The Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Conference was held in April of this year. Two of our members received the June Callwood award, Valerie Morrell and Jitka Malec. Each Hospice annually nominates a volunteer to receive this prestigious award!
The June Callwood Award was established in 1994 by the Hospice Association of Ontario, now Hospice Palliative Care Ontario, to acknowledge and thank outstanding hospice volunteers throughout Ontario. The award was named in honour of the late June Callwood, the Award Patron, and long time advocate of hospice, community activist, author and recipient of the Order of Canada. June was a recipient of this award in 1995 and since then, 520 hospice volunteers have been inducted into the Circle of Outstanding Volunteers.
Congratulations Valerie and Jitka!