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Supporting strong communities – Spring 2019 Dynacare Community Outreach Program recipients

Throughout Canada there exist countless communities, each with its own unique history, character and culture. And despite these differences, they all share one universal element.

They are all stronger together.

As an organization that lives its values, Dynacare is proud to support the strengthening of communities through compassion and collaboration. 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 four amazing charities to support. Here is a brief overview of the important work being done by each of the chosen charities.

Four Outstanding Organizations

Headquartered in Montreal, Leucan supports children living with cancer and their families in the province of Quebec by offering financial assistance and emotional support, as well as funding cancer research. Dynacare is donating $5,000 to support their Welcome Kits program, which provides packages filled with toys, blankets, crayons, books, information and more to patients and their families when they arrive at the hospital for treatment. These kits have an immeasurable impact on the young patients, helping them to feel a sense of comfort and home as they undergo often-difficult treatment.

The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada supports individuals affected by a brain tumour through patient support and medical research. Dynacare is donating $2,500 to support the organization’s Caregiver Wellness Days – taking place in Halifax, Calgary and Montreal – which provide emotional support, information, self-care packages and more for individuals who take on the critical and often unseen role of caring for those affected by a brain tumour.

The Brampton-based Friends of PAMA (Peel Art Museum and Archives) helps to preserve and promote the region of Peel’s culture through community education and engagement. Dynacare is donating $2,500 to support their Creative Expressions program, which provides art workshops for adults and children in Peel living with developmental and/or physical restraints. The program not only helps participants build confidence and communication skills, but also helps build connections to the larger community.

The Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) supports children living with cancer and their families across Ontario by funding cancer research, providing survivor care and offering financial assistance. Dynacare is donating $2,500 to support their Successful Academic and Vocational Transition Initiative (SAVTI). This program provides counselling for patients who experience cognitive difficulties as a result of either cancer treatment or the disease itself, and connects them with resources in the community to help them succeed academically and set achievable goals.

Dynacare is honoured to support these four outstanding charities and the important work they do to promote health and wellness and build strong communities across Canada.

Because, no matter the community, strength comes from coming together.

Fall 2019 Community Outreach Program

Dynacare will be reviewing Community Outreach Program applications again this coming 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 the Dynacare 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 specialized testing, 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 $11.3 billion for 2018 through the contributions of nearly 61,000 employees worldwide. 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