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A lifetime commitment to caring

Erane Bocking is caring with extraordinary kindness at Toronto’s Humber River Hospital (HRH). She’s been doing it for almost 50 years. As a proud and hardworking...

This volunteer could be your next family doctor

Gang Zhou dreamed of becoming a doctor, but he didn’t know where to start. It was 2013 and Gang had just moved to Canada. It...

Volunteer greeters enhance the patient experience

Like many health care providers, Mackenzie Health offers volunteer greeters to welcome patients and families as they enter the hospital as well as in...

Sixty years of volunteer work

The first association of volunteers at Hôpital Montfort was created in the spring of 1955 when Ms. LeFort, wife of the hospital’s architect, founded...

Disability doesn’t limit man’s ability to volunteer

Harold Hatton is ready to go home. Perched on the end of his bed he’s just waiting for a Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) volunteer to...

Just hold my hand: The gift volunteers give to patients

Volunteers give freely of their time and expertise to enhance patients’ lives. But last year the need surfaced at St. Joseph’s Health Care London...

Leading the way in Ontario for strong volunteer leadership

Today, the increasing demand for health care, coupled with rising delivery costs, makes having a strong volunteer base more critical than ever. Volunteers continue...

Skills-based volunteers support safety and best practices at Markham Stouffville Hospital

Volunteers are an integral part of any organization, but often, volunteers are behind the scenes and on the sidelines. When Markham Stouffville Hospital introduced...

Hope Air celebrates 66,000 flights in 25 years: Free flights provide...

“We didn’t know how my son and I would get home from BC Children’s Hospital to Prince George, then my mother-in-law heard about Hope...

Volunteers ease stress of surgery at children’s hospital

  In an effort to offer continued support to children and youth undergoing surgery, the operating room (OR) staff at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern...

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