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Champlain CCAC Recognizes Staff Volunteers during National Volunteer Week

"Volunteers are the Lifeblood of the Community"

Ottawa, April 26, 2013 - In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) commends its many staff members who give back to their communities by participating in local charitable events and volunteering in the community all year long.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the community and Champlain CCAC is proud of its culture of volunteerism. "From our professional volunteer Board of Directors to the many staff members who contribute their time and money to local causes - giving back is embedded in our organizational culture," says Gilles Lanteigne, CEO, Champlain CCAC.

On Sunday, May 5, 2013 CCAC Mental Health & Addiction Nurses will be participating in Canada's largest walk to support child and youth mental health and well-being. The Mental Health and Addictions Nurses program was initiated in the Champlain region in January 2013 to support a provincial strategy to address mental health and addictions among children and youth.

Other CCAC staff are participating in "Alive to Strive" - a local run or walk on April 28 that will help promote kidney health and fitness goals. All proceeds go to fitness grants for people battling kidney disease and help to raise money for kidney research.

"Volunteers are an integral part of every community and we are especially proud of our employee's dedication to contributing to these important causes that extend beyond their professional roles at CCAC," adds Mr. Lanteigne."

To find out more about these and other events in the Champlain region, see the "Events" section on the Champlain Healthline at


About the Champlain CCAC

The Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) is one of the largest health service providers in eastern Ontario, connecting people to care in a region covering over 18,000 sq. km. Every year, the Champlain CCAC supports clients in a variety of settings through injury, illness and the complications of age or disability by facilitating their access to information, community-based services and other resources. Our client care coordination teams help develop care plans for people of all ages, focused on maintaining independence and dignity at home and in their community.