Media Advisory - Inspiring Caregivers Get Deserved Day Out and Recognition at Awards Event

TORONTO, March 30, 2017 /CNW/ - VHA Home HealthCare is hosting its 12th annual Heart of Home Care Awards event honouring the extraordinary efforts of unpaid caregivers in Ontario as part of the Caregiver Day Appreciation Event at Toronto City Hall.


Award ceremony and photo opportunities, performance by Juno Award winner Jully Black, and special caregiver luncheon.


Tuesday April 4, 2017

Heart of Home Care Awards ceremony 12:00PM – 12:30 PM

Performance by Jully Black: 12:30PM – 1:00PM


2017 Heart of Home Care Award Recipients

Tracy Lafleur's "night job" is working as a paediatric home care nurse. But it also became her day job when her teenage son was diagnosed with brain cancer.

Caridad Nalumen: Parenting 4-year-old twins is challenging at the best of times. When both of those boys have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, however, a whole new level of care, determination and perseverance is required. Caridad has risen to the challenge.

Karen Gillespe: After raising a child with special needs and looking after ailing in-laws, Karen thought her days of caregiving were behind her. Then her husband Jack, a lawyer by trade, was diagnosed with early onset dementia…

Musical performance by Canadian artist Jully Black. See full program.


Awards Presentation and Musical Performance

Toronto City Hall, Council Chambers
100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON
M5H 2N2

Heart of Home Care Awards Luncheon

Osgoode Hall Restaurant

130 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

M5H 4G1

SOURCE VHA Home Healthcare

For further information: This event is possible thanks to our generous sponsors: PACE Consulting, Teak Printing Services Ltd., BDO Canada LLP, Flashframe Digital Media, and Home and Long Term Care Magazine. Pamela Stoikopoulos, Senior Communications and Public Relations Manager, VHA Home HealthCare, Call/text 416-294-5186,


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