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About VON

Live Every Day

VON Canada has been pioneering care at home for over 120 years. Today, we are a highly-trusted registered charity that works with our clients, employees, volunteers and partners to provide innovative clinical, personal and social support to people who want the comfort and peace of mind of living in their own homes and communities.

Our Vision:  Every life lived to the fullest.

Our Mission:  We help people live in their homes and communities by delivering the caring support that they and their families need.

Our vision and mission reflect our commitment to providing care that helps make every day as full of meaning and hope as possible.  As a registered charity and not-for-profit corporation, our business is all about the difference we make in people’s lives.  This commitment sets us apart:  everything we do is focused on helping people to live their best lives possible.  Every day.

We believe that everyone has the right to care regardless of their circumstances.  That’s why VON works hard to raise donations that are used to bring valued care to our clients and their families.

Our values help guide how we work as a team and with our clients and families:

Our Values:

Respect – we support others honestly, openly and fairly.

Compassion – we listen and serve with sensitivity, empathy and concern.

Excellence – we commit to everyday improvement in all that we do.

We strongly believe that clients and their families have the right to make informed decisions about their care, and we encourage them to become partners in both the planning and delivery of their care. Personal and cultural values are part of that, and we ensure that every Plan of Care we develop responds to the needs and concerns of our clients and their families.

With the help of our funders, donors, volunteers and committed staff, we offer dozens of programs and services across Ontario and Nova Scotia that provide real hands-on help to seniors, children, youth and adults who need extra support. With our 6,400 employees and 6,200 volunteers, we help Canadians stay healthy, live well and remain active. We support those in frail and failing health. And, together with our clients and their families, we contribute to the health and improved quality of life of Canadians in their homes and communities, where they want to be.   

Funding VON’s care and service

VON provides home and community care to more than 10,000 people each day in Ontario and Nova Scotia.  As a non-profit charitable organization, we are funded for the care we provide through numerous sources, including fees paid by provincial governments for provision of services; grants from federal, provincial and municipal governments; grants from foundations and other charitable organizations; donations from individual and corporate donors; and fees for services paid by community partners and recipients of service. More information is available in our annual reports

VON Community Corporations

Like people, not all communities are the same – and responding to local need is a VON strength. Our Community Corporations are local charitable corporations made up of volunteer leaders who support VON Canada’s mission in their own communities. In partnership with VON Canada staff, they help build relationships with other local leaders and community groups, agencies and others to strengthen VON’s work. They raise funds to support VON clients, programs and initiatives, and advocate on behalf of VON in their communities. And they work with each other, and with VON’s national leadership, to support VON wherever we provide care.


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.