Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre’s Recognition Event
Toronto- June 20, 2016- Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) recently honoured over 100 deserving caregivers in its third annual, Heroes in the Home Recognition Awards.
This program acknowledges the everyday, ordinary person or people in our community that selflessly give their time and energy to improve the lives of their loved ones or family members who may be limited by disability, age or illnesses.
“They are selfless, they are brave and they are the living proof that humanity is about love, compassion and giving – it is the tie that binds us,” says Stacey Daub, Chief Executive Officer of Toronto Central CCAC. “When most people think of heroes – they think of firefighters, rescuers and the like but it is the everyday hero like our honourees who deserve celebration.”
There are 8 million informal caregivers in Canada, which is approximately 25 per cent of all Canadians. 2 million of those caregivers provide heavy care for the person they are caring for-averaging at 20 hours or more a week.
Rochelle Jackymyc, a Heroes in the Home honouree commented, “The Heroes in the Home Recognition Awards was a celebration of caring! I was honoured to be recognized, along with so many others, for our commitment as home caregivers. It’s not often that everyday people are recognized for doing what needs to be done. I am so grateful to Toronto Central CCAC for their compassionate support.”
For more information on the Toronto Central CCAC Heroes in the Home Caregiver Awards, please visit http://healthcareathome.ca/torontocentral/en/heroes-in-the-home
About the Toronto Central CCAC
The Toronto Central CCAC connects people across Toronto with quality in-home, clinic and community-based health care. The organization provides information, direct access to qualified care providers and community-based services to help people come home from hospital or live independently at home. Last year, 74,000 residents of Toronto were supported through the Toronto Central CCAC. Driven to provide the best possible outcomes for these clients, the organization is recognized provincially, nationally and internationally as a leader and innovator in the field of homecare.
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