VON Canada is a non-profit, charitable organization that has been providing health and social care to Canadians for over 112 years. With a network of branches across the country, VON boasts 4,500 employees and 9,000 volunteers. VON is the recognized leader of community health and social services in Canada, and has been awarded full national accreditation through Accreditation Canada. VON provides services where Canadians live, work, and play, and is guided by the principles of Primary Health Care, Community Development, and Quality Management. We are dedicated to being a leader in the delivery of innovative comprehensive health and social services and to influencing the development of health and social policy in Canada. I am the Executive Director of the British Columbian Division of the Victorian Order of Nurses. We are a charity that focuses on elder care and providing health services to the vulnerable and socially marginalized. We are present in over 1,200 communities across Canada and have been providing services to Canadians since 1897.
Our program has a record of success in other jurisdictions which we wish to bring to communities within British Columbia. We are have already initiated the first stage of our expansion focusing on the cities of Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond and New Westminster, British Columbia will have a significant positive impact on the emergency health outcomes of seniors and those with chronic illnesses within our communities.
I would like to take the opportunity to build your awareness of our charity and our programs with the expectation that we can develop a mutually beneficial relationship in the future.
VON VISION – Health Starts at Home
“VON will be Canada’s leading charitable organization, addressing community health and social needs.”
VON, a charity guided by the principles of primary health care, works in partnership with Canadians for a healthier society through:
1. Leadership in community-based care;
2. Delivery of innovative, comprehensive health and social services;
3. Influence in the development of health and social policy.
In BC we do not recieve government funding and rely on fee for service and provide charitable programs such as the Vial of Life