Awards and Accreditation
In October 2012, all four Yee Hong Centres received Accreditation with Exemplary Standing for 2012-2016 – the highest honour and recognition
awarded by Accreditation Canada for an organization’s commitment to Quality and Excellence. This was the sixth consecutive time that
the Yee Hong Centre has received full accreditation since it began operation in 1994.
The Mississauga Centre also received the Residents First Improvement Award in 2011 from Health Quality Ontario.
In addition, the Scarborough Finch Centre is a successful early adopter of the Ontario Behavioural Support program in 2011-2012.
Dr. Joseph Wong – Scarborough Walk of Fame
To celebrate Dr. Joseph Wong's activism, leadership and accomplishments on the local, national and international stage, Yee Hong's
founder got his very own star on the Scarborough Walk of Fame.
The inaugural celebrations on May 17, 2006 unveiled 10 stars including internationally renowned scientist Dr. Charles C. Macklin,
NBA star Jamaal Magloire, Olympic gold-medalist hockey player Vicky Sunohara and several other outstanding people who have done
great things for our community and abroad. The “stars” are a permanent installation at the Scarborough Town Centre.
Florence Wong – International Women’s Day Award
Florence Wong, CEO of the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, was one of the two civilians who received the inaugural 2008 International
Women’s Day Award presented by the Toronto Police Service. This prestigious award honours women who have demonstrated their strength and
leadership by making significant contributions to the community.
Described by the Toronto Police Service as “a pillar in the Chinese community”, Florence is known for her dedication to ensuring
Chinese and South Asian seniors’ access to culturally and linguistically sensitive services. At the same time, as an employer, she has raised
women’s status through innovation, training and fair employment. Her determination and perseverance has gained Yee Hong worldwide recognition
and set the golden standard for all geriatric care in Ontario.
Florence was the recipient of the YWCA 2006 Woman of Distinction Award for health and well-being. She also received the honour of the
Toronto Chinese Canadian Legend of Canada by Asian Business Network Association in 2003, the Administrator of the Year Award in 2000 and the
Medal Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of Canada in 1992.
Ben Sennik - Lifetime Achievement Award
The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, representing 1,000 business and professional members across Canada, is honouring Ben Sennik,
member of our Board of Directors, with the Lifetime Achievement Award on June 10, 2006. Among other achievements, Mr. Sennik has been
instrumental in helping establish the South Asian wing at the Yee Hong Ho Lai Oi Wan Centre.
Amy Go - Woman of Distinction Award
Amy Go, Executive Director of the Yee Hong Ho Lai Oi Wan Centre in Markham, has received the 2009 YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for Access
and Opportunity, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to improving the lives of women in the community.
For years, Amy has worked tirelessly to advocate for women’s rights and assist new immigrants to integrate into the Canadian workplace.
Her outstanding contributions include co-founding and serving as Chair of CARE (Creating Access to Regulated Employment), an organization that
has helped over 700 internationally educated nurses from over 70 countries to get licensed and find employment in Ontario. At Yee Hong,
Amy spearheaded a Registered Practical Nurse training program with Georgian College to help unlicensed frontline health care workers attain
better qualifications. She also initiated a Personal Support Worker training program with the York Region School Board, which provides
opportunities for immigrants to start a career in Canada.
Amy also received the Immigrant Success 2006 Individual Award for her significant contribution to the integration of skilled immigrants
into the Toronto workplace.