Dropping temperatures, short daylight hours, and the coming holidays have us thinking about all we’ve accomplished in 2021, and what’s coming in the year ahead.
First and foremost, we’re mindful that much of what we do happens after others experience a disaster. There’s no way around it, which is why we work hard to get the job done well, in good time so our clients can return to life as normal. We’re humbled at the trust we’ve been shown and we promise to keep your best interests in mind as we do our work.
While all of this was going on, we continued to learn and improve through conferences – our first in-person one since the onset of COVID took place in Niagara in November. Our regional conferences are where all DKI organizations can share information and best-practices to help us all improve. We talk over how we manage projects, work more effectively with insurance companies all to get our work done better and sooner. At our national conferences, we get to check out new products that make our jobs in your homes safer than ever. There’s no doubt that the strength of DKI is the collaboration we have with other DKI companies across the country.
We’re proud of the work we do, and we’re honoured that our community thinks so too. We’ve received the Community Champion award from Lakeridge Health Foundation. The Unite 2021 SmALL Business awards awarded DKI-CRCS the Community Champion award. Most recently, the Whitby Chamber of Commerce recognized the work we do with the Business Achievement Award for companies with 16-49 employees.
While we appreciate the recognition, we feel the work we do is part of being good neighbours. Our work continues in making Durham a great place to live. We call this region home, and what happens here matters. We’ve seen first-hand the value of this community and we’re doing our part to help make things better in Durham.
We’ve always known the importance of charitable work, and each year have done what we can to support causes that are close to our hearts. Back in January, Kyle and Matt rode their bikes for 8 hours straight. They were joined by a few friends and together raised more than $22,000 for Lakeridge Health Foundation. We were also thrilled to see Lakeridge Health’s #ourcancer campaign pull in $15 million to fight cancer. The Epic Challenge golf tournament pulled in
$40,000 or Epilepsy Durham thanks to the efforts of 28 participants.
Now, as we look ahead to 2022, we’ll keep doing our best to support Durham Region. We’ll also take on some exciting new projects, including a new home for DKI-CRCS that will help us serve you even better than before.
In the meantime, we encourage you to take a look around your community and find new ways to build bridges and give back all year round. Together, we’ll continue making Durham Region a great place to call home.