InMedic continues to advocate and expand it’s social outreach ideology by targeting two key areas for support – Patients and Local Communities. To date, these following organizations have benefited from InMedic’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs :
Teen Challenge Canada: Provides assistance to men and women 18+ to overcome drug and alcohol addiction. In 2014, TCC provided 119,355 meals, 43,435 nights of shelter, 100,880 hours of classroom instruction, and 100,380 hours of vocational training and answered 2,160 calls for assistance.
United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex: Fundraising organization that assists its local community. UWWE granted $2.9m to 40 different programs in F2015. The top five grantees for this charity in F2015 were Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windsor and Essex County ($595k or 20% of total grants), Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor-Essex County Branch ($520k, 18%), Life After Fifty ($175k, 6%), Unemployed Help Centre of Windsor Inc. ($170k, 6% of total grants) and Salvation Army ($158k, 5%). In F2015, programs supported by this charity helped 50,238 people.
United Way Kitchener- Waterloo: Fundraising organization that assists its local community. The top five grantees of this charity in F2013 were K-W Counselling Services ($434k or 13% of total grants), Carizon Family and Community Services ($329k, 10%), House of Friendship ($316k, 9%) YWCA of Kitchener-Waterloo ($270k, 8%), and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kitchener-Waterloo and Area ($222k, 6%).
London Marconi Soccer: Established in 1962, LMS has been one of the longest established soccer clubs in all of Ontario with a proven track record of developing players and championship teams from youth to adult to masters to professional teams. InMedic is a proud sponsor of the Marconi Blue Devils.
Canadian Cancer Society: The Canadian Cancer Society runs the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI). CCSRI’s research areas cover prevention, treatment and diagnosis. It reviews all funding applications and allocates funds. CCS allocated $44m to fund over 400 projects this year. These research grants supported 862 scientists. The Canadian Cancer Society has many programs on cancer awareness. There are multiple information sources on CCS’s website, which 7m people visited in the past year. The Smokers’ Helpline service answered 55,000 telephone calls in 2015. The charity also gave out 1,500 print copies of a cancer literacy document.
Plan Canada (Because I am A Girl): In F2014, Plan International worked with 86,676 communities in 51 countries benefitting a total population of 165 million people. Plan International trained 562,192 people to be nurses, teachers, farmers and child protection workers. Additionally, Plan helped build or fix 2,454 schools, 4,112 wells and pumps, 10,758 health and early childhood care centres. Plan also supported 64,280 savings and loan groups.
Ontario SPCA: The charity investigated 17,991 complaints in 2014 and of these complaints, the Rescue and Relief team saved 1,724 animals from abuse or neglect. The charity’s investigation activities resulted in 26 criminal charges.
Ride to Conquer Cancer: Since 2008, The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer has raised over $138 million for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and currently is Canada’s largest cycling fundraiser. Funds raised through The Ride support Personalized Cancer Medicine, including research, treatment advances, education and new standards of care at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is one of the world’s top 5 cancer centres and is a leader in Personalized Cancer Medicine.
Dorothy Ley Hospice: Founded in 1990, The Dorothy Ley Hospice is a volunteer-based community service organization offering compassionate care to people living with the challenges of a life-limiting illness or loss.
London Children’s Museum: Part of the London community for more than 35 years, the Children’s Museum is where approximately 80,000 children and their families visit each year to dream and play, and gather to learn and grow.
MS Society of Canada: The MS society provides a variety of support services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families. This includes information and referrals, counseling, self-help groups, recreation programs, and financial assistance. To further support people living with MS, the society engages in advocacy at all levels of government. In F2013, they were successful in establishing catastrophic drug coverage plans in the two remaining provinces that lacked such plans. The society also funds research aimed at improving diagnostics, treatment, and management.
Arthritis Society of Canada: Since its founding, the Arthritis Society has been the largest non-government supporter of basic and applied arthritis research. It contributed $4.7m to research in F2013. It also helped 20,000 people manage their arthritis through free educational programs.
Islamic Relief Canada: In F2015, Islamic Relief Canada delivered over 30k food packs to many countries across the globe. Each food packet contains 30 pounds of food. It also sponsored 5k orphans. IRC is currently organizing campaigns for the month of Ramadan, and for Qurbani in late Fall.
Toronto Hospital for Sick Kids: Founded in 1972, SickKids Foundation is the fundraising organization for the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, one of the world’s foremost pediatric healthcare institutions and Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research and education. In F2015, the Hospital received 289,621 emergency and clinic visits, admitted 15,817 patients, and performed 12,206 surgeries.
Canadian Red Cross: With around 20,000 volunteers and 314 branches in Canada, over a third of CRC’s programs provide community health services, health equipment loans, and first aid training. In September 2014, CRC sold its half interest in Red Cross Care Partners, discontinuing $86m in personal support services. International operations respond to national disasters and also international development with the distribution of insecticide-treated mosquito nets, vaccinations, medicine, and vitamin supplements.
Nature Conservancy of Canada: The Natural Areas Conservation Program (NACP) is one of NCC’s staple programs. The Canadian government launched the five-year program in 2007 and selected NCC to lead operations. The government renewed the program in 2014 for another five years by providing NCC with $100 million in funding. NCC has protected roughly 968,650 acres of land since the program’s inception in 2007, providing habitat for 194 COSEWIC-assessed species at risk. Protection of an additional 545,000 acres of land is the government’s main goal with the program renewal.
Doctors Without Borders: MSF Canada is one of 18 national offices of the MSF international organization. Since 1991, Canadians have taken on more than 2,000 field assignments with MSF in more than 80 countries. In 2013, MSF Canada sent 403 medical and logistical professionals on missions in 25 countries worldwide. The largest projects addressed the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo ($4.5m in F2013), the response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines ($2.3m), and the sectarian conflict in the Central African Republic ($2.1m). The main activities undertaken by MSF are massive vaccination campaigns, the training and supervision of medical personnel, improving water and sanitation infrastructure, distributing drugs and medical supplies, data collection, and direct patient care.
Wounded Warrior Project – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began when several veterans and friends, moved by stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, took action to help others in need. What started as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist warriors as they transition back to civilian life.
Transition to Betterness (T2B): T2B establishes and funds multiple programs that operate mainly within our local hospitals and health care facilities in Windsor/Essex County. The programs created and supported by T2B, and with more than 200 volunteers, help provide the much needed bridge between the hospital and home.
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter: The CWES offers a 24 hour family violence helpline as a first contact for people reaching out for support. It runs a 50-bed emergency shelter for women and their children. When women arrive, they receive counselling, resources, and support for a variety of situations such as: obtaining housing, dealing with legal issues, building a safety plan, and emotional support. Women who choose not to come to the shelter can access the same counselling resources and support. The CWES also offers counselling services for men and children.In 2012, the CWES received 10,930 calls to its family violence helpline. It provided counselling services to 360 women, 535 children, and 180 men.
Canadian Feed the Children (CFTC): CFTC’s strategy has three main foci: food security, education and local capacity building. With respect to food security, CFTC focuses on community-based agricultural, income-generating, feeding and nutrition programs that are implemented by local partners. Education programs focus on improving attendance and graduation, but also include agricultural training for adults and supporting improved policy to improve education, especially for girls.
KidSport Calgary: In 2014, KidSport Calgary provided $0.9m to pay for the sports registration fees for 3,412 kids, a 26% year-over-year increase. KidSport expects demand will grow in 2015. Its goal is to help 3 ,675 kids play organized sports at a cost of $1.1m.
Pathways to Education: In F2014, Pathways supported 4,910 students through its programs, as compared to 4,500 in the previous year. In total, 74% of Pathways graduates have pursued post-secondary education.Dropout rates have declined by over 70%. On average, Pathways incurred a cost of $5,040 per student in F2014.