Written by Team Optimity (3 min read) June marks Pride Month. This summer, across the country, towns and cities will be celebrating diversity and inclusion by hosting LGBTQ2+ Pride parades, events, and weeks. Today, pride events are celebrations of diversity, inclusion, and acceptance. Rainbow coloured flags wave in store fronts, bank buildings, and major streets. … Continue reading Pride Across Canada!
Written by Yuki Hayashi (3 min read) One of my family’s most memorable Father’s Days was The Day of the Leeches. That’s the Father’s Day we took our then-6-or-7-year old fishing. A standard-issue Canadian Father’s Day, right? Not really: my husband hates fishing and he only went to be a good sport. I took on … Continue reading 3 Ways Everyone Can Celebrate Father’s Day
Written by Yuki Hayashi (3 min read) Mother’s Day is huge. According to card kingpins Hallmark, it’s the 3rd most observed holiday by card sales, and the second biggest for gifts. While chocolates and flowers are great, showing mom, or a special someone, some love and gratitude shouldn’t be a once-a-year ritual. Especially as we … Continue reading Thanks for Everything, Mom!
Written by Brannavy Jeyasundaram 3 min read If there was ever a lesson to be gathered from COVID-19 it would be that we are nothing without each other. Our health, safety, and happiness depend on thriving communities. We have seen brilliant examples of community care in the form of food drives and mutual aid fundraisers … Continue reading Community Care During a Global Health Crisis
Written by Team Optimity 3 minute read Dinners, brunches, decorating, shopping, wish lists, diminishing bank balances, rising stress levels… The holidays are a mixed bag of fun and frenzy. Sometimes, we confuse #holidaygoals (pop culture stereotypes of a beautifully curated, social-media-ready holiday) with holiday goals – our personal wishes for togetherness and connection during the … Continue reading 4 Secrets for Cultivating Holiday Togetherness in 2020