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November 26, 2019

Give a Lift to Learning on December 3

The JIBC Foundation joins global Giving Tuesday campaign

JIBC Giving Tuesday 2019

 

On December 3, you can join the global Giving Tuesday campaign to give back and make a difference, by supporting The JIBC Foundation’s Give a Lift to Learning Campaign.

For 24 hours, we’ll be asking people to help us raise $25,000 to buy the first power stretcher for Primary Care Paramedic training at the JIBC New Westminster campus.

Power Stretcher “At JIBC we aim to provide a learning environment that reflects real-world working conditions as closely as possible,” said Kathy Harms, Director of JIBC’s Health Sciences Division. “Health care delivery, including paramedic services, is constantly improving to provide better care for patients and better work environments for staff. Power stretchers are used to help reduce the risk of injury to paramedics and patients. For paramedics, this reduces the physical impact of manually moving and lifting patients. Having the new power stretcher at JIBC will allow students to learn how to use this equipment correctly and better prepare them for their future careers.”  

Doubling the impact of your gift

 “The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation) is pleased to be matching the first $12,000 in donations to the Give a Lift to Learning Campaign in 2019,” shares Dave Mitchell, Chair of The JIBC Foundation. “On December 3, we’re asking people to take a moment to think about the positive difference each one of us can make. By participating in this campaign, people can join together to improve paramedic training and also be part of an amazing global day of generosity.”

Message from members of JIBC's Board of Governors, The JIBC Foundation Board of Directors and JIBC Executive Team

“Scenario-based training is an essential aspect of the education JIBC provides to its paramedic students, giving them invaluable opportunities to learn and practise key skills. Every donation on Giving Tuesday will take us one step closer to the new stretcher and giving our students the opportunity to learn a critical new skill,” said Tracy Campbell, Director of Development, JIBC and Executive Director, The JIBC Foundation. “On Giving Tuesday, we want to give a lift to learning for paramedics – the people who are always there when you need them and may literally lift you up one day. Any funds raised above our $25,000 goal will go towards additional paramedic training resources for students.”

On December 3, JIBC staff and students at the New Westminster Campus will be participating in activities to raise funds and mark Giving Tuesday.

There’s more than one way to be a part of the Give a Lift to Learning Campaign. From making a donation to spreading the word on social media, your participation has the power to lift learning for paramedic students. Follow and share our campaign on TwitterFacebookInstagram or LinkedIn.

To make a donation, please visit jibc.ca/donate. For more information about the campaign, please visit the JIBC Giving Tuesday webpage.

About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation

For 25 years, The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning, and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student financial support in the form of awards and bursaries, highly specialized training equipment and technology, and funding for innovative new initiatives. The JIBC Foundation is proud to be building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada’s leading public safety educator.

About the JIBC Paramedic Academy

The JIBC Paramedic Academy is the most prominent provider of First Responder, Emergency Medical Responder, Primary Care Paramedic, and Advanced Care Paramedic training in British Columbia. It is known as an innovator in many areas – from the use of simulation to the introduction of new professional programs based on the knowledge of applied research in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and leading practice in patient care.

About Giving Tuesday

Around the world, Giving Tuesday encourages people to give back through their time, talents and treasure. Falling on the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday has grown to become an international day of generosity that inspires people to reach out and make a difference. 

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Last updated December 5, 2019