Courses on Joint Health and Safety Committees No Longer Need to Take Place in the Classroom in Ontario

As of January 31st, 2019, employers with 20 or more regular employees are no longer required to book classroom training for Joint Health and Safety Committee members. Part 1 of the mandatory courses on Joint Health and Safety Committees, which were previously only available as classroom, distance or blended learning, can now be completed entirely online.

The announcement from the provincial government’s online press room, which uses the phrase “red tape” no less than three times, touts that the change helps to create “fair and competitive processes for business” in the province of Ontario.

“Spending up to five days away from family was unfair to Ontario workers”, states the press release, referring to the fact that most workers who took theses courses did so over the course of five days. This statement seems to imply that the previous courses on Joint Health and Safety Committees took place at some faraway boarding school workers could not leave until the course was completed, which was not the case (they mostly took place in strip malls.)

“Businesses will no longer have to pay for travel and accommodation costs for employees to travel for up to five days to take in-person training”, the release continues, which is true. Employers surely did not enjoy bearing the financial burden of ensuring their workers’ health and safety, nor allowing workers five days’ respite from labour in order to learn useful things. Now, workers can complete their health and safety training online, from the comfort of their lunchrooms or office chairs, perhaps while performing billable work at the same time.

The government claims this change will save Ontario businesses an estimated $5 million per year, which sounds like a lot of money if you have no class consciousness or conception of the scale of wealth these businesses pocket each year.

Additionally, workers who are required to get training no longer have to complete Part 1 and Part 2 of the training during the same quarter – they can do so within the year. That’s longer than most people last in any one position these days, so with any luck, most employers won’t have to go through with paying for the second part of their training at all.

Not included in the press release is a point mentioned on the now-updated Joint Health and Safety Committees page of the Ministry of Labour site: “simplifying rules to create straightforward timelines for training and eliminate need to submit forms.” The release does not specify a specific nefarious form or forms, so we can presume that the government means to do away with them altogether.

Further information on the changes, such as when these changes will become effective, are yet to be determined.

Top 3 Best Foods To Support Heart Health

For a healthy living, it is essential to have an eating regimen that is balanced with more supplement content. A healthy eating routine aides in advancing general well-being by keeping our different organs of the body healthy and vital for sustenance. A lot of well-being specialists around the globe have discussed the significance of eating right and to guarantee healthy working of cardiovascular well-being. Currently, there are different foods and beverages that can upgrade the cardiovascular well-being.

Here is a rundown of three foods that are high in fiber and low in soaked fats that may enable you to keep up a strong heart:

  1. Berries

Berries are known to be the best source of cancer prevention agents that can preserve well-being. The rich cancer prevention agent content in berries may essentially help in diminishing circulatory strain. Aside from this, it will help support the dimensions of HDL that is great cholesterol, which would also help in advancing heart health.

  1. Broccoli

Broccoli is the main source of most important nutrients. In addition to the fact that it is loaded with heart-healthy minerals like magnesium and potassium, it also comes pressed with omega-3 unsaturated fats and high fiber content – the two of which help keep terrible cholesterol under control. The potassium present in broccoli goes about as a vasodilator and is a brilliant wellspring of cancer prevention agents too. You can add it to your servings of mixed greens or curries to make them considerably more advantageous.

  1. Salmon

Salmon is rich in omega-3 unsaturated fats. It is considered to have high nutrition food that may elevate heart well-being. It helps reinforce heart muscles and is a great source protein. You can add salmon to your plates of mixed greens or barbecue it to receive its most extreme rewards.

Living Assisted: What I Learned Caring for The Greatest Generation


As Canada’s population continues to age dealing with the development and continuation of older aged people will become more and more important. Canadian population statistics show that a significant amount of people in old age homes are in fact the elderly. Now when exactly this trend started is unknown however what is clear is that overtime these elderly people will grow older and may require assisted living. Older people tend to exhibit problems such as susceptibility to disease, and statistically old people are more likely to die than younger people. One issue with elderly care is that the elderly tend to rely on other people such and children and family members. This puts an awful pressure on the family to care for the individual. There is a lot of governmental support for individuals who require care as older aged communities and homes have a lot of.

Assisted living helpers would help with general day to day lives of the elderly. Things like day to day hygiene, keeping the house together and the fridge clean, preparing good foods, making sure that the client is comfortable and happy at any given time. It is important that these tasks are kept up to date in older community homes because as people get older they tend to forget or let them go by the wayside. What assisted living procedures do is that it allows elderly people to continue living in a fairly consistent organized manner. One example of this saw a patient living happily- at home care for seniors in Ontario Canada.

One difficult part of aging for the elderly is that as you get older and you loose the ability to be independent, it somehow accelerated the process of aging itself. One of the most difficult parts about living for older people is when they loose their drivers license or no longer are able to live at home. This is the sort of experience that seems to depress older people, resulting in them perceiving that they have no control over their lives anymore, which subconsciously accelerated the decline in mental functioning of older people leading to quicker deaths.

Mental stimulation seems to play a significant part in the development of older people disorders- they get bored, aren’t stimulated either mentally or physically, and then as they are not doing things or thinking they basically decline and die earlier.

Leaving Our Legacy Behind

snioerSince turning 70, I’ve realized that the younger generation will not know about vast amount of things that my generation has done.  I wanted to start this blog to educate the younger generation on things they should know about us.  I have 9 grandchildren so far with hopefully more coming and I want to be able to tell them my stories even when I’m gone.  I want to share things about my life and my insights and also what I’ve learned throughout my 70 years of being here.  I hope you continue along with me until you’ve had enough (haha).

I remember when I was a child and we played with dolls that were made from socks or whatever our mom had lying around.  There were no iPads or phones that we could text on.  Our form of communication was running from each others’ houses.  If I wanted to go play with a friend, I would run to their house, knock on their door, and ask if they were allowed to play with me.  Things were much simpler back then.  There were no group chats or social media.  We wouldn’t know about things right away.  As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned the value of technology but also see it as a way for people to not live their lives properly.  Instead of enjoying a trip, I see kids whipping out their phones to take selfies and document their entire stay.  Now, if it were me, I would be out participating in the activities instead of just catching it on camera.