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Our dedicated and caring team of staff and volunteers has generated many awards and commendations over the years.

May 1998 – Margaret Anderson is awarded the “Woman of the Year Award” for “making a difference” in the Halton Community.

November 1998 – Ian Anderson House is awarded the “SmithKline Beecham Pharma Community Award” which recognizes outstanding organizations and individuals who make a difference in the community.

October 1999 – Margaret Anderson is awarded the Canadian Palliative Care Association’s “Certificate of Achievement” in recognition of her valuable contributions to hospice palliative care in Canada.

November 1999 – Ian Anderson House is featured in the Toronto Star’s series ‘Cancer: The Fight For Life” which wins the “Michener Awards Foundation” journalism contest.

April 2000 – Ian Anderson House Volunteers are awarded Oakville’s “Group Volunteer of the Year Award” in recognition of their ongoing contributions to the community.

June 2002 – Margaret Anderson receives official commendation for her work by Margaret Marland, MPP, Mississauga South on behalf of the Government of Ontario.

Spring 2003 – Ian Anderson House Volunteers are awarded Oakville’s “Group Community Spirit Award” for coming together to volunteer their time towards a shared goal involving leadership, innovation and creativity.

Spring 2004 – Margaret Anderson is acknowledged as one of the University of Toronto’s “Great Friends for a Great Future” for establishing The Ian Anderson Continuing Education Program End-of-Life Care with a $1 million donation.  The program was established to educate 10,000 primary care physicians and specialists across Canada to deal with issues surrounding death and dying.

Summer 2005 – Margaret Anderson is named a “Paul Harris Fellow” by the Rotary Foundation for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.

March 2006 - Margaret Anderson is awarded the “Meritorious Service Medal – Civil Division” for individuals whose specific achievements have brought honour to Canada.  The medal was presented by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada.  Margaret Anderson receives official congratulations from Bonnie Brown M.P., Oakville and from the Leader Of The Opposition, The Honourable Bill Graham, P.C., M.P.    
July 2006 – Ian Anderson House receives a “Certificate of Appreciation” from Kevin Flynn, MPP, Oakville, on behalf of the Government of Ontario.

April 2007 – Margaret Anderson is awarded the Ontario Palliative Care Association’s “Palliative Care’s Outstanding Philanthropist Award” for her commitment to improve the quality of palliative and end-of-life care in Ontario.

November 2007 – Margaret Anderson and Ian Anderson House receive official commendation from The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, on behalf of the Government of Canada, on the event of Ian Anderson House’s 10th Anniversary.

May 2008 – Ian Anderson House and the Ian Anderson Resource Centre are officially recognized by the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto for participating in and supervising the education of University of Toronto Medical Students.

June 2008 – Ian Anderson House and the Ian Anderson Resource Centre receive a “Certificate of Appreciation” from Laurentian University for acting as a clinical preceptor for Post R.N. students.

Spring 2010 – Ian Anderson House Volunteers are once again awarded Oakville’s “Group Community Spirit Award”.

August 2012 – Margaret Anderson is awarded “The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal” in recognition of her ongoing contributions to the province of Ontario and the people of Canada.

December 2015 - Margaret Anderson is awarded her second "Paul Harris Fellow" by the Rotary Foundation.

November 2017 - Margaret Anderson, on the 20th Anniversary of the hospice, is recognised by the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario and the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada for her contribution to Ontario and Canada end-of-life palliative care.



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