In 2011, Plan A Sudbury recognized the need for a staffing solution in local long term care homes. Plan A is focused on ensuring our long term care residents are cared for and the employees of the home are supported.
Plan A fully established itself by providing local long term care partners with a compassionate and dependable back-up solution. The undeniable truth that long term care homes across the province were in need of a staffing solution rang true.
Our mission now is to provide the same care and partnerships beyond our community. Currently, Plan A is operating several locations across Canada with the same vision and mission as our very first location – to keep our homes operating in ‘Plan A’, while keeping residents safe and staff happy.
" Understanding the unique needs of LTC, Sheri's mission quickly shifted to providing all LTC homes across Canada with that same strategy. "
Founded in 2011 by Sheri Tomchick, Plan A Sudbury was the first location to provide a sustainable and logical staffing strategy to Long Term Care homes in the Greater Sudbury area. Understanding the unique needs of LTC, Sheri's mission quickly shifted to providing all LTC homes across Canada with that same strategy. Plan A Sudbury, known as the model Plan A for all other locations, where owners discover our exceptional hiring practices, customer service excellence and replicate such standards when providing LTC homes in their own communities with compassionate and dependable health care professionals. The Plan A Sudbury team is currently led by Cindy Fowler, Operations Manager.
Plan A Sudbury
308 Notre Dame Ave.
Get in touch with Plan A Sudbury
" Sheri-Ann will bring passion, energy and enthusiasm to helping others and to making a difference in her community. "
Sheri-Ann Morin is the owner of Plan A Algoma and has worked passionately to provide the vulnerable population of Sault Ste.Marie and District with quality care since 2017. Beyond Plan A, Sheri-Ann Morin has obtained a vast variety of education and working experiences. Among her 20 plus years in the workforce, Sheri-Ann has owned 2 small businesses in Northern Ontario. She has served several years in the healthcare field working with the elderly francophone population as well as the very young and their families. Community work has always been a huge part of her life. Sheri-Ann left her many years as an educator with the Algoma District School Board to fulfill a new role with Plan A.
In 2018, Sheri-Ann decided to bring the Plan A vision to Thunder Bay. Recognizing the need for staffing in the region, it was the next logical step for her and her team.
Plan A Algoma
527 Queen St. E
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Get in touch with Sheri-Ann Morin
" Their background in Nursing, HR, Business and Technology provide them with a solid foundation to make a positive impact in their region. "
Rhonda and Jamie are thrilled to be able to “roll up their sleeves” to tackle the LTC staffing crisis in the Brampton, Bolton, Caledon, Orangeville and Shelburne areas. Their background in Nursing, HR, Business and Technology provide them with a solid foundation to make a positive impact in their region.
As a Nurse with over 20 years experience, long term care is where Rhonda has felt most at home and most fulfilled. The quote by Gandhi, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”, resonates with Rhonda deeply. In her role as RPN, she has worked alongside Plan A team members and felt grateful for their partnership to achieve appropriate staffing levels. This allowed Rhonda to provide the care that she believes our seniors deserve.
Prior to nursing, Rhonda graduated with a degree in Psychology with Honours post-grad in Human Resources. She feels being a Plan A owner aligns closely with her passion, education and experience.
Jamie, Rhonda's business partner and husband, is an IT professional with over 20 years experience. His primary focus is on customer service, continuous improvement, change management and quality delivery. His broad portfolio in both public and private sectors span education, finance, manufacturing and sales.
Jamie, as someone who has had a loved one in LTC, feels passionate about ensuring our staff are the most qualified, caring individuals that Plan A can employ.
Plan A Brampton
Get in touch with Rhonda and Jamie Fata
" Her leadership and mentoring skills are a perfect fit and will serve the Sarnia Lambton and Chatham Kent communities well. "
As an entrepreneur, Simone was first attracted to Plan A’s strong business plan structure. The vision and energy of our organization, our goals and how we are making a difference in the lives of our seniors was why Simone wanted to join The a Team. Simone had the opportunity to work for the corporation for six months to help grow our Windsor location and was able to see firsthand the need in the industry as well as the overwhelming interest from the field staff. Simone knew she had to be part of our team at a bigger level and wanted to be part of the legacy of Plan A and to make a difference in the lives of our seniors.
Simone's previous work experience was in business and economic development, and recruitment and student services. She believes that her work experience, her passion for serving others and her leadership and mentoring skills are a perfect fit and will serve the Sarnia Lambton and Chatham Kent communities well. She is looking forward to building her territory, and networking in Chatham and Sarnia and getting to know other business owners. It takes a village they say to create change and Simone is up for the challenge.
Plan A Sarnia Chatham
Get in touch with Simone Chisholm
" We are dedicated to providing excellent quality of care as well as establishing a great working relationship with all allied health care providers, including the homes Plan A Scarborough services. "
Having graduated from College Boreal in 2003 from the nursing program, Ginette has worked in the healthcare field for the last 16 years — first in general surgery, then psychiatry and lastly in dialysis.
Having had multiple family members in long term care homes, Ginette is looking forward to decreasing the staffing crisis in our LTC homes across the Scarborough region to ensure residents receive the care, the quality, and respect they deserve. Being a caring and compassionate individual, Ginette is looking forward to this new adventure and wonderful opportunity ahead of her.
In her free time, Ginette enjoys reading and spending time with her husband David and her miniature Dachshund Bear.
Natalie has been a registered nurse for 16 years at Health Sciences North in Sudbury, Ontario. She has worked in numerous areas including surgical care, neurosciences, paediatrics, the birthing unit, and the intensive care unit. Natalie is defined by her colleagues as having a great work ethic, being enthusiastic and energetic and having a zest of positivity that shines in her daily life. Natalie thrives by being meticulous and putting her family as well as patients’ needs first. She is dedicated to providing excellent quality of care as well as establishing a great working relationship with all allied health care providers, including the homes Plan A Scarborough services.
Plan A Scarborough
Get in touch with Ginette Gervais-Black & Natalie Daoust
" We provide Long Term Care homes in the Durham region with the highest caliber of health care professionals. "
Bill and Christine are so happy and excited to be part of our growing organization that is making it possible to assist the long term sector with their staffing needs and providing quality care for our aging population.
Bill and Christine bring nursing and business experience together to give them the knowledge to make a strong team to provide Long Term Care homes in the Durham region with the highest caliber of health care professionals. Christine has been an RPN for 25 years as well as a Pharmacy Technician, GPA instructor, Education Assistant and Train-the-Trainer for numerous procedures. Bill has worked for the family electrical business up until 10 years ago when he opened his own business and has successfully established a name for himself in the commercial/industrial electrical field. Bill and Christine also own a small engine repair shop, fire extinguisher inspection company and a used car lot. With this combined experience, Bill and Christine are excited to learn all about what they can do to improve the quality of care for our elderly and assist with minimizing staffing shortages in LTC in their region.
" Annie and Nadia are passionate and caring individuals who are committed to helping clients grow and succeed! "
Annie brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. She has a 20-year career background in social and employment assistance, community development, project coordination and advocating for underrepresented voices.
She is a strategic leader with a strong commitment to community partnerships and service delivery. Annie has been instrumental in the achievement of many successes over the past years and has a track record of excellent front-line community engagement as well as fostering meaningful and lasting relationships with her internal and external stakeholders.
Some of Annie’s most noteworthy accomplishments include her leadership role as the Chair the Health & Wellness Committee, President and Chief Steward of her Union’s local, Advisor of the “I Wanna Feel Good” Conference Steering Committee and Winner of the 2016-17 Rise Award in the category of ‘Connecting and Engaging’.
Annie’s drive for collaboration never ceases and she always brings her enthusiasm and critical thinking abilities to consultations with her colleagues, partners and clients. Outside of work, Annie is happily married, raising two wonderful children and caring for her fur-babies! In her spare time, Annie enjoys a good happy hour with friends, practicing mindfulness, yoga and Zumba and seeking adventure at camp!
Nadia obtained a Bachelors' Degree at Laurentian University and then pursued her studies in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology as a Communicative Disorders Assistant. She then furthered her education as a Registered Massage Therapist and as a Yoga & Pilates teacher.
Education, Business and Health has been in the forefront of Nadia's goals and dreams for the past 25yrs. She spent most of her career in Ottawa working in International Education as Directors of Corporate Affairs. Since her return to Sudbury 10 years ago, Nadia has been the owner and operator of "For a Better Tomorrow" delivering services as a business consultant, as a health care practitioner and also as community college professor.
As a small business owner, Nadia understands that customer service and relationships are the foundation of building productive and efficient relationships with our team and partners. Her strength lies in her ability to assess needs, brainstorm possible solutions and to positively navigate through challenges.
Nadia is excited and looking forward to her career as Owner / Operator of Plan A Halton and in building relationships with health care providers and long term care facilities.
When Nadia is not passionately involved in a new business venture or project, she practices yoga, meditation and pilates. You will definitely find her at the community pool 5-6 times per week, playing guitar, kayaking, creating a stain glass project and writing. Her goal in life is to find a perfect work / life balance. And now, her mission is to extend this dream of a perfect / work balance to the team and the partners of Plan A Halton.
Plan A Halton
Get in touch with Annie & Nadia
" Lori’s experience dealing with the Long Term Care community and being a strong advocate for seniors has given her the knowledge and respect for the needs in the LTC sector. "
Lori is the Owner/Operator of Plan A London, Kitchener and Waterloo. Lori’s experience dealing with the Long Term Care community and being a strong advocate for seniors has given her the knowledge and respect for the needs in the LTC sector. Along with the compassion for the LTC community, Lori brings a strong forward-thinking mentality she feels will be very beneficial in making and seeing positive changes within the Long Term Care sector and is committed to continuously being an advocate on their behalf.
As an owner of three successful businesses, Lori has exceptional foresight, quick thinking and problem solving skills. Lori has always been very active in building strong relationships in her local community and always striving to give back to those in need on a personal and professional level. She wants to make every effort to be a part of Long Term Care solution and is looking forward to seeing positive changes made for our vulnerable sector.
When Lori isn’t working hard in business, she enjoys time with her family which refuels her in order for her to continue bringing 100% to the efforts that are near and dear to her heart. She looks forward to bringing her passion, dedication and positive energy to the KW Region and building long-lasting relationships that will aid in making a difference.
" Victoria’s mission as a nurse and Director of Care has always been to ensure that services are safe, timely, beneficial, patient-centred, and efficient. "
Staffing is a critical factor in determining the quality of care and the nature of resident outcomes. It is a crucial health policy issue on which there is a great deal of consensus on an abstract level, all care providers are an important component of the health care delivery system and has a direct impact on safety. Inadequate staffing is a domino effect, from the nurse and caregiver burn out rate to the level of quality care.
Victoria’s mission as a nurse and Director of Care has always been to ensure that services are safe, timely, beneficial, patient-centred, equitable and efficient.
The quality of care relates to the appropriate execution of assessments and interventions intended to optimize outcomes and prevent adverse events.
The quality of care that all caregivers provide is influenced by individual characteristics such as knowledge and experience and by the systems in which we work in, which involve not only staffing levels, but also the needs of all the residents in LTC. A nurse or nursing staff is responsible for the availability and organization of other staff and support services, and the climate and culture created by leaders in that setting.
As a DOC working with Plan A, Victoria has seen first hand the quality of knowledge and experience in which they set out in all of their guidelines. This is one of the main reasons she is thrilled to be a part of The A Team. Victoria is excited for the chance to make a stronger difference in ensuring our elders are given all the best in which they deserve.
Plan A Mississauga
Get in touch with Victoria Thompson
" Plan A Muskoka, Nipissing & Simcoe is dedicated to providing a superior service to the homes in the greater Muskoka, Nipissing & Simcoe areas. Supplying compassionate, experienced and confident staff to Long Term Care Homes. "
Sarah began her Plan A career as an RPN New Grad in 2012. Since that time she has helped to fulfil the Plan A mission to support staffing needs in Long Term Care Homes throughout Ontario’s North. Sarah continued her work with Plan A in both PSW and RPN capacities while pursuing her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Nipissing University, and as of 2015 has transitioned into the role of RN.
Having worked within all three designations, Sarah has an excellent sense of what it takes to be a good fit for the A-Team. Sarah understands the common ‘bumps’ that come with being an agency nurse, and strives to support staff in their role with understanding.
With her degree in Communications and Business from Wilfrid Laurier University, Rachael understands what it takes to realize this goal. Rachael particularly enjoys promotions and marketing, appreciating the opportunity to put her creativity to work for a cause she believes in!
Rachael works diligently to find A-rated health care professionals, ensuring the best possible care reaches residents. ‘Think global, act local’ is Rachael's mantra and she is eager about translating this focus into her work.
Sarah and Rachael have been active members of their community both locally and globally throughout the years. Both women take great pride knowing that their work with Plan A Nipissing has a truly social impact, and look forward to getting involved and giving back to the community of North Bay. They are thrilled to be bringing a long term solution to the Nipissing region’s LTC Homes, as well as to provide local PSW’s, RPN’s, and RN’s with what they truly feel is an unbeatable job opportunity.
" Becoming involved with Plan A has allowed everything to come full circle for her as she knows that this opportunity is also giving back to the Thunder Bay community. "
Graduating from Communication Studies in 2016, Kristy has been eager to get to work and create a career she can be proud of. Her passion for Plan A came to light shortly after her mother, Sheri-Ann Morin, became the owner and operator of Plan A Algoma. Kristy took immediate interest once she recognized the significant impact Plan A was doing for our most vulnerable population in these LTC homes.
Kristy is now thrilled to begin her journey as the new owner and operator of Plan A Thunder Bay, with the guidance of her mother and the support of Plan A. Her ultimate goal is to bring a positive supplemental healthcare initiative to this city to make an everlasting impact on their community in regards to the current population in these LTC homes as well as ensure peace of mind for the future population of LTC homes within the region.
Being a business owner has always been one of Kristy’s goals and with her strong interpersonal and communication skills and interest in business, Kristy has an excellent sense of what it takes to promote Plan A’s vision and mission, giving Canadian LTC’s compassionate and dependable staffing solutions as well as offering our clients access to high level health care professionals.
For her, this is the ultimate career as she is not only building a business she can be proud of, but becoming involved with Plan A has allowed everything to come full circle for her as she knows that this opportunity is also giving back to the Thunder Bay community.
Plan A Thunder Bay
Get in touch with Kristy Dubé
" Jackie’s fresh take on business and passionate dedication to the Plan A business model are evident in her devotion to increasing her knowledge and skills regarding the long-term care industry. "
Jackie is the owner/operator of Plan A Timmins and Peterborough. Jackie’s fresh take on business and passionate dedication to the Plan A business model are evident in her devotion to increasing her knowledge and skills regarding the long-term care industry.
As a Social Worker for over 10 years, Jackie brings a solid knowledge of the health care industry as well as exceptional problem-solving skills. She takes pride in her mission to be part of the solution in long term care homes and wants to ensure that our most vulnerable population are provided with the most compassionate and experienced health care professionals.
Jackie is committed to making a difference in the community and ensuring that all long term Care homes involved with Plan A Timmins and Peterborough receive the best quality care. Professional development and community volunteering are also Jackie’s top priority for personal and professional growth.
Jackie’s other passion is her family. Jackie loves spending quality time with her husband and 3 beautiful children. Her family is very involved in the community and enjoys all 4 seasons activities, especially camping.
Jackie is looking forward to forming new business relationships in Timmins and the Peterborough area, and surrounding communities and striving for community development and ultimately providing excellent service to all long-term care homes in Timmins, Peterborough and surrounding areas.
Plan A Toronto is our newest corporate office, established in the Summer of 2019. Founder Sheri Tomchick recognized that this massive region with an abundance of LTC homes would require access to our staffing strategy and our pool of over 1200 health care professionals. We are eager to build many partnerships in the LTC industry within the Toronto region and assist these homes with their staffing needs.
Plan A Toronto
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Plan A Windsor is our most southern location, established in July 2018 when founder Sheri Tomchick recognized the need for sharing our staffing strategy and our pool of compassionate, dependable and reliable health care professionals to homes in the area. Plan A Windsor operates at the same level of high quality care and professionalism as our other Plan A locations and looks forward to ensuring all homes in the Windsor area are operating in ‘Plan A’. To learn more about our long-term long term care staffing strategy, connect with us today.
Plan A Windsor
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" Tessa has seen first-hand the issues that arise as a result of staffing shortages and she is devoted to ensuring that all LTC homes located within the York Region are running at a full staff capacity "
After graduating from the Business Administration – Human Resources program in 2015, Tessa began her professional career with Plan A Health Care Staffing Solutions in Sudbury working as the Recruitment Manager, where she was in charge of hiring all nurses and PSWs in Sudbury and the surrounding areas. Tessa later moved into the role of Solution Sales Specialist with Plan A’s sister company, StaffStat Inc., where she assisted in providing their automated shift-filling solution to LTC homes, community support organizations and hospitals across Ontario. After relocating with her family to a community located in the York Region in early 2018, the opportunity to open a Plan A franchise in the area presented itself and she couldn’t say no.
The experience that Tessa gained while working as a Server for many years taught her to understand how crucial adequate staffing is to a business’ value and success. After working for Plan A and StaffStat, she learned that the LTC sector and the healthcare sector as a whole was no exception to that rule. Tessa has seen first-hand the issues that arise as a result of staffing shortages and she is devoted to ensuring that all LTC homes located within the York Region are running at a full staff capacity, while receiving only the best quality care from the most compassionate and experienced health care professionals.
Being a business owner had always been a dream of Tessa’s, but when she became a mom in August of 2017, it was no longer a dream—it became a goal. Having the opportunity to continue working with the “A Team” while also having the freedom to work around her own schedule and spend more time at home with her family than she would in any other position is truly a dream come true.
Plan A York
Get in touch with Tessa Anderson
Natalie is the Owner/Operator of Plan A Kamloops, the first Plan A to be established in beautiful British Columbia. In July of 2019, Natalie recognized the need for staffing in the Okanagan region and decided to bring a second Plan A location to British Columbia. With over 25 years of customer service employment, Natalie has been a successful real estate agent and business owner/entrepreneur. Owning a small business has taught her the value of building strong community relationships and good quality service. She brings with her a strong background in communication and problem-solving skills, as well as excellent multitasking tactics. Natalie has a strong passion for the Long Term Care sector and works diligently every day in finding new ways to assist in providing good quality health care to those in need. Natalie looks to the future as a Plan A business owner, in helping to make positive changes in the community and its surroundings.
Plan A Kamloops
Plan A Okanagan
Get in touch with Natalie Fournier
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