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August 9, 2018

Legion Foundation extends support for JIBC paramedic training

Grant funds new equipment at JIBC’s New Westminster campus

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Primary Care Paramedic students training at the Justice Institute of British Columbia’s (JIBC) New Westminster campus are benefiting from new equipment designed to help them gain essential skills thanks to the continued support of the BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion Foundation.

Building on their past support for paramedic training at JIBC, the Legion Foundation’s most recent grant funded new Advanced Intravenous (IV) Arms for use in training simulations where students learn procedures, including venipuncture, peripheral IV line insertion and removal, infusion therapy, and IV injection methods. These life-like IV arms include many advanced features that will significantly enhance the hands-on training for students.  

“Medical simulations enable our paramedic students to learn and practise key skills and are an essential part of JIBC’s experiential learning model,” said Kathy Harms, Director of the Health Sciences Division. “Thanks to this gift, our students are learning in an environment that more closely reflects the real world, making them better prepared for future careers in a range of roles available to paramedics, including on-ambulance paramedics, community paramedics, industrial paramedics, and as paramedics working in health teams in a variety of other settings.”

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Representatives from the Legion Foundation recently visited JIBC to see the equipment being used in training and meet with students and staff. During the visit, they saw several medical simulations, where students were practising their skills with the IV arms.

“The Royal Canadian Legion is proud to support The JIBC Foundation and our future paramedics. First responders are an extremely important part of our community, and we want to make sure they are getting the support they need and the training tools necessary,” said Angus Stanfield, Chairman, BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion Foundation.

“We greatly appreciate the Legion Foundation’s continued support for paramedic training at JIBC,” said Tracy Campbell, Executive Director, The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation. “As JIBC celebrates 40 years of justice and public safety education in 2018, we are grateful for the support of donors like the Legion Foundation, who share our commitment to safer communities.”


About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation

For almost 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 scholarships and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada’s leading public safety educator.


About the BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion Foundation

The Legion Foundation, established in 1997, is the giving arm of The Royal Canadian Legion BC/Yukon Command. It is generously supported by the Legion’s branches, Ladies’ Auxiliaries and local & regional Poppy funds, who tirelessly fundraise to support our giving objectives. We support Veterans and their families, as well as health care initiatives, social services, low rental housing, youth and seniors’ sports, and educational programs which enhance the coming together of communities. 

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Last updated October 23, 2018