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By Darryl Stewart

Will this be on the test?

All people avoid work, and are drawn to art. Your team is no different.


When it is work, we try to do less.  When it is art, we try to do more.

In school we asked the question “will this be on the test?” all the time, because we were not going to bother learning something we disliked unless we had to. We never asked this question when our favourite teacher was showing us something we loved while treating us as individuals.

Our job as leaders is to figure out what is art to each of our staff and to treat each as a unique individual as we help them refine their art.

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IBEX Payroll extends our profound respect and immeasurable gratitude to all the ancestors and keepers of the land on whose traditional territories our work takes place. We acknowledge that we are on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional gathering place of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene people and the traditional homeland of the Métis people. This land is sacred, historical, and significant. 

Every time we acknowledge this truth, we have an invitation and an opportunity to reflect on the wrongs of the past, what we do in the present, and what we can do to continually honour the people whose lands and water we benefit from today. 

This statement only acts as a first step in honouring the land we reside on and its peoples, and must be paired with education, understanding and informed action.