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News Release: Do You Know a Local Hero?

For Immediate Release

Brampton, ON- Every day, people in our community go to great lengths to improve the
lives of those limited by age, illness or disability. To help recognize the heroic work of
these caregivers, the Central West Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) is launching its
second annual Heroes in the Home Caregiver Awards.

The program invites residents to nominate outstanding caregivers who, through their
efforts, have helped others to remain at home independently. Last October, the Central
West CCAC presented 118 local caregivers with recognition awards during a special

“As a CCAC our goal is to enable people to live in the comfort of their own homes, or in
the most appropriate setting for their needs, for as long as possible,” says Cathy
Hecimovich, Chief Executive Officer, Central West CCAC. “We know that we cannot do this
alone; there are often caregivers whose efforts are instrumental in helping others
maintain their independence. The Heroes in the Home program acknowledges the
contributions of these caregivers, many of whom often go unacknowledged.”

Heroes in the Home acknowledges and celebrates all caregivers in the community- family
members, friends, volunteers, personal support workers, care coordinators, nurses,
therapists and other health care professionals. Nominations for Heroes in the Home will be
accepted until September 30th, and the award ceremony will take place in the late fall.
Each nominee will receive a certificate and be invited to attend the celebration with their

More information is available online at  Nominations are being accepted online, via email at and by phone at # 905-796-0040 ext. 7756.

About the Central West CCAC
The Central West Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) connects people with the home and community health care services they need, when and where they need them. We serve people of all ages living in northern Etobicoke and Malton, Brampton, Caledon, west Woodbridge, Orangeville, Shelburne and surrounding communities. Visit us on the web at, find local health care resources at, or follow us on Twitter:@CWCCAC. 

The Central West CCAC is funded by the Central West Local Health Integration Network. Information:

Laura Glynn, Manager of Communications Central West CCAC
905-796-0040, ext.2268