Introducing New Members

Introducing New Members of The Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (scroll down to read about membership in the SCCC )

The Chamber is very pleased to introduce the following

NEW MEMBERS:

Contact us mglindmark@sccc.ca for Membership categories

 

Small Business Member:

Sun Life Financial
1 University Avenue, Suite 201
Toronto, ON M5J 2P1
Kusum Sen, B.A.
Financial Advisor

Life Member Million Dollar Round Table

Life is unpredictable....that's why insurance makes sense.

Tel: 416 366 8771 ext. 2297
Fax: 416 336 4661
Cell: 416 606 6088

www.sunlife.ca/kusum.sen
Member Advocis

 

Active Corporate Member:

*Getinge Canada Limited Named one of the 50 Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada

*Please click on Member News for more

1575 South Gateway Road, Unti C
Mississauga, Ont. L4W 5J1
Tel Main: 905-629-8777
Douglas Friesen, President

Healthcare and Life Sciences
Pharmaceutical and medical Device Production
Research Equipment
Consumables

At Getinge Canada Limited,

we are honoured to have been named one of the Top 50 Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada for 2010 and 2011. We owe this distinction to our outstanding employees, their humanitarian spirit, and their engagement in the success and growth of our company.

Our work inspires our employees, enhances our customers and impacts the Canadian Health Care System.

A member of the Getinge Group, a Swedish multinational, we are also proud to be a world leader in the field of infection control – one of the foremost providers of disinfectors and sterilizers in the healthcare and life sciences sectors.

Innovation and technological progress have been the hallmarks of our work for over 100 years. Through our operations and our health technologies, we consistently strive to ensure that we protect the environment, conserve natural resources and contribute to a sustainable society.

One of our products, the Getinge 88 Turbo washer/disinfector substantially reduced water consumption by approximately 7.7 million litres annually, and electricity consumption by 9.5 kW per cycle at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

As an organization, we are equally committed to be a role model for disaster relief and support around the world. With this in mind, we donated a sterilizer and other medical supplies to St. Joseph's Health System International Outreach Program (Hamilton, ON) for use in Haiti. And one of our own technicians volunteered to carry out the installation and train local people. Talk about outstanding!

For more information about Getinge Canada Limited, please visit our website or call, Doug Friesen, President of Getinge Canada Limited (416) 844-0666
www.getinge.com

 

Associate Corporate Members:

KAVINOKY COOK LLP

726 Exchange Street, Suite 800 Buffalo, NY 14210

Tel: 716-845-6000

Steve Suneson Esq., Partner

Kavinoky Cook LLP is a United States law firm with offices in Buffalo, New York, United States and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

We provide comprehensive corporate, commercial, cross-border and immigration advice to Canadian, Swedish and other foreign companies seeking to do business in the US.

Because one of our attorneys is originally from Sweden, and is fluent in Swedish, we represent an ideal choice for Swedish companies and individuals doing business in the US.

Please contact Steve Suneson for more information

Toronto office contact details:

Kavinoky Cook LLP
121 Richmond Street West, Suite 503
Toronto, ON M5H 2K1
Canada
tel: 416.203.0631
fax: 416.203.0639

www.kavinokycook.com

 

PLUTUS CONSULTING GROUP
2775 Upper Middle Road
Oakville, Ont. L6H 0C3

Tel: 905-491-6895

John Holland

Plutus Consulting Group is a team of highly professional senior business professionals who provide a unique range of management consulting services to enable CEOs and Presidents to meet the challenges of a volatile economic climate in business today.

We have expertise in the following core functions:

  • Business & Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Design
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resource Optimazation
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Franchise Development

www.plutusconsultinggroup.com

 

SHARON MONTGOMERY, ROYAL LEPAGE

251 North Service Road West
Oakville, Ont. L6M 3E7

Sharon Montgomery

After fifteen years in the Airline Industry, I emigrated from Scotland, it has been a very successful move and I have experienced first hand all the trials and tribulations of moving to a new country!

What I can offer is my insight into the many challenges you will face when you make a major move to a new Province or country, including relocation services.

www.royallepage.com

 

Small Business Members:

Royal LePage Real Estate Services
1654 Lakeshore Road West
Mississauga, ON, L5J1J3
Pia Story, Mikhail Story
Members of:
Toronto Real Estate Board
Mississauga Real Estate Board
Brulington/Milton/Hamilton Real Estate Board
Tel:905-844-1208

The Story Team of Real Estate is a detail oriented, full service real estate sales and marketing group dedicated to and exceeding the high expectations of our client base. Our clients appreciate cutting edge, customer tailored real estate marketing and sales techniques. We have all the tools and support necessary to execute this unique approach, delivering industry leading results.
We can also help you with:

Home Staging
Renovation
Contractors
Painters Home Inspectors

Web:
www.mpstory.com
www.storybookdg.com

 

Altitextil Canada Inc.
Owner: Christian Altinius
33 Davisville Ave. Apt. 1215
Toronto, ON, M4S 2Y9
Tel:416-565-7950

Altitextil Canada is specialised in men's shirts, ties as well as other kind of accessories a man needs - like pocket handkerchiefs, cufflinks and more.

We represent the following Swedish brands in Canada:
Shirts from Oscar of Sweden:
www.oscarofsweden.se

Ties and accessories from Amanda Christensen
www.amandachristensen.se

 

PROFORMA
Tim Breadner, Owner
Tel: 877-776-2559

Proforma: One Source Connecting You to Your Audience... Making the right connections are important to your business.

Partner with Proforma and ensure that you are making a great connection with your clients every time.

Trust our extensive industry experience to effectively promote your company's brand through:

  • Promotional Products
  • Commercial Printing Services
  • Business Forms & Documents
  • eCommerce Solutions
  • Multimedia Services
  • Total Project Management

... With Infinite Resources to Maximize Impact

With 30+ years of experience, Proforma can help maximize the impact of your marketing promotions and customer communications. Our network of experts offers more than 1,000,000 custom products and services to help promote your brand. Proforma's proven customer satisfaction record and industry recognition testify to our ability to position customers at the top of their industries.

Connect with Proforma, the One Source with Infinite Resources, and achieve unlimited levels of success.

Email:tim.breadner@proforma.com www.proforma.com/tcm

 

Small Business Member:

SEEMAX EXPORTS OF CANADA LTD.

Exporter of Agricultural products
Beans, Chick Peas, Lentils, Green Peas, Soya Beans

Contact : Ben Hamed
905-482-0898 or 416-271-2073

Eric, would be of great importance if you could talk to him and/or John Martins Visit Mr. Hamed's Auto Dealership: Northwest Autohaus

Authorized VW dealership.
7695 Jane Street in Vaughan, Ont.

Tel: 905-482-0898 or 416-271-2073

 

Small Business Member:

Freelance Accounting & Business Consulting
2766 Folkway Drive. Unit 10
Mississauga, Ont.
L5L 3M3
Tel: 905-607-0908
Owner: Ingela Baker

Frelance Accounting & Business Consulting specializes in providing accounting, bookkeeping and payroll service to small service companies. We also provide consultations on how to set up a business, how to run a business and how to organize it for optimum success.

We cater to clients in the following industries: health & beauty, spas, marketing & advertising, brokers, consulting, real estate, legal, financial planning, agents, alternative health, interior decorators etc.

The benefits of our services are many, but here are the most important ones:

  • Small business owners can concentrate on doing what they do best - running and growing their business while at the same time knowing that their books are in order
  • There is no employee/employer relationship which saves on salary expense and payroll taxes.
  • Our services are flexible - when it is needed by the client - either at their location or ours on a freelance basis.

Contact: Ingela Baker
ingela@freelanceaccountingonline.com
www.freelanceaccountingonline.com

 

ACTIVE CORPORATE MEMBER:

STORESUPPORT CANADA

2345 Wyecroft Road
Oakville, Ont.
Phone: 905-847-6513
President: Ryan Carter

Storesupport is a staffing and sales service company aimed at retailers, chain stores and all brands having a product to sell to the store. In many respects we are like other businesses, but in some ways we differ significantly. We have chosen to specialize in marketing, sales process systems and product management with all that implies.

Our goal is to serve that staffing and service expertise in the retail sector. We want our customers to see us as the "marketplace for retail people". Whenever our customers have a need for resources that otherwise would affect the productivity of a store, we always have a solution.

The vision for Storsupport is that we will be a complement for the shop owner, manager or sales manager. When you need staff to carry out various tasks in the shop Storesupport should be the obvious partner.

  • The Storesupport Group is a consulting and staffing service organization hiring out and recruiting in the fields of Specialised Retail, Grocery Store Retail and wholesale suppliers.
  • Our work forces specialize in conversions and refurbishment for both shops and interior design companies. There is a need for services in more areas than just staff appointments. Today we can help our clients with everything that you do in a store environment.
  • From hiring out cashiers/shop sales staff to the complete refurbishment of shops regardless of whether it is a matter of new construction or conversion.
  • Our growth is completely dependent on our ability to satisfy the current needs in retail trade with competent personnel.
  • A service company that places you and your co-workers in the centre and always tries to meet the needs of the shop environment in the best way possible. Regardless of whether it is short or long term.

Storesupport offers our clients:

  • Convenience of staffing in crucial times and emergency relief options
  • Cost savings on wages
  • Profit increase and faster turn over through maximized merchandising and store design
  • Increased production and maximization of wage hours
  • Trained consultants that are well presented, disciplined, courteous, organized and experienced or competent to tasks
  • Recruiting services from within our organization

Naturally we won't achieve our vision without satisfied customers. You the customer are the most important part for our business and for achieving our vision.

At Storesupport we also employ people and give them all the tools, support systems and education they need to create an ideal working environment while creating a rewarding lifestyle around their employment.

Our Activities

We work with hiring out and recruiting in the fields of Specialised Retail, Grocery Store Retail and their wholesale suppliers. Within these branches we also carry out conversions and refurbishment for both shops and interior design companies.

Over the years we have seen that there is a need for our services in more areas than just staff appointments. Today we can help our clients with everything that you do in a shop environment. From hiring out cashiers/shop sales staff to the complete refurbishment of shops regardless of whether it is a matter of new construction or conversion.

Our growth is completely dependent on our ability to satisfy the current needs in retail trade with competent personnel. We are a service company that places you and your co-workers in the centre and always tries to meet the needs of the shop environment in the best way possible. Regardless of whether it is short or long term.

  • We offer the following services:
  • Cashier personal
  • Floor personal, in all departments.
  • Inventory personal
  • Price/label checking
  • Decorators Training of shop personnel
  • Shop sales staff
  • Team leaders
  • Department managers
  • Duty personnel
  • Shop managers
  • Other services, economy staff, registerers etc
  • Conversion of shop
  • Refurbishment of shop
  • Redistribution in shop
  • Project leadership
  • Event
  • Promotion
  • Recruitment for all services.

Taking over personnel

As Storesupport's personnel are well-trained for the services that we supply it is not unheard of that our clients are interested in employing our personnel. We view this in a positive light. If you as a client are in agreement with our personnel that the person wants to work for you, we have a programme for taking over personnel. This is also perfect for you as an employer as during the hiring period you can check that the person functions in your own company's culture.

Brief Company History

January 1, 2000, Storesupport was started in Stockholm, Sweden by Christer Lihammar and ever since its first day it has had positive growth. Storesupport expanded nationwide within 6 years to the cities of Malmo and Gothenberg.

  • Today in Sweden it employs work force of approximately 600.
  • Storesupport has become the new industry standard for quality and service in the retail market.
  • Privately owned and operated.

November 1, 2009, Storesupport expands to the Canadian market. President Ryan Cater and Vice -president Ryan Ernst partner with Christer Lihammar to bring the business model and vision to Canada beginning in the southern Ontario region.

Expansion plans include to nationwide coverage in the near future and providing job opportunities with exciting careers options to deserving Canadians

Visit STORESUPPORT WEBSITE

Small Business Member:

HOLGATE CONSULTANTS

Business Management Solutions

Holgate Consultants provides business management solutions to owners in such areas as business transformation and change management, Strategic planning, business development and continuous improvement. We consult with a difference by facilitating in the implementation of solutions to ensure success.

We focus on facilitating successful change in business, working with the President and executive team to diagnose the areas for attention. Using a leading edge diagnostics process (used in 30 countries to facilitate industry benchmarking) we can jointly identify the critical to success factors. Our difference is that we work with the clients to develop priorities key strategies and an action plan, which we then work conjointly in the implementation phase to ensure a successful conclusion.

Our core focus is in the areas of:

  • Business Diagnostics using latest technology
  • Organizational restructuring and transformation
  • Human Resource alignment
  • Business Strategy
  • Innovation and continuous improvement

John Holland, the president, has a track record of business transformation for over 30 years in Fortune 500 companies in North America, Europe and Africa.

Tel: 905 849-3658
john@holgateconsultants.com
www.holgateconsultants.com

 

Associate Corporate Member:

ITN-LOGISTICS GROUP
6975-D Pacific circle
Mississauga, Ont. L5T 2H3
Tel: 905-362-1111
Fax: 905-362-1110

ITN Logistics Group is a provider of export and import transportation and logistics services with worldwide connections and a unique focus on the Nordic countries. With 150+ friendly,experienced personnel located across Canada, ITN offers a complete range of end-to-end transportation solutions, designed for our customers unique needs - airfreight, LCL, FCL, critical shipment coordination, export packing, insurance and customs clearance in Canada and virtually anywhere.

In the GTA, ITN operates over 100,000 SQFT of bonded and 3PL distribution warehouse facilities, equipped with security systems and digital cameras. Our warehouse personnel are background screened and have extensive experience. ITN operates our own fleet of trucks to safely and efficiently move air and sea shipments.

Our personnel have extensive industry experience and are well qualified to assist our clients with the many details associated with international trade. We strive to anticipate the needs of our customers and to create efficient & economical solutions based on their unique needs.

ITN and our worldwide network is large enough to handle all your global logistics needs and is small enough to care about every shipment.

Contact: Fredrik Backman, Trade Lane Manger-Nordic Region
Email:fredrikb@itn-logistics.com

For more information about ITN LOGISTICS GROUP visit:
www.itn-logistics.com

 

Small Business Member:

Contact: Tom Ellett, C.Tran.
Tel: 905-892-6424

Get your message right with Alba Scandinavia Translations Alba Scandinavia Translations is owned and operated by Tom Ellett, a Certified Translator from Norwegian and Swedish to English and member of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO). He has been providing translation, editing and copywriting services to corporate, small-business and personal clients since 1996.

Born and raised in the UK and resident in Canada since 2007, Tom holds a postgraduate diploma in translation from the University of Surrey, England. At undergraduate level, he majored in Scandinavian languages and German at the universities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen in Scotland.

Tom was one of the first freelance translators to harness the potential of the Internet for remote working. Since launching his business in 1996, he has built up a diverse portfolio of clients throughout Northern Europe and North America.

"If you have Swedish or Norwegian documents that you need translated or adapted for the Canadian market, give me a call," says Tom. "Through a network of trusted colleagues in Scandinavia, I can also facilitate translations into Swedish and Norwegian."

Unlike translation agencies that claim to cater for every conceivable language and subject combination, Tom and his associates focus on what they do best: producing hand-crafted translations for discerning clients in fields such as advertising, marketing and culture where style and substance are equally important.

With a proliferation of online providers now offering low-cost translation services, translation buyers need to beware of false economies. A poor translation provided on the cheap by an agency will end up costing you more in the long run. You'll be paying to repair not only the translation, but also the damage to your company's image.

"To reach your target customers in foreign markets, you need a translation that reflects the high quality of your offering. Your message is simply too important to be entrusted to an unknown, unnamed and possibly unqualified individual working for an agency at a fraction of the rate you are paying for the translation," explains Tom Ellett.

"With Alba Scandinavia Translations, you have the advantage of dealing direct with an experienced certified translator, so you can be confident that you are buying a quality product and efficient, responsive service."

Email: mail@albascan.com
Web: www.albascan.com

 

TD WATERHOUSE PRIVATE INVESTMENT ADVICE

David Margulies, Investment Advisor 79 Wellington Street West, 10th Floor
Toronto Ont. M5K 1A1
Tel: 416-307-8764

Email: david.margulies@td.com

TD Waterhouse Private Investment Advice is ideal for investors with substantial portfolios who are looking for professional, custom-tailored investment advice and planning, while participating in the decision-making process regarding their financial affairs.