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April 21, 2010
Mayor honours volunteers from Toronto’s long-term care homes
At a ceremony at City Hall on Friday, Mayor David Miller will honour 12 outstanding individuals or groups who generously donate their time, energy and positive attitude to enhance the lives of residents who live at Toronto’s 10 long-term care homes.

Date: Friday, April 23
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W. (Members Lounge)

A key part of the ceremony will be the presentation of the Mary Ellen Glover Award. This award is presented annually to a resident of one of the homes who makes a positive difference for fellow residents and enhance the sense of community in the home. The Mary Ellen Glover Award is named after a renowned advocate for seniors’ issues who was Past Executive Director of the Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils.

Toronto Long-Term Care Homes and Services are owned and operated by the City of Toronto and are directly accountable to City Council. As a major provider of long-term care in Toronto, the division offers a continuum of services for clients in the long-term care community and the residents in the city’s 10 homes. The division’s reputation is one of high quality, innovation and creating a real sense of home for people across Toronto, in a variety of living arrangements. The ongoing efforts of volunteers help to make this happen.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contact:
Sandra Pitters, General Manager, Long-Term Care Homes and Services, 416-392-8907,



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