November 17, 2017 (Ottawa, Ontario) The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)’s Champion’s Council is pleased to announce that Diabetes Canada (DC) has been designated a Canadian Compassionate Company (CCC). Diabetes Canada has earned the laudable CCC designation award because of its continuing commitment to support employees that are caring for seriously ill/injured loved ones.
The Canadian Compassionate Companies (CCC) designation is awarded to Canadian employers who support their employees that have taken on the vital role of caregiver for a seriously ill loved one. 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 delighted that DC meets the required criteria to become a part of the Canadian Compassionate Companies (CCC).
Rick Blickstead, President and CEO expressed his great satisfaction upon receiving the news that Diabetes Canada achieved the CHPCA’s CCC designation. “This is an important recognition that exemplifies the progressive corporate evolution of Diabetes Canada. Our organization has not only been a strong advocate for the health care needs of Canadians, it’s also a compassionate employer that sincerely cares about the health and welfare needs of its employees. Without a doubt, the success of Diabetes Canada is largely due to the dedication of its staff and the CHPCA’s CCC designation reflects Diabetes Canada’s ongoing commitment to support our employees through all of life’s challenges.”
Russell Williams, Chair of CHPCA’s Champion’s Council stated that, “I am delighted to award the CHPCA’s Compassionate Companies designation to Diabetes Canada. It is so important for employers to continue to support their employees that are facing the great task of being caregivers. This effort not only shows great compassion and humanity but also great corporate leadership. As a senior member of Diabetes Canada I know the importance of supporting people. If companies are able to respond to the needs of our fellow Canadians with supportive corporate policies, we will all be better placed to deal with the future health care challenges facing our communities. I am thrilled that Diabetes Canada has met and achieved the criteria for the CHPCA’s Compassionate Companies designation award and I challenge other companies and associations to join Diabetes Canada and become a Canadian Compassionate Company.”
Diabetes Canada joins several other companies that have recently achieved this important designation, demonstrating strong leadership in human resource policy among their corporate Canadian peers. Information about Diabetes Canada is available at their website, http://www.diabetes.ca/.
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 www.chpca.net.
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