North City Makes Donation to Feed Ontario on Behalf of Ontario Paramedics
More than half a million people visit food banks in Ontario every year. A number hard to imagine, especially as we move through the holiday season. To help families get back on their feet, North City Insurance Brokers provided a donation of $1,000 to Feed Ontario on behalf of all paramedics in Ontario.
Feed Ontario secures fresh and healthy food sources, to drive change through policy research and innovative programming, Feed Ontario unites food banks, industry partners, and local communities in our work to end hunger and poverty.
Wanting to help support Feed Ontario, please visit: https://feedontario.ca/take-action/donate/
OPA Wellness Committee Working Group
The OPA – Wellness Committee is pleased to announce the implementation of a wellness working group. The Committee has established this working group to provide guidance, support and creativity to wellness initiatives designed to empower those who are a part of the paramedic community.
Recognizing the unique challenges that paramedics face as public safety personnel, the Committee placed a call out for passionate individuals seeking to prepare, empower and advocate for the paramedic community while breaking down the barriers that many face when it comes to access to care.
We are thrilled to welcome Andreanne Roy – ACP, Antonella Finateri – Occupational Therapist, David Wolff – ret. Deputy Chief (Acting) and PCP, along with Jason Bull – PCP, to the OPA Wellness Committee Working group.
As we come into a new year, the Wellness Committee looks forward to supporting this group’s vision and voice as it works to conceptualize and implement new and creative ways to promote and empower the health and well-being of the profession.
Holiday Toy Drive
Through the month of December, Firehouse Subs locations across Ontario began collecting new unwrapped toys for local families in need. 48 restaurants participated serving 18 regions and supporting organizations such as The Salvation Army, Family Transition Place, Ronald McDonald House and more. With the participation of our Associations and several Paramedic Services, we were able to spread some holiday cheer to many families across the province.