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Notice: In light of the exceptional circumstances we find ourselves in during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking necessary precautions to protect your health and safety. This may affect programs and services in your area and, in some cases, cause temporary program changes. To learn about the ongoing status of programs across VON, please refer to our Program Changes page.

 

VON's nurses, personal support workers, therapists and other health care providers care for Canadians in their homes, communities and workplaces. Search below to find the service that will meet your needs or those of your loved one.

Title Description Audience Category
Bereavement Services

Trained staff and volunteers compassionately help people who are experiencing grief and loss.
 

Families and Caregivers, Seniors Community Programs More info
Caregiver Support and Education

Skilled and compassionate VON professionals provide information, education and emotional support to family caregivers.

Families and Caregivers, Seniors Chronic Diseases, Home Support More info
Palliative / Hospice Volunteer Visiting

Hospice volunteers are specially trained, caring, dedicated people who offer their knowledge, experience and support to help the client and their family through life-limiting illness(es) or an end-of-life journey. Volunteers act as a member of the interdisciplinary team as an adjunct to nursing or home support visits.

Families and Caregivers, Seniors Chronic Diseases, Home Support More info
Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together (SMART)

A one on one in home exercise program that aims to restore frail, elderly, high risk seniors who have had a recent decline in functional abilities.

Families and Caregivers, Seniors Community Programs More info
Special Extended Living Environment for Challenged Tenants (SELECT)

Registered nurses provide ongoing consultation and teaching to unregulated staff working in community group homes for developmentally challenged adults and children.

Business Community Programs More info
Specialized Palliative Care Nursing and Volunteer Services

A professional and caring VON nurse works with you to address your loved one’s needs during their end-stage of life helping to keep them pain-free and comfortable.  

Children, Families and Caregivers, Seniors Home Support More info

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.