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About VON

Health Starts at Home

VON Canada is Canada’s only, national, not-for-profit, charitable home and community care organization. For more than 115 years, our nurses, therapists and other health care providers have cared for Canadians in their own homes. Today, we offer more than 75 home care, personal support, and community services designed to help people of all ages to get healthy and stay healthy. Our team of more than 5,000 staff and 9,000 volunteers serves Canadians in more than 1,200 communities across our country.

We touch the lives of 1 million Canadians every year

At VON Canada, we work closely with other community members to ensure that the services we offer match the needs of that community. It’s important to us to nurture positive relationships throughout all aspects of our work.

We make sure that our clients are involved in their care. Guided by a profound respect for others, we believe that people have the right to make their own choices. When we develop a plan of care, we consider a person’s personal and cultural values. We encourage their family members and other caregivers to become partners in the planning and delivery of their care.

We also believe that all people have the right to quality health care regardless of their ability to pay. As a registered charity, we direct donations into funding services helping people.

These are some of the ways that we strive to build healthy communities — one person at a time.

We are a strong voice for the health and well-being of Canadians

VON Canada advocates on behalf of all Canadians to influence our country’s fast-changing health and social services. We join forces with families, communities, governments and other groups looking out for the well-being of Canadians. Our goal, first and foremost, is to ensure that quality health care is available and accessible to every Canadian.

There is no other not-for-profit home and community care organization that provides the level of quality, professional nursing services and the same breadth of community programming as VON Canada. In recognition of our standards of excellence, VON Canada is accredited by Accreditation Canada.

VON Community Corporations

VON Community Corporations are charitable, not-for-profit corporations that act as the voice of VON Canada in their local communities. They work in partnership with VON Canada staff to build relationships with community members, agencies and other health and social advocates. They also help identify the community’s strengths and unmet health care and social support needs and as well as potential solutions. They raise funds, promote and help fund charitable programs and advocate for the community and VON Canada.

The contributions of VON Community Board Directors, who are all volunteers, are vital to the success of VON Canada and the health of individuals and communities across Canada.

VON Canada Research

For information on conducting research at VON Canada please contact Heidi Carr at heidi.carr@von.ca

Accreditation

Accreditation Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that consults with experts to develop health care standards based on best practices. They accredit a wide range of health care and social services providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, clinics, and community health programs. Accreditation Canada has been helping providers improve health care quality and safety for more than 55 years.