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Calming the waters

Meet the Owner

Calming the Waters' is synonymous with who Val is and she has used this mantra through many aspects of her life.

Returning to the nursing field fifteen years ago, after raising six children, Val has been on the front lines helping individuals and families in crisis. She brings an empathetic, passionate, determined approach to the care she delivers. Her organizational, communication and advocacy skills combined with a highly tuned skill set, set her above the norm. Continually striving to further her knowledge and mentoring others to be the best at what they do is a true passion.

Val also has received her Hospice Palliative Care Nursing Certification CHPCN(C) through the Canadian Nurses Association. For the past several years she had the good fortune of working at a large nursing agency, following her passion of caring for individuals and their families, developing strong relationships with the CCACs in the GTA and most recently, a contributor to the Mississauga Halton CCAC and Mississauga Halton LHIN project team for enhancing delivery of Palliative Care in the province of Ontario.

Her past charitable contributions included the Canadian Cancer Society as Campaign Chairperson for 10 years, Doulas of North America offering support to women before, during and after childbirth, and Interim Place which she had a strong voice in bringing the first women's shelter to the Region of Peel.

Val has also experienced the the recipient side while caring for her Father whose ultimate death left her with a void and a new appreciation for what families endure along the  "journey" of life. Having recently transitioned her Mother into a Retirement Home, the "journey" continues.

These are all harsh realities and adjustments we all must encounter. With support, appropriate level of care, skilled caregivers, knowledge, but most importantly a good sense of humor, we can................................

                                               'Calm those Waters'