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Volunteer helps prepare brothers and sisters-to-be
Volunteer helps prepare brothers and sisters-to-be

Jeanne and one of her young students, Ashton. It’s a Saturday morning at Lakeridge Health Oshawa and volunteer Jeanne Frolick is waiting to welcome a new group of youngsters to a quiet room on the third floor, just down the ...

Posted: November 28, 2013|Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

Enriching patient experience with volunteers
Enriching patient experience with volunteers

Runnymede’s volunteers assist during activation therapy programs, such as arts and crafts. Lifestyle adjustments can be difficult for patients and families as they adapt to being in hospital to receive care for chronic conditions. Over 90 per cent of Runnymede ...

Posted: November 27, 2013|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

Volunteer’s small gestures forever remembered
Volunteer’s small gestures forever remembered

Sabrin Abbas, volunteer at Juravinski Hospital & Cancer Centre, says it’s the trust that patients place in her and the opportunity to put smiles on their faces that motivates her to volunteer On Christmas Day in 2012, Lorraine Ruffo received ...

Posted: November 27, 2013|Featured, Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

Volunteers share their talents and help kids with special needs
Volunteers share their talents and help kids with
special needs

Louise Ferrari has been a therapeutic playroom volunteer for more than 10 years. Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation teaching hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. Holland Bloorview provides programs and services to kids ...

Posted: November 25, 2013|Featured, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

Volunteers make World Parkinson Congress a tremendous success
Volunteers make World Parkinson Congress a
tremendous success

Barry Grennan of Move4Parkinsons with CherryVogt Ward, a volunteer at the conference who is living with Parkinson’s Disease. While many volunteer programs centre around local areas and require long term commitment, this October the World Parkinson Congress was a great ...

Posted: November 23, 2013|Featured, Neurology, Research|0 comments

Pet therapy volunteers connect with patients
Pet therapy volunteers connect with patients

Elska, one of St. Joe’s therapy dogs, joins her owner, volunteer Barbara Haire, in visiting a patient. Volunteers play an integral role in patient care and customer service at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, with 250 volunteers from the community dedicating ...

Posted: November 17, 2013|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

Volunteer led program improves accessibility for patients
Volunteer led program improves accessibility for patients

Atta Mohammed, Volunteer at The Scarborough Hospital, meets Bill Pfaff, patient, every Friday morning to bring him to his appointment as part of the hospital’s innovative new Call Ahead for Volunteer Assistance program. Every Friday morning for the past three ...


Volunteer connects to Canada through the eyes of patients
Volunteer connects to Canada through the eyes of patients

When Olga Joukova slips on her cheery blue volunteer vest and walks the halls at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) she sees more than patients in rooms – she sees stories.   A Russian immigrant, Joukova discovered volunteering at ...

Posted: November 10, 2013|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

Volunteer offers personal experience and scientific knowledge
Volunteer offers personal experience and
scientific knowledge

Jennifer Boyle not only understands the pain of living with arthritis—intimately—but she is also familiar with the pain experienced while applying for research grants. Jennifer Boyle volunteers hundreds of hours to the arthritis community and lives with psoriatic arthritis. That’s because ...

Posted: November 8, 2013|Featured, Research|2 comments

Palliative Care Unit volunteers play vital role in delivering quality care
Palliative Care Unit volunteers play vital role in
delivering quality care

As a Palliative Care Unit volunteer at St. Michael’s Hospital, Rhea Kinghorn tries to make her visits with patients as meaningful as possible, by making them feel at ease and trying to instil a sense of peace. “We talk – ...

Posted: November 18, 2012|Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

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