Welcome to the HNHB LHIN Caregiver Hall of Fame!



HNHB LHIN’s Heroes in the Home Program celebrates and recognizes unpaid caregivers who provide their loved ones with care and support, allowing them to remain at home or safely in their community for as long as possible.    

 This year, 142 Heroes are being recognized for their tireless efforts and devotion. We often hear our Heroes recipients say, while they appreciate being honoured, they are humbled and feel recognition is not necessary because they are simply caring for their loved ones. The most common response is: "It’s just what you do for the person you love."

The Caregiver Hall of Fame honours those selfless individuals who have agreed to share their unique caregiving journeys.*  We encourage you to read these remarkable stories of compassion, resilience, empathy and love.  On behalf of the HNHB LHIN, we also express our sincere appreciation to those who took the time to nominate someone as a Hero in the Home. Congratulations to all of our 2018 Heroes in the Home!

*Please note, only those Heroes who have agreed to share their story and photo are featured on the Caregiver Hall of Fame. If you would like to receive this information in French or another language, click here.


Meet your 2018 Heroes in the Home

Ana Long

Heather Hague

Matthew & Jacob Steel

Anne Cameron

Hjordis Hogan 

Milva Xamin & Elda DiDominico

Anne Perera

James Hamilton

Nadera & Chandie Singh 

Barbara Davis

Jane Baxter 

Nancy Forbes

Barbara Fanson

Jane Strachan 

Nguyen (Kim) Parker

Bonnie Hickey

Jennifer Sawchuk 

Dr. Patrick Sweeney

Brian & Carole Styles

Joan Buzanko

Paul Barr

Bruce Saxton 

Joan McCandless

Rosario DePalma

Charles Whitney

Joan Trimble

Rose & Andrea Hannen and Dan Ducross

Christine Champagne-Rainville       

Josie Makinson & Rosetta Neglia    

Sandi Lamanna

Connor Kochany

Judy Veld

Shelagh Irving

Debbie Berdini

Kevin Pidduck

Shirley Plummer

Deborah Barrit

Linda Long

Suzanne Grant

Di Thompson 

Lorne Heath

Tammy Frank

Don Foster

Margaret Bigelow

Tony Martin 

Donald Tobicoe

Maria Rosati & Franca Marazia

Tracy Allan

Donna Grice

Marianne Dipietro

Ward family

Doris Clark 

Marlene Lenz

Dr. Wayne Tester

Elizabeth Pullman

Maryanne Gyori

Wilf Coulson

Fern Gardner & Laurel Smelser 

Greetings and Congratulations


Click here to read the complete message from HNHB LHIN CEO, Donna Cripps.

Read Greetings and Congratulations from:

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada here

The Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario here

The Honourable Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care here

Why are unpaid caregivers heroes?

Watch Martina Rozsa, Vice President of Home and Community Care explain.


 Do you know a Hero in the Home?

Nominate them today or click here to learn more about the Heroes in the Home Caregiver Recognition program.