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.
Starting October 12, 2022, the Good Samaritan Society and Good Samaritan Canada will accept donations to a new Reconciliation Fund to support our ongoing commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, particularly for Indigenous peoples.
Good Samaritan President and CEO, Dr. Katherine Chubbs, received the 2022 Muhammad Ali Abid Memorial Service Award from the Southern Alberta Chapter (SAC) of the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL).
The award was established in 2021 by CCHL in memory of Muhammad Ali Abid who gave of his time and tireless energy in the spirit of volunteerism to numerous charities and other deserving organizations, causes, and individuals in Alberta and Canada. Dr. Chubbs received the award in recognition of her leadership, passion, and dedication to addressing racism and for her many community service endeavors.
The award included a $1,500 donation to a charity of the recipient’s choosing. Dr. Chubbs chose to use the donation to start the Good Samaritan Reconciliation Fund. This fund will help create culturally safe spaces in Good Samaritan care homes and programs across the organization.
“Reconciliation is about ensuring all Good Samaritans are walking together on a journey with Indigenous people to a place and time where everyone feels safe, respected, and cared for. We will use these funds and other Reconciliation donations to enhance the cultural safety in our homes for Indigenous seniors and individuals in our care, fostering hospitality and hope for an improved future together.” – Dr. Katherine Chubbs, Good Samaritan President and CEO
As the largest not-for-profit seniors care provider in Alberta and British Columbia, Good Samaritan provides safe, comfortable communities and inspires involvement where people can experience a sense of caring, belonging and purpose. We serve more than 6,000 residents, clients and individuals in 57 homes.
Good Samaritan is committed to living its Mission, Vision, and Values in serving marginalized individuals and people in need and through Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.