Skin Cancer 101: Do you know these facts?

August 16 2017 / By Amy Chan / News

Skin Cancer 101: Do you know these facts?

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer? There are more cases of skin cancer diagnosed each year than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined.

Stay tuned next week as we look at the different types of sunscreens available and give you tips on choosing the right sunscreen for you.

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Calling All PSWs: Come to our Toronto job fair!

August 10 2017 / By Amy Chan / News

Toronto will be having a job fair on August 23, 2017 for Personal Support Workers (PSW). Drop in for an on-site interview and see what it could be like to join the Spectrum team!

We are currently recruiting for PSWs in Downtown Toronto, York, East York, Scarborough and Etobicoke

2 Bloor Street East, Suite 1200
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 1A8

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Position requirements:

  • Resume
  • PSW certificate/NACC Diploma
  • Police VulnerableCheck
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Immunization
  • Two professional references

If you can't make it to our job fair, you can also:

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Spectrum Health Care Foundation: From BBQs to Petting Zoos

August 08 2017 / By Amy Chan / Spectrum News

Our Foundation (SHC Foundation) was created to provide an avenue for our employees to give back to the community through organizations that align with our values of caring, trust, safety and responsiveness. Recently we had the amazing opportunity to sponsor and volunteer at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s (CAMH) annual BBQ and Peel Children's Centre’s (PCC) annual summer camps. Here is a quick recap on the events:

CAMH's annualGifts of Light Canada Day BBQ was a huge success. This year our Foundation was the Presenting Sponsor and helped CAMH pull off a half day BBQ for its clients and their families. Our very own Spectrum employees volunteered their time to set up, prep food, organize games and help with the entertainment.

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What makes life worth living in the face of death?

July 25 2017 / By Amy Chan / News

In May 2013 Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon, was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. He wrote a book detailing his life and battle with terminal cancer. While Paul sadly passed away at the age of 37, his book When Breath Becomes Air was published posthumously.

In this moving talk, Paul’s wife Lucy Kalanithi speaks about her husband’s terminal cancer diagnosis. She reflects on the range of emotions that come in the face of death; love, loss, pain and eventual joy and strength.

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Look who else is turning 40 this year!

July 19 2017 / By Amy Chan / News

Spectrum is not the only one turning 40 this year!
Look who else made their debut in 1977.

This year Spectrum turns the big 4-0! But we’re not the only ones who made our debut in 1977. Check out these products that are also celebrating 40 years of being in existence.

Commodore PET
The world’s first personal all-in-one computer, the Commodore PET, was demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago. The Commodore debuted months before Apple II or Radio Shack TRS80 in 1977. Before the Commodore, all home computers were basically little more than circuit boards, many of which didn’t even have power supplies.

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