Community Distinction Award: Joan Christie

Joan Christie: Volunteer

Joan Christie’s volunteer work over the years has been extensive, but she would tell you the friendships made and feeling of accomplishment when difficult tasks are completed has been a wonderful reward.

Joan was instrumental in creating a dedicated team of volunteers who together help organize the Sunshine Cart at Ivany Place in Bedford. The Sunshine Cart is a hospitality program for residents that offers complimentary gifts to residents. Gifts include snacks, jewelry, puzzles and Kleenex.

She also organizes her volunteers for a monthly tea with residents, giving them an opportunity to get to know one another and to socialize. The members enjoy their role and love dropping in on people who may otherwise have few visitors.

Working with our partners, community groups and neighbours, Northwood fosters relationships that contribute to a better while addressing the needs of those who call Northwood home.