It is our corporate social responsibility to ensure that first aid and medical supplies are available to all. Attaining knowledge of first aid principles and understanding emergency response protocol is essential to saving lives. We are not alone in this mission. We are proud to partner with various not-for-profit organizations that dedicate themselves to helping others. Take a look at a few of our special moments below.
Life is Precious. Be Prepared.
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
First Aid Canada is proud to provide volunteer first aid services and supplies for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, MS Bike Tours. In 2011, the five MS Bike Tours in Ontario had over 3000 participants and raised over $2 million to help in the research to end MS. The funds raised allow the MS Society of Canada to continue research into the cause and cure of multiple sclerosis and provide services for those living with MS.
Multiple sclerosis is a complex disease. While it is most often diagnosed in young adults, aged 15 to 40, we know that it affects children, some as young as two years old. The impact is felt by family, friends and by the community. MS is unpredictable, affecting vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. Its effects are physical, emotional, financial, and last a lifetime. There is no cure.
There are more fundraising events throughout the year. Check the MS Society's website for more information: www.mssociety.ca
Help End MS.
“I would like to thank you again for partnering with our Bike Tour, as it is the support from companies such as First Aid Canada that is instrumental to our success as a fundraising event. Without you, the difficulty of achieving our fundraising goals would be much greater”
- Kaitlin Gordon, Coordinator, Fundraising Events, MS Society of Canada
First Aid Canada is proud to partner with ALS Ontario to provide volunteer first aid service and supplies for the Hike for ALS and Family Day.
ALS Ontario is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the necessary equipment and support services for people living with ALS as well as to provide funding to the ALS Society of Canada towards research for a cure.
ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease, is a rapidly progressive and fatal neuromuscular disease characterized by degeneration of a select group of nerve cells and pathways (motor neurons) in the brain and spinal cord. This loss of motor neurons leads to progressive paralysis of the voluntary muscles.
To find out more about ALS and ALS Ontario, and how to donate, please visit their website: http://alsont.ca/
“I’m pleased to report that more donations have come in the last couple days and our total now stands at $83,532! This is an increase of $11,000 over last year - awesome. Thank you so much for volunteering your time to cover first aid. I’m sure the person with the popped blister was very happy for your service - and we’re all thankful that nothing more serious happened!”
- Christine Kiby, Events Manager, ALS Ontario
The Hope Centre
First Aid Canada does its best to offer first aid supplies free of charge to the heroes working in our communities, such as The Hope Centre.
The work of The HOPE Centre is much more than charity. With your help, they provide a full continuum of services and supports to individuals and families who are struggling with poverty related issues.
For upcoming events, more information, or to donate, please visit: http://www.thehopecentre.net/
“All of us at the Hope Centre would like to express our sincere thanks for the donation of first aid supplies. Contributions made by the thoughtful & caring people in our community are vital in our efforts to assist those who are facing difficulties in their lives. Your dedication and support means so much to all of us. Thank you!”
- Pat Kemp, Executive Director, The Hope Centre
The Sudbury Manitoulin Children's Foundation
The Sudbury Manitoulin Children's Foundation is a registered charity that operates the "Send-A-Kid to Camp" Program. This program provides summer camping opportunities for hundreds of disadvantaged children each year - over 17,000 children have benefited from this program since it's initiation in 1984! The "Send-A-Kid-To-Camp" program covers all camp fees, assists with transportation to and from camp, as well as providing basic personal necessities and sleeping bags for children who may need them.
To find out more about The Sudbury Manitoulin Children's Foundation, and how to donate, please visit their website: www.smcf.com.
“Your donation of first aid supplies, sun screen, and bug spray will go a long way to keeping these children safe on the road as well as protecting them from the environment while at camp! The children and SMCF thank you! Together we are transforming lives and building brighter futures."
Anne Salter Dorland; Executive Director