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peopleCare Calls on the Sector to Support the ‘Next Leg’

June 4, 2018

peopleCare Communities is calling on the health care sector to join the peopleCare team to support ‘The Next Leg’ by walking 100 km of the Bruce Trail from St. Catharines to Hamilton from July 18th to July 22nd, 2018.

“Our vision is: Changing the world of senior living” says Jenn Killing, Vice President, Quality and Innovation. “The Next Leg represents the next step to Women Walking to GROW, started by Elaine Shantz and Miriam Turnbull in 2017 and continues the goal of creating opportunity for all in long term care to walk together for a common goal and purpose. This year the goal is for 100 trekkers, walking 100 km, to raise $100,000 for MEDA’s Nigeria Way.”

The Nigeria Way will help women and youth in northern Nigeria access opportunities for their small businesses in agriculture to expand their incomes, generate family and community dialogue about the risks of early marriage and examining the benefits of engaging women and youth in entrepreneurship.

Over five years (2017-2022), the project will benefit 41,000 people, particularly women and youth, family members and communities:

The project is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through the Global Affairs Canada (GAC), matching 5 times every dollar raised.

peopleCare is inviting long term care colleagues to take on the challenge and form a team. Teams can trek each day, complete the 100 km in a relay style, or do a combination of both. To be one of the 100 heroes, make a donation or for information, visit

About MEDA:

MEDA ( was founded in 1953 by a group of Mennonite business professionals who partner with the poor to grow small and medium-sized businesses in developing regions around the globe. Their goal is not to provide a hand-out, but rather a hand-up, offering economic development tools that are meant to ultimately enable self-sufficiency among women, youth and the rural poor.

About peopleCare:

peopleCare Communities ( is a leading operator of Senior Living Communities in South Western Ontario. Three generations have honoured a philosophy of care and a passion for service. This continues today by embracing new and best practices in senior living with the commitment to make each peopleCare residence a place where seniors are treated with dignity and respect.

peopleCare continues to be recognized for its innovation, efficiency and productivity as exemplified by the Accreditation Exemplary Status, one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies (Gold Standard), the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Award (North America) and the Innovation Award research grant from the Health Technology Fund, in partnership with Hogan Pharmacy Partners.

peopleCare Communities is Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario.