“Our CANES Hero's in the Home”
Community Support Sector recognizes CANES PSW with Provincial Award November, 2016
Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) celebrated local caregivers at its Heroes in the Home Caregiver Recognition Awards. The awards serve to honour the selfless caregivers of Toronto who provide kindness and dedication to ensure others live fulfilling lives despite the limitations of age, illness or disability. Our long time CANES Veteran PSW (Personal Support Worker) Patricia Pitt received this year’s honour of Heroes in the Home. Whether family , friend, neighbour or health care professional, caregivers like her make it possible for others to live safely in their homes and communities.
Patricia has become all of those things during her 28 plus years of experience working with CANES Community Care on the front line, caring for seniors in their homes and community. Standing to the left is Jyoti Brar, CANES’ Senior Director of Client Services. Our award winner, Patricia Pitt stands in the middle alongside Supervisor of Client Services Mandeep Kahlon. Patricia has been with the organization since 1988 and has been an exceptional role model, mentor and motivator to her co-workers. As a dedicated and reliable worker, Patricia is observed to be providing holistic support and care to our clients in our Assisted Living program like personal care, home care and emotional care. She makes sure that the client comes first and consistently shows that client needs are met with compassion, care and understanding. She ensures open communication both with the clients and with her supervisor and team members. If you see her, congratulate her on this wonderful achievement. We at CANES are very proud of her accomplishments.
Not only did one of our PSW’s win the award, CANES’ very own scheduling team also came out on top to win the Heroes in the Home Award. Working diligently behind the scenes, our scheduling team becomes the voice of care and responsiveness to ensure all of our clients receive the care they need on time from our vast number of PSW’s working in the community. Pictured top left is Lancia Choilsilme who manages our schedulers. Next to her on the right is Shehani Kuruppu, and Payal Batta. Pictured below is Deborah St. Louis with her daughter. Congrats to our team for a job well done!