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Kemp Harvey Group leads “Be the Kidney Initiative”

Employees of Kemp Harvey Group offices across British Columbia will receive an extra helping hand if they choose to become a living organ donor.

Kemp Harvey Group is pioneering as the first employer to participate in the newly-launched “Be the Kidney Initiative”.

The “Be the Kidney Initiative” is a wage-top up program for employees who are taking medical leave in order to become a living organ donor.

Presently, living donors receive up to six weeks of Employment Insurance (EI) while recovering from their surgery.  The EI program renumerates living donors with up to 55% of their regular, pre-surgery wages.

Employers who participate in the “Be the Kidney Inititiave” would top-up their living donor employees’ EI benefits, so that they received a total of 95% of their pre-surgery wages.  Presently, Kemp Harvey Group is encouraging other businesses around the province to offer the “Be the Kidney Initiative” to their staff.

Read about this exciting new program in Kemp Harvey Group’s Winter 2013 Newsletter.  This newsletter also includes a useful checklist for taxpayers who are preparing for their 2012 personal income tax return.  Click here to read about these items and more: Kemp Harvey Group Winter 2013 Newsletter

Community Christmas Hamper program

The Grand Forks office is once again participating in the Community Christmas Hamper program.

The Grand Forks community expects to do about 300 hampers this year. Little extras that we often forget about are things like tinned ham and fruits, soups, tin foil, paper towel, hot chocolate and cereals. Hamper program

Please consider dropping off a non-perishable food item at our office to help with this cause.

CGA Partners in Employment Showcase

Wednesday, June 22 2011 saw the Coquitlam and Burnaby office at the Marriott with the CGA BC Partners in Employment Showcase.  This was a great opportunity to show what the Kemp Harvey Group has to offer.  We met dozens of potential employees, contractors and fellow CGAs.  It also gave us a chance to talk about the goals of the Kemp Harvey Group.

Pictured is Cecilia de Roca-Chan from Kemp Harvey Kok de Roca-Chan in Coquitlam, and Cynthia Hamilton and John Nelson from Kemp Harvey Goodison Hamilton in Burnaby.  It was great to have the opportunity to connect with everyone.

Relay for Life – Grand Forks

Sarah Kientz and Courtenay Macgregor of the Grand Forks office will be participating in the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life this year on June 4th at Perley Elementary from 10am to 10pm.

This event celebrates cancer survivors and honours loved ones who haven’t survived. The money raised is invested in cancer research to save lives, deliver trusted information and caring support to people living with cancer and for cancer prevention initiatives.

To support Sarah and Courtenay in this Cause visit their team site at:

http://www.relaybc.ca/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=439294&lis=1&kntae439294=602E4C5B3D464C2F916FE56E7B412B0C&team=4089050

 For those of you in the Grand Forks area there will also be a Garage Sale on Saturday May 14th at 1337 – 67th Ave from 9am to 2pm. All purchases are by donation with all proceeds going towards Relay for Life. Hope to see you there!

Sponsored event

The Burnaby office is pleased to be a sponsor of the Canadian Liver Foundation’s “What a Girl Wants” event.

“Celebrating women who strengthen, heal, protect and empower families, companies and communities. The liver plays a similar multitasking role in maintaining the integrity of the entire body.”

For more information, or for your opportunity to see our contribution, please check out the Liver Foundation website.