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Categories : Notes from our CEO

April 26, 2022

Leadership Conference and Award Winners

We recently held our annual Residences First Leadership Conference for all General Managers and Administrators from Chartwell residences across the country. The event, held virtually, featured a variety of interesting and insightful speakers, cross-collaboration among various teams and regions, and a presentation of our annual Leadership Awards that recognize and honour some of our exceptional employees and frontline teams. I’d like to thank everyone who sent in nominations and congratulate the award winners below:

Resiliency Award – Platform Winners

Long-Term Care – Cawthra Gardens
Ontario East – Chartwell Glacier Ridge
Ontario West – Chartwell Wynfield
Quebec – Chartwell Notre-Dame Victoriaville
Western Canada – Chartwell Lynnwood, Chartwell Birchwood, Chartwell Hampton House

Leadership Award – Platform Winners

Long Term Care – Autumn Trumbull, Chartwell Gibson
Ontario East – Oliver Stone, Chartwell Georgian Traditions
Ontario West – Kerri Chatland – Chartwell Riverside
Quebec – Mathieu Lorange - Chartwell Le Teasdale
Western Canada – Lorelei Paul – Chartwell Eau Claire

Residences First Award

Kevin Van Vuren, Regional Food & Beverage Manager

Executive of the Year Award

Steve Vallevand, Senior Vice President, Retirement Operations

The Chartwell Foundation

The Chartwell Foundation logo

In 2015, Chartwell helped bring Wish of a Lifetime to Canada and raised funds to support over 125 wishes to seniors across the country. At our 2022 Residences First Leadership Conference, we proudly launched The Chartwell Foundation to continue our mission to help seniors live a life of purpose, connectedness, and engagement. Our silent auction raised an outstanding $24,000+ for The Chartwell Foundation and we are excited to introduce it to more employees at our upcoming Trusted Partnerships Conference (April 28) and Residence Managers Conferences (May 10-12). The purpose of The Chartwell Foundation is to provide social and recreational activities to seniors experiencing loneliness and isolation through the granting of wishes, as we know it can have a profound impact on their quality of life, overall wellness and sense of purpose. Stay tuned for additional information, including a website launch and our very first Wish.

Holiday Celebrations

Holiday celebrations at Chartwell residences

Our residences recently celebrated a variety of different holidays in April, including Ramadan, Passover and Easter. I hope the photos below will give you a sense of the diversity of cultures and experiences that exists at Chartwell and how they are celebrated in our residences.

What to Watch

At the recent Residences First Conference I was asked for a recommendation of a book or a movie. Since I have been mostly recommending books in this newsletter, I thought to mix in some great shows:

  1. “As We See It” – an eight-episode series about three autistic roommates trying to find a way to live together and find support and happiness. Very well-done show with a lot of heart, warmth and humour.
  2. “The Peanut Butter Falcon” – a comedy drama follows the adventures of a young man with Down Syndrome who is relentless in pursuing his dream of training as a professional wrestler. The positivity, humour and optimism of this show are irresistible.

Vlad Volodarski
Chief Executive Officer