REDEVELOPMENT UPDATE SUMMER 2023
Present: Left to Right
Board members Annie Marsh, Bill Rodnick, Jill Vermaire, Director of HR and Finance Stacey McDonald, Honourable Minister of Long-Term Care Paul Calandra, CEO Trisha DesLaurier, MPP John Yakabuski and Director of Care Gail Yantha
Honourable Minister of Long-term Care Paul Calandra attended Valley Manor on Monday, June 12th to review Valley Manor’s final stages of their redevelopment plans with John Yakabuski MPP, the Valley Manor Executive Team and the Board of Directors.
Valley Manor was eager to showcase the great redevelopment work that has been completed to date, despite the fact that the home is situated in a small rural community and faces additional challenges being a not for profit home as compared to larger communities.
Minister Calandra and MPP John Yakabuski reviewed the redevelopment plans and toured the facility with the team. Minister Calandra was very complementary to the redevelopment and fundraising work that has been completed so far, despite the challenges of the pandemic and being in a rural location which presents an additional layer of challenges to complete the journey.
The meeting was a part of Valley Manor’s advocacy efforts for an individual funding model for small rural homes with limited fundraising capacity.