Pat’s volunteer work started in her teens in Montreal where she worked as a hospital volunteer, home visitor to shut-in seniors, and supported the research and implementation of a walk-in referral centre operated by the local Community Health Services Centre (CLSC).
She acquired a wide range of skills throughout her work life including planning, program development, and project management in Human Resources, particularly the development and implementation of new interactive employee benefits programs and systems.
Pat has years of experience working with various CCACs to provide care-giving and support to ill and disabled family and friends to get the services needed so they could remain in their homes. She manages multiple chronic conditions and has much experience as a patient in 5 different Toronto hospitals. As a retiree living in a large complex with many seniors, Pat is actively involved in her community. She has been involved in the planning and delivery of various services such as a tenant library, health workshops, a website, tenant guide, and an orientation and intake program for Syrian newcomers. She is an active member of the Toronto Police Services Neighbourhood Safety Council in her Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood.
Pat is very committed to using her skills, private sector and personal experience to improve the delivery of patient centered care and services to the home and local community.