Award Recipient

Kristine McGinn

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Kristine McGinn is COO and co-owner of fast-growing Assurance Health Care (AHC), a leading provider of innovative, quality homecare for seniors in Canada. She brings world class expertise to this role, built on many years dedicated to patient care as a nurse, professor, business owner and volunteer. Under Kristine’s leadership, Assurance Home Care delivers compassionate and high-quality care to clients by a carefully selected team of dedicated professionals. As an innovator in nursing and health care for over two decades, Kristine consistently delivers an exceptional experience for her clients and staff. She is a trusted advocate who speaks out nationally on healthcare and a leader who spends time upgrading her skills to include certification as a Life Skills Coach, Safe Talk Trainer and ASIST certified among others. As a professor at Algonquin College, she focused on training the next generation of health professionals.

Kristine is also the Chair of DIFD, a cause close to her heart.  In this role, she works to change the dialogue around the urgent social issue of youth mental health. Her impact as Chair of the working group has been substantial and lasting with money raised, meaningful programs developed and increased awareness expanding globally. Her tireless commitment as a champion of this cause has resulted in real change. A committed, tireless volunteer and community leader, her contributions to many other organizations like Ashbury College, Royal Ottawa Hospital, and so many more are significant. She shares her expertise generously and the ripple effect of her valuable contributions are felt widely. A Belleville native, she is the proud mother of three children and happily married to Walt for 32years.


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