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Youth Volunteer Program

This program matches young volunteers with lonely seniors or adults with disabilities in their home or in a retirement home. Together they share activities such as conversation, reading, writing letters, going for walks or playing cards.

Why it Matters: 

Friendly visits by a youth volunteer provide companionship which helps reduce feelings of loneliness. 

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Accreditation

Accreditation Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that consults with experts to develop health care standards based on best practices. They accredit a wide range of health care and social services providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, clinics, and community health programs. Accreditation Canada has been helping providers improve health care quality and safety for more than 55 years.