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VON Canada has returned to normal operations in Nova Scotia, and continues to work toward a full return to normal operations in Ontario following a technology-related incident that resulted in a system-wide outage.

We have confirmed this was a ransomware incident. There is no evidence at this time to indicate that any employee, client or volunteer information was compromised in any way. Broadly speaking, ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. No ransom has been paid in this case.

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VON Canada has progressed on restoration of priority service delivery systems following a system outage caused by a technology-related incident. Phone and scheduling systems are now operational, and email restoration is in progress.

We have no evidence at this stage that any client or employee information has been compromised. We have taken proactive measures to ensure client and employee information is secure.

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VON Canada continues to experience a system outage, due to a technology-related incident which is affecting our phone, email and scheduling systems.

We have no evidence at this stage that any client or employee information has been compromised and are taking precautionary steps to ensure this does not occur. 

We appreciate your continued patience. Current VON clients will continue to receive their previously scheduled services. If there is an unexpected interruption in services, clients are encouraged to call their local VON office or your care coordinator. 

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VON Advises Clients of Potential Telephone Scam in Nova Scotia

Friday, August 31, 2018, Amherst, NS – VON Canada is advising our clients in Nova Scotia of a potential telephone scam. We have been made aware that three of our clients, one in Amherst and two in Annapolis, were recently contacted by someone claiming to be from VON who asked them to donate money.

In each incident, the client was asked to ‘press one’ to donate. All clients refused and notified their caregiver, and were advised to contact police.

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Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Encouraged by Provincial Investments in Home and Community Care

Ottawa, Ontario, April 28, 2017 — The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) is encouraged by the government of Ontario’s investments in home and community-based care, including $85 million over three years to support expanded home care and respite services, $18 million in new funding for community support services, and $100 million for the Ontario Dementia Strategy.

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Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Restructures

Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Restructures

Concentrates on Home and Community Care in Ontario and Nova Scotia

Ottawa, Ontario, November 25, 2015 – The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) is ceasing operations in six provinces and decreasing the size of its head office in order to better serve clients and provincial government partners in Ontario and Nova Scotia, its two principal service areas.

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