Zevia Beats Beverage Majors to National Distribution of First Stevia Diet Soda Alternative

Zevia LLC (http://www.zevia.com)] announced today that its carbonated Zevia® product containing the natural herb stevia has reached nationwide distribution. With four flavors in stores now, Zevia beat the major beverage brands to grocery store shelves across the nation, offering the first all-natural zero-calorie alternative to artificially sweetened diet sodas.

Citing the Coca-Cola Company’s partnership with food giant Cargill to develop Truvia, a stevia derived sweetener intended for use in beverages and food, the mainstream beverage industry has awakened to consumer anxiety about artificial sweeteners targeting stevia as the answer. But as Truvia announcements ring out hailing the sweetener’s eventual release, Zevia is ahead of the game with a finished product readily available nationwide offering consumers what they have been craving in the way of a thirst quenching, carbonated product utilizing the well known benefits of pure stevia.

“Because Zevia is the first and only zero-calorie brand that can claim to be truly all-natural, the company has been able to rapidly expand onto the shelves of high profile retailers,” says Jeff Taylor, Zevia’s national sales manager. “Fortunately for us, attaining shelf space hasn’t been an issue as much as getting Zevia there fast enough to meet demand.”

Some of the current retailers include Los Angeles’ Bristol Farms, Washington state’s QFC (a Kroger division), PCC and Metropolitan Markets, San Francisco’s Mollie Stone’s Markets and Dallas’s Central Markets to name a few. Retail doors carrying Zevia will increase to well over 1500 in June when committed retailer accounts come online, especially on the East Coast.

About Zevia

Zevia is an all-natural zero-calorie alternative to diet sodas available in four flavors (Natural Cola, Natural Lemon-Lime Twist, Natural Orange, and new Natural Ginger Root Beer) and packaged in 100% recycled aluminum cans. Zevia is sold in health food and specialty grocery stores nationwide with new stores added daily.

Zevia contains stevia, an herb native to South America rain forests that is many times sweeter than sugar. For centuries, tribes there used stevia as a sweetener in native foods and medicinal teas. Now poised to have an important impact on the U.S. food industry, stevia is widely accepted as an alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners and readily available in health food and major grocery stores.

Ottawa Welcomes President Obama in First Foreign Trip as U.S. President

Ottawa Welcomes President Obama in First Foreign Trip as U.S. President











Canadian Tulip Festival Presents Tulip to American Embassy

Ottawa (Vocus) February 18, 2009

– U.S. President Barack Obama will make his first foreign visit as President on Thursday, February 19, spending the day in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. Short videos of Ottawans welcoming the President and giving him advice on what he should see in Ottawa and know about Canadians have been posted at http://www.ottawatourism.ca (direct link is http://www.ottawatourism.ca/en/multimedia-a-images/video).

To celebrate the occasion, the local tourism industry has created several Obama-themed offerings, including:


    The Obama BeaverTail, also known as an ObamaTail. A BeaverTailTM is a hot pastry treat born in Ottawa. It’s made of wholewheat dough stretched into the shape of the tail of one of Canada’s national symbols–the beaver–then float cooked in canola oil and served hot with a variety of delectable toppings. Usually Canadians choose from a topping of cinnamon and sugar, chocolate hazelnut, maple butter or apple cinnamon but on February 19, the ObamaTail will be served with cinnamon and sugar, then a whipped cream “O” topped with chocolate sauce and a splash of maple. They’re $ 3.75 each at the flagship store in the ByWard Market neighbourhood, or $ 4 each at kiosks along the Rideau Canal Skateway. ObamaTails were also served to 1000 guests of the Canadian Embassy in Washington during President Obama’s January inauguration. http://www.beavertails.ca
    A five-foot tulip painted (see photo at right) with President Obama’s likeness by Ottawa artist Jill Alexander will be presented to the Embassy of the United States by the Canadian Tulip Festival. This annual event in Ottawa is the world’s largest tulip festival and runs May 1-18, 2009. Similar large painted tulips decorate the major festival sites. http://www.tulipfestival.ca
    A non-alcoholic Obama Hawaiian Punch will be served to all guests at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ottawa Airport on February 19. http://www.hieottawa.com
    An Obama-themed menu will be offered on February 18 and 19 at Graffiti’s Italian Eatery at the Holiday Inn Select in Kanata (west Ottawa). The menu features the Senator Obama Chicago-Style Omelette, the Barack Burger, the Inaugural Dinner Washington-Style and the Obamatini! http://www.hisottawa.ca
    And “Claudio the Soup Guy” at Muffins Plus in the World Exchange Plaza’s food court downtown continues to sell out of his President Obama Chili Soup. He’s been making it–and selling out–since President Obama’s election in November.

Ottawa is a city brimming with internationally renowned museums, cultural attractions, a thriving culinary scene and a four-season outdoor paradise for those who like to bike, kayak, canoe, jog, or skate! President Obama’s visit comes just before the final weekend of Winterlude, Canada’s winter celebration, which features skating on the frozen Rideau Canal, snow and ice sculptures, outdoor concerts, children’s snow playgrounds, and all types of outdoor activities. http://www.winterlude.gc.ca

Ottawa Tourism provides industry leadership and destination marketing to service the travel media and attract visitors, tours and conventions to Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region. For events, restaurant listings, maps, hotel packages and more, visit http://www.ottawatourism.ca

For more information, please contact:

Jantine Van Kregten    

Director of Communications, Ottawa Tourism

613-237-5150, ext. 116

613-866-4955 (mobile)

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January 4th, 2005 Celebrate the First World Hypnotism Day

January 4th, 2005 Celebrate the First World Hypnotism Day










(PRWEB) December 7, 2004

As more and more people are taking care of and responsibility for their own health, world wide, so the recognition for complimentary protocols such as hypnosis is getting higher. Canadian Representative Dr. Georgina Cannon, Director of the Ontario Hypnosis School and Clinic is spearheading initiatives to bring Hypnosis to the world and to heighten awareness of the benefits of hypnosis.

Her mission is to demystify concepts of Hypnosis we may have picked up from movies or parties where it seems a person has no control. Cannon says, “If I could hypnotize anyone at will, I’d hypnotize Brad Pit. That’s not an accurate portrayal of hypnosis. A person is actually more aware when under hypnosis than normally and is fully cognizant of his or her surroundings.”

Hypnotism is safe and effective intervention for a variety of motivational, self-improvement and goal setting situations. It is natural and free of side effects, when performed by a certified competent professional practitioner the results are long lasting and often permanent. It is important to note that no one can be hypnotized against their will and no one can be forced to do things while under hypnosis that they do not want to do.

For more information on World Hypnosis Day or to interview Dr. Cannon, contact Darlene Montgomery at: lifedreams@idirect.com.

Ethical guidelines

The National Guild of Hypnotists has ethical guidelines, which all members must adhere to. The National Guild of Hypnotists holds to the ideal that hypnotism should be practiced in a free and open manner in line with all national and state requirements. NGH Hypnotists are not practicing medical or mental health arts (unless additional credentials are held by the member) Hypnotists do not diagnose disease, but can help in an adjunct to conventional medical or mental health interventions. We have our own unique non-diagnostic language, which we use with clients in order to help them to achieve. The American Medical Association approved hypnosis as a viable medical practice in 1958

Dr. Georgina Cannon, a certified master clinical hynotherapist, is an international award-winning teacher, lecturer and Director of the Ontario Hypnosis Centre in Toronto, Ontario. In the seven years since it’s founding, Cannon has initiated the ethical protocols and procedures for regression now followed by her students and many others in the regression field.

She is recognized by many in the media as “The Source” for expert opinion in the field of hypnotherapy and issues around complementary wellness treatments, and she regularly meets with medical and wellness professionals to enhance their knowledge and awareness of hypnosis and the dynamic healing potential of soul, or past life journeys.

Cannon is on the advisory board of the National Guild of Hypnosis. is recognized by many in the media as “The Source” for expert opinion in the field of hypnotherapy and issues around complementary wellness treatments. She is a certified master clinical hypnotherapist, is a vibrant international lecturer, teacher and director of a hypnosis school and clinic. For more on Georgina Cannon visit, http://www.ont-hypnosis-centre.com

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Gravityeight, the Internet?s First Consumer Platform for Personalized Wellbeing, Announces Comprehensive Health Channel Partnership With Medhelp.Org

Gravityeight, the Internet’s First Consumer Platform for Personalized Wellbeing, Announces Comprehensive Health Channel Partnership With Medhelp.Org











San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2011

GravityEight.com, the web’s first integrated platform for personalized wellbeing, today announced that MedHelp.org, the world’s largest online health community and leading personal health platform, will anchor its health channel.

The new partnership serves as the first anchor alliance in GravityEight’s comprehensive channel strategy, which will pull together information and tools from leading companies in eight different categories of personalized wellbeing. With each wellbeing channel, GravityEight will partner with a top destination hub, supplemented by additional content and applications, to curate a unique mix of innovative tools and applications, giving users a comprehensive “best of breed” approach to monitoring and improving wellbeing.

GravityEight.com provides the public with continuously updated news, expert programming and lifestyle management tools, delivered through a highly personalized “wellbeing platform.” GravityEight enables users to measure, manage, and enhance eight essential areas of their lives, including health, finance, relationships, career, community, spirituality, learning, and leisure.

“MedHelp and GravityEight, through sharing and combining content, tools and applications, are giving new shape to the future of health monitoring platforms,” said David Wamsley, founder and CEO of Gravity Eight. “The general user will find our health channel to be a unique self-monitoring and self-improvement environment – an experience we are continuously striving to expand and will soon take across all eight of our lifestyle management channels.”

“One of our goals in providing a personal health platform is enabling application developers to plug into users’ health data and help them achieve their health goals,” said Khaled Hassounah, CTO of MedHelp. “We are excited about partnering with GravityEight because we believe it provides an effective approach to helping people make a real difference to their health based on all the data available to them.”

MedHelp, which has more than 12 million active monthly users, is a pioneer in the field of online consumer health information. In addition to its deep content repository, the site offers a unique suite of online and mobile tools and applications. MedHelp’s content and tools cover a wide variety of health conditions and wellness topics, from diabetes and heart disease to fitness and pregnancy, that enable individuals actively to manage their health.

MedHelp.org will provide top tools and applications for GravityEight’s health channel, which has already integrated other leading health monitoring devices, including Nike Plus™, the Withings Body Scale™, and the Zeo Personal Sleep Coach™. With the addition of MedHelp’s robust collection of 50 tools and applications, GravityEight’s health channel will immediately become the single largest centralized dashboard for health available on the Internet today.

“We’ve seen tremendous growth and development in the consumer Internet health space, but what’s novel about GravityEight is the way it is building a comprehensive and highly usable ‘personal dashboard,’” noted Ben Rubin, co-founder and CTO of ZEO, the leading consumer device company for sleep monitoring and measurement. “It’s like Mint.com, but for your entire life. Interestingly, we’ve seen no one else attempt such a bold move. We are big fans of GravityEight and have been a partner since Day One.”

About GravityEight.com

GravityEight provides a diverse array of tools, information and services to help people manage eight distinct facets of personal wellbeing, including health, finance, relationships, career, community, spirituality, learning, and leisure, all in an integrated personal wellbeing platform. By offering a carefully curated combination of information and assessment tools, GravityEight allows users to create comprehensive records of their personal wellbeing data, making it easy to set goals and monitor status and progress. The goal of the company is to provide people with information and tools that facilitate and reward comprehensive, self-directed change, thereby inspiring them to take control of their lives. To begin improving your wellbeing today, visit http://www.GravityEight.com.

About MedHelp.org

MedHelp is leading the consumer health revolution by empowering people to take control of their health. The world’s largest health social network, with 12 million unique monthly users, MedHelp offers more than 300-condition specific communities, 150 ask-the-expert forums, partnerships with top U.S. hospitals, and a robust suite of 50 online health tools, award-winning mobile apps and personal health records. MedHelp is the savvy health consumer’s destination of choice. For more information, visit http://www.MedHelp.org.

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Genesis Fertility Centre First IVF Clinic in British Columbia to Receive National Accreditation

Genesis Fertility Centre First IVF Clinic in British Columbia to Receive National Accreditation











Dr. Beth Taylor


(PRWEB) March 9, 2011

The plight of the Ohio couple that was implanted with the wrong embryos during an in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure, and the case of a Canadian fertility doctor that allegedly used the wrong sperm samples have experts in the field calling for tighter regulations regarding assisted reproductive technology policies and procedures.

However, the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision stating that fertility regulation is under provincial jurisdiction has put the development of national standards for reproductive technology in limbo. This leaves it up to the consumer to determine if the IVF clinic they are considering has adequate procedures in place to prevent mix-ups.

Genesis Fertility Centre, BC’s largest IVF clinic (http://www.genesis-fertility.com) is not waiting for legislation to ensure that it meets standards of excellence. Genesis was the first Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) clinic in Canada to receive accreditation by the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation, now known as Accreditation Canada (AC). Genesis is the only ART clinic in British Columbia and one of a handful of clinics in Canada that have undergone this rigorous, voluntary accreditation process. AC accredits over 1500 hospitals, mental health/chronic care and, most recently, Assisted Reproductive Technology facilities across Canada.

In our current health-care environment, patient safety is paramount. “We are doing everything possible to ensure that best practices for patient safety are followed.” says Dr. Beth Taylor, Co-director at Genesis Fertility Center, “In 2010 we underwent our third extensive accreditation inspection through AC, which involves everything from ensuring the clinic is properly sterilizing equipment, to measures for maintaining patient confidentiality, to rigorous checks and balances around the preservation and identification of embryos, and numerous other patient safety issues. We have recently been notified that we have received full accreditation for another 3 years.

According to the Infertility Awareness Association of Canada (IAAC) website, “The Accreditation Canada survey is a remarkably thorough and in-depth process which takes three days to complete.” (IAAC)

It is a rigorous and expensive procedure, but one that we found invaluable for the clinic.” states Dr. Taylor. “We would recommend it for every IVF clinic. It is a very effective way for clinics to assess their services and initiate a program of continuous quality improvement. Most importantly, for patients, once a clinic is accredited, they can feel confident that it has both met and exceeded stringent standards.”

Doctor Ellen Greenblatt, former National Director — and a current member — of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, recommends that couples seeking IVF should ask prospective IVF clinics these questions:


    How long has the clinic been in operation?
    What is the volume of services they do?
    Do they have accreditation as a fertility clinic?

In BC all IVF clinics are licenced by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, “…but this licensing only ensures that minimum standards of patient care and practice are met,” says Dr. Taylor. “The AC designation demonstrates that the IVF clinic is following best practices across numerous domains.” Licensure of IVF clinics in Quebec falls under provincial jurisdiction, but a requirement for licensure in that province also requires accreditation by an organization such as AC. Genesis would like to see similar requirements in BC.

Accreditation Canada is a not-for-profit, independent organization that provides health organizations with an external peer review to assess the quality of their services based on standards of excellence.

Genesis Fertility Centre was founded in 1995 and is now one of the largest IVF clinics in Canada, offering a comprehensive range of assisted reproductive technologies, including IUI, IVF, ICSI, PGD, surgical sperm retrieval, sperm and oocyte (egg) cryopreservation, oocyte and sperm donation, gestational surrogacy.

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Last SCCA Lake Superior Pro Rally is Team’s First

Last SCCA Lake Superior Pro Rally is Team’s First










(PRWEB) November 4, 2004

While others were competing in their last SCCA sanctioned Performance Rally Houghton, MI local Carl Seidel, age 21, of Die Fliegen Legion Racing competed in his first this weekend of October 22nd and 23rd, the Ottawa Club Rally and Auto Value Keweenaw Challenge Club Rally run in conjunction with the SCCA Lake Superior Pro Rally based out of Houghton, MI. Teamed up with rookie co-driver Eric Iverson, age 22 from Minneapolis, MN, the two took to the stages in car number 690, their Production class 1988 Volkswagen GTI 16v. They headed out with a conservative approach on their minds for the weekend, as the main objective was to finish their first events and work on communication and driving skills.

Friday night the stages were rainy, muddy, and slippery. Yet the team was able to finish and place 3rd in Production class by more than four minutes. On the last stage they stopped to help pull a fellow competitor out of the ditch and lost over a minute, and also damaged a wheel and control arm on a rock when caught in a rut.

Saturday’s event went smoothly despite the conditions. On the first stage of the day the team counted at least four cars already off in the ditches and trees and out of the rally. A few cars continued to succumb to the conditions and were forced to drop out throughout the day. Few problems arose with the car so Seidel and Iverson continued with their cautious approach and were determined to finish. The final stage of the day was the same road as the first stage that claimed many cars, but run in reverse. On stage they still caught the car in front of them, and were passed by the car behind them, but the main thing is that they finished. And despite losing more than two minutes on the last stage the team still finished 2nd in Production class.

Seidel and Iverson were very happy to have just finished, placing high in their class was an added bonus. In addition to conservative driving and good communication the team couldn’t have done as well without their service crew and the support of Martineau and Morris Contracting, Inc of Houghton. The pair also hope to continue their rallying efforts in 2005, starting with the Sno*Drift club rallies in Atlanta, MI on January 28th and 29th.

For more information on DFL Racing, please visit http://myweb.nmu.edu/~cseidel/

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Creative Crafts and Stickers to Host it’s First Annual Charity Cyber Scrapbooking Crop

Creative Crafts and Stickers to Host it’s First Annual Charity Cyber Scrapbooking Crop










Markham, Ontario (PRWEB) September 11, 2006

From September 27 to October 3, 2006, Jen Walker, owner of Creative Crafts and Stickers.com, will be hosting her first Annual Charity Cyber Scrapbooking Crop. This event will benefit the Rich Little Special Care Nursery (SCN) (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – NICU) at the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital (located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada).

In the past two years, Jen’s sister has had two premature babies, with the second one born this past May. She is so very impressed with the care and dedication that the Neonatal staff showed her sister, brother in law and her premature babies. Jen believes that children are our future and getting a supportive and loving start is very important to premature babies. The intent of this crop is to give back to the Special Care Nursery and allow them to better support other families who need their services.

This Special Care Nursery Charity Cyber Crop will include scrapbooking challenges, online classes, games, prizes, and more. Thanks to the truly amazing support and contributions from manufacturers in the scrapbooking and stamping industry, there will also be a raffle and silent auctions. Jen will also be personally donating a minimum of 10% of all sales made during the event to this Special Care Nursery. The first 50 orders will also receive a goodie bag filled with items from the crops sponsors. We are also asking that all participants create Congratulations cards for the nurses to give to the families with babies in the SCN.

The Cyber Crop will take place online at Creative Crafts and Stickers.com and will be held in the message board, chat room and gallery. We hope you will join us for this fantastic event, or consider making an online donation for the Special Care Nursery.

For more information contact Jen Walker at the message board at: http://www.creativecraftsandstickers.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=65.

Creative Crafts and Stickers

30 Alanadale Avenue

Markham, Ontario L3P 1S3

Jen Walker

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Sacramento?s First Mental Health Magazine (Empowerment) has Launched.

Sacramento’s First Mental Health Magazine (Empowerment) has Launched.











Sacramento,CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2011

The Empowerment Magazine is the first print and online magazine to focus exclusively on promoting overall wellness and mental health resiliency for the Sacramento region.

The first issue features articles on pursuing contentment and happiness, the resiliency factor, working with your psychiatrist, thinking fresh and eating clean and a kid’s corner. Also, included is a special interview with Doctor Hazem Hashem on the important triangle between the physician, the patient and their psychiatric medications.

“We were lacking a publication in Greater Sacramento that promotes uplifting voices in the mental health community and we found this inexcusable,” said Amede Kyubwa, founder of the Empowerment Magazine and sacpros.org. The magazine aims at creating a new and positive image for people with lived experience of mental health challenges, “and also helps to eliminate some of the prevailing stereotypes about mental illness,” added Kyubwa

“The magazine empowers individuals with direct or indirect experience of living with or overcoming mental heath issues to talk about their positive experiences; something they normally do not get to do in a public way,” said Marilyn Washington, Sacpros Community Network Director.

25,000 copies of the Empowerment Magazine are being distributed all over the Sacramento Region in a variety of agencies, venues and retail stores. The magazine can also be read anytime online at http://www.sacpros.org. The free quarterly magazine is published by Sacpros.org. The magazine’s next issue is due in September 2011

About Empowerment Magazine:

The Empowerment Magazine is a quarterly Mental Healt Magazine promoting overall wellness and resiliency for the Greater Sacramento.It is published by SACPROS http://www.sacpros.org, a leading Mental Health Resource Guide strengthening individuals, families and community with easily accessible information about available services in Greater Sacramento area.

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Emergency Grants and Mental Health First Aid Training Available to Meet Mental Health Needs after Haiti Earthquake

Emergency Grants and Mental Health First Aid Training Available to Meet Mental Health Needs after Haiti Earthquake











Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 19, 2010

The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (National Council) is offering small emergency grants and free Mental Health First Aid training to support mental health efforts in the wake of the devastating Haiti earthquake.

“Our thoughts are with the people of Haiti and with their loved ones in the U.S. We commend the efforts of many agencies and individuals that are providing disaster relief. Our pockets are not deep but we are standing by to help in any way we can,” Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council said.

Through its Project Helping Hands, the National Council offers small grants to organizations working to meet the mental health needs of Haitian survivors and loved ones in the U.S. Since 2005, Project Helping Hands has supported behavioral healthcare organizations responding to emergency mental health and addictions treatment needs in the wake of disaster — hiring treatment staff, setting up emergency outreach offices, and purchasing medications and emergency equipment.

It is estimated that up to 25 to 30 percent of people in the most vulnerable communities experience the onset of trauma and mental disorders in the wake of disaster. These needs usually manifest several weeks to months after a disaster, as the reality of loss and displacement sinks in. Those with pre-existing serious mental illnesses may be traumatized anew or displaced and need extra care and support.

Haitian populations in the U.S., concerned about the safety and whereabouts of any loved ones in Haiti, may also be experiencing acute anxiety and stress reactions. Further, it is likely that the U.S. will see a significant influx of surviving Haitians over the coming months and a good number will likely experience mental health issues, in addition to the challenges of settling into a new culture.

Free Mental Health First Aid USA (http://www.MentalHealthFirstAid.org) training is available for volunteers headed to help in Haiti in the coming months and for community groups and caring citizens working with Haitian populations in the U.S.

Mental Health First Aid USA — a collaboration of the National Council, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Missouri Department of Mental Health — equips members of the public with skills and resources to help someone developing a mental health problem or save someone experiencing a mental health crisis. Those trained in Mental Health First Aid can recognize the risk factors and warning signs of mental illness and connect persons in need with appropriate professional or other help, including peer and family support.

Those who wish to support the Haiti disaster mental health response may donate to the National Council’s Project Helping Hands at http://www.thenationalcouncil.org/cs/project_helping_hands.

The National Council is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) association of 1,700 behavioral healthcare organizations that provide treatment and rehabilitation for mental illnesses and addictions disorders to nearly six million adults, children and families in communities across the country.

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Kinaxis Becomes First Corporate ‘Leaders for Mental Health’ Partner

Kinaxis Becomes First Corporate ‘Leaders for Mental Health’ Partner












Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) October 6, 2008

Kinaxis Inc. and the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health, today announced its partnership in conjunction with The Leaders for Mental Health Breakfast held this morning in support of the “you know who i am” awareness campaign.

Through its title sponsorship of the breakfast, Kinaxis affirms its role as the first corporate “Leader for Mental Health” and joins the campaign, which is led by Daniel Alfredsson of the Ottawa Senators, and is aimed at:

reducing the stigma associated with mental illness,
raising awareness, and
inciting philanthropic support of research and treatment.

In addition to its corporate sponsorship, Kinaxis is initiating a workplace awareness campaign. Kicked off by today’s Leaders for Mental Health Breakfast, and a fitting tribute to the national Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct 6 -11th), the company is coordinating a number of employee awareness and fundraising activities throughout the week and beyond.

Kinaxis has a history of supporting mental health initiatives through its past contributions to the Colbeth Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic in Chicago- a clinic established by Kinaxis CEO, Douglas Colbeth and his wife, Margaret. Kinaxis is embracing the Royal Ottawa Foundation’s “you know who i am” campaign as an opportunity to invest in an organization that holds some of the same goals, and serves the local community in which the large majority of Kinaxis employees live and work.

“Kinaxis is proud to be the first workplace partner to answer Daniel’s call to support this campaign,” says Douglas Colbeth, CEO of Kinaxis. “We applaud Daniel for his courage in sharing his personal story and for his leadership in raising awareness for the cause. Like Daniel and millions of others, I too have been personally impacted by mental illnesses. I believe we must come out of the shadows to share our experiences and let our stories resonate with those among us who are, or know of someone that is suffering. Only when we acknowledge how common mental illnesses are, can we make real progress in the treatment of these diseases. Kinaxis is proud to help lead this charge.”

To read more about the Kinaxis story, visit the company’s blog post on the campaign’s blog: http://youknowwhoiamdotcom.blogspot.com/

About Kinaxis

Kinaxis™ RapidResponse is a single on-demand service that empowers multi-enterprise manufacturers with collaborative and integrated demand-supply planning, monitoring, and response capabilities. RapidResponse embraces human judgment to enable planners and front-line responders to handle unpredictable changes. Global leaders such as Casio, Honeywell, Jabil, Qualcomm, and Raytheon use RapidResponse to achieve breakthroughs in sales and operations planning (S&OP), demand management, supply management, and supply chain risk management. The results are superior customer service, improved operations performance, and a competitive market advantage. For more information, visit the Kinaxis web site at http://www.kinaxis.com or the company’s blog at http://www.21stcenturysupplychain.com .

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