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Celebrating the fact that multi-generations define the collective group of people in each village and honouring that diversity will help the organization grow stronger into the future.  
May 21, 2019
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At first glance, it might be hard to see how one of the world’s most expansive multinational tech companies compares with a long-term care and retirement organization spread out across southwestern Ontario. Yet as Jordan Sheridan, general manger with Microsoft Canada, speaks before an audience of... Read more
May 16, 2019
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Jennifer Allen and Lee-Ann Air are sitting in the sunshine outside of the Village at University Gates, quietly writing out personalized thank you cards for some of their fellow team members. Contained within each note is a quote from someone else in the village who, at some point in the recent past... Read more
May 14, 2019
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Schlegel Villages has set this week in mid-May aside to recognize the outstanding contributions of more than 5,000 caregivers who, through their dedication, kindness and skill, make the villages a true home for the residents. It seems fitting during this time to recognize two groups of these... Read more
Celebrating each and every team member across Schlegel Villages for Caregivers Week
May 12, 2019
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The heart of a caregiver brims with the greatest attributes of human admiration and to honour these wonderful spirits, Schlegel Villages asked 48 team members to open up their hearts a little to share what drives them in their daily life. This is a mere drop in the bucket, for more than 5,000... Read more
On a sunny morning in early May, Bob boarded a VIA train in Toronto alongside team members Angela Keller, Courtney Clouthier and Crystal Hill. They were in Ottawa by early afternoon.
May 9, 2019
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Bob Rook looks up from his wheelchair to a life-sized model of a reconnaissance airplane from The Great War hanging in Ottawa’s Canadian War Museum. It’s much like the one his uncle flew and died in somewhere over the bloody, mud-caked battlefields of Europe more than 15 years before Bob was born... Read more
Tracy and Ray connected easily at Hamilton Continuing Care as soon as a guitar came out.
May 2, 2019
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The day that Hamilton Continuing Care welcomed a new resident named Ray into the community, he wasn’t in the best of spirits. Residents moving into long-term care are facing a difficult transition in life, so his feelings were natural and not entirely uncommon. Ray brought with him a guitar,... Read more
Laura together with Schlegel Villages Chief Operating Officer Paul Brown. She says it's important that senior leaders in the organization share their personal stories to inspire those they serve to be honest about theirs. 
April 30, 2019
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If the second day of the annual Schlegel Villages Leadership Retreat was all about the leaders in the room looking outward to their teams to better understand how to support them, Day 1 was meant for introspection – a chance for leaders to examine their own journeys and connect to their own well... Read more
April 25, 2019
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The entire cycle of human development and the complexities of ‘being’ rather than ‘doing’ is the focus of a compelling discussion led by Nancy Fox during her concurrent breakout session at the annual Schlegel Villages leadership retreat this spring. As a respected leader in the movement to change... Read more
Jim Moss of Plasticity Labs says that well-being is the "single greatest predictor of organizational success."
April 23, 2019
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People who make their living in the caring professions – such as the 5,000-plus who support the residents of Schlegel Villages – would generally be classed as “mission” or “purpose” driven. They believe in the work they do and they put an immense amount of their personal energy into it, for in many... Read more
Paul Brown addresses Schlegel Villages Leadership Team during annual retreat
April 18, 2019
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Every spring and autumn, Schlegel Villages invests heavily in an internal conference for the organization’s servant leaders. These conferences – Leadership Retreat in April and Operational Planning in the fall – celebrate the ongoing quest for growth and knowledge development while reconnecting... Read more

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