Every year, VON Week provides us an opportunity to raise VON’s profile in the communities we serve. This year, celebrating all of VON’s incredible staff and volunteers was especially important as they all continue to deliver the best and safest care possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of VON staff are working on the front lines or supporting front-line work behind the scenes. Everyone in this effort is making a remarkable difference in the lives of our clients and their caregivers.
We encouraged our VON community and beyond to show their support for the VON team and recognize the important difference their caregiving and work makes.
Our community delivered.
Notable buildings and landmarks across Ontario and Nova Scotia were lit up in VON blue in honour of our team.
Nova Scotia Province House
Halifax City Hall
Nova Scotia Government House Flying the VON Flag
City of Hamilton Sign
Peterborough City Hall
Toronto City Hall and Toronto Sign
Brampton City Hall Clock Tower
Proclamations for VON Week were made by several municipalities in Ontario, as well as across the entire province of Nova Scotia. We also received some heartfelt video greetings from a few political leaders, dignitaries and some well-known Canadian talent!
His Honour the Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour
The Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia
The Honourable Mary Coyle, Canadian Senator
The Honourable Wanda Thomas Bernard, CM ONS, Canadian Senator
Rick Hansen, CC OBC, The Rick Hansen Foundation
George Canyon, Country Music Singer
The full playlist of VON Week video greetings from mayors, MPPs, celebrities and more can be viewed on our YouTube channel.
VON Week has never been more active, and we have never received messages support from so many people. Thank you to our VON supporters for recognizing our staff and volunteers for all they do. And, to our VON family members for showing how much you care for and recognize the contributions of one another in unique ways - like posts, and videos, and fun slideshows.
The caring spirit of our entire VON family is shining brighter than ever before as we all continue to work tirelessly to support our colleagues and communities through the unique challenges we are all facing right now. We could not be more proud to see this display of just how much our community #VONCares.Read More