SE Health a ‘role model of excellence’

SE Health in Markham is being recognized as a “role model of excellence.”

The not-for-profit social enterprise, dedicated to how people live and age and at home, will receive an Order of Excellence from Excellence Canada, a not-for-profit organization that certifies and recognizes organizations that are innovative, customer-focused, competitive, financially and environmentally sustainable.

Recognized organizations are also good corporate citizens, actively pursue strategies to improve the mental and physical health and wellbeing of their employees, and create a healthy workplace culture that attracts and retains the best people.

“This is an incredible honour and we are thrilled to be a four-time recipient of the Canada Award of Excellence – the highest level of achievement under the Canada Awards for Excellence,” says Farah Ismail, Senior Vice-President, and Chief Legal, Privacy and Compliance Officer at SE Health.

“This award is a testament to our exceptional people and their dedication to quality care; our commitment to innovation; and the many ways we bring hope and happiness to each other and the people we serve, every day. We thank Excellence Canada for this recognition and we look forward to continuing our journey of excellence for years to come.”

The Organizational Excellence Award uses a data-driven assessment to find gaps and opportunities for continual improvement in all private and public sector organizations, businesses, and institutions. Through Organizational Excellence Standard implementation and certification, organizations adopt best practices for sustained excellence and peak performance.

SE Health was established in 1908 by four nurses and offers a variety of services. Home health care services, for example, include assistance with personal care like bathing and medication management, help at home like meal planning and preparation, and nursing care due to illness, disability, hospitalization and more.

The Canada Awards for Excellence is an annual awards program established in 1984 that recognizes outstanding achievements by organizations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. This year, 12 awards will be presented in the following award categories: Organizational Excellence, Excellence, Innovation & Wellness®; Healthy Workplace® and Mental Health at Work®.

“I would like to extend congratulations to all of these organizations that have met the rigorous standards and requirements through the Canada Awards for Excellence program,” says Chair of Excellence Canada Shirlee Sharkey. “You are all truly role models of excellence.”

The awards will be presented at the 2023 Performance Excellence Summit and Canada Awards for Excellence on Friday, Nov. 17.


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