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April 17, 2009
Mayor Miller to honour Long-Term Care Homes and Services volunteers
At a special ceremony at Toronto City Hall next Tuesday, 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: Tuesday, April 21
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 gives of him/herself to make a positive difference for fellow residents and enhance the sense of community in the home. The 2009 award will be presented to Marge Martin, who lives at Wesburn Manor. Marge Martin is considered a powerful agent for change at Wesburn Manor. Her focus is improving the quality of life for residents.

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 community and residents in the 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. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Erin Mulcahey-Abbott, Manager, Fundraising/Volunteer Programs, Long-Term Care Homes and Services, 416-392-8489,



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