Markham, Ontario (October 18, 2017) – Raymond Applebaum, CEO of Peel Senior Link was the recipient of the OCSA 25th Anniversary Leadership Award at the 2017 OCSA Annual Conference last night. This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and dedication to the home and community support sector over the course of 25 years of service. Ray has been a major reason for the growth of the Assisted Living Program in Ontario. He has been the CEO of Peel Senior Link for the last 19 years and has served on several committees either as a founder or as a member for the advancement of seniors care in Ontario. Ray continues his over four-decade career developing effective partnerships and integrated care services, innovative programs, system enhancements, quality improvement initiatives, and collaborates to best serve the needs to the community.
“Not often do you get to meet a person that is truly a pioneer in their field. Through his leadership and sheer commitment, Ray has been instrumental in growing the profile of the home and community sector over the last 20 years as CEO of Peel Senior Link”
“Ray has been front and centre of many key national, provincial and regional policies within the health and human services sector. His dedication to serving the needs of seniors and the community is highly commendable and I cannot think of an individual more worthy of this award”
“Ray is clearly an outstanding professional, mentor and teacher, but I believe he should be first viewed as an outstanding leader. For several decades he has been a leader in the Health Sector especially at the community level. He has been out in front not only for Peel Senior Link but also publicly for the community he represents. He has been dedicated to the mission, vision and values of Helping Seniors needing supports for daily living.”
Photos courtesy of OCSA and photographer Cassandra Rudolph