Monday, February 18, 2013

Careers That Make A Difference - Qualicare

 Durish and Jones Team Up - Again! 

Qualicare's newest franchise owners Jeff Durish and Steve Jones are often described as dynamic leaders with a commitment to people, community and successful outcomes. They have both been involved in caring for family members through a series of complex health and medical challenges and have decided to devote their talents and effort to increasing the quality of life for others with similar challenges. Their personal values and goals are perfectly aligned with the principles of Qualicare Home Care Services.

Jeff and Steve met as young children at YMCA summer camp near Honey Harbour Ontario and have remained trusted friends ever since.   40 years later and after reaching the pinnacle of their respective careers, they have combined their business and life experiences to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others through Qualicare Family Homecare Services.

Jeff has enjoyed a successful career, assembling and leading global engineering teams in delivering high quality software systems. He is a strong believer in the importance of family and in actively giving back to the community. He recently rode across Canada raising financial support and awareness for The Sears National Kids Cancer Ride and also has honored those who have battled or are battling cancer by representing Canada in international dragon boating competition.

Steve Jones is a business and thought leader in the world of human resource recruitment and placement. In particular, Steve has helped drive employment law and standards that support ethical employment practices for both employers and employees. He has served several terms as President of the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services; and has been recognized as Canadian volunteer of the year by the Attorney General of Canada for his work helping Canadians overcome employment barriers.

Steve is President of Ontario Track 3 Association for Disabled Children and is a member of the Senior Executive Health & Safety Leadership Charter with the Conference Board of Canada. 

In a recent interview Durish said “We’re committed to helping people navigate the healthcare system and to supporting them so they can remain comfortably in their home.  Steve and I want to help people live longer and better while reducing stress on them and their loved ones. It's great to have careers that make a difference.