In 2012, more than 600 extraordinary people were
nominated across the South West as Heroes in the Home. The program, now
in its tenth year, recognizes professional care providers and friends
and family members who support people to live at home.
The Heroes in the Home program has proven so successful it has been
adopted by several other CCACs across Ontario. In September it was
recognized as a Leading Practice by Accreditation Canada.
Each year, the CCAC calls for nominations for Heroes in the Home from
anyone in the community. Every nominee is honoured at special events
held in London, Stratford and Owen Sound. Check back here in the Fall of 2013 for next year's nomination form.
Every day, people in our communities provide wonderful care to those
facing the challenges of age, illness and disability. The South West
Community Care Access Centre celebrates these “Heroes in the Home”
through the Caregiver Recognition Awards.
2011 Heroes in the Home Award Ceremony
In 2011, almost 500 caregivers were honoured across the South West region at three Heroes in the Home
ceremonies. To learn more about these ceremonies, please check out the video
that was created at the Huron, Perth, Oxford and Norfolk counties event, the story
that was written for
the Grey and Bruce counties event and the photo gallery
that was created for the Elgin and Middlesex counties event.