Frontline Worker of the Year Awards
The purpose of the Frontline Worker of the Year Awards is to recognize excellence in Home Care service provision in Ontario. In particular, these awards highlight the contributions of the Home Care Ontario Members in supporting paid frontline staff by recognizing an outstanding person in each of two categories:
- Care Provider (PSW, Nurse, Therapist)
- Staffing Coordinator (Scheduler)
The 2017 Award Recipients
Care Provider: Sylvia Bradbury, Companion, Right at Home Canada, Georgian Triangle
Sylvia always goes above and beyond in every aspect of her caregiving. She became a professional caregiver after being the primary caregiver for her late husband in the last few years of his life. She treats all the people she cares for with the same compassion as she did for him. Everywhere she goes she brightens the room with her smile and lovely demeanor. No task is too big or small for Sylvia, she is always able to find the positives even in some difficult situations.
Sylvia is punctual, impeccable and reliable. Her documentation is detailed and accurate. She is dedicated to improving the quality of life for seniors and people with disabilities. Sylvia is the family when the family is not able to be there.
From left to right: Sue VanderBent (CEO, Home Care Ontario), Nancy Esson, (Owner & Client Relations, Right at Home Canada), Sylvia Bradbury, Care Provider (Right at Home Canada), Adrienne Wood,(Owner, Right at Home Canada –Georgian Triangle), Linda Knight, (Board Chair, Home Care Ontario)
Staffing Coordinator: Janis Collins, Staffing Coordinator, CBI Home Health, Guelph
Janis is a steady, reliable member of the CBI team. Janis coordinates therapy service for CBI’s adult occupational therapy program. Demands on her are high as many referrals are urgent or time specific and are spread out across a vast geography. She is consistently calm and composed and never loses focus on the client experience. She is patient even when required to repeat information for a client. She is respected so much by her team of therapists and callers appreciate her patient and calm demeanour and helpfulness.
Janis has coordinated the Big Bike Ride Heart and Stroke fundraiser for the office team over the last two summers. Her motivation was to bring the team together with a common goal of helping others. She is also an active volunteer outside of work with many organizations including Habitat for Humanity.
From left to right: Sue VanderBent (CEO, Home Care Ontario), Janis Collins
(Staffing Coordinator, CBI Home Health), Tracy Shonk-Lacey (OT Practice Leader, CBI Home Health), Linda Knight (Board Chair, Home Care Ontario)