Arbor Memorial Inc. achieves Canadian Compassionate Company (CCC) designation

For Immediate Release

November 6, 2019 (Ottawa, Ontario) The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)’s Champions Council is pleased to announce Arbor Memorial Inc. has been designated a Canadian Compassionate Company (CCC). Arbor Memorial Inc. has earned this designation because of their commitment to support employees that are caring for ill or injured loved ones.

The CCC designation is awarded to Canadian employers who support their employees that have taken on the vital role of caring for seriously ill/injured loved ones. By supporting their employees who have taken on this difficult task, the employer plays a significant and positive role in the caregiving process. Accordingly, the CHPCA’s Champion’s Council is cheerful that Arbor Memorial Inc meets the required criteria to become a part of the Canadian Compassionate Companies.

 “I am pleased to announce a Canadian Compassionate Companies designation for Arbor Memorial Inc.,” said Russell Williams, Senior Vice President, Mission, Diabetes Canada and longtime member and Chair of CHPCA’s Champion’s Council. “Employers have an important role to support their employees who have taken on this vital role for a loved one. The commitment shown by Arbor Memorial Inc. to their staff in what could be their most challenging hours is admirable. We welcome Arbor Memorial Inc. to the CCC designate.”

“We are very grateful to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association for designating Arbor Memorial as one of Canada’s Compassionate Companies,” says David Scanlan, Chairman and President and CEO for Arbor Memorial. “Our employees help the families we serve through one of life’s most difficult experiences. It is therefore incumbent on us as an organization to provide that same level of compassion and consideration internally as well. This is a very well-researched and respected designation, and it is an honour to our company overall to achieve it.”

Arbor Memorial Inc. has joined many other companies that have already achieved this important designation by their leadership in human resource policy among their corporate Canadian peers.

Formed in 2010, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association’s (CHPCA) Champion’s Council is comprised of key Canadian leaders who have offered to advance the profile of hospice palliative care across the country. More information on the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association’s Champion’s Council and the Canadian Compassionate Company (CCC) designation is available on CHPCA’s website at

For Media enquiries:
Nicole Rickard
Communications and Fundraising Officer
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)
T: (613) 241-3663 x 233
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