Inclusive Hiring Works

Left to Right: Jorde Hess (Owner), Ricky Fortin, Jonie Achelengua (PPRC Job Coach) and Graziella Forbes (PPRC Consultant)Jorde Hess is the owner of Hess’s Your Independent Grocer in Ottawa. He knows that teamwork is essential for the smooth running of his store. Ricky Fortin is a person with an intellectual disability, he was hired to work at the store.  Ricky works with the cashiers and the customers at the front helping to bag groceries and filling orders. He likes the work.

Ricky was looking for work and he selected Performance Plus Rehabilitative Care Inc. (PPRC) to be his service provider.  The PPRC team met Jorde Hess, and he gave Ricky a chance.

“He is doing well. He arrives on time, he is pleasant with the customers and he does his work.  This has been a smooth transition,” says Jorde, “the feedback has been open and timely and the folks at PPRC have been responsive to our requests.”

PPRC offers placement services for persons with disabilities at no cost to the employer. This helps employers remain competitive, gain market share, and grow their business. Contact Linda Simpson at lsimpson@pprc.ca or at 613-748-3220. Visit www.pprc.ca for more information.  EP

Tops Car Wash Club Ottawa – keep your car sparkling all Year!

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Did you know that Tops Car Wash has been in business for over 40 years? And that they’re considered to be the best car wash in the city? Keep your car clean all year with a Tops Unlimited Wash Club Membership. A membership means quicker lines. There’s even a dedicated line for Tops Club Members – you’ll be driving away in a sparkling clean car in less than twenty minutes. Choose from the Exterior Wash Club from $39.99/month or the Full Service Wash Club from $69.99/month. You’ll also save 10% on detail services like carpet cleaning and interior super cleans.

Tops Car Wash is a full-service car wash. Using state-of-the-art, automated equipment, your car is washed with enviro-soft foam, rinsed with spot-free water and then dried with a powerful touchless drying system. Attentive and thorough staff get any leftover drops with clean and soft cotton towels. Your vehicle leaves spotless every time.

Keeping your car clean and cared for retains its value. Get your Tops Car Wash Club Membership today! Head over to Tops Car Wash at 979 Richmond Road for the best wash in the city. For more information on the Tops Club call 613-728-4232.

Or visit www.topscarwash.com.

Each Tops Club Membership is specific to one vehicle and each vehicle requires its own individual plan.  EP

Pi.Rho Grill is passionate about True Food

Pi.RhoDelicious meals prepared without compromise. That’s the passion and promise of Pi.Rho Grill.

With locations in Barrhaven and Centretown Ottawa, Pi.Rho Grill prepares the tastiest Greek and Mediterranean cuisine in town!

Using only fresh ingredients from locally sourced suppliers, Pi.Rho Grill offers food that is as delicious as it is healthful. Food that is enhanced and inspired by the quality of every single ingredient.

Executive Chef Luis Molina is proud to serve you his inspired street cuisine, prepared daily using only the freshest in season ingredients.

“The passion for perfection extends through to the Pi.Rho progressive attitude, vision for sustainability, responsibility to our neighbors and our planet, and a love of life.

When it comes to our support of True Food and a vibrant, thriving local community, we do the right thing, even when no one is watching.”

Got an event coming up or just want to take home some amazing food? Pi.Rho Grill is ready to provide you with whatever you need with full catering and takeout services. Your guests will enjoy the most flavourful Greek and Mediterranean gastronomy available anywhere! We know every event is unique so we can accommodate any size group with custom catering to fit your needs, including gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and special dietary options.

Pi.Rho Grill is at 346 Elgin Street (formerly Boushey’s Market) and in Barrhaven at 81 Riocan Ave at Chapman’s Mills Marketplace.

Phone 613-565-7171 for Elgin St. and 613-823-7171 for Barrhaven or online at www.pirhogrill.com.

Interested in owning a Pi.Rho Grill location? Email franchising@pirhogrill.com to find out more. EP

Let a Pro Paint your Home!

Noel Kenny, Pro PainterWhether it’s inside or outside let a painting professional tackle the job! Noel Kenny – Professional Painter and Plaster Specialist – has over 22 years in the business. He does painting and plastering as well as repair and restorative work. And he can do the meticulous work needed when it comes to the precise job required for Heritage Buildings.

Noel has provided his painting and plastering expertise to high-end Rockcliffe homes, and commercial sites. Many of his painting and plastering jobs are for additions to existing homes. He does an exacting plaster job and then provides a flawless paint job. Noel knows how to seamlessly blend the old with the new and does excellent plaster renovation and repair jobs – especially to older homes with lathe and plaster.

Thinking of painting this spring, either interior or exterior? Get a FREE estimate today from Noel Kenny and let a professional paint your home. Call Noel Kenny – Paint and Plaster Specialist at 613-798-6147 or email me@noelkenny.ca.  EP

Blue Diamond Bar and Grill in Richmond

Where Fun and Food Go Hand in Hand

Blue Diamond Bar & GrillIf great food and a good time is on the menu tonight, your destination is just a short drive away.  The Blue Diamond Bar and Grill in the village of Richmond serves up excellent food and friendly service every night of the week with specials like 35% off their delicious chicken wings Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.  Friday is karaoke night with 35% off any of their homemade pizzas.  Thursday night is for the ladies. $5 cocktails, Fajitas for two for just $29, or try the chef’s special pasta dish!

Indian buffet at Blue Diamond Bar & GrillIndian buffet at Blue Diamond Bar & GrillAnd of course, their wonderful Indian buffet is available every Friday and Saturday night. Their tandoori chefs prepare an Indian delight with main dishes like chicken or lamb madras, butter chicken, and shrimp tandoori… all for just $18 per person. The Indian menu is available every night as well.

Saturday night, enjoy a good meal then stay for dancing with their DJ Disco. Mini pitchers are just $10 and bar rails $3.50.

The Blue Diamond Bar and Grill is more than just a restaurant. For a fun night out, drop by 6179 Perth Street in Richmond.  Call 613-838-2122 or visit www.bluediamondbar.ca  EP

Hair Tech 2000 – a cut above the rest

Hair Tech 2000 storeHair Tech 2000 can give you the look you’ve always wanted.

With six stylists, an esthetician and barber, Hair Tech 2000 takes personal service to the max, providing a mix of modern and contemporary styles in the well-appointed, comfortable studio at 701 Eagleson Road, Kanata.

Owner Shannon Pennock says each stylist has a unique approach to create a lasting impression.

“We do it all for you—colour, cut, highlights, balayage, ombré, perms, barbering, up dos and more. Our esthetician finishes your makeover with manicure, pedicure, wax, facial, and shellac.”

Featuring quality colour and hair products by Redken, clients have come to rely on the relaxed, friendly ambiance, professional service, and reasonable prices.

“We treat each individual as a friend.”

Hair Tech stylists are constantly upgrading their knowledge and expertise with specialized training seminars and courses on the latest looks and trends.

“Come in for a simple cut or a total makeover. We look forward to helping you look your best.”

Check out Hair Tech 2000 & Esthetics online at www.hairtech2000.com or

call 613-592-1523 to book an appointment with Shannon, Tabby, Domenic, Karen, Tanya, Carol or Esthetician Yvonne.  EP

Get rid of unsightly stumps… call Ottawa Stump Removal today

Ottawa Stump RemovalSpring is the ideal time to clear away unwanted tree stumps. Since 1998, Murray Carson and the reliable professionals at Ottawa Stump Removal have been expertly eliminating eyesores and walking hazards.

When a tree is cut, its stump and root system can remain alive for several years if the roots graft to nearby living trees. As the stump dries out, it becomes a haven for termites, ants, roaches and other pests.

The affordable cost to remove a tree stump now will offset future property damage and improve your landscape, as well as limit your insurance liability from trip and fall injuries.

Ottawa Stump Removal professionally removes roots, tree stumps and hedge/shrub stumps by grinding them into useful mulch that can then be used in your garden, flowerbeds, or composted for future use.

Ottawa Stump Removal is your assurance of courteous, trusted service at reasonable prices, with satisfaction guaranteed work on same day or next day service. Ottawa Stump Removal is fully insured and can handle any size stump in any location, utilizing its specialized stump grinder to efficiently remove stumps without destroying your lawn.

“We grind stumps into mulch, usually 10″ to 12″ below ground, and then back-fill the hole(s) with residual mulch.” When you want it completely gone, call Ottawa Stump Removal at 613-295-0903 or online at www.ottawastumpremoval.com to schedule a free estimate.  EP

Get the Best at LCI Lasercom Skincare Therapy

FOR A LIMITED TIME GET 50% OFF ANY LCI MEDI-SPA SERVICE!


LCI Lasercom Skincare TherapyWith over 20 years of expertise and an in-depth laser training program, you know you are getting the very best at LCI Lasercom Skincare Therapy. Using state-of-the-art equipment, Manager Luise Karner and her experienced team provide professional, skilled treatment for a full range of medical aesthetics including laser hair removal, skin tightening, spider vein removal, cellulite reduction, stretchmark reduction, rejuvenating peels, micro needling and microdermabrasion. At LCI, they know skin and they can customize a skin care treatment that is just for you. And LCI provides an extensive selection of professional-grade and pharmaceutical products to keep your skin in fantastic shape and you glowing.

LCI specializes in Medical Aesthetics. Want hair removed permanently? LCI can treat all skin and hair types and remove hair from any part of your body safely. Their Radio Frequency technology is a new and innovative option for aging skin. You get immediate and long-lasting results for wrinkles, excess skin or post-pregnancy stretch marks. Reduce the look of cellulite and that dimpled skin look with LCI’s cellulite reduction treatment. Microdermabrasion is an excellent way to remove scarring, brown spots and acne. It also stimulates cell renewal, so you get a healthier, younger look. And regular Microdermabrasion will enhance the results of IPL photo rejuvenation – also available.

As the first company in Canada to open clinics that specialize strictly in Laser Hair Removal, Manager Luise Karner is vigilant about quality control. LCI uses industry-grade lasers that are suitable for all skin types. They are approved by the FDA and Health Canada and LCI technicians go through an extensive training program to qualify in their use. LCI worked closely with laser manufacturers to improve efficiency so their customers get the best available treatment. You deserve the best. Get it at LCI Laser Medi-Spa Clinics. You can visit the website www.ottawalaserclinic.com for more treatment information and how to get a FREE consultation. There are two convenient locations – 100 Gloucester Suite 101B in downtown Ottawa, call 613-569-3737 and 2039 Robertson Road, Suite 233 in Bells Corners, call 613-828-8946.

Or email info@ottawalaserclinic.com. Visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LCIOttawaSpaLaser.   EP

Real estate is often the biggest investment people make

James Laniyan, Real Estate Sales Representative, Royal LePage Team Realty

With spring on the horizon, many people are looking into real estate options.

Often the biggest investment people make, since 2004 James Laniyan has been helping people make the most of buying, selling, renting or investing and property management.

James Laniyan puts you first: A full service MLS® REALTOR®, James Laniyan’s experience and knowledge works for you with customized lawn signage, digital photos and open houses (if applicable).

“Call me for free market valuation today.”

James Laniyan always keeps clients well informed with constant communication and a phone call after every showing to personal, direct feedback.

By carefully qualifying buyers before any showings, you are assured of a seamless sales process.

“You can add your input on custom feature sheets and we constantly update advertising with full MLS® exposure.”

“I always keep you first in negotiating an offer, plus cooperating with other brokerages working with buyers.”

Looking for a new place to call home? Let James Laniyan and Royal LePage Team Realty work for you.

Call direct today 613-302-4874. Email: jlaniyan@rogers.com or check out Royal LePage Team Realty online at www.royallepage.ca.

Wondering what your home might be worth? Call me today for a free full market evaluation.  EP

Not intended to induce breach of existing Buyer or Seller contract.

Finding Talent and Recognizing Opportunity

Left to right: Joël Dazé, PPRC Counselor, Nicholas Wojtas, Ahmed Abdi-Salah, Enterprise Branch Rental Manager

Left to right: Joël Dazé, PPRC Counselor, Nicholas Wojtas, Ahmed Abdi-Salah, Enterprise Branch Rental Manager

Ahmed Abdi-Salah, Branch Rental Manager for Enterprise Rentals in Kanata, believes in hiring people who can do the job and contribute to the success of the business. He also believes in looking for talent where others do not. Ahmed met with Joél Dazë, a Counsellor with Performance Plus Rehabilitative Care Inc. (PPRC), and hired Nicholas Wojtas.

Over the past twelve months, Nicholas has proven himself, working as a Service Agent to detail vehicles when they are returned. Nicholas loves his job and the people he works with. “It is a nice fit,” Nicholas says. “The people are wonderful and have given me the opportunity to gain confidence and contribute to the company.”

“You can really tell when Nicholas has done the job – he catches the little things that stand out for us and the customers” says Ahmed.

PPRC partners with Eastern Ontario employers to help them become more inclusive in their employment practices. Tap into this diverse talent pool today, please contact Linda Simpson at lsimpson@pprc.ca, or www.pprc.ca or by phone at 613-748-3220.  EP