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The Jan Greene Award for Outstanding Volunteerism


The 2017 recipient of the Jan Greene Award for Outstanding Volunteerism is Joan Cox. To see the positive impact that Joan has on our clients, please watch this short video.


The Jan Greene Award for  Outstanding Volunteerism was established in 2013 and is awarded on an annual basis to recognize the contributions a volunteer of the Alzheimer Society who, with exceptional compassion and dedication, serves our clients and supports the organization.

The award is named in honour of Jan Greene who passed away in April 2013.She was a teacher, musician, a mother, wife and one of the founding faculty members of Fanshawe’s MIA (Music Industry Arts) program.  London Free Press columnist, James Reaney, called Jan “a force for good & creativity” and in her husband’s own words, she was “a true leader whose greatest joy was watching others grow and flower.” Alzheimer’s disease affected Jan early and she and her husband David faced this challenge head-on, learning what they could, utilizing available supports and acting as advocates for the Alzheimer Society. Jan and David provided a voice for those affected by this disease, talking openly about their journey. Along the way, their story touched many of our clients, volunteers and staff. Jan participated in many of our Social Recreation programs, bringing her spirit and love to reside in any room she happened to be in.

The Jan Greene Award for Volunteerism is a fitting tribute to Jan and her family and a meaningful acknowledgement of the crucial contribution that volunteers make to the work of the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex

For any inquiries, please contact Jenn Hale, Volunteer Services Coordinator: or 519-680-2404 ext. 234