Great People Month Roundup

mai 8, 2024

The month of May is about celebrating our team members who make our communities a great place to live, work and visit.  Every one of our communities is unique but what is consistent is the presence of Great People that is felt regardless of where you are.

The experiences we create for those who live and work in our communities are inspired by our Guiding Principles of being safehonestcompassionate and professional.  

Join us in celebrating by submitting your own story or experience at a Great People party.
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  • Weekly prize draws
  • All Parkland and Shannex Communities participated in Great People Month
  • Team building activities like Trivia and Team Walks
  • Safety Week challenges, like the scavenger hunt, word search and injury prevention knowledge program.
  • “Get to Know Your Coworker” activity during Honest Week
  • The Great Rewards contest to win 1 of 10 Gift Cards valued at $100 
  • Excellence Awards concludes Great People Month on May 30
  • Grand Prize Winner: Free Groceries for a Year announced May 31

Be part of our Great People team at Shannex

Launch Week

Join us in celebrating Great People Month!

Launch week was full of companionship and appreciation across all our communities. We shared good eats – Great People cake and Tims Smile cookies to engaging in team-building activities, the team spirit energy was felt by all.

Some communities even held special Service Recognition events, honoring the dedication of our exceptional team members. Together, we embody our Guiding Principles, creating vibrant and welcoming environments where safety, honesty, compassion, and professionalism thrive.

Week 1: Safety Week

During Safety Week at Shannex communities, we highlighted our Great People’s commitment to safety.

Through fire extinguisher training and other sessions, we promoted awareness. On the National Day of Mourning, the Harbourstone team honored those lost in workplace accidents. We also recognized Safety Heroes for their efforts in implementing safety measures.

In conjunction with National Nurses Week, we celebrated nurses dedicated to compassionate care. These activities underscore our dedication to fostering a safe and caring environment. Together, we honor the contributions of our Great People in ensuring the well-being of all within our Shannex family.

Week 2: Honest Week

This week, we embraced the value of honesty in all our interactions with team members, residents, and family members. Honesty is key to our commitment to excellence, helping us build trust and create a culture where honesty is a way of life.

On Wednesday, May 15th all of our communities celebrated National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. Each tasty treat was paired with QR code on the cookie wrapper for an extra entry into our weekly prize and grand prize draw: free groceries for a year!

Week 3: Compassionate Week

During Compassionate Week of Great People Month, our communities celebrated dedicated service and altruism by honoring those who’ve loyally contributed 5, 10, and 25 years to their role.

Among the highlights were compassionate cookies and a heartwarming 15th Anniversary event at Debert Court.

Our Great People exemplified kindness beyond the workplace, as seen in Bridgeview and Losier Hall’s fundraiser, raising $1,700 for the Alzheimer’s Society. Parkland Saint John and Parkland at Eglinton West chauffeur Frank, alongside Lifestyle Consultants Abigail and Pawan, showcased their commitment to meaningful causes through dedicated fundraising efforts. Together, we celebrate the spirit of compassion and service that defines our community.

Week 4: Professional Week

The final week of Great People Month was about awarding Great People who made outstanding contributions within their communities.

Congratulations to Gabriela (Gabby) Gaspar for clinching the prestigious Safety Excellence Award at our Town Hall.

Our grand prize winner was announced – who received a year’s worth of FREE groceries! We also hosted our annual Excellence Awards Ceremony, where we honored the remarkable contributions of our exceptional team members.


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