Onlea update: June reflections

It's been a heck of a month! Summer has finally arrived in our home city of Edmonton, and the weather is back to swinging wildly between scorching sun, muggy mosquito weather, and thunderstorms.

The rumbly extremes of our local literal atmosphere seems aligned with the broader figurative one. The social unrest dominating the news cycle has also been present here. Like many cities, Edmonton has seen marches and protests centered on long-overdue racial justice. At the same time we've seen COVID-19 cases begin to rise once again as restrictions on gatherings ease and businesses that were previously locked down reopen.

June is also Pride month, a personally important time for many people on our team and in our community.

We're in a time of continuous change, and it's more important than ever to make space for marginalized voices, to listen, to empathize, and to build new habits and systems that support diverse, healthy, and happy communities.

In the short term, our focus continues to be on creating resources for teachers and educational institutions in anticipation of a fall semester that will be very different than ones we've seen before. However we're also thinking farther ahead, and reflecting on how Onlea can transform and contribute to a better, more inclusive future.

If this sounds like something you think you can help us with, check our our careers page – we're currently hiring for a variety of positions and are looking for passionate people with a thirst for knowledge and a drive to build a better world.

Stay safe out there!

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Mel Guille

Mel Guille