PPRC – Performance Plus Rehabilitative Care Helping Employers Meet Their Job Needs


Left to right: Brad Haffner – Regional Manager, Home Hardware, Kelly Mertl –
The United Way Ottawa, Linda Simpson – PPRC, Susan Forster, EARN, Manager,
Stakeholder Relations, Shawn McKinnon – Home Owner, Orleans Home Hardware, Nicholas Monaghan – Employee

Shawn McKinnon – the Orleans Home Hardware Store Manager makes his business inclusive because he knows it’s good for the bottom line. Shawn hired a young man with Asperger’s. He provided a supportive workplace and in return he has a reliable, dependable and motivated employee.

Shawn partners with PPRC to recruit employees because they have a large talent pool to draw from to help employers find reliable candidates to fill their business needs. PPRC uses proven methodologies to make the ideal match between employer and employee at no cost to the employer. Shawn is proud of the fact that his business is inclusive to employees with disabilities.

The Employment Accessibility Resource Network (EARN), a United Way led initiative, hosted an event whereby, Home Hardware and Shawn MacKinnon received  recognition from PPRC for their workplace diversity and inclusive hiring practices.

PPRC is always looking for employers to help. PPRC provides job placement, follow-up support, including accommodation and intervention services to ensure all parties are set for success. Often these placements are a stepping-stone to full employment and th

e employer comes back to recruit more candidates.

If you’re looking for reliable employees, with a desire to work – let PPRC help you find a match. Watch the Home Hardware story and others on You Tube at PPRCOttawa. Contact Performance Plus Rehabilitative Care at 613-748-3220 or at info@pprc.ca and experience your own employee success story.  EP

Call the Expert: Fendor Glass & Windows

Fendor Glass & WindowsThe experts at Fendor Glass & Aluminum have been helping people in Ottawa make the right decisions when replacing windows and doors in homes and commercial buildings since 1941. Here are some helpful tips.

When can you change windows?

Fendor Glass & Aluminum can replace your existing windows any time of year, in almost any weather. The new window is prepared in advance so the installation is fast and easy with very little heat loss on even the coldest winter day.

What does Low-E argon mean?

Low-E (low emissivity) is a thin invisible metal oxide layer deposited on the glass during manufacturing when it is still warm. An excellent thermal insulator, Argon is an colourless, odorless, inert gas inserted between the panes of glass to improve the R value of the window.

Do Garage Doors need maintenance?

A garage door needs maintenance and adjustment to work properly. The experts at Fendor Glass & Aluminum advise you to lubricate your garage door’s moving parts semi-annually, when the weather changes.

Do I need new window frames with new windows?

Basically, there are two ways to change windows. The most efficient method is to remove and replace the old window and frame, installing new insulation and caulking.

Alternatively, the trained professionals at Fendor Glass & Aluminum can insert a new window into an existing frame.  EP

Light Up Your Life at The Glass Shop

Greg Sarrazin and Marty Greer from The Glass ShopLet the light into your home at The Glass Shop. Whether it’s windows and doors, ­mirrors, stunning glass railings or more, Greg Sarrazin and partner Marty Greer at The Glass Shop have everything you need to do a refreshing up-date on your home or a complete re-do. For over 20 years, The Glass Shop has been satisfying customers with its superior selection of anything glass. And they make sure that they work with your timeline and your budget.

Looking for a customized shower to fit your tastes and lifestyle? Let The Glass Shop provide you with a personalized, FREE home estimate. Open up a space in your home with a stunning mirror treatment, customized to suit your needs. Spruce up your kitchen with a fabulous backsplash or showcase family treasures with stylish glass shelving.

If it’s made of glass, The Glass Shop has it! Talk to Greg Sarrazin and Marty Greer today. Call 613-728-8252 or email shop@theglassshop.ca. Visit the showroom at 915 Clyde Avenue or online at theglassshop.ca.  EP

Get the floor of your dreams from X-Pression Hardwood Floors

X-Pression Hardwood FloorsNothing says ‘welcome’ more than the beauty of hardwood flooring in your home. And when it’s from X-Pression Hardwood Floors – you know you’re getting the highest quality of Canadian wood. Nelson Druckman and his team at X-Pression Hardwood Floors provide expert advice, a sensational selection to choose from and at prices that can’t be beat. And if X-Pression Hardwood Floors doesn’t have it –  they’ll make it for you. Now that’s service!

If the exterior of your home needs enhancement, then talk to Nelson about their wide selection of Natural and Manufactured Stone Veneer from Stone Selex. This is the perfect time of the year to add those touches that will not only complement your home’s exterior, but add to its overall value. The Stone Selex spacious showroom has numerous stone and brick veneers to choose from and is located inside X-Pression Hardwood Floors.

For all your hardwood or exterior stone veneer needs, talk to Nelson and his team at X-Pression Hardwood Floors and Stone Selex. Visit the showroom at 50 Colonnade Road or the websites – www.xpressionfloors.ca and www.stoneselex.com. Call Nelson at 613-688-2080.  EP

Menchies in Barrhaven Bringing the “Froyo” Experience to Your Event!

Menchies BarrhavenImagine sharing the fun of Menchies at your next social event!  Whether it’s a wedding, a corporate team building initiative, a youth group meeting or some other social function, Menchies Barrhaven will provide everything you need for a mouth-watering good time.  They will cater your event with more than 100 delectable flavours of the best frozen yogurt in the world coupled with delicious toppings and sauces.  Choose from flavours like New York Cheesecake, Mud Pie, Nutella and Chocolate Caramel Explosion and top the creamy goodness with berries, fresh fruit, nuts, candies or sauce. And what’s more…they deliver!

Menchies uses only the highest quality ingredients. Their frozen yogurt is a good source of calcium as it is made with fresh milk from their Canadian dairy. Their product line boasts gluten-free, vegan, and no high fructose corn syrup options and they strive to use natural flavours including real cake, cookies, spices, fruits and nuts.

But Menchies isn’t just about great tasting treats…it’s about the experience. Visit their store at 3091 Strandherd Drive and be awed by the fabulous selections.  Or call 613-825-1981 and ask about their catering options.  Like them on Facebook facebook.com/menchiesbarrhaven and start planning your next sweet treat.  EP

Pivotal Payments – One-stop Payment Processing

Mark Giguere, Pivotal PaymentsAre you a small business? An independent contractor? A catering company? Then you need to talk to Mark Giguere at Pivotal Payments for all your debit/credit payment processing needs. Canadian owned and operated, Pivotal Payments offers special rates for local businesses and a FREE one-hour consultation with a $0 application fee. Not only that, Mark will do a FREE, no-obligation Cost Savings Analysis of your current program. He’ll show you how going with Pivotal Payments can save you thousands of dollars per year in lower fees.

For plumbers, electricians and tradespeople, Pivotal Payment is a fast and easy solution for on-the-spot payment. Mark offers long range Mobile 3G terminals, Bluetooth Pay-at-the-Table Terminals and virtual one-line terminals, Ecommerce Solutions and accepts credit and debit cards. Pivotal Payment is easy to use and affordable. And Mark provides a FREE seminar so businesses can train their staff and show them how Pivotal Payments works.

For the latest in payment processing technology, lower rates and personalized local service, talk to Mark Giguere at Pivotal Payments today. Call 613-314-5401 or email markgiguere@pivotalpay-mentscanada.ca. Visit mgpayments.ca.  EP

Call the Expert: Fahey Electric Full Service Contractors

Fahey ElectricSecuring a knowledgeable electrician is vital to keeping a building’s electrical system in proper working condition. Fahey Electric. provides top-quality electrical services to both homes and businesses in Ottawa and surrounding areas. Their skilled technicians can tackle electrical issues both large and small thanks to their wide-ranging experience in the field. They provide superior workmanship from the start to finish of a project.

Fahey Electric is fully insured and bonded. Electricians are available on call, 24/7, for emergency repairs when prompt response to any electrical emergency is crucial. Rely on Fahey Electric to assess, diagnose and repair all your electrical needs, provide maintenance to any electrical system, conduct inspections and provide documentation to ensure your Ottawa home or business is in compliance with regulatory codes.

For all your electrical questions or concerns call Fahey Electric 613-726-7842. Visit faheyelectric.com.  EP

Exceptional Family Law Lawyer!

Halia Anna Michalko, M.A., M.Ed., LL.B.

Halia Anna Michalko, Exceptional Family Law LawyerAs a professional litigator, one of the most satisfying accolades that Halia Anna Michalko can receive is a referral from a former client. It is a testament to her knowledge of the law and her dedication to her clients. Halia has practiced Family Law for eighteen years and represents her clients with honesty, integrity and determination. The following testimonials are from three of Halia’s former clients who were eager to share their experiences.

“I needed help securing custody of my children after dealing with years of ongoing abuse. Halia handled my case with compassion and understanding; allowing me to concentrate on my children. She was professional, sincere and truly cared about my family.” – Ann.

“A divorce can be a horrendous experience. I honestly believe that the favorable outcome of my divorce settlement (including joint custody of my children and an equitable financial settlement) would not have been possible without the concerted efforts of my lawyer, Ms. Halia Michalko. Her tenacity, attention to detail and thorough understanding of the law paid dividends on many occasions. I don’t hesitate to recommend Halia to anyone in need of an exceptional family law litigator.” – Grant.

“Halia’s expert legal counsel saved me from a very serious situation involving my legally registered firearms and my divorce. By recommending that they be removed from my home, my wife was unable to make false allegations about the safety of my children. That recommendation played a crucial role in the ensuing custody battle. Halia’s foresight and sage advice are the reasons that my children and I are together.” – David.

If you’re in need of an exceptional family law litigator, contact Halia Anna Michalko today at 613-237-9090, by fax at 613-237-8834, or by email at hmichalko@bellnet.ca. There are currently openings for new clients. Visit www.divorcemag.com/on/pro/michalko.shtml for more information. EP

All-inclusive, design, build, and install… The Cabinet Guy

The Cabinet GuyDoug Lyon – The Cabinet Guy – is your re-facing/surfacing specialist, using the highest quality materials of popular styles and colours for more than 25 years.

“Our local manufacturing facility can bring your dreams to life with custom quality solutions at a reasonable cost. We pride ourselves on impeccable craftsmanship and incredibly high attention to detail. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority.”

All cabinets, shelving units, and storage solutions are constructed from the highest quality of wood/polymer products and made to your specifications.

“I can convert most existing cabinetry with key alterations to transform your kitchen at a reduced cost. Change the look of cabinet doors by re-staining or having everything painted out.”

The Cabinet Guy specializes in building unique custom wall units and storage solutions.

Featuring dependable Richelieu functional and specialty hardware, The Cabinet Guy ensures years of trouble-free use.

Need a new vision for your kitchen? The Cabinet Guy can help with expert advice.

Get it done the way you want. Call The Cabinet Guy at (613) 223-3025 or online at www.dougthecabinetguy.ca, email dlyonc596@rogers.com.  EP

Home at Heart Seniors’ Care Giving Solutions

Caring for You and Your Independence

Home at Heart Seniors' Care Giving SolutionsHome at Heart is a Stittsville based, family owned company founded on the principles of superior care and attention to the ever-changing needs of our individual clients. We believe in privacy and respect and do our utmost to ensure that expectations are met with kindness and courtesy. We serve the whole of the Ottawa area and assist seniors and adults with illness, injury or disability to maintain their independence whether at home, in hospital, Long Term Care or a residence.

Our services include dementia care, overnights, 24hr and respite stays; personal support and bathing, home from hospital care, groceries and errands, laundry and light housekeeping, accompaniment to appointments, companionship, meal preparation, transportation and more.

Call owner and founder Caroline Inman at 613-435-9005 for a no-obligation informal chat or email her at info@home-at-heart.ca.

For more information www.home-at-heart.ca. EP