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Aug 07, 2019

London Police Service Partners with MedicAlert to Share Critical Information

LONDON, ON (August 7, 2019)  – The London Police Service (LPS) is partnering with MedicAlert Foundation Canada to bring the MedicAlert Connect Protect service to the Forest City to better help officers quickly identify or locate lost or missing vulnerable individuals in the event of an emergency situation. Read more

Jul 26, 2019

PEI Municipal Police Partner with MedicAlert to Share Critical Information

July 26, 2019 – Municipal Police agencies of Prince Edward Island made history today by partnering with MedicAlert Foundation Canada, becoming the first police agencies in Atlantic Canada to bring the MedicAlert Connect Protect service to their respective communities. Read more

Jul 10, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie Police partners with Medicalert Connect Protect to help officers reunite lost, wandering, and vulnerable individuals with their families

Sault Ste. Marie, July 10, 2019 – The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is partnering with MedicAlert Foundation Canada to better help officers quickly locate lost or missing vulnerable individuals, such as those living with autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other cognitive brain injuries, so they can be quickly and safely returned to their loved ones. Read more

Jun 15, 2019

MedicAlert Connect Protect service will help Shelburne Police Service reunite lost, wandering and vulnerable individuals with their families

Shelburne, June 15, 2019 – Shelburne Police Service is partnering with MedicAlert Foundation Canada to better help officers quickly locate lost or missing vulnerable individuals, such as those living with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other cognitive brain injuries so that they can be quickly and safely returned to their loved ones. Read more

Jun 14, 2019

How a Middlesex-London, Ontario, Paramedic won the annual Legends of The Call award, presented in partnership by the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada and MedicAlert Foundation Canada.

Toronto, ON (June 14, 2019)“An elderly gentleman had sustained a fall and hit his head. We noted a MedicAlert ID on his wrist. It was really the only way of determining who this person was as well as directing us to the possible reason for the emergency call.”Devin Reynolds, 2019 Legend of The Call award winner   Read more

Jun 13, 2019

OPP partners with MedicAlert to support vulnerable persons - 24/7 access to vital information that may help save lives

Orillia, June 13, 2019 – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is partnering with MedicAlert Foundation Canada to better assist officers with their interactions with vulnerable persons. MedicAlert Connect Protect service gives police officers 24-hour access to a registered subscriber’s photo, identifying information, past wandering history, triggers, de-escalation techniques and other medical information through MedicAlert identification in an emergent situation. Read more

May 14, 2019

Canadians with chronic conditions must take healthy living plan a step further May is MedicAlert Month

New survey shows more can be done to protect those with a chronic condition

Toronto, Ontario, May 14, 2019 – When asked what they do to protect their health, millions of Canadians who live with chronic conditions are more likely to pay for self-care choices such as gym memberships and organic foods than they are to be pro-active about managing their medical information, a recent survey commissioned by MedicAlert shows. Read more

May 07, 2019

Pilot project aims to support kids with mental health challenges in times of crisis

Vancouver, May 7, 2019 – Children and youth with psychiatric issues in B.C. now have access to a unique medical identification service to assist first responders and health-care professionals care for them in emergencies. Read more

Mar 19, 2019

MedicAlert Connect Protect service will help The Brockville Police Service officers reunite lost, wandering, and vulnerable individuals with their families

Brockville, March 19, 2019 – The Brockville Police Service are partnering with MedicAlert Foundation Canada to better help officers quickly locate lost or missing vulnerable individuals, such as those living with autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other cognitive brain injuries, so they can be quickly and safely returned to their loved ones. Read more

Mar 19, 2019

MedicAlert Connect Protect service will help Gananoque Police Service officers reunite lost, wandering, and vulnerable individuals with their families

Brockville, March 19, 2019 – Gananoque Police Service is partnering with MedicAlert Foundation Canada to better help officers quickly locate lost or missing vulnerable individuals, such as those living with autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other cognitive brain injuries, so they can be quickly and safely returned to their loved ones. Read more

Jan 24, 2019

Smiths Falls Police Service Proud Partner In Bringing MedicAlert Connect Protect To Smiths Falls

Smith Falls, January 24, 2019 – The Smiths Falls Police Service is partnering with MedicAlert Foundation Canada to better help officers quickly locate lost or missing vulnerable individuals, such as those living with autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other cognitive brain injuries, so they can be quickly and safely returned to their loved ones. Read more

Jan 16, 2019

Police and MedicAlert Connect Protect Service partnership to supersede Vulnerable Persons Self-Registry

Calgary, January 16, 2019 – The Calgary Police Service and MedicAlert Foundation Canada are working together to improve how first responders get information about anyone who may require special attention in an emergency due to a medical, mental health or physical condition, or due to a cognitive developmental disability. Read more

Oct 03, 2018

Police and MedicAlert Team Up to Create Happy Reunions

Saskatchewan, October 3, 2018 – Municipal Police Services and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, under the auspices of the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police (SACP), is partnering with MedicAlert Foundation Canada to better help officers quickly locate lost or missing vulnerable individuals so they can be quickly and safely returned to their loved ones. This partnership has proven effective in other Canadian communities in assisting individuals living with autism, Alzheimer disease, dementia, or other cognitive brain injuries. Read more

Sep 25, 2018

Toronto Police Partner with MedicAlert to use Connect Protect Initiative

Toronto, Ontario, September 25, 2018 – The Toronto Police Service has partnered with MedicAlert on the Connect Protect Initiative, providing valuable time-saving information in the event a vulnerable person goes missing. Read more

Jun 26, 2018

York Regional Police proud partner in bringing MedicAlert Connect Protect to York Region

Markham, Ontario, June 26, 2018 – York Regional Police is partnering with MedicAlert Foundation Canada to better help officers quickly locate lost or missing vulnerable individuals, such as those living with autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other cognitive brain injuries, so they can be quickly and safely returned to their loved ones. Read more

Jun 04, 2018

Making Brain Injury More Visible: National Partnership between Brain Injury Canada and MedicAlert

June 4, 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Brain Injury Canada and MedicAlert are thrilled to announce a national partnership to bring support and visibility to individuals living with acquired brain injury (ABI). Read more

Jun 01, 2018

MedicAlert Connect Protect service will help Peel Regional Police officers reunite lost, wandering, and vulnerable individuals with their families

Peel, Ontario, June 1, 2018– The Peel Regional Police (PRP) and MedicAlert Foundation Canada have launched a new service to ensure vulnerable persons in our community (people living with autism, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders, or a cognitive brain injury), receive immediate and focused attention in an emergency. Read more

Apr 24, 2018

MedicAlert Connect Protect service will help Niagara Regional Police officers reunite lost, wandering, and vulnerable individuals with their families

Niagara Falls, Ontario, April 24, 2018 – The Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) and MedicAlert Foundation Canada have launched a new service to ensure vulnerable persons in our community (people living with autism, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders, or a cognitive brain injury), receive immediate and focused attention in an emergency. Read more

Apr 10, 2018

First-of-its-kind nationwide program launched to help those with autism to communicate effectively in an emergency

Autism Canada and MedicAlert Foundation Canada team up to launch MedicAlert Autism Program

April 10, 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Autism Canada and MedicAlert Foundation Canada have partnered to create the MedicAlert Autism Program, designed specifically to support Canadians on the autism spectrum. Read more

Mar 01, 2018

MedicAlert Connect Protect service will help WPS officers reunite lost or wandering individuals with their families

Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 1, 2018 – A partnership between the Winnipeg Police Service and MedicAlert Foundation Canada will help officers quickly reunite lost or missing individuals living with autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia, or a cognitive brain injury with their family or caregivers. Read more

Dec 06, 2017

MedicAlert Connect Protect service will help West Vancouver Police provide new protections for people with cognitive challenges

West Vancouver, British Columbia, December 6, 2017 – West Vancouver Police have joined a growing partnership working to better protect people living with cognitive challenges. Read more

Nov 08, 2017

MedicAlert Connect Protect service will help Ottawa Police officers reunite lost or wandering individuals with their families

Ottawa, Ontario, November 8, 2017 – MedicAlert is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) in a new initiative aimed at enhancing the safety of the most vulnerable in their community. Read more

Oct 20, 2017

MedicAlert Connect Protect service will help Edmonton Police officers reunite lost or wandering individuals with their families

Edmonton, Alberta, October 20, 2017 – A partnership between the Edmonton Police Service and MedicAlert Foundation Canada will help officers quickly reunite lost or missing individuals living with autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia, or a cognitive brain injury with their family or caregivers. Read more

Sep 25, 2017

Orangeville Police Service and MedicAlert Foundation Canada launch MedicAlert Connect Protect Service

Orangeville, Ontario, September 25, 2017 – Orangeville Police Service and MedicAlert Foundation Canada have launched a new service to ensure people with autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia, or a cognitive brain injury, who go missing, are returned to their family members and caregivers sooner. Read more

Jun 08, 2017

The Right Call at the Right Time: Toronto paramedic named Legend of the Call award winner

Toronto, ON (June 8, 2017) – MedicAlert Foundation Canada is today proud to recognize Jason Hess with the 2017 Legends of the Call – Paramedic award. This distinction is presented annually to a paramedic who follows the MedicAlert Look- Read-Call Procedure, which is designed to protect and save the life of someone in need. Read more

May 02, 2017

Making the right call: Toronto police constable named Legend of the Call award winner

Toronto, ON (May 2017) – MedicAlert Foundation Canada is proud to announce that Constable Christine Trotter of Toronto Police Division 11 will be recognized with the 2017 Legends of the Call – Law Enforcement award. This distinction is presented annually to a police officer who follows the MedicAlert Look, Read, Call Procedure which is designed to protect and save the life of someone in need. Constable Trotter was selected from a group of law enforcement officers from across the country. Read more

Jan 31, 2017

Vancouver Police Department and MedicAlert Foundation Canada Launch MedicAlert Connect Protect Service

Vancouver (January 31, 2017) – Vancouver Police and MedicAlert Foundation Canada, with the funding from Vancouver Police Foundation, have launched a new service to ensure people with autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia, or a cognitive brain injury, who go missing, are returned to their family members and caregivers sooner. Read more

Nov 07, 2016

MedicAlert Foundation Canada and Alzheimer Society of Canada announce Good Samaritan Award

Toronto, Ontario, November 7, 2016 – To mark National Senior Safety Week, the MedicAlert Foundation Canada and the Alzheimer Society of Canada have launched a Good Samaritan Award to foster greater community support for people living with dementia. The award is designed to recognize members of the community who are willing to go out of their way to assist people with dementia, who may have become lost or gone missing, so that they can return home safely.  Read more

Jun 17, 2016

Owen Sound Police Service announces partnership with MedicAlert Foundation Canada through “MedicAlert Connect Protect” service

Owen Sound, ON (June 17, 2016) – The Owen Sound Police Service announced a new partnership with MedicAlert Foundation Canada to bring a new emergency service called MedicAlert Connect Protect to Owen Sound and Grey and Bruce counties. This new service will benefit citizens who are prone to wandering away from their environment such as children and adults living with autism, seniors affected by dementia, and others with special needs or  cognitive disorders. MedicAlert Connect Protect gives police officers immediate access to a MedicAlert subscriber’s photo, identity, emergency and medical information helping them quickly reunite wandering individuals with their loved ones. Read more

Apr 25, 2016

Grey County police officer makes a ‘legendary call’

Ajax, ON (April 2016) – MedicAlert Foundation Canada is proud to announce that Constable Ken St. John of the OPP Grey County Detachment will be awarded the Legends of the Call award for 2016. This distinction, awarded just before MedicAlert Month in May, is presented to an emergency responder who follows the MedicAlert Look, Read, Call Procedure which is designed to protect and save the life of someone in need. The constable was selected from a group of law enforcement officers from across the country. Read more

Nov 23, 2015

Hamilton Police Service announces partnership with MedicAlert Foundation Canada

Hamilton, Ontario (November, 2015) – Chief Glenn De Caire of the Hamilton Police Service and Robert Ridge, President and CEO of MedicAlert Foundation Canada, announced a new partnership today that will provide Hamilton police officers with direct access to personal and caregiver information relating to some of Hamilton’s most vulnerable citizens through their MedicAlert ID bracelets.   This will benefit citizens who are prone to wandering away from their environment regardless of age – children and adults living with autism, seniors affected by dementia, and others living with cognitive disorders. Read more

May 27, 2015

Cochrane, Alberta paramedic wins national award from MedicAlert Foundation Canada

Cochrane, Alberta (June, 2015) – MedicAlert Foundation Canada is proud to announce that a Cochrane-based paramedic, Ian Dingle, will receive its esteemed Legends of the Call award. Presented in partnership with the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (PCC), this annual distinction recognizes a paramedic who follows the MedicAlert Look, Read, Call procedure, ensuring a swift, positive outcome for a person who cannot speak for themselves in a moment of need. Read more

May 20, 2015

Durham Regional Police Service and MedicAlert® Foundation Canada partner to protect vulnerable citizens

Whitby, Ontario (May 2015) - MedicAlert Foundation Canada (MAFCA) and Durham Regional Police Service have partnered to enhance accessibility of identity information for vulnerable citizens who have a tendency to wander or go missing.
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Apr 21, 2015

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal and MedicAlert® Foundation Canada partner to promote healthy, active aging

Hamilton, Ontario - A new partnership between McMaster’s Optimal Aging Portal and MedicAlert® Foundation Canada will help to ensure that Canadians have access to high-quality information that can help them to remain healthy, active and engaged as long as possible, and to manage their health conditions. Read more

Apr 20, 2015

Niagara police officer recognized by MedicAlert for going beyond the call of duty

Niagara Falls, Ontario - Constable Shawn Richard to receive Legend of the Call Award for outstanding service. Read more

Jun 27, 2014

Canadian Diabetes Association and MedicAlert® Foundation Canada partner to protect people with diabetes

A new partnership between MedicAlert Foundation Canada (MAFCA) and the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) means that Canadians living with diabetes will benefit from a special offer on their MedicAlert bracelets. Read more

Jan 17, 2014

MedicAlert Debuts New Heart - Shaped Medical ID

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Jan 15, 2014

MedicAlert Foundation Canada Heart Month Emergency Preparedness Plan Checklist

Show loved ones you care this February (Heart Month) with a lifesaving sterling silver heart-shaped medical ID from the MedicAlert Foundation Canada. Read more

Oct 24, 2013

MedicAlert IDs the Missing Link in Diabetes Emergency Preparedness

One in ten hospital admissions are related to people needing medical care for conditions resulting from diabetes* which is why MedicAlert Foundation Canada is protecting newly diagnosed people by identifying a simple list of safety tips. Read more

Jul 10, 2013

Lost... Confused... No Way Home...

MedicAlert Foundation Canada and the Alzheimer Society of Canada have joined forces to help bring people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias Safely Home. Read more

Jun 14, 2013

Edmonton Paramedic Honoured with ‘Legends of the Call’ award

MedicAlert Foundation Canada acknowledges a fast acting paramedic in an emergency situation. Read more

Mar 12, 2013

Introducing MedicAlert Foundation Canada's Newest Designer… 13-year-old Antonia Sinn!

Antonia Sinn is named the MedicAlert Student Design Competition winner.   The sports band she designed is now available to all Canadians. Read more

Nov 15, 2012

Lions Clubs of Canada Reach $500,000 Donation Milestone for No Child Without®

In just five years, the Lions Clubs of Canada has raised half a million dollars to support the MedicAlert Foundation Canada’s No Child Without® program. Read more

Nov 06, 2012

The Booming Caregiver Generation

With seniors making up the fastest-growing age group in Canada, millions of adult children are faced with caring for aging parents. Read more

Oct 15, 2012

Give Meaning. Give MedicAlert

$10 from each limited edition MedicAlert ID sold this season will be donated to No Child Without®. Read more

Jun 15, 2012

Ottawa Paramedic Receives 2012 Legends of the Call Award

MedicAlert and the Emergency Medical Services Chiefs of Canada (EMSCC) recognize Robert Wilson for his dedication to exceeding expectations and saving lives. Read more

Apr 26, 2012

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

And it's also MedicAlert Month! Read more

Feb 16, 2012

MedicAlert 'Hearts' Canadians

MedicAlert Urges Canadians Suffering From Heart Disease to Be Better Prepared in Case of Emergencies. Read more

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