Thank you to all volunteers this week and every week

The organization “Volunteer Canada” announced that April 24-30 is National Volunteer Week in Canada.

It’s a coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of the commitment, dedication, generosity and selflessness of Canada’s almost 12.7 million volunteers.

This is what Volunteer Canada has to say about the 2022 National Volunteer Week: “The National Volunteer Week theme for 2022, Volunteering Is Empathy In Action, affirms the strong connection between volunteerism and empathy. This profoundly human connection is at the heart of healthier individuals and stronger communities.

Empathy is a quality that can help people relate to others and build awareness around different experiences. It connects people in ideas and actions and helps create bonds forged in common goals and aspirations.

Volunteering can help us develop empathy, to see the world through the eyes of others. It can connect people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, expanding our views. It can build our capacity to work collectively and contribute to a vibrant, inclusive society. From coast to coast to coast in formal and informal settings, volunteers create caring, collaborative, and compassionate communities. During National Volunteer Week 2022, we celebrate the contributions of Canada’s millions of volunteers: their actions, their understanding, and their genuine concern for the world around them. Volunteering, putting empathy into action, can build communities where people feel happier, healthier, and more welcome – creating a stronger, more connected Canada.”

Thank you to our volunteers The people who give their time to Community Care are simply the best! They drive, call, clean, serve food, answer the phone, work in the Thrift Shop, move, build, and especially … they care. They care about seniors and each other. They work to make this community the best place to live. Thank you to each and every one for your part in helping seniors live at home.

-Debbie MacDonald Moynes