About MedicAlert ®. Mission: MedicAlert protects and enhances the lives of its members by meeting their health information needs. MedicAlert is: The leading provider of Canadian emergency medical information services. The largest member-based charity in Canada (over 1 million members)
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MedicAlert protects and enhances the lives of its members by meeting their health information needs.
Approximately 300,000 Canadian students have medical conditions that warrant MedicAlert protection.
Identifies children with medical conditions to all school administrators
Teachers, Substitute Teachers, Staff as well as parent volunteers
Enhances the School’s safety plan
Saves precious minutes in a medical emergency
Creates a greater awareness of the children with medical conditions to all staff
Serves as a catalyst for school administrators to initiate discussion about medical issues
Creates a culture of acceptance of medical issues in school and later as children grow
Makes child safety an issue in and out of the school setting
Benefits for Children and Parents
Reassures parents that the school will be available to identify their child’s medical emergency quickly
Speaks for the child when the child/parent cannot
Educates the parent about medical conditions warranting identification (allergies, asthma, diabetes and other medical conditions)
Provides the parent with an opportunity to talk to the school about their child’s health
Gives peace of mind to the parent -- their child’s medical history will be available even though they are not present.
NCW Benefits Families and SchoolsMedicAlert coverage is more than a child and a bracelet
At least 10 per cent of children in Canadian schools have a condition that warrants MedicAlert® protection. The following information relates to common children illnesses:
What is the enrollment fee to participate in the StudentsFIRST program?
What happens when my child goes to another school in another city or province?
What do I do if my child's MedicAlert identification is lost or the student outgrows the bracelet?
questions please contact:
Deborah Legrove Clifford Leigh-Mossley
Director of Advancement Manager,Student Programs
416-490-3524 416-696-0142 X 1128
Laura King Hahn,
Manager of Education Programs