President’s Message

May 19, 2022
Jason Shannon poses for a photo during a visit to Parkstone Enhanced Care. (L-R): Barbara Cooper, Christine Seldon, Elaine Hawkins, Jason Shannon and Naomi Black.

Hello everyone,

I’m pleased to present you with the spring issue of Connections which is dedicated to our Great People.
There is rarely a day that goes by when I don’t hear a story about the way our team members go above and beyond to support each other and place Residents First. I’m proud when I hear these stories, because I know how hard our teams work. Despite challenging circumstances, they are always there because they have a special calling to improve the lives of seniors.

Over the past year, we have been encouraged by the increased attention on solutions for seniors’ care and service. Recently, we were pleased to see the government in Nova Scotia increase Continuing Care Assistant wages to be more consistent with similar wages in other provinces like New Brunswick. Governments in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have also increased funded hours of care in nursing homes over the last 12 months. These are things we have advocated for, and we are grateful to see them
in place.

We are also stepping up to provide all our Great People with support by investing in reward programs and efforts to add more team members to our Shannex family through recruitment programs, immigration pathways, the Earn and Learn program and other activities.

At the end of the day, we want to create an equitable, inclusive, and progressive workplace that recognizes and celebrates our teams for the important work they do and supports them to grow their career with us.

This issue of Connections is one way we can express our deep appreciation for our Great People, but I also encourage you to reach out to a team member or colleague and share a few kind words of support and gratitude for the exceptional care and service they provide every day.

I hope you enjoy this issue.

President & COO


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