January 8, 2021
CEO's Corner: January 2021
Goodbye 2020 and welcome 2021! I am sure many of us share this sentiment. 2020 will be forever remembered as the year that took over the world, that gripped us with a global pandemic but didn’t break our spirit. As we continue to navigate through the impacts, and continued spread of Covid-19, we cannot lose hope and we must continue to forge ahead, adapting our routines and daily lives to keep our communities and families safe.
December 1, 2020
CEO's Corner: December 2020
As we draw near the end of 2020, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the year behind us. This past weekend, as I heard key 'words and phrases' released to best represent 2020, they included Covid-19, social-distancing, remote work, among many others. While nothing has been 'normal' in our lives at home or work in 2020, we know that, at some point in the hopefully not so distant future, things will return to life as ‘normal’.
November 2, 2020
CEO's Corner: November 2020
When I was a child, Remembrance Day was about a lapel donned with a poppy and a student body assembled together at a local cenotaph. It meant veterans, decorated with shiny medals, standing OR who stood proudly as verses and names were read, often wiping warm tears as the Last Post echoed through the crisp November air.
October 1, 2020
CEO’s Corner: October 2020
Fall has arrived with a new crispness to the air and a bouquet of colors painting local trees throughout Ontario. Routines for many families are now emerging, embracing the ‘new normal’ of back to school in 2020. With the many uncertainties we find ourselves in currently, it is hard to deny that now more than ever, getting outside this time of year is invigorating with nature offering so much beauty.
September 10, 2020
CEO’s Corner: September 2020
As the temperature begins to dip, the Fall season is inevitably just around the corner. Having grown up on a farm, there is something about this time of year, and seasons changing in 2020, that has felt more refreshing and sorely needed than in other years. Each change in weather and in nature is a reminder that “this too shall pass” and serves as a tangible reminder that the circumstances and uncertainties we find ourselves in currently are never quite as permanent as we may sometimes believe. With more and more amenities across our province reopening and children returning to school, some sense of ‘new normal’ is setting in and we at ONroute are looking forward to the future horizon.
July 31, 2020
CEO’s Corner: August 2020
It’s hard to believe that August is already here! As summer travel and vacations continue, we’re very excited to introduce new initiatives and developments to make your journey and choice of ONroute even more enjoyable.
July 7, 2020
CEO’s Corner: July 2020
With the summer months now fully in swing, the warm weather is here at last! Over the last month, we’ve seen the continued gradual phased re-opening of the economy and many businesses across the province. There’s no question that this summer is very different for you and your loved ones. Vacations will be local or domestically-focused, road trips will be “go-to’s” for many families and planning for travel will require more steps ahead of time than ever before.
June 1, 2020
CEO's Corner: June 2020
While circumstances are far from normal and we are currently facing unique challenges, it has been an honour to support Ontarians as an essential service during this time. And now, with the gradual re-opening of the Ontario economy underway, we are looking forward to continuing that service in the critical weeks and months ahead.