From The Blog

Emergency Feeding Volunteer Request

Dear Volunteers;

We are looking to train a team of volunteers to be on emergency standby should we be at risk of not having enough staff available to feed our residents.  We know from previous outbreaks in other provincial jurisdictions that a lack of staffing can contribute to issues with the proper feeding of residents in Personal Care Homes.  

Please confirm with us if you would be interested in participating in a 2 hour orientation on feeding/swallowing.  The orientation will take place at The Simkin Centre on Tuesday, October 27th at noon. Personal Protective Equipment will be provided.  Please note part of the orientation will include hands on experience feeding a resident.

This extra assistance will allow us to be prepared for every eventuality. We have offered this orientation once before and it has been very successful.  We are now seeking additional volunteers to assist us in planning for the future.

Please contact Alissa Minaker

(Acting Volunteer/Companion Coordinator) at 204-589-9008 or

Please reply by October 23rd to confirm your attendance.

Posted on October 24, 2020.