December 21, 2020

Thank you !

Sometimes these two simple words can have a significant impact on our lives.

In fact, gratitude can increase innovation, quality, productivity, employee engagement and retention, customer satisfaction, and profitability according to professor Kim S. Cameron from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and Center for Positive Organizations, a contributor to the Practicing Gratitude Teach-Out.

So a BIG thank you to all of our Community Members and Sponsors who have embraced and engaged with us since 2012, when it all began with an idea! Each and every one of you is amazing and we are grateful for being connected.

In this issue:

  • Help us raise funds for the Dawn House Women's Shelter this holiday season. $5 is donated for every face covering purchased at Woman On The Move Canada shop!
  • See the Up Close & Social Online Presentations you may have missed on our Women Mean Business YouTube Channel. CLICK HERE
  • Warm welcome to Dr. Sarah Wilson, founder of Advanced Women's Health in Kingston Community
  • Save the Date: January 19th 2021 and meet the dynamic, Claudette Cain Coulas, who will be presenting "Ladies, Take Your Place, Leave Your Mark Politically, Professionally & Personally" Learn more in this issue.
  • Make a festive dessert this holiday season with all the comforting flavors and scents of cinnamon, nutmeg, orange and cranberries, from Urban Hippie Granola.
  • Resources & Links To Help Your Business Thrive

Special Holiday Fundraiser for the Dawn House Women's Shelter

Please do join us in supporting this year's special Holiday launch of our ‘Fundraising Campaign’  for the Dawn House Women's Shelter. When you purchase a face covering from Woman On The Move Canada, $5 from every purchase is donated to the Dawn House. This campaign runs until Dec 5th

This is an important campaign to assist in a most worthy organization. They have struggled and continue to struggle throughout Covid-19 in 2020. Let's come together and support this initiative!

Face Coverings/Masks have become a staple in our everyday life. We are thrilled to be providing a face covering/mask that provides the protection you need and features filters Washable, 100% cotton sateen, featuring uniqueness in design with a fashion flair. Great Stocking Stuffers!

SHOP HERE: Woman On The Move Canada - Face Coverings

SAVE The Date: January 19th 2021

Fortune Favours the Bold! Presentation

Ladies, Take Your Place, Leave Your Mark Politically, Professionally & Personally.

Save the date: Tuesday, January 19th 2021

About this Event

"You need fire in your belly, guts galore, and a great sense of humor.  These are just some of the tools I'll leave with you to prove that you really can have it all - politically, professionally and personally. " Claudette Cain Coulas‍


To finally break the cycle of fear and anxiety around trying to get elected or starting your own business, becoming a CEO, or reaching your most inner peace and serenity.

Claudette's powerful toolkit will position you as a formidable leader who can smash through any barrier of fear and seal your legacy of a powerhouse in the political arena, the business world, or in the halls of justice! More details here for more details.

Claudette Cain Coulas is an accomplished and dynamic leader, having been successful in four distinctive careers, spanning over four decades. Claudette is now in a position to share her knowledge, experience, and wisdom to help women make their dream life come alive. Ladies, it's your turn to shine!

CLICK HERE to register for this FREE event (space is limited)

A Warm Welcome to Our Newest Community Builder Member, Dr. Sarah Wilson ND, Founder of Advanced Women's Health

Learn more about Dr. Wilson ND and the services that Advanced Women's Health has to offer.
We are excited to let you know that Sarah, will also be one of WMB online presentation speakers in 2021!
"We are driven by passion, powered by research. Always learning to incorporate the latest research into our protocols."

Up Close & Social Online Presentations to Build You Up!

In case you have missed some of our online presentations in the past six months, please do check out our Women Mean Business Network YouTube Channel

In this presentation, Katie Ross, Business Strategist, discusses why gaining clarity and achieving simplicity matters in the strategy of your business growth.  For more information on Katie, please visit

Holiday Gift Ideas from Frameworks Kingston

Handy Fairies Professional Cleaning Services

Satisfaction Guaranteed - Over 17 Years of Quality Assurances Experience and Locally Owned

Fully Bonded & Insured - Fully Trained Staff - Free Estimates - Work Guaranteed

Our customers keep coming back to us, because we provide services that work and keep their homes clean, right down to the little details. This extensive cleaning system, which we call our Detail-Clean Rotation System, has been proven to be effective in more than five million cleans!. Please do contact us today for a FREE estimate!

"A team of four came to my home and did an incredible job! I am very picky and I am very impressed! Thank you Handy Fairies" Dale Leroux

WEBSITE Phone: 613-438-2233

Hawthorne Kitchens Is A Family Owned And Operated Company Since 1976.

Our Repeat Customer Base Is A Testament Of Our Commitment To Quality, Durability And Functionality In Everything We Build.

phone: 613-384-2633

Address: 621 Justus Dr., Kingston


Today's Woman Traveller

Today's Woman Traveller : Our passengers are women of all ages and from varied backgrounds: single, married, divorced and widowed. Some come with friends or family (mother/daughter, sisters), but for the most part women come individually. Learn More at:

Henderson Total Maintenance


We are trained and certified to provide comprehensive infection prevention and disease control measures. Stop the spread, protect your people and your business.
With the most advanced technology for commercial cleaning available, the Clorox Total 360 system, you get total coverage.
talk to one of our experts today!
(613) 531-5337


Right At Home Kingston

Do you have a loved one who needs some help to stay at home safely? If you have any questions

reach out to Sue Robinson, Regional Manager & Care Planner for Right At Home Kingston.

LORETTA WIETING - Sun Life Assurance Co.

DIANE GIBERSON - Real Estate Agent


Whether you want to move next month or considering a move next year, I'll provide you with a personalized, one-on-one consultation and roadmap to help you get there.  Times have changed and I can ensure you that I will provide you with all the information you need to make the necessary decisions with confidence.   


GET STARTED TODAY   613-453-7482

Boutique Photography Studio

The studio specializes in Corporate Head Shots, personal branding images, Girl Boss portraits, and magazine-style photographs. Each session is customized to capture your personality and personal brand. 

Learn More At Abelle Portraits

Be In The Know/Resources

Practicing Gratitude Teach-Out

Practicing Gratitude Teach-Out from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and Center for Positive Organizations. This free Teach-Out is available now through Dec. 21 and focuses on the power of positive psychology and gratitude on our personal health and in our communities and organizations.

CLICK HERE for more info.

10 Inspiring and Thought-Provoking Movies for Marketers

From examples of content marketing in action to valuable life lessons around relationships and creativity, these movies all provide food for thought - to go along with the popcorn and candy.

CLICK HERE for more info

DELIA Fund for Women Entrepreneurs Now Taking Applications 

Are you a woman entrepreneur leading an innovation-driven startup with existing business on track for high growth?  Apply for the DELIA Fund to learn if you are eligible for financial support. DELIA is an automated lending platform providing loans up to $15,000 starting at 0% interest with flexible terms for women-owned and women-led innovation-driven enterprises located anywhere in Southern Ontario. The fund helps innovative women entrepreneurs grow their business with automated lending paired with entrepreneurial development.

CLICK HERE to learn more

Canada United Grant Program Re-Opens for Small Businesses 

Created by RBC, Canada United is a movement to support local businesses in communities across the country. The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund (CUSBRF) was established to help small businesses offset the cost of expenses to reopen safely or adopt digital technologies to move more of their business online. Over $14 million has been contributed by the Federal Government, RBC, and Canada United partners to support recovery efforts due to COVID-19. The program has now re-opened to extend relief grants to more small businesses and restart accepting grant applications from small businesses across all Provinces for expenses incurred no earlier than March 15, 2020. 

Click here for more information.

E-commerce Series Helps Companies Thrive

Do you have questions about e-commerce? Visit the EDC web site to view an 8-part series on the topic.

Click here to learn more.

Wharf & Feather Restaurant - Holiday Inn Waterfront Kingston

Maximum 4 people per table. Credit card required at time of reservation. Ticket payments will be processed 48 hours prior to arrival. Holiday Inn Waterfront Kingston

Kasia Gorczyca - Stylist for Cabi Fashions and one of WMB members supporting the Dawn House, Women’s Shelter

Link to Video Here

Holiday baking ideas from Network Member,

Casey Krebs, founder of Urban Hippie Granola

Make a festive dessert this holiday season with all the comforting flavors and scents of cinnamon, nutmeg, orange and cranberries. This apple crisp is so much easier not to mention, less dishes to clean by using our already prepared topping of Urban Hippie granola.

Link to recipe:


Please Give Blood- Its In You To Give!

If you have not donated blood in the past you are encouraged to click on the link below to determine your eligibility.

CLICK HERE to learn more

As per public health guidelines we have implemented additional health and wellness protocols and must maintain proper physical distancing. We can only accept appointments at our collection events, no walk ins are permitted. This allows us to safely manage and monitor the amount of people inside the space.

Resources to Help You Grow Your Business and YOU

Microsoft Launches Initiative to help 25 Million People Globally To Acquire Needed Digital Skills

Marketing Guide for Businesses Reopening During Coronavirus

Digital Main Street Announces Three New Programs

As part of a partnership between the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario, Digital Main Street recently announced three new programs to support businesses across Ontario. From $2,500 Digital Transformation Grants to ShopHERE: a program to help you get selling online right away!

The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub

(WEKH), in partnership with the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE), is delighted to launch a new sharing platform built by SheEO to help women entrepreneurs and the women who support them across Canada easily connect.

Applications now open for Startup Impact  

Startup Canada, in partnership with Mastercard, Cisco and the Investment Readiness Program has launched Startup Impact: SDG Pitch Competitions with the aim to highlight and encourage Canadian entrepreneurs whose startups embrace sustainability and fulfill one of the following 4 SDG’s:

SDG 1: Poverty Reduction; SDG 5: Gender Equality

SDG 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth; SDG 13: Climate Action 

If you make an impact in any of these 4 areas through your startup we encourage you to apply. 

One winner from each category will win $500

To APPLY Click Here

Kingston Mental Health Resources List

Need Help in Getting Your Business to Go Digital. 

  Need support from one of KEDCO’s Business Development Officers on this subject?

Canada Emergency REsponse Benefit / CERB:

City of Kingston Tax Relief

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Covid 19 Tools & Resources for Business - Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Business Resilience Network

Public and private sector programs and initiatives across Canada that support businesses and their employees.

Kingston Community information and resources

University & College Students Learn Free With Accredited courses!


Saluting Our Kingston Community - Making a Difference

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Josie Walsh at


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