national network of Advisor Partners. Local representation allows agencies to build relationships with the Advisor Partners, providing solutions that meet the needs of each organization.

The best known products of Tilley Endurables are their hats, they are referred to as “iconic”, and “legendary.” The hats are made of cotton duck canvas, and include a brim that snaps up. As the hats were originally made for sailing, they include two straps to prevent them from blowing off. Tilley hats also float. Tilley customers often write stories on the Tilley website, explaining strange experiences they have had with the hats. One such story (and shown as part of an advertisement) includes a hat being eaten by an elephant, and defecated out later that week entirely intact. Tilley hats are guaranteed for life, and will be replaced at no charge should the hat wear out. They are also replaced at 50% of the cost if they are lost or stolen.

Rick Case, who embodies the very essence of entrepreneurial spirit, built his successful company through dedication, inspiration, and hard work. He had his first big breakthrough with an order for 42,000 Headbands in 1989 – the product that started it all. Now, decades later Nite Ize continues to expand with a large manufacturing facility, distribution center, and corporate offices based out of beautiful Boulder, Colorado. Case remarked recently that to be successful, “You have to be passionate, have faith in what you are doing, and be persistent.”

We are proud to be a born-and-raised Boulder, Colorado company. In 1989, we started with one innovative product and have since grown to over 200 employees and 500+ products currently sold worldwide. We attribute our growth and success to the creative and collaborative culture that we value. Our work mantra can be summed up in on word – “Boom”. We are constantly seeking that “Boom” moment, whether it is the development of the next blockbuster product or delivery of the best customer service anyone has ever received.

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