About us

The Good Samaritan Society, a Lutheran Social Service Organization, is a not-for-profit, registered charity with over 65 years of experience providing specialized health and community care services in innovative and caring environments.

Corporate Office

8861 75 Street, Edmonton, AB

goodsaminfo@gss.org

1-780-431-3600

Awards of Distinction

Awards are open to all employees of The Good Samaritan Society, Good Samaritan Canada, and Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre. Nominations are encouraged from employees, residents and families starting February 18, 2019 and closing March 15, 2019.

Mission Award

The mission award recognizes employees and teams that best exemplify extending Christian hospitality in a meaningful and creative way. They embody the organizations mission statement.

Criteria

This employee and team:

  • Embrace hospitality in all its practices and decision-making
  • Demonstrate integration of Good Samaritans identity as a faith based, not-for-profit care organization
  • Is extravagant in their care of all persons (resident/clients, community members, and employees)
  • Finds creative solutions to challenges and challenges themselves to be growing in strength and excellence as a community

Nominate an employee or team for the mission award.

Vision Award

The vision award recognizes employees and teams who continually support our vision to grow in strength, excellence and creativity in caring for others.

Criteria

This employee and team:

  • Seeks innovative approaches to care and accommodation excellence
  • Enhances and improves existing common practices (as suitable)
  • Addresses concerns/problems currently being experienced
  • Have great dreams for their care homes/programs, people and the Good Samaritan as a whole

Nominate an employee or team for the vision award.

Healthy Relationships Award

The healthy relationships award recognizes employees and teams that work in supportive partnerships and open their hearts to others by affirming their goodness and potential. They make it a priority to develop and foster every relationship they are a part of.

Healthy relationships are built by

  • Showing respect to others
  • Partnering in shared responsibilities
  • Communicating openly and sincerely
  • Showing compassion to others
  • Upholding dignity
  • Supporting the potential in everyone

Criteria

This employee and team:

  • Is compassionate in everything they do
  • Opens their heart to others by affirming their goodness and potential
  • Shows respect to others, are eager to partner in shared responsibilities, communicate openly and sincerely, shows compassion to all, uphold dignity and encourage the growth of potential in everyone around them
  • Makes those around them feel truly part of the Good Samaritan family and believe in the work the organization accomplishes
  • Believes that their work at the Good Samaritan is a calling and contributes to the greater good

Nominate an employee or team for the health relationships award.

Hospitable Environments

The hospitable environments award recognizes employees and teams that provide safe, comfortable communities inspiring involvement, where people experience a sense of caring, belonging and purpose.

Hospitable Environments are created by

  • Putting people first before tasks
  • Providing home-like surroundings
  • Providing safe, non-threatening environments
  • Building and maintaining community connections

Criteria

This employee and team:

  • Promote safe living to residents, staff, guests and peers and continuously search for safer ways to improve the lives of those around them and share their ideas
  • Promote home-like surroundings for residents and families
  • Develop new partnerships, engage the community and is continuously developing unique, innovative ways to improve
  • Work to provide the best services possible to all volunteers, staff, residents and community by ensuring a positive environment that promotes compassion and stewardship
  • Exemplify teamwork and effective communication in everything they do

Nominate an employee or team for the hospitable environments award.

Servant Leadership Award

The servant leadership award recognizes employees and teams who continually demonstrate the core values of The Good Samaritan through exemplary servant leadership qualities. They lead through the giving of themselves in service to others, by acting with courage in a trustworthy and ethical manner.

Servant Leaders are

  • Accountable for all their actions
  • Demonstrate integrity
  • Are good stewards of resources
  • Serve others without self-interest

Criteria

This employee and team:

  • Leads by example and inspires leadership though action and results.
  • Leads by managing resources in the most efficient manner and devises plans that reflect the current and future needs of those they serve.
  • Knows the resources they have been entrusted with and works towards improving services with these resources. 
  • Uses resources of time, talent and treasure wisely and creatively.
  • Takes full responsibility in their role in developing the potential of the people around them.
  • Excels in open and honest communication with others.
  • Believes in continuous learning and assist in the growth of others.

Nominate and employee or team for the servant leadership award.