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Clara embraces her Indigenous heritage

For Clara Pagnotta, a Colleague Experience Administrator at a Real Canadian Superstore® location in Calgary, promoting diversity and inclusion at work is personal. “It drives everything I do. I know what it’s like to feel like you don’t belong.”

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Putting our money where mental health is

Last summer, Pascal Niccoli, Associate at a Shoppers Drug Mart® location in Waterloo, Ont., started noticing a concerning shift among his customers, patients and store team: anxiety and stress were on the rise, mental wellbeing was declining, and he was seeing a sharp increase in demand for medications to treat anxiety, depression and other psychiatric disorders. So, Pascal started a conversation that has since snowballed into a half-million-dollar donation to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).

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Catherine and Kyle keep the LGBTQ2SIA+ community safe

When Catherine Nolin attended safe-space training run by Laurentian University a couple of years ago, there was one big takeaway for her: “We can make little changes in the way we practice our everyday habits and these changes can have a big impact on someone’s life.”

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Franklyn’s voice is heard

Even from behind his mask Franklyn McFadden’s smile is hard to miss; It stretches from ear to ear and is often accompanied by his affable laugh. It’s this energy that earned him a recognition award for great customer service soon after joining a Real Canadian Superstore® in Scarborough, Ont., last November.

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Varun and Rupali, power couple

Just two months after Varun and Rupali Kapoor immigrated to Canada from India, the COVID-19 pandemic hit their new country. And five months after that, in August 2020, they became essential workers, getting part-time jobs as cashiers at a Loblaws® location in downtown Toronto.

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Nico is mad about yuzu

When Nico Diard, Director, Product Development, describes a flavour as a “treasure” and his “new passion,” it’s a good sign there’s something to be excited about—and that’s exactly how he describes yuzu, one of the hero flavours of this year’s PC® Insiders ReportTM Summer Edition.

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