Your Impact

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #8 

A sparkling symbol of community support

Every year during the Christmas season, a special tree is decorated in the Western Counties Wing lobby at Parkwood for the enjoyment of the Veterans in our care. The tree is known as the Veterans Tree of Caring and is part of our annual Season of Celebration campaign. It brings the spirit of the...
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Residents play floor hockey in wheelchairs

Your Donation Matters to Residents at Mount Hope

Every home has a hub. For residents at Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, that’s the beloved Recreation Hall. Whether it’s a lively game of floor hockey (meant for any form of mobility), a soothing yoga class or foot-tapping entertainment, residents on each floor can come together as a community...
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pink building at night

Your Donation Matters this Christmas

Season of Celebration launched with a single question from the care-giving team, “How can we make Christmas a little brighter for those in our care, who can’t go home for the holidays?” What started as a small and thoughtful initiative 30 years ago, has grown into a special fundraiser that the...
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Bill and Iris Season of Celebration

Your Donation Matters to Bill and Iris

Life has been an adventure for 100-year-old Bill Thomson and his wife Iris, 98. For starters, Bill has a bridge named after him in the Dutch city of Genemuiden. It’s in honour of the brave Canadian soldiers who helped liberate the Netherlands in 1945. As a young sergeant, Bill was the first to cross...
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Veterans memorial at Parkwood Institute during autumn

The 2020 Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony

The Hall of Heroes donor recognition society recognizes donors who support of Veterans Care at Parkwood. Donors to this special group are added each year to the Hall of Heroes donor wall located at Parkwood, and a stewardship event is hosted to recognize new/moving members and share with donors the...
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A man holds up a sign

Coming Together to support mental health in our community

Our world has become much smaller during this time of self-isolation. COVID-19 threatens our health, but for those who are already experiencing mental illness isolation, uncertainty and fear are posing the greatest threat during this pandemic. To address this important need, community champions and...
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Lori Linton

The right kind of treatment

Meet Lori Linton, a woman who has experienced a number of heartbreaking difficulties. She lost her spouse, was dealing with troubling family issues, and lived through several health problems, including a heart attack and Hodgkin lymphoma. Having gone through a lot mentally and emotionally, she also...
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