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Support aides
Support aides: An entry point into a career in caregiving

Support aides help to provide relief to our care teams and companionship to our patients. It can be a challenging role, but it can also be inspiring. Just ask Jasmine, Keith and Ricardo. Passionate about helping others and guided by their mentors, they have all decided to further their training and grow their careers in health care.

Bill
“My craft is to make people happy”

As a shuttle bus driver at The Ottawa Hospital, Bill Nauffts knows that staying on schedule could literally be the difference between life and death—but it’s what Bill does during his break that brings him and others the greatest joy.

Trina Onofrio, living kidney donor, and her brother, Antonio
Becoming a living kidney donor has never been easier: Trina and Antonio’s story

Kidney donors like Trina usually face many months of tests, but a new program at The Ottawa Hospital allowed her to complete nearly all of them in just one day. Trina shares her experience as a living donor and how this new program made it easier to give her brother the gift of life.

Stefan Mayer
After 31 years of service, Stefan Mayer will soon hang up his blue volunteer jacket

For more than 30 years, volunteer photographer Stefan Mayer has captured important moments at The Ottawa Hospital, from awards ceremonies to newborn photos. Soon to turn 97, he will leave behind an incredible legacy when he retires from his volunteer career with us later this fall.

Gary Davis and Pierre Charbonneau
Former patient seeks out the man behind “the voice”

During a vulnerable time in his recovery from leukemia, Gary Davis found comfort in the most unexpected place—the voice on our recorded telephone system. Five years later, he set out on a mission to find and meet the person on the other end of the line.

Pride rainbow mask
How patients and family members are helping to infuse pride into The Ottawa Hospital’s DNA

Learn about four initiatives spearheaded by our Rainbow Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC) that are helping to create safer spaces for the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

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