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Home > 5 great charities, 1 amazing feeling – Dynacare’s spring 2018 Community Outreach Program recipients

5 great charities, 1 amazing feeling – Dynacare’s spring 2018 Community Outreach Program recipients

A community can be many things.

A neighbourhood. A cultural group.  A family.

But most importantly, a community is a place where one can feel safe, welcome and valued.

Somewhere that feels like home.

As an organization that lives its values, supporting a sense of community is an important aspect of what Dynacare does. That’s why the Community Outreach Program was created to promote health and wellness, as well as build stronger communities in Canada and abroad. Through the program, Dynacare provides monetary support to charitable organizations or services in the areas where their employees live and work.

This season, Dynacare has selected five excellent charities to support. Here is a brief overview of the important work being done by each of the chosen charities.

Outreach Overview

Autism Speaks Canada funds research, raises awareness and advocates for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Dynacare’s $2,500 donation will support a variety of services to improve the quality of life for individuals with this range of conditions.

AboutFace supports individuals and families affected by facial differences, providing programs to empower and encourage, and raising public awareness to promote inclusion and diversity. Dynacare’s $2,500 donation will support their Camp Trailblazers initiative, a camp program in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario that helps kids with facial differences improve their mental and emotional health with social and physical activities.

Operating in Toronto, St. Michael’s Homes works to help men overcome addictions through treatment and housing programs. Dynacare’s $2,500 donation will support their Engagement Program, which provides support and counselling services for new clients.

L’Étincelle de l’Amitié is a Montréal-based charity that helps clients with mental health issues and cognitive impairments through art workshops, instruction, exhibitions and psychosocial services. Dynacare’s $2,500 donation will support their art program and connected exhibition, helping their clients to showcase their abilities while reducing the stigma associated with their conditions.

Easter Seals BC & Yukon provides services for individuals with disabilities and their families. Dynacare’s $2,500 donation will support the charity’s Easter Seals House Stayships, which offer affordable accommodations to families travelling for medical care. The House is open all year round, with 30,000 stays predicted for 2018.

Dynacare is proud to support these five outstanding charities, each of which provides support, encouragement and opportunities for the groups they serve.

And that sure feels like home, doesn’t it?

Fall 2018 Community Outreach Program Review

Dynacare will be reviewing Community Outreach Program applications again this fall. If you know a charity in your area that may benefit from this program, Dynacare encourages you to spread the word and let them know how to apply.

If you have questions about Dynacare’s Community Outreach Program, please contact Corporate Communications.

About Dynacare
Dynacare, a LabCorp company, is committed to being Canada’s health and wellness solutions leader. Quality care is at the heart of everything we do. We are continually developing innovative programs and services to positively impact the lives of Canadians and help healthcare providers deliver the best care possible. This includes our cardiac risk reduction program, convenient home care services, and Dynacare Plus, an easy-to-use online portal where individuals can understand their lab test results and manage their health.
 
In addition to offering the largest and most advanced menu of diagnostic and screening tests in Canada, Dynacare supports physicians in making more confident diagnoses and clinical decisions. Dynacare Next is shaping the future by bringing advances in medical laboratory testing to clinicians. Through Dynacare Insurance Solutions we provide specialized testing and paramedical services for the insurance industry, and we are helping improve the health and safety of employees through workplace testing and wellness programs with Dynacare Workplace. Please visit Dynacare.ca to learn how we can help you.
 
About LabCorp 
LabCorp (NYSE: LH), an S&P 500 company, is a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care, providing comprehensive clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. With a mission to improve health and improve lives, LabCorp delivers world-class diagnostic solutions, brings innovative medicines to patients faster and uses technology to improve the delivery of care. LabCorp reported net revenues of nearly $9.5 billion for 2016 through the contributions of 52,000 employees in approximately 60 countries. To learn more about LabCorp, visit www.labcorp.com, and to learn more about Covance Drug Development, visit www.covance.com.
 
For more information, contact:
Andrew Munday
Coordinator, Corporate Communications
MundayA@dynacare.ca
877.624.9769 x 5181