St. Joseph's Health Centre Guelph achieves Canadian Compassionate Company (CCC) designation

For Immediate Release

November 19, 2019 (Ottawa, Ontario) The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)’s Champions Council is pleased to announce St. Joseph's Health Centre Guelph has been designated a Canadian Compassionate Company (CCC). St. Joseph's Health Centre Guelph has earned this designation because of their commitment to support employees that are caring for ill or injured loved ones.

The CCC designation is awarded to Canadian employers who support their employees that have taken on the vital role of caring for seriously ill/injured loved ones. By supporting their employees who have taken on this difficult task, the employer plays a significant and positive role in the caregiving process. Accordingly, the CHPCA’s Champion’s Council is cheerful that St. Joseph's Health Centre Guelph meets the required criteria to become a part of the Canadian Compassionate Companies.

“Employers have an important role to support their employees who have taken on the vital role of caregiving. The commitment shown by St. Joseph's Health Centre Guelph to their staff in what could be their most challenging hours is admirable,” said Russell Williams, Senior Vice President, Mission, Diabetes Canada and long-time member and Chair of CHPCA’s Champion’s Council. “On behalf of the Champions Council I am pleased to announce a Canadian Compassionate Companies designation for St. Joseph's Health Centre Guelph, and welcome them to the CCC designate.”

“We are proud to receive the Canadian Compassionate Companies designation,” said Mr. David Wormald, President of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph. “Accommodating the needs of employees during a difficult time in their lives is one of the ways we live our values of compassion and respect in a tangible way.”

St. Joseph's Health Centre Guelph has joined many other companies that have already achieved this important designation by their leadership in human resource policy among their corporate Canadian peers.  

Formed in 2010, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association’s (CHPCA) Champion’s Council is comprised of key Canadian leaders who have offered to advance the profile of hospice palliative care across the country. More information on the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association’s Champion’s Council and the Canadian Compassionate Company (CCC) designation is available on CHPCA’s website at www.chpca.net.

For Media enquiries:
Nicole Rickard
Communications and Fundraising Officer
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)
T: (613) 241-3663 x 233
nrickard@chpca.net

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