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about Yee Hong

Largest non-profit senior care organization in Canada

  • Yee Hong specializes in providing culturally and linguistically appropriate care to seniors of Chinese descent, as well as seniors of other ethnic backgrounds, including South Asian, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean and Filipino.

  • 1,300 staff and 3,000 volunteers serve more than 26,000 individuals annually, including seniors and their family members.

  • Operating 805 long-term care beds in four centres across the Greater Toronto Area (Scarborough, Markham and Mississauga).

  • We provide a full spectrum of care to seniors, including long term care, medical centre and clinics, palliative care, home care, and community-based support services (e.g. day care and half day programs; congregate dining services, friendly visiting, chronic disease self-management programs, education programs for caregivers, Meals-on-Wheels, etc.), and PSW (Personal Support Workers) training college.

Global reputation for quality of care

  • Awarded “Accreditation with Exemplary Standing” by Accreditation Canada for 2016-2020, the highest recognition for commitment to quality and excellence.

  • Trusted by all levels of government as a model in senior care.

  • Visited and studied as a global role model for our peers, domestic and international.

Founded in the late 1980’s,

with the first Yee Hong Centre opened in 1994

  • Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation was started by a group of immigrants and students from Hong Kong in 1987 to raise funds to build the first Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care.

  • The group was moved to act by the inadequate and inappropriate treatment of Chinese seniors in existing institutions that did not understand their language or culture.

  • Lacking money, power and connections, the founders were abundant in passion, energy, dedication and determination to build homes that would serve Chinese seniors with dignity.

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