Congratulations to both our family and professional caregivers and our Powell Award winner who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions.
CAREGIVER OF THE YEAR
Hannah has been providing ongoing care to her parents Stephen and Judith for the past five years. For much of their 36-year marriage, Judith provided care to her husband, who is a quadriplegic. However, about 5 years ago, Judith was faced with the onset of early Alzheimer’s, resulting in her being unable to do as much for Stephen as she did previously.
She also willingly offers assistance with her beaming smile to the other patients at Chester Village, a long-term care residence where her mom now lives.
POWELL AWARD WINNER
Marissa Korda, The Loneliness Project
The Loneliness Project is a passion project Marissa created to collect, showcase, and archive peoples’ stories of loneliness. The project has received over 1400 new stories.
Marissa suggests that loneliness is a thing we don’t talk about, but what this influx of stories has shown her is just how universal it is. It’s very human to experience loneliness at times but it doesn’t need to be as isolating as it is. The stories have tremendous power, and in starting conversations about loneliness we can combat isolation and cultivate compassion – for others and for ourselves. thelonelinessproject.org
Deborah Lee Prokosh, BC, Rosario Fernandes, BC, Stephanie Rees, Okotoks, AB, Christina Ryan, Calgary AB, Garry Chmara, Edmonton, AB, Julie Buium, Lipton, SK, Patricia Bridgman, Laval, QC, Kanwaljit Jeji, Windsor, ON, Sherri Munro, Peterborough, ON, Justin, Carissa & Nicholas Gauthier, Mississauga, ON, Mark & Faye Dubroy, Ottawa, ON, Vickie Micallef, Mississauga, ON, Kelly Kearns, Watson Lake, YT, Rachel Saunders, Cartwright, NL, Edie Newton & Eugene Organ, Conception Bay South, NL, Mary Macri, BC, Young Carers Program Members, Toronto, ON
Brian Delahey, Kitchener, ON, Tobi Johnston, Cranbrook, BC, Lorrie Pratt, Calgary, AB, Albert Feldman, Calgary, AB, Mary Beth Costigan, Mount Pearl, NL, Eileen Toraja, Halifax, NS, Amanda Walsh, Old Avon, NB.