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A Message from AgeCare’s CEO on International Women’s Day

8 March 2024

Today, the AgeCare team and I are joining people around the world in acknowledging International Women’s Day. On this important day, we not only honour the incredible achievements of women worldwide but also pay tribute to the remarkable women within our very own AgeCare family. I am filled with immense pride and gratitude for the extraordinary women – both residents and employees – who fill our communities with their wisdom, intelligence, and grace.

As we reflect on the role of women in our communities, we must highlight the significant contributions of women in leadership roles, both within AgeCare and the broader healthcare industry. Women leaders bring a unique perspective and collaborative spirit to their roles, driving positive change and innovation. At AgeCare, women hold 85% of the executive leadership positions within our 54 communities – a diverse group of highly skilled, qualified, and driven individuals who share the goal of providing the best quality of life experience for our residents. I am proud that AgeCare is a place where women can excel and grow in their careers.

More than 60% of the residents who call AgeCare home are women, and these women hold a wealth of knowledge and life experiences that have shaped not only their own stories but also the fabric of our society. They are the trailblazers, the caregivers, the educators and the pillars of strength who have paved the way for generations to come. Their stories are a testament to the power of resilience, the importance of community and the enduring spirit of womanhood, and it is our honour to serve and care for them in their retirement years.

To all the incredible women of AgeCare, thank you for your strength, your wisdom, and your boundless passion. You are the heart and soul of our communities. Moving forward, I am committed to continuing to provide a work environment where women have opportunities to lead and succeed. Even in 2024, women face unique barriers to advancement, and I hope that today and every day you will join me in breaking those barriers down.

Sincerely,

Salimah Walji-Shivji, KC

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