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Hospice Toronto receives Outstanding Achievement Award

Therapy Volunteer Team congratulated

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HOSPICE TORONTO RECEIVES A JUNE CALLWOOD OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR VOLUNTARISM

 April 14, 2016

 TORONTO—St. Paul’s MPP Dr. Eric Hoskins congratulates Hospice Toronto’s Complementary Therapy Volunteer Team on being awarded a June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award today.

 “The generous contributions of volunteers such as those with Hospice Toronto play a big role in making St. Paul’s a healthy and vibrant community. Their inspiring dedication to volunteerism by giving back to the community is a wonderful example for all Ontarians,” said Dr. Hoskins.

 “The outstanding efforts, commitment and generosity displayed by this year’s award recipients make a real difference in many people’s lives, and are an inspiration for others to follow their lead.  These amazing volunteers truly honour the memory of June Callwood and the impact she had on our province, which still resonates to this day,” added Dr. Hoskins.

 Hoskins pointed out the award celebrates dedicated non-profit organizations and individuals who, like the late June Callwood, have made a lasting and meaningful contribution to their communities or have provided significant support to volunteer activities.

 Hospice Toronto is located at 55 Eglinton Avenue East.  Started 25 years ago, Hospice Toronto is Toronto’s first volunteer and community-based, not for profit, in-home hospice palliative care program.

 Since 1988, Hospice Toronto has served 8,395 clients (directly impacting the lives of over 40,000 people). By providing and advancing compassionate care and leadership in the volunteer-based, home hospice community, Hospice Toronto has become a recognized leader in providing high-quality, hospice care and support for people through all phases of their life-threatening illness, and their loved ones, at no charge.

 Late journalist, author and Order of Ontario recipient June Callwood was one of Canada’s most well-known social activists, founding or co-founding more than 50 Canadian social action organizations.

  • A total of 11 people and eight organizations from across the province received a June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award this year as part of National Volunteer Week (April 10-16). 
  • Since 2009, 150 individuals and groups have received the June Callwood Award Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism.

 

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