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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. "
Cindy fully embraces her role of Operations Manager at Plan A Sudbury. She is proud of and stands behind the Plan A brand. As Operations Manager, she is responsible for improving performance, productivity, efficiency, and success through the implementation of effective methods and strategies.
Cindy can often be found championing the brand while developing, fostering and maintaining strong relationships with healthcare students, healthcare professionals, educational and long-term care partners.
As a leader of the Plan A team, she encourages motivation, promotion of self-development and guidance towards the achievement of the team members’ goals. Cindy has a passion for helping others and is devoted to making a difference in her community. Therefore, she is strongly committed to ensuring that the vulnerable population that Plan A services are cared for with the highest level of care and quality.
Plan A Sudbury 308 Notre Dame Ave. Sudbury, ON P3C 5K5
" 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.
Servicing the following communities:
Sault Ste. Marie
Plan A Algoma 527 Queen St. E Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2A2
" 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.
" Both her experience and depth of knowledge in regard to the staffing needs required in the Long Term Care sector is an asset to creating lasting relationships with the LTC homes and the region of Glengarry "
Patty has been an RPN for the past 19 years, working in various settings such as hospitals and home care. She has spent the majority of her time working in Long Term Care in the Sudbury area, as well as Nunavut and Saskatchewan. Patty also worked as an RPN for Plan A Sudbury, which led her to fully support the Plan A vision and mission. Working in various provinces gave Patty insight on the need and difficulties encountered in the LTC sector. These experiences reinforced the fact that nursing is her true calling.
As the owner of Plan A Glengarry, Patty will continue to put all her knowledge into helping the most vulnerable sector. Both her experience and depth of knowledge in regard to the staffing needs required in the Long Term Care sector is an asset to creating lasting relationships with the LTC homes and the region of Glengarry. Her dedication and attention to detail will be a positive addition in her efforts.
Giving back to those in need through Plan A will fulfill Patty’s life long personal and professional goals. In her spare time, Patty enjoys quality family time with her husband, daughters and two granddaughters.
" 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.
" Jill and Ted have a wealth of experience in business, nursing, and the LTC sector. "
Jill and Ted have a wealth of experience in business, nursing, and the LTC sector. They have a passion for helping and lending a hand to those in need. They have a young family that keeps them busy running from the arena to the barn, and all points in between. In the summer months, they are avid boaters and enjoy the outdoors with family and friends.
Jill brings an abundance of experience in LTC, having literally “grown up” in the industry. From her childhood memories of visiting her mother’s work and having residents read with her, to her most recent position as an Administrator of a LTC home, Jill has a passion for caring and helping the residents — this has truly been a driving force throughout her career. She began working in the industry as a teenager as a Dietary Aide, and graduated the RPN program at Durham College. She began working in children’s rehabilitation, but found she was missing her calling and needed to return to Long Term Care in the nursing department. She progressed through a variety of roles from RPN, to staff educator, and Co-Director of Care. Jill then moved on to external roles in sales and service of mobility equipment and pharmacy services in the LTC sector. She again missed the hands-on role within the homes and returned to the role of Administrator. She decided to become an owner of Plan A Hamilton after realizing her education, experience and values aligned with the Plan A vision.
Ted began his career working in the corporate world, and worked a variety of roles from recruiting to account management and sales. In 2001 he left the corporate world and ventured on his own into the construction sector. Beginning with small projects, his business progressed into large scale commercial and residential builds throughout Ontario working in partnership with various industry leaders and pioneers. With a solid reputation of providing quality, honesty, and passion in each project, demand grew to a national level with his company having completed projects from Halifax to Edmonton, and all points between. During this time, Ted has successfully navigated through an ever-changing environment with increased emphasis on productivity and health and safety. He has learned that building relationships is sometimes more important than the actual build. Ted looks forward to continue using this notion when building relationships with LTC partners in the Hamilton region.
" We are looking forward to meeting Kingston & Quinte residents, businesses and communities as a whole and bringing support to the long term care homes and facilities that care for our families. "
Betty joins Plan A with a background in Holistic Health Care, Natural Health Consulting, Health Coaching and Medical Office Senior Administration experience. Betty is extremely active in the networking community of her hometown Sudbury, ON with a personal interest in the health care sector. When not working, Betty enjoys playing guitar, listening to oldies and rock 'n roll music, quiet time and enjoying the "small things" we often overlook.
Fuelled by her personal experiences in the long term care and health care sectors, Sarah aims to take the staffing shortage crisis as a head-on challenge. Sarah looks forward to heading into this venture and to tapping into her years of entrepreneurial and business knowledge as well as her skill set which is ever-expanding. Sarah is proud to be an autodidact, engaging the public in education and has a personal goal of making long-lasting changes within the communities she works in. Sarah is ecstatic to generate meaningful and rewarding jobs that provide the highest quality of care to our most vulnerable sector.
Together, Sarah and Betty, along with their loyal sidekick service dog, Charlie, are looking forward to meeting Kingston & Quinte residents, businesses and communities as a whole and bringing support to the long term care homes and facilities that care for our families.
Servicing the following communities:
Kingston & Quinte
Plan A Kingston & Quinte 623 Fortune Crescent #100 Kingston, ON K7P 0L5
" 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.
" 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. "
Owners of Plan A Durham since May 2019, and recognizing the need for quality LTC staffing and believing in the Plan A vision, this dynamic duo jumped at the opportunity to bring our much needed service to the Niagara Region.
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 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.
" We are dedicated to providing superior service to the homes in our areas. Supplying compassionate, experienced and reliable staff to Long Term Care Homes with an emphasis on responsible, solution-based, and proactive customer service. "
Sarah began her Plan A career as an RPN New Grad in 2012. Since that time she has helped to fulfill the Plan A mission to support staffing needs in Long Term Care homes throughout Ontario’s North in the PSW, RPN and RN capacities. Having worked within all three designations, Sarah understands the common ‘bumps’ that come with being an agency nurse and strives to support her staff in their role. Drawing on her knowledge gained in her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Nipissing University, she has an excellent sense of what it takes to be a good fit for the A Team.
Having witnessed her sister's experience working in healthcare, Rachael understands what an incredible need there is for support within Long Term Care. Rachael draws on her administrative experience and education in Communications and Business from Wilfrid Laurier University to provide her clients with a solution-based service, and her staff with a supportive employment opportunity.
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 has a truly social impact. They are thrilled to be bringing a long term solution to Long Term Care homes in these regions, as well as to provide local PSWs, RPNs, and RNs with what they truly feel is an unbeatable job opportunity.
Servicing the following communities:
Plan A Nipissing 110 Little, Suite 2A Barrie ON L4N 4K8
" As Owners and Operators, Caroline and Susana believe in full and open communication along with significant training and support. It’s this win-win mindset that helps Plan A Ottawa create lasting relationships. "
Caroline Cameron was first introduced to Plan A’s mission through her previous role at the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce. The connection was instant. She understood the need to support our most vulnerable not only in the North but across the province and throughout Canada. She understands the stresses and challenges the LTC community faces to adequately care and protect our most vulnerable. She believes our seniors have earned and deserve the upmost quality of life.
Caroline is also excited to help others with similar values by extending a wonderful and rewarding career to PSWs, RNs and RPNs. After all, it's these professionals along with Plan A’s people, passion, and devotion that will ensure proper care and attention. She believes there’s tremendous value and much to be learned from spending time with the generations before us.
As an Owner and Operator, she believes in full and open communication along with significant training and support. It’s this win-win mindset that helps Caroline create lasting relationships.
Caroline’s life is filled with joy, laughter and pride thanks to her 2 boys, Carson and Bradley and her husband Mike. She’s always outvoted at home but happy to serve as CFO, Chief Family Officer, organizing Carson’s budding acting, dancing and singing career and cheering on her favourite hockey player Bradley. As a family the Camerons enjoy golf, skiing/snowboarding, cooking together and dining out, and never miss a Sunday night family movie!
Susi was introduced to Plan A in November 2019 by her friend and fellow hockey mom, Caroline Cameron. When Caroline expressed her vision and enthusiasm for Plan A in Ottawa, it didn’t take her long to realize that their partnership was a perfect fit. Susi wants to make a difference and have a positive impact in the community by assisting LTC homes with their staffing needs and provide quality care to our aging population.
She believes that every human-being deserves to be loved and be cared for at their most vulnerable state; to be treated like family. Giving back and being part of an organization that is devoted to and responsible for making people happier and content in their homes is what Susi ultimately signed up for and why she jumped at the chance to team up with Caroline. She is very excited and proud about her career as Owner/Operator of Plan A Ottawa. Her goal is to build strong relationships with everyone she meets.
Susi has a Business Intelligence System Infrastructure Diploma from Algonquin College and has been in the high-tech industry for 20 years. She has extensive experience in customer service and most recently left her position as a Billing Operations Manager for a Talent Management Software Company. Susi has managed teams, been a motivator, and problem-solver. She believes in providing exceptional service and loves a company with a great culture and she always brings her best. She is known for her passion and dedication and described as a great team player who brings positive energy!
Susi lives in Carp with her loving family - husband Danny, her twin 9-year-old boys, Lucas and Xavier and the family boxer pup, Hugo. She loves to spend time with family and friends, cheering on her boys in the stands at hockey games, dancing and listening to music, family vacations and enjoys great food and great wine!
Servicing the following communities:
Plan A Ottawa 900 Lady Ellen Place Ottawa, ON K1Z 5L5
" 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.
" We work diligently to create strong and lasting partnerships with Long Term Care homes in the region to ensure all residents continue to receive the high quality care they deserve. "
Plan A Thunder Bay was established in 2018 and is our most northern location in Ontario. Plan A President, Sheri Tomchick, recognized that Long Term Care homes in this region could strongly benefit from our staffing strategy and our large pool of dependable and compassionate health care professionals. We work diligently to create strong and lasting partnerships with Long Term Care homes in the region to ensure all residents continue to receive the high quality care they deserve.
" 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.
Servicing the following communities:
Smooth Rock Falls
Plan A Timmins 273 Second Ave. Timmins, ON P4N 1G3
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.
" Her leadership and mentoring skills are a perfect fit and will serve the Windsor, 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. She became the owner of Plan A Sarnia Chatham and Plan A Windsor in May 2019 and January 2020, respectively.
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 serve the Sarnia Lambton, Chatham Kent and Windsor Essex communities well. It takes a village they say to create change and Simone is up for the challenge.
Servicing the following communities:
Windsor & Essex
Plan A Windsor 7515 Forest Glade Dr Windsor, ON N8T 3P5
" 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.
" Renée and Pat bring over 20 years experience in the medical field, HR, training, people development and executive coaching to deliver a dynamic team of superior quality health care workers to the Calgary area. "
Renée and Pat bring over 20 years experience in the medical field, HR, training, people development and executive coaching to deliver a dynamic team of superior quality health care workers to the Calgary area. Renée has excelled at various roles within the medical sector, such as Lab Assistant; Medical Secretary; Ward Clerk; and Office Manager of a doctor's office. Pat has been employed in the mining sector for over 25 years, but has worn many hats including areas of supervision, training, Train-the-Trainer, procedure development and executive coaching.
With their combined experience and philosophy of people development and relationship building, Renée and Pat are excited and confident to bring their team of compassionate, competent Health Care Aides, RNs and LPNs to alleviate the staffing shortages of Calgary’s continuing care facilities.
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.
Servicing the following communities:
Plan A Kamloops 303-246 2nd Ave Kamloops, BC V2C 2C9