The QSHG Honours Six Employees in the Retirement Home Sector

QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The commitment and dedication of six employees working in seniors’ residences was highlighted on November 6, 2019, at the opening ceremony of the Annual Conference of the Quebec Seniors’ Housing Group (QSHG). A touching video tribute was presented for the first time to the 400 guests gathered at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.
This was the third year that QSHG handed out Recognition Awards to Employee Ambassadors. “These award highlight the leadership, dedication and creativity of employees who make a difference every day by improving services to residents and encouraging their colleagues to do the same,” explained Yves Desjardins, President and CEO of the QSHG.

An Employee of Les Résidences Soleil St-Laurent Manor Honoured

Recreation Leader at Les Résidences Soleil St-Laurent Manor, Marie-Ève Lavigne was the recipient of the Social and Community Engagement Award. A graduate of the visual arts, design and project management program, she has worked at the residence for 13 years and continues to impress with her creative projects and partnerships. Marie-Ève stands out for her exceptional resourcefulness and her involvement, not only in all of the residence's projects but also within her community. She develops activities that are both physically and cognitively stimulating for the residents. Over the years, she has built lasting relationships with various community organizations, which has allowed her to develop intergenerational activities that include storytime with little ones, snack-time chats with Maison des jeunes, family gardening events and fun evening activities with the Scouts. Attentive, accessible and passionate, Marie-Ève always has wonderful idea on decorating the exterior of the residence, much to the delight of our seniors.
Katarina-Darkise Marcil, Marketing Director at Groupe Savoie – Les Résidences Soleil, Recipient Marie-Ève Lavigne, Recreation Leader, Les Résidences Soleil St-Laurent Manor, Émilie David, Talent Attraction Manager, QSHG and Marie-Claude Dion, Communications Manager, QSHG

About the Social and Community Engagement Award

The Social and Community Engagement Awards are given to employees who, outside of their working hours, show exceptional dedication by volunteering fully and completely in social and community causes. Whether they helping the less fortunate or sick children, or promoting healthy lifestyles, the recipients always step up and seek to do good. Altruistic, generous and dynamic, they demonstrate a civic sense that is worth recognition.
QSHG Annual Conference
Les Résidences Soleil received three other awards at this year's annual conference:
Here are our other QSHG Distinction Awards: 
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