Since 2010, the Mississauga Halton CCAC has honoured 285 caregiving heroes throughout South Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville, Halton Hills and Milton. Last year, 110 more “heroes” from across the Mississauga Halton region were celebrated at three special ceremonies.
“We know there are many caregiving heroes in our community. While they typically don’t consider themselves heroes, caregivers make a significant and meaningful difference in the lives of people of all ages,” says Caroline Brereton, CEO, Mississauga Halton CCAC.
The Heroes in the Home Awards recognize family members, friends, neighbours, co-workers, community volunteers, personal support workers, care coordinators, nurses, therapists, or other health professionals who have made a difference in your life, the life of a loved one or in the community.”
Here’s what participants have to say about their “heroes”:
“She is truly a kind, compassionate and generous caregiver to her father. Despite his constantly changing needs, she has selflessly cared and advocated for him while supporting her mother and other family members along the journey. A deeply loving and supportive individual, she is truly a hero.”
“His patience and love for his wife is boundless. He’s accepted her condition and works tirelessly every day to improve her quality of like, keeping her safe and happy in their own home.”
“Her attentiveness and compassion have made a significant difference in the life of my daughter and the rest of my family. She would certainly not consider herself a caregiving hero, but she is to us. She’s become more like a member of the family.”
The 2014 Heroes in the Home Awards will take place:
You can say thank you to as many individuals as you like by completing the submissionform and mailing or faxing it to:
Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Centre
Attn: Heroes in the Home Submissions
401 The West Mall, Suite 1001
Fax: 416 636-0876