We believe in a world where everyone is included. I joined with all our associates across the country by wearing orange on Orange Shirt Day and the first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Sept 30th.
This was part of our partnership with the Orange Shirt Society to raise funds and awareness. For each of these orange shirts sold, 100% of the profits went to the Society to support the important work they do in Indigenous communities across Canada.
We also welcomed the founder of the Orange Shirt Society, Phyllis Webstad, to our Mission, BC store on Orange Shirt Day. I was particularly moved by the story of what the orange shirt means to two of our associates, Joshua (Sudbury, ON) and Yullinda (Yorkton, Saskatchewan).
I encourage you to read their story.
As we head into the busy holiday shopping months, global supply chains continue being disrupted leading to shortages and delays. There are a number of reasons, including higher consumer demand, shortages of containers and vessels to move goods around the world, COVID-19 lockdowns in some countries and general labour shortages. Our merchants started purchasing items early to prepare. We are all doing everything we can to mitigate any delays so items are available in as timely a manner as possible.
COVID-19 vaccinations and flu shots
Finally, our pharmacists have now administered more than a half-million vaccinations – a feat we’re very proud of. Customers can still book vaccinations online or just walk-in. We’re also offering rapid antigen asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in our Ontario and Alberta pharmacies (subject to availability).
We heard how convenient customers found booking COVID-19 vaccinations online, so we’re using the same online service for flu shots*. Check it out here and meet one of our pharmacists from Whitehorse, Yukon!