Appointment of the new Executive Director of CAH
The Board of Directors of Centres d’Accueil Héritage (CAH) is very pleased to announce the appointment
of Ms. Barbara Ceccarelli as the Executive Director of CAH.
Ms. Ceccarelli, who has served as CAH’s very capable Assistant Executive Director since 2012, has
worked in community health care in not for profit organizations for the last fifteen years. A nurse by training,
she spent ten years with Doctors Without Borders, as a program coordinator and a nurse clinician, including
three years in the field in Angola, Kazakhstan, Uganda, the Republic of Congo and Rwanda.
Ms. Ceccarelli’s expertise in health and housing management, her in-depth knowledge of CAH’s issues
and projects, as well as her strong awareness of cultural diversity will be great assets in ensuring the
continuity of quality community health services for over 500 Francophone seniors in Greater Toronto and
housing services for the 160 residents of Place Saint-Laurent. Under her direction, CAH will be well placed
to complete the final steps in implementing the mechanisms required to meet Accreditation Canada’s high
continuous quality improvement and risk management standards.
“The Board members are confident that Barbara Ceccarelli will strive to gain recognition of the importance
of offering health services in French to Francophone seniors at decision-making tables and will continue
to collaborate with Anglophone and Francophone partners on common projects benefiting the Francophone
community,” commented Ms. Maryse Francella, CAH Board President. “We wish her the best of success
in her new duties with our organization.”
CAH is a not for profit organization serving French-speaking adults in the Greater Toronto Area. Since 1978, CAH
has been providing affordable housing to the elderly and people living with HIV/AIDS at Place Saint-Laurent, whose
135 apartments include 100 subsidized units. The range of services available includes case management, day services
for the frail elderly, home care and home support services, assisted living, communal dining and an elderly persons’
centre. CAH will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2018.
Nathalie Prézeau, Communications, Centres d’Accueil Héritage
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