Hospice Foundation receives accreditation

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The Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation Imagine Canada accreditation team, clockwise from top left, Barb McEwan, Jodi Maroney, Marian Redford and Renée Bondy. Absent from the photo is Jo-Ann Patterson.

On the heels of Hospice’s accreditation announcement in December, the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation has now received its own accreditation through Imagine Canada.

The Imagine Canada Standards Program is designed to strengthen the practices of Canadian charities and nonprofits and increase public confidence in the sector’s work through demonstrated transparency and accountability.

“It is important to us to illustrate our commitment to the community that we are responsible stewards of their generous donations. This accreditation process reviewed how we handle each donation to ensure we are accomplishing our mission and ultimately helping Hospice families through end of life and the loss of a loved one,” Barb McEwan, Governance Committee Chair for the Foundation, said in a release.

In addition to demonstrating excellence in financial accountability and transparency and fundraising, the Imagine Canada Trustmark also recognizes our leadership in board governance, staff management and volunteer involvement.

“This stamp of approval re-affirms the Hospice Foundation’s commitment to achieving our goal of ‘earning and keeping the community’s trust’ as outlined in our strategic plan,” said Jodi Maroney, Executive Director of the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation. “We exist to provide our donors with the opportunity to be the ‘behind the scenes’ heroes to our residents and their families. All of the care provided at Hospice would not be possible without our donor’s support.”

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