Media Advisory - Recognition, Inspiration and Caregiver Voices Unite in Celebration of National Carers Day






Recognition, Inspiration and Caregiver Voices Unite in Celebration of National Carers Day


TORONTO, March 29, 2018 – VHA Home HealthCare, a nearly century-old, not-for-profit, charitable organization, hosts its 13th annual Heart of Home Care Awards event on National Carers Day, honouring the extraordinary efforts of unpaid caregivers in Ontario.




  • Caregiver luncheon
  • Keynote by Manjusha Pawagi, author of Love and Laughter in the Time of Chemotherapy
  • Heart of Home Care Awards Presentation
  • Special musical performance from Ania Soul
  • PhotoVoice project photo exhibition of family caregiver photographs

When: Tuesday April  3, 2018


11:30 AM – 1:30 PM  Caregiver luncheon for winners and nominees (interviews available)

1:30 PM  Doors open for main event

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM  Main event (keynote, awards ceremony, live music)


Who: 2018 Heart of Home Care Award Recipients


  • Zulfikar Alladina – Caregiver to an Adult
  • Taylor Allen – Young Caregiver under 25
  • Madolina Sasa – Parent Caregiver to a Child

Presentations & Entertainment


  • Keynote speaker – former journalist, family court judge and author Manjusha Pawagi
  • Musical performance by ‘The New First Lady of Soul’ – Ania Soul
  • PhotoVoice project exhibition – funded in part by the Beryl Institute

Where: The Forth Event Boutique

629 Danforth Ave, 2nd floor

Toronto, ON  M4K 1R2


This event is possible thanks to our generous sponsors: PACE Consulting, Teak Printing Services Ltd., BDO Canada LLP, Big Red Oak, and Home and Long Term Care Magazine.


For further information, please contact:
Pamela Stoikopoulos, Senior Communications and Public Relations Manager
VHA Home HealthCare
Call/text 416-294-5186

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