Thanking our volunteers across the province for helping NSHA 'lift our communities'

Lifting Our Communities has been the theme of this year's National Volunteer Week (Volunteer Canada).
Lifting Our Communities has been the theme of this year's National Volunteer Week (Volunteer Canada).

Compassion and kindness.

Our volunteers embody both every day.

Whether they’re sharing a smile with a visitor; baking a fresh snack for families; providing meaningful feedback on care delivery; fostering healthier communities; or raising funds for research and innovation, their dedication is second to none.

Our team of more than 7,000 volunteers have diverse roles across the province, but they all centre on care and service. They give their time to support care for patients, families, communities and our system.

While the value of their contributions can never truly be measured, their generosity needs to be recognized.

As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, join me in thanking everyone who chooses to give their time and talent to improving the health of Nova Scotians through volunteer programs; auxiliaries; foundations; community health boards; patient, family and public advisory committees; quality teams; long-term care programs and our board of directors.

It has been my pleasure to work with all of you to contribute to our vision of healthy people, healthy communities – for generations.

Janet Knox, President and CEO, Nova Scotia Health Authority