Improving the lives of seniors

Team members can nominate groups, individuals or organizations that are considered strong “Elder Allies” in our communities to receive a donation of up to $1,000. These nominations will be curated into a short list for team members to vote on the successful donation recipient. Our aim to award a donation to a successful recipient in each province we serve (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario) up to four times a year.

In 2024, we made donations to three organizations on behalf of our Great People:

  • Nova Scotia: Colchester East Hants Hospice Society
  • New Brunswick: Salisbury Helping Hands
  • Ontario: Ajax Seniors Club

Meet the Great People Give Recipients

We’re excited to recognize more elder allies by announcing the latest recipients of our Great People Give donations.

Our Great People Give donations are inspired by our Great People and help create visible and meaningful opportunities for elders to be seen, heard and valued for their wisdom and talents. 

Colchester East Hants Hospice Society

The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society is a grassroots organization with over 30 dedicated volunteers who support people and their families who are dying and grieving beyond what is available through the health care system. 

Salisbury Helping Hands Inc

Salisbury Helping Hands Inc has serviced the community for 23 years. The organization works with many community organizations such as the Lions club, Salisbury Legion, local churches, schools and businesses to help provide local supports and access to food and basic necessities.    

Ajax Seniors Club

The Ajax Seniors Club plans, facilitates and provides opportunity for seniors to come together in friendship. They have become a hub for seniors in the Ajax area.  

2023 Great People Give Recipients

The Salvation Army Moncton Community & Family Services 

The Great People Give donation will help The Salvation Army to to continue operating and expanding services for the senior communities it serves. This includes support programs and self-help groups, emergency food and clothing, community outreach and day drop-in, children’s programming, referrals advocacy and support, teaching kitchen, Christmas assistance and Income Tax preparation.

Hospice Mississauga

The Great People Give donation will play a pivotal role in sustaining the operations of Hospice Mississauga, particularly in the continuation of their Mind-Body Medicine series seminars. These seminars are designed not only to provide support to individuals nearing the end of their lives but also to offer assistance to those in their surrounding circles during challenging times.

The Reserve Mines Seniors and Pensioners Club

Our Great People give donation will help The Reserve Mines Seniors and Pensioners Club volunteer their time to prepare and serve meals three times weekly, providing social, economic, psychological and physical support that seniors face during times of isolation.

Front Center: Melanie Silliker (Resident)
Back Left to Right:
Joanne Hardy (Recreation Supervisor at Bridgeview Hall), Richard Thibodeau (MAT Driver), Jean Doyle (Parkland on the River General Manager)

Miramichi Accessible Transit

Provides residents at our two Miramichi nursing homes much needed services to help them access appointments and remain active in the community.

Left to Right: Kylie Harris (Shelter NS), Melissa D’arcy (Parkstone CCA), Gavin Slade (Parkstone Site Manager) and Dana Power (Shannex Vice President Operations, Nova Scotia Enhanced Care)

Shelter Nova Scotia

Our Great People give donation will help Shelter Nova Scotia offer services of housing support workers and mental health and addiction professionals while serving more than 100 people everyday – many of them seniors.

Left to Right: Dipti Purbhoo (Dorothy Ley Hospice Executive Director) and Jovana Bailey (Parkland on Eglinton West General Manager)

Dorothy Ley Hospice

This organizations has been a source of support and comfort to members of the community, residents, and team members at Parkland on Eglinton West.