2011

Lifelong Achievement Award

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The Lifelong Acheivement Award was created by the Regional Geriatric Program central (RGPc) and the Division of Geriatric Medicine, McMaster University in 2011. The award is presented annually at the Geriatric Education Day hosted by the Divsion and RGPc.

We are very honoured to present the first Lifelong Achievement Award to Mr. Ron Joyce in celebration of his vast accomplishments and significant contributions to our communities. Mr. Joyce is the Founder of the Ron Joyce Foundation, Co-Founder of Tim Hortons and Chairman Emeritis of the Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation.

Read more about Mr Joyce.

2011 Lifelong Achivement Award Presentation

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From left: Dr. Paul O’Byrne, Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, McMaster University; Mr. Ron Joyce, Founder, Ron Joyce Foundation, Co-Founder, Tim Hortons/Chairman Emeritis, Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation; Dr. Patrick Deane, President and Vice-Chancellor, McMaster Univeristy; Dr. David Higgins, President, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

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From left: Dr.Sharon Marr, Division Head, Geriatric Medicine, McMaster University and Chair, RGPc; Mr. Ron Joyce, Founder, Ron Joyce Foundation, Co-Founder, Tim Hortons/Chairman Emeritis, Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation.

Award Criteria & Eligibility

The award recipient will emulate the following qualities:

  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Forward-Thinking
  • Inspirational
  • Committed to lifelong learning
  • Contributes selflessly to the building of caring communities

Eligibility:

  • Has lived or worked within the regions of the Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant or Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integrated Networks
  • 65 years of age or older