May 31, 2021

Upcoming Speaker- Ophelia Rigault and Other Community Events

Please do join us Tuesday, June 15th from 10:30 am to 11:30 am to hear speaker, Ophelia Rigault. Ophelia will be speaking to us, on how releasing the impact and hidden triggers of grief can bring peace, joy, and abundance galore! Grief is not always about death. We grieve how things used to be, and we grieve how we want things to be. Register today, details are in this issue. In addition, learn more about community events happening in our city and region that can help you in building up your business and you!


SAVE THE DATE: June 15th

Why Having Everything is Never Enough

With Speaker, Ophelia Rigault

How releasing the impact and hidden triggers of grief can bring peace, joy, and abundance galore! Grief is not always about death. We grieve how things used to be, and we grieve how we want things to be.

EVENTBRITE Registration

Tell Me More! City of Kingston's What's Happening - Podcasts

Get the bigger picture. Every month, City of Kingston leadership and staff go beyond sound-bites and tell you more about the larger context surrounding current issues, initiatives and decisions that are shaping our community. Whether you want to get a bigger perspective on local issues and initiatives, or just spend some time with some really interesting people, this podcast is for you. LEARN MORE

It’s time we talk about Canadian entrepreneurs’ mental health

Entrepreneurs are passionate people. They’ve worked hard to turn their dreams into reality, and they carry the weight of the company, their employees, their customers, and maybe even their community on their shoulders, not to mention the responsibilities at home. For many, this takes its toll. Despite signs of stress, fatigue, depression and burnout, only 6% consult a professional. This is a real and pressing issue that deserves awareness. LEARN MORE

"For entrepreneurs to succeed, we need to start taking mental health seriously."

More Resources Here

NEW! Bridal Gift Guide by Woman On The Move Canada store

Celebrating Canadian artists and bringing their art to life !

Canadian designed and custom made on-demand, with only quality in mind.
Browse our wedding gift catalogue to find unique, one-of-a-kind, Canadian artist designs, from silky lounging robes to exquisite gift ideas for the bridal party, all exuding elegance, vibrancy, in high-quality materials and proudly made in Canada!
See Store: Woman On The Move Canada / See Gift Guide

4 Ways Health Can Impact Your Skin & Hair

By Dr. Sarah Wilson / Advanced Women’s Health  

We all want healthy, glowing skin and hair; sometimes losing hair or having adult acne can signify other health issues.  Hair loss and adult acne often significantly impact a women's quality of life.  It can be associated with embarrassment, frustration, and low self-esteem.

Here we discuss some ways our skin and hair health can signify that something deeper is going on.  Addressing some of these deeper health issues can allow you to glow from both inside and out! READ MORE

Learn more about Dr. Sarah Wilson, Founder of Advanced Women's Health Centre in Kingston

And the Award Goes To….. Limestone District School Board!

Photo from Limestone District School Board
The Limestone Student Achievers Awards for 2021 were announced at the Limestone District School Board of Trustees regular meeting on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.
Eleven secondary students were recognized for their outstanding achievements and exceptional accomplishments which merit recognition beyond the separate categories of awards at the school level, according to a release from the Limestone District School Board (LDSB). Recipients should have demonstrated exemplary achievement in all three categories: leadership; positive attitude, energy, and school spirit; and academic standing.

The award recipients are as follows:

  • Emily Swaine, Bayridge Secondary School
  • Ashley Loyst, Loyalist Collegiate & Vocational Institute
  • Violet Derbyshire, La Salle Secondary School
  • Diana Weichenthal, North Addington Education Centre
  • Ashley Groth, Napanee District Secondary School
  • Annika Putnam, Sydenham High School
  • Grace Guigue, Granite Ridge Education Centre
  • Heather Craig, Ernestown Secondary School
  • Anas Alsawal, Katarokwi Learning Centre
  • Zahraa Abdul Hassan, Frontenac Secondary School
  • Namirah Quadir, Kingston Secondary School


Local & Regional  Happenings

The Wharf & Feather Restaurant at the Holiday Inn Waterfront Kingston

Friday Night Live Music Series is returning this June! Learn more at 

Kingston Chamber of Commerce

NOMINATIONS are now open  for the 2021 Kingston Business Excellence Awards and are coming to a close on June 7th, 2021, but there is still time to nominate! 

The Business Excellence Awards have been celebrating the best of the Kingston business community for 25 years, and we would love to see more representation from women-lead business and female founders. Would you consider sharing this information and the link with your network so they can self-nominate or nominate other organizations they feel deserve recognition?
 You don't have to be a Chamber Member to nominate someone or to be an award recipient. The only criteria is at the time of nomination, the nominee must have been in business for at least three years (for businesses less than 3 years old, they can be nominated for New Business of the Year).   LEARN MORE

Free Virtual Event from Diane Giberson, Sutton Group Masters Realty Inc. Brokerage - 

Rano Daoud was called to the bar in 2010. He works in real estate, wills & estates, and corporate law. He has been practicing in Kingston since 2013.

He will be helping us all to understand Duel Wills to help you decide what is best for you! COME AND ASK YOUR QUESTIONS! LEARN MORE HERE

The Women's Business Summit by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

This is not a women’s issue; it is an economic issue!

Be a part of the Women in Business Summit offered by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce on June 23rd. From stories of resilience to conversations about upskilling and reskilling, diversity and mental health, the Women in Business Summit will focus on the ways the Canadian Chamber of Commerce network, businesses, female entrepreneurs and community leaders can work together to support women in the workforce through the pandemic and towards an inclusive recovery.

Click here to register now.

Kingston Defeat Depression Campaign Drive - June 21 to July 18, 2021


Meet Some of Our Community Members!

See Full List of Community Members Section

Kingston KIA 

The Power To Surprise!

0% financing, 5-year comprehensive warranty, $500.00 First Time Buyer discount , $500.00 Recent Grad discount and $500.00 Military discount !

Kingston Kia “The Competition Knows us you should too”!


Kingston Kia - Address: 2820 Princess St. Kingston, Ontario K7P 0K3

Phone: 613-510-1329

OZY Belle Fashion


More Dresses for Summer! Super comfortable bubble dresses and more.

Click on Photo to View Latest Fashion Video

Kim Edgington, Founder of Ozy Belle Fashion

Book a time online at on Facebook or call 613 547-8943. or 705 618-5685 cell

Learn More about Ozy Bell Fashion, our WMB Community Member Profile


Professional Cleaning Services

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

Handy Fairies Professional Cleaning Services

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

Girls To Greece

From Sept 22 2021 to Oct 7, 2021 (15 nights)

ENCORE !! We are excited to be heading back to Greece on our annual favourite “Girls to Greece” program. Whether you appreciate beautiful scenery and amazing sunsets, love exploring and strolling down quaint narrow streets or are an ancient history buff, this tour has something for everyone to enjoy. I invite you to join me for this exciting and total Greek experience! LEARN MORE

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.

Be In The Know

Which government support program is right for you?

Trying to figure out which government support program is right for your business in the midst of COVID ?

Click here to learn more.


Important Funding Information

Did you know that business owners who received the Ontario Small Business Support Grant will automatically receive a second payment equal to the amount of their first payment? Minimum total support is $20,000 up to a maximum of $40,000. 

To learn more, click here.


COVID-19 Business Support Grants

The Ontario government has launched its portal where you can access COVID-19 Business Support Grants including:

 ·     The Ontario Small Business Support Grant

·     Main Street Relief Grant for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

·     Property Tax Rebate Grant

·     Energy Cost Rebate Grant 

Click here to view the portal now.

See Laura Southall’s presentation- Financial Freedom for Women

In case you missed it, see her video presentation here.

Start Up Global

Looking for the first step in making your business globally competitive? Let us help point you in the right direction?

Startup Global gets you ready to build globally competitive businesses by connecting you with tools, advisory support, and funding.

Please click on graphic below to go to site.

A Little Help Goes A Long Way

 In the coming months, we will be featuring various wonderful organizations that may not be household names but for years have been helping children and families in challenging situations, throughout our world. Please do share the information when and where you can. 

BethanyKids’ mandate is to transform the lives of African children with surgical conditions and disabilities through pediatric surgery, rehabilitation, public education, spiritual ministry and training health professionals. LEARN MORE

More 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.

Kingston Mental Health Resources List

Need Help in Getting Your Business to Go Digital. 

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!


We Would Love To Hear From You!

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Gaby Eaton at or

Josie Walsh at


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