Gaia Integrative Clinic has been chosen as a national finalist in the prestigious BDC Young Entrepreneur Award competition

Please take a small moment of your time to help Dr. Nicole Redvers, ND and the Gaia team of practitioners touch more lives for the better and provide northern communities with more healthcare options. One vote per person per day from May 29th until June 12th!

You can vote for Northern Exposure by creating a quick profile at www.bdc.ca/yea. The reason you have to create a profile is so that they can ensure only one vote per person is cast each day during the voting period. You can go directly to our voting page after signing up by going to: https://www.bdcyoungentrepreneuraward.ca/en/finalists/northern-exposure

Thank you for your generous time and support in our endeavor by voting everyday if you can! We feel this is a great way to give exposure to our professions on the national stage. If you would like more information please see the news brief below or visit our Facebook page which will have updated information as the voting period progresses:

NORTHERN EXPOSURE

Over the past three years, Gaia Integrative Clinic has grown from a home-based naturopathic practice into the Northwest Territories’ only team-based wellness centre, with ten practitioners offering eight different services. The clinic has become so popular, it’s bursting through its rafters and the current building is even running out of room to store patient records.

Thanks to the clinic’s choice location in central Yellowknife, the best option is to expand, rather than move, but expanding a business in Canada’s North is never easy because of the high cost of skilled labour and importing materials. Winning the $100,000 Grand Prize would allow Gaia to add an extension to its current building and bring in more services and health practitioners, as well as launch rotating travel clinics to reach isolated residents in remote communities. The clinic also plans to expand into workplace wellness and group support services.

Growing a sustainable social mandate

“Our expansion would allow us to increase the scale of our operations and our team by up to 50 per cent, creating jobs and activity for the local construction industry,” says Nicole. “A larger clinic will generate more revenue, which we will reinvest to further improve our quality of service, add even more services, and extend our reach into remote communities. We will create a sustainable, virtuous circle that we hope will ease the burden on the public health system.”

Vote to help Gaia Integrative Clinic improve health across Canada’s North

“It always amazes me to see how far people will come for a therapeutic service – they even fly in,” says Nicole. “We have a large number of government, military and resource industry workers who are eager for these services. We need your votes to win the $100,000 Grand Prize and create jobs, give our communities more choice and touch more lives for the better throughout the Territories.”

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