Who We Are
Meals on Wheels is a Home and Community Care provider through an agreement with Ontario Health. We’ve been providing fresh and frozen meal delivery services to seniors and adults with disabilities since 1969. In addition to meal delivery, we also provide transportation services, picking clients up from their home to any wellness related appointments in the city.
We are motivated by a strong commitment to our volunteers, our donors, our partners and our community – and our aspirations and guiding principles are defined by the community we serve.
Nourishing community wellness, one person at a time.
A community in which every person has a pathway to wellness and independence
Our Commitment to Our Community
- We deeply value our volunteers – they are at the heart of our work.
- We honour our community through partnerships, diversity, and inclusion.
- We embrace organizational change and imagination.
- We are socially, financially, and environmentally responsible.
- We deliver high-quality programs and services, always.
- We strive for tangible, lasting results.
These guiding principles inform and infuse everything we do, day-in, day-out.
They have been forged by our commitment to high ethical standards, transparency and accountability. They drive our priorities, organizational decisions and how we accomplish our mission.
We acknowledge that we are gathered today on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek (Uh-nish-in-ah-bck), Haudensaunee (Ho-den-no-show-nee), Lunaapeewak (Len-ah-pay-wuk) and Attawandaron (Add-a-won-da-run). We acknowledge all treaties specific to this area: the Two Row Wampum Belt Treaty of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy/Silver Covent Chain; the Beaver Hunting Grounds of the Haudenosaunee NANFAN Treaty of 1701; the Mckee Treaty of 1790, the London Township Treaty of 1796, the Huron Tract Treaty of 1827, with the Anishinaabeg, and the Dish with One Spoon Covenant Wampum of the Anishnaabek and Haudenosaunce. These guiding principles inform and infuse everything we do, day-in, day-out.
This land continues to be home to diverse Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) whom we recognize as contemporary stewards of the land and vital contributors to society. We hold all that is in the natural world in our highest esteem and give honour to the wonderment of all things within Creation. We bring our minds together as one to share good words, thoughts, feelings and sincerely send them out to each other and to all parts of creation. We are grateful for the natural gifts in our world, and we encourage everyone to be faithful to the natural laws of Creation.
The three indigenous Nations that are neighbours to London are the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation; Oneida Nation of the Thames; and-the-Munsee-Delaware Nation who all continue to live as sovereign Nations with individual and unique languages, cultures and customs. This Land Acknowledgement is a first step towards reconciliation. It is the work of all citizens to step towards decolonizing practices and bring our awareness into action. We encourage everyone to be informed about the traditional lands, Treaties, history and cultures of Indigenous people local to their region.
Did you know that we are a member of Meals on Wheels of America? No Canadian association exists and this allows us to network with other Meals on Wheels organizations throughout North America. This provides us with great resources, information sharing, grant opportunities and more for the benefit of those we serve here in London!