NORCAT Client StaffStat Wins OLTCA Innovator of the Year Award

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NORCAT client StaffStat wins OLTCA Innovator of the Year Award!

(SUDBURY, ON) –Sudbury-based software company, StaffStat, was presented the “Innovator of the Year Award” at the 2016 This Is Long Term Care conference in Toronto. StaffStat pitched their shift-filling software in the Innovator’s Den, hosted by the Ontario Long Term Care Association on November 25, 2016.

The company was one of five finalists chosen to pitch their healthcare solution to a crowd of over 200 delegates from the long-term care sector. This group included six ‘Dragons’ who represented various corporations and organizations from across Ontario.

Finalists presented their innovative product- they had three slides and three minutes, followed by a Q&A session. StaffStat CEO, Melanie Morin, utilized those three, short minutes to explain the major pain-point every long-term care home across Ontario experiences, and the impact it has on them.

“With so many more seniors on the horizon, there is tremendous opportunity for innovation and new thinking in our sector and we were excited to have so many deserving organizations present their ideas at our This is Long Term Care Conference last week,” said Candace Chartier, CEO of the Ontario Long Term Care Association. “The voting audience, made up of front-line staff and leaders from across our sector voted on the products they saw value in. It was an incredibly tight competition and I would like to congratulate the group at StaffStat for their winning entry!”

When organizations haveunfilled shifts due to sick calls, vacation requests, etcetera, a scheduler must call down a staff list to fill the vacancies. StaffStat allows employers to post an available shift through their web-based solution to all, or a select group of employees. Within seconds, the system automatically connects with employees using their preferred method of communication (telephone call, text message, email, or push notification). Staff can then respond to the request by either accepting or denying the shift. Shifts can be posted, responded to, and filled in less than three minutes.

“Being named Innovator of the Year, with 34% of the votes from the crowd, confirms how relevant our solution is to sectors experiencing the call out pain-point,” explained Sheri Tomchick, Founder of StaffStat. “As a Northern Ontario start-up, we are proud to be recognized at a provincial level for developing a solution to a very common problem in the healthcare industry.”


StaffStat is a simple, quick and effective way to get shifts covered in any industry. Connect with your employees within seconds using their preferred method of communication (app, telephone, email, and/or text) to get shifts covered in minutes. To learn how StaffStat can increase the efficiency in your organization by filling shifts in seconds, visit or contact Melanie Morin at 1.844.600.7828.


The Ontario Long Term Care Association is the largest association of long-term care providers in Canada and the only association that represents the full mix of long-term care operators – private, not-for-profit, charitable, and municipal. The Association represents nearly 70% of Ontario’s 630 long-term care homes, located in communities across the province. Our members provide care and accommodation services to more than 70,000 residents annually.


For more information, please contact:
Melanie Morin
CEO, StaffStat, Inc.