Message From the CEO
It is the time of year that we reflect accomplishment of the past year and this year we are celebrating many successes. We continue to innovate to ensure that we are excelling in our service to a very diverse community of ethnicities, of socioeconomic status and of age. The 2016-17 fiscal year resulted in us achieving financial growth of 4% (over $400,000) in ongoing base funding to support enhanced services to Scarborough residents. Working closely with our community partners we continue to strengthen and grow our community Hospice Palliative Care service, as we have also been working diligently to tackle the growing challenge of homelessness in Scarborough through our leadership in the Scarborough Housing Stabilization Network, a partnership of over 12 agencies in Scarborough that are committed to ensuing all Scarborough residents have not just housing, but homes.
We are also very proud that we were successful in our application with the United Way Toronto & York Region and have attained Anchor Funding status which will ensure our continued support to some of Scarborough's most vulnerable citizens.
In all that we do, we are committed to ensuring the highest and safest of services and to this end are very pleased to have successfully undergone accreditation with Accreditation Canada. Accreditation helps us identify what SCHC is doing well and where to focus our improvement efforts. We were evaluated in areas such as Governance, Leadership, Infection Control, Medication Management, Community Support, Primary Care and Hospice Palliative Care against national standards and passed with flying colours! Congratulations to all SCHC clients, staff and volunteers on this great achievement in our continuous quality improvement journey.
As we look forward we will continue to work towards ensuring not only our sustainability into the future but that we continue to narrow the gap in critical community services to support Scarborough communities, including palliative care, increasing access to primary care services through our community health centre, addressing key determinants of health like food security, housing and sense of belonging as well as supporting seniors to live independently in their homes.
So as we enter into the summer, I would like to which you all the best and extend my thanks for your continued support of SCHC. To keep on top of all the exciting events happening this summer and all year round don['t forget to check us out at www.schcontario.ca and follow us on our Facebook page!