RHRA’s Frank Kajfes Resident Champion Award is presented to a retirement home resident who has created a noticeable impact on the quality of life for residents through their direct actions or endeavours. We know many retirement home residents have gone to great lengths to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic and the RHRA wants to recognize their efforts.
We are encouraging retirement homes and individuals to send in nominations for the award to celebrate seniors and honour their contributions in communities throughout Ontario.
Nominees must be a resident in a licensed retirement home.
Specific examples of the impact of their work must be included in the submission.
Preference will be given to nominees whose actions have had a broad impact on many seniors or several, versus on one individual.
RHRA will review each nomination and select the winner.
Nominations can be submitted electronically using the form below, or by sending a package including all the required information laid out in the form below to Communications@rhra.ca.
To make things easier, you can also send us an email and we can call you to gather more information about the resident you would like to nominate for the award.
The RHRA is honoured to name the Resident Champion Award after Frank Kajfes, a beloved member of the Stakeholder Advisory Council (SAC). Frank was devoted to improving the lives of seniors and the lives of the people in his retirement home community. As an educator, he was generous, humorous and optimistic and believed in the importance of empowering people through education. In his later years, that passion translated into his work to empower seniors to stay informed and know their rights so that they can live in security and with dignity in a retirement home. These qualities also shape the RHRA’s mandate. Frank’s ideas were intelligent, respectful, honest, practical and inclusive. He joined SAC on January 1, 2016. Sadly, he died unexpectedly on November 7, 2016. Frank’s legacy as a member of SAC lives on in the Resident Champion Award.