About VON

Our Mission and Vision


VON will be Canada's leading charitable organization addressing community health and social needs.


VON, a charity guided by the principles of primary health care, works in partnership with Canadians for a healthier society through:

  1. Leadership in community-based care
  2. Delivery of innovative comprehensive health and social services
  3. Influence in the delivery of health social policy

Core Values:

  • Respect
  • Participation
  • Responsiveness
  • Courage

VON - Health Starts at Home

VON is a not-for-profit, national health care organization and registered charity.

VON offers a wide range of community health care solutions, some of which are offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each VON site modifies its services to meet the needs of its local community. VON cares for all ages and stages of life.

VON is Building Healthy Communities Across Canada, One Person at a Time.

If you, or someone in your family, were recovering from an illness and needed home care, who would you trust? Most Canadians from coast to coast would say VON. The reason: at VON Canada we believe in treating the whole person, not just their ailment.

Our more than 14,000 staff and volunteers in more than 53 VON sites serving 1,200 communities know the importance of creating the capacity for healing in each person. It’s how we’re helping to build healthy communities across Canada, one person at a time.

Together we have a Huge Impact on the Lives of Many Canadians.

VON is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization. VON believes that all people have the right to quality health care regardless of their ability to pay.

VON services are guided by a profound sense of respect for individuals and their right to make choices about and participate in their own care. Personal values and cultural traditions are considered when a plan of care is developed and family members are encouraged to be partners in the planning and delivery of care.

A Leader in Community and Health Care Services

VON is a leader in the delivery of innovative community home based care and social services. VON sites respond to the unique and changing health care needs of communities from coast-to-coast. They ensure that the exact mix of our over 50 different home nursing, corporate health, volunteer, personal and community support services is based on the unique needs of each community we serve.

Our approach has resulted in cutting edge programs including well baby clinics, school health services, visiting nursing and coordinated home care programs and flu immunizations for all ages. All have their earliest origins with VON.


VON offers home care, personal support, and community support services to enhance each client’s quality of life by providing them with the personal assistance and support needed to make them comfortable in their own home. VON has been doing so for more than 100 years.

Our professional staff works closely with clients, caregivers and all members of the health care team to develop a flexible and individualized plan of care.

Some services are offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week across Canada by specially trained Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses and dedicated staff of Recreation Therapists, Personal Support Workers, Coordinators of Volunteers and Home Support Workers who provide homemaking, personal care, and respite care. VON Canada is accredited by Accreditation Canada.

A Strong Voice for the Health and Well Being of Canadians

Through local, provincial and national organizations, VON Canada is working on behalf of all Canadians to influence the nation’s fast-changing health and social services.

VON is a national, charitable not-for-profit community health care organization. We join forces with families, communities, governments and other groups looking out for the wellbeing of Canadians. VON advocates for policies that ensure health care is available and accessible to everyone.