Outstanding Volunteer Contributions

During National Volunteer Week Perley Health celebrated our amazing volunteer team, who continue to “weave us together” by providing compassionate care and service to the Perley Health community.

Christiane Charron – 2023 Volunteer of the Year

Christiane Charron was distinguished as the Volunteer of the Year for going above and beyond, providing exceptional support to our community, always showing compassion, joy and respect for all. Christiane is well known to our community for her work in the Swab Clinic, amongst other roles.


Judi Sarginson - Advocacy Award Recipient

Judi Sarginson was recognized for her strong advocacy for residents attending Roman Catholic masses and the Ice Cream Parlour. Judi speaks up to help improve these programs, always with the well-being and safety of residents in mind..


Horticultural Therapy Volunteers win Volunteer Team Award

The Horticultural Therapy volunteer team was recognized for providing exceptional care for residents and tenants attending horticultural therapy programs and for their devotion to our courtyard gardens, no matter the weather conditions, including many personal donations of plants, seeds and materials.


Long Service Awards

Long Service Awards were presented to several volunteers, including a 25-year pin for volunteer woodworker Dave Hamel and a 20-year pin for Therapeutic Recreation volunteer and Korea Veterans Association Liaison, Phil Lepage. Thank you, Dave & Phil, for your tremendous dedication! Be sure to visit Perley Health social media channels to see features on Dave & Phil, which were shared this week, as well as a special video spotlighting Joan Olinik, who received her 10-year volunteer service pin at yesterday's event.


Perley Health's 2023 Summer Youth Program Award

Perley Health's 2023 Summer Youth Program Award was presented to Gabrielle Muhuni. The Award recognizes Gabrielle's exceptionally kind, compassionate and respectful resident-focused care. She contributed 138 hours of volunteer service throughout July and August, providing mealtime assistance and helping residents to participate in church services, exercise classes, and Bingo.


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