Caregiver Respite Program: 2016 Minister’s Medal Winner – Team Recipient

The Caregiver Respite Program in the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) was recognized for improving services and supports that enable caregivers to care for their loved ones and also take care of themselves.   

Team Recipient: Weaving a Mosaic of Support: Caregiver Respite in the Mississauga Halton LHIN


The program’s improvement team was awarded the Minister’s Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety by Minister of Health and Long-Term Care the Honourable Eric Hoskins at Health Quality Transformation 2016 on October 20, 2016. The Minister’s Medal provides an opportunity to recognize system champions who place the patient at the centre of the circle of care and have demonstrated exceptional work in collaboration and achieved sustainable results, while promoting system value and quality in the health care system. 

Mr. Paulozza shares some memories with in-home respite caregiver Dorothy

Mr. Paulozza shares some memories with in-home respite caregiver Dorothy

Additional Resources

Minister’s Medal


  • Ableliving-Thrive Group
  • Alzheimer’s Society of Peel
  • Caregiver Volunteer
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Links2Care 
  • Mississauga Halton LHIN
  • Nucleus Independent Living

“Mississauga Halton’s Caregiver Respite Program is an excellent example of health care professionals working to deliver care in a way that is person-focused – making care available that will truly have an enormous impact on families’ lives. This program demonstrates how Ontario’s health care professionals continue to use innovation, collaboration and compassion to continually improve the care they provide to their patients and their caregivers.”  
— Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care