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Categories : Notes from our CEO

January 04, 2021

We begin the new year with some good news to share. Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor announced on January 1st that Chartwell's Chair of the Board, Michael D. Harris, was appointed to the Order of Ontario. This is the province’s highest honour which recognizes Mike's commitment to public service as an elected MPP for 21 years and Ontario’s 22nd Premier from 1995 to 2002.

During his time as Premier, his government undertook the largest reform and investment in Ontario’s history to expand long term care for the province’s seniors. This included the creation of 20,000 new long-term care beds and the redevelopment of 16,000 existing beds. Mike’s drive and passion to provide great services and quality care to our aging population continued in his service as the Chair of Chartwell’s Board of Directors. Under his stewardship since 2003, Chartwell has become Canada's largest owner and operator of retirement and long term care residences with over 16,000 dedicated employees serving 30,000 residents in our 200 residences.

Please join me in offering Mike and his family congratulations on this great recognition and our deep gratitude for his contributions to the Province of Ontario, to the retirement living sector and to our company.

Vlad Volodarski
Chief Executive Officer