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Celebrating caring at our People First Awards (VIDEO)


On September 12, over 150 staff, leaders and guests joined together to celebrate this year's People First Award winners. The ceremony was a chance to recognize the inspiring individuals and teams who go above and beyond to live our values and make VCH one of the best places to work and receive care in the province! The enhanced awards program is also a step in our oneVCH journey of “making VCH a great place to work – a place where all of you want to be every day," said Mary Ackenhusen, President and CEO.

The day was filled with joy (and some tears!) as we acknowledged a record number of winners – 174 people including eight teams and 13 individuals!

Watch a video of highlights from the awards ceremony (under 2 mins):

People's First Award Ceremony


This year, for the first time we expanded our invite to all of you and the ceremony was broadcasted live so anyone at VCH and beyond could join. You can watch the full recorded presentation anytime.

Take a look at more photos below and on the event photo gallery.

More stories are coming

The awards presentations also included inspiring videos showcasing the accomplishments of our individual and team Award of Excellence winners. Over the coming weeks, we will share these videos and the inspiring stories of all our Award of Merit and Award of Excellence winners– stay tuned!

Congratulations again to all of our award winners and nominees!

For more information on the People First Awards please contact us at

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