SGP Purchasing Partner Network Announces 2017 Education, Excellence & Innovation Award Winners

Left to Right - Derek Jones, Jason Horne, Mya Kitts & Daniela ToaderLeft to Right – Jenn Burnett, Sandra Curcio, Michael Prus, Patricia Bergeron, Jason Horne & Marcey QuennevilleLeft to Right – Jason Horne, Daniela Toader, Patrick Orvidas, Cecilia Li & Don CurrieLeft to Right – Domenic Ruso, Jason Horne, Anton Zverev, Renu Makroo, Frank Del Vecchio & Joel Palmateer

SGP Purchasing Partner Network (SGP) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Education, Excellence & Innovation Awards:

2017 Innovator of the Year Award—3M

2017 Educator of the Year Award—Nestle Health Science

2017 Excellence Award (Non-Food)—Cardinal Health

2017 Excellence Award (Food)—Olymel

The award winners were announced at an awards ceremony during the SGP Marketing Program Launch in Markham, Ontario on December 13, 2017.

As we work towards our strategic vision to be the best provider of senior care and services in Canada we truly believe that all of us together can make a positive contribution to the lives of residents. The SGP Purchasing Partner Network is designed to channel and empower those contributions. People connected through purpose and compassion can make great things happen, and it takes the efforts of many to provide the high level of care and compassion that our seniors deserve.

Through our supplier network we have begun to identify these contribution platforms for sharing best practices and honoring outstanding activities in our industry. We believe by recognizing these values will build a stronger network within our sector for years to come. They embody the core values of serving our industry and being committed to SGP and residents. The winners will be recognized during SGP events in 2018.

For more information about the SGP Education, Excellence & Innovation Awards, please visit

ABOUT SGP Purchasing Partner Network

SGP Purchasing Partner Network is a division of Extendicare Inc. SGP offers group purchasing, consulting and education to over 600 clients representing 50,000 seniors across Canada. As an owner and operator of seniors’ homes SGP understands the needs of clients and provides a channel for members and suppliers to communicate to ensure positive care outcomes for residents.

For further information about SGP Purchasing Partner Network, please contact:

Sandra Curcio

National Sales Consultant, SGP Purchasing Partner Network

Tel: 905-470-5586

For media inquiries, please contact:

Sofia Mavumba

Communications Manager,

Extendicare / SGP Purchasing Partner Network, a division of Extendicare

Tel: 905-470-5494