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Why a New Logo?

June 19, 2018

March 2014 Gateway experienced a devastating fire. When we began to pick up the pieces, move forward, we made plans to build the current recycling depot and make an addition to the existing building to make room for a baler and sorting line. These additions have enabled us to meet the growing needs of the City of Winker and have allowed us to continue to expand our services for the individuals we support – to rise.
January 2016, Gateway experienced another fire. This one was smaller in nature and didn’t have as large of impact; however, contributed to the plan to continue to rise.
It was at the 2016-2017 AGM that we used the theme ‘Rising from the Ashes.’ As an image of a Phoenix was drawn, I started to think about all the changes at Gateway; how many things we had done and were doing, and how it was time to update the look of our logo.
This thought didn’t go away and I continued to joke about and envision what it would be like to have a new logo – a logo that represented change, caring, growth, and the ability to ‘rise from the ashes.’  I wanted the new logo to be bright and represent all divisions of Gateway – of the team of Direct Support Professionals (DSP), and of the individuals we support.  I didn’t want it to just be one division. Having something to showcase recycling would be obvious but wouldn’t encompass the true community of Gateway. This is when a very talented DSP drew me a picture. I loved it! I presented it to the Board of Directors as a joke and it got the ball rolling.
From there we hired Helium to give direction in the process of creating a new logo. They did a discover project with the Directors of Gateway and Board of Directors and developed a few concepts. These concepts took time and discussion, but I am pleased to say that one was exactly what I was envisioning and was picked!
The design/look of this logo has all the elements I wanted – the colors are bright, clean, crisp, and fresh. It is simple yet bold. It represents caring, compassion, support, and shows the professionalism of our agency.  Lastly the branch on the logo represents the growth we have had and the anticipated continual growth of all of our services.

Summer Time at Gateway Resources

May 1, 2018

The start of the summer season is always an exciting time. Summer means a break from the normal routine, outdoor activities, and the anticipation of holidays/summer breaks.

Once again Gateway has been making some changes and improvements to the physical structure in many divisions. Even with all the on-going changes, Gateway continues to pull together and continues to build on the strong “foundation” that Valley Rehab and ACL was built on. The innovation, long-term partnerships, close customer relationships, and our unique culture and values remain strong within our organization.

Thank you for the ways you are connected to the work and services provided by and for individuals with intellectual disabilities in our community!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Gateway’s Recycling Program

April 9, 2018

As an agency that provides supports to over 150 adults living with an intellectual disability, one of the main components of our services is to find meaningful employment opportunities for the individuals we support.

One of the many ways we do this is with our recycling program. 

We recycling the following items:

  • Aluminum – Beverage Cans, Trays, Pie Plates & other Containers, Foil
  • Box Board – Single Layer such as Cereal, Tissue Boxes
  • Cardboard – Corrugated
  • Glass – Food Jars & Beverage Containers (such as Pop, Wine, Spirit, & Beer Bottles)
  • Milk Jugs
  • Milk & Juice Cartons/Boxes, Tetra-pak Containers
  • Paper – Newspapers, Flyers, Inserts, Junk Mail, Office Paper  Materials such as Letter Quality Paper, Envelopes (With or Without Windows), Copier Paper, Computer Printouts, Paper Egg Cartons, Phone Books, Paperback or Hardcover Books, Magazines, Catalogues, Bagged Shredded Paper, Brown Paper Bags, Tissue Roll Cores, Gift and Packing Paper
  • Plastics with Recycling Logo #1, 2, 4, 5, & 7 such as Pop & Water Bottles, Laundry Detergent Jugs, Shampoo Bottles, Condiment Bottles, Food Containers such as Yogurt, Margarine, etc.
  • Tin Cans – Soup, Ketchup, etc.

We do not recycling:

  • #3 – Hard Plastics such as CD Cases or Plastics that Shatter
  • #6 – Plastic such as Muffin Containers, Individual Yogurt Containers, etc.
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Disposable Diapers
  • Fluorescent Bulbs (Can be dropped off at Rona)
  • Household Hazardous, Bio-hazardous, Chemical Waste/Containers  (Accepted at the City of Winkler Public Works Yard – 345 1st St.)
  • Light Bulbs
  • Medical Waste (Syringes, Bio-Hazardous Material)
  • Outdoor Lawn Furniture
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plasticized, Waxed, or Laminated Material
  • Propane or Helium Tanks
  • Pyrex or Dishware Glass, Window Glass, Mirrors, Ceramics, Porcelain
  • Rubber Tires
  • Scrap Metals
  • Styrofoam/Styrofoam Packing Material
  • Wood Waste

Acceptable E-waste:

  • All Batteries Except for Automotive Batteries
  • Answering Machines
  • Cameras
  • Cell Phones
  • Computer Cables, Keyboards, Mice & Monitors
  • Computer & Video Gaming Peripherals
  • Computer/Conductor Wires
  • Desktop & Portable Computers
  • DVD Players, VCR’s
  • Fax Machines
  • IT Devices
  • Laptops
  • Medical & Monitoring Devices
  • Microwaves
  • Photo Copiers
  • Portable Audio & Video Devices
  • Printers,
  • Scanners
  • Stereos
  • Telephones
  • TV’s

You might have heard about the trying times ahead for recycling.  It is important that you take an interest in the product you are putting out on the curb.   Take a few minutes to ensure only recyclable products are put out, rinse your containers, and recycle everything you can. 

Teamwork Is Our Heart

March 26, 2018

The truth is that teamwork is at the heart of great achievement. John C. Maxwell

Gateway Resources has three main divisions.  The focus of all divisions is on each person’s emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Through the services we offer, individuals have access to a wide range of supports and activities based on their unique interests, needs, and goals. 

These divisions are only successful because of the Direct Support Professionals that we employ. Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are people who work directly with people with physical disabilities and/or intellectual disabilities with the aim of assisting the individual to become integrated into his/her community or the least restrictive environment

As we begin on this journey, we encourage you to check back here regularly for updates, resources, musings, and motivation for the amazing work you do!

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