Our Charitable Impact
MedicAlert Foundation Canada is a registered Canadian charity that proudly embraces our mission to put every Canadian in a position to benefit from high-quality health information at time of need. Since 1961, we’ve helped protect over 1 million Canadians!
We live our mission everyday through a range of MedicAlert charitable and outreach programs that help so many live more securely and confidently! But there are hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Canadians we still must reach. As a charity, we rely on our subscribers and generous donors to keep these live-saving programs going strong:
Fully subsidized programs
No Child Without program
Our No Child Without program, which was first founded by a federal government grant, is now supported by generous donations. This program helps ensure that eligible kids with medical conditions aged 4-14 receive free MedicAlert protection. Over the past 10 years, the program has expanded to cover more than 6,000 public and catholic schools across Canada.
Membership Assistance program
We understand some Canadians may not be able to afford MedicAlert protection due to their financial situations. This program, which we solely subsidize, provides partial or full financial assistance for MedicAlert IDs and service plans for eligible applicants.
FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) program
Fully subsidized by MedicAlert since November 2015, this program was created in partnership with Anishinabek Police Services and Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services to help those living with FASD in the community. We are working towards expanding the program to the rest of Ontario soon.
First Nations & Inuit
We work with Health Canada to make MedicAlert services available to eligible First Nations and Inuit families and communities under Health Canada's Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program.
In partnership with Blue Cross, eligible Canadian veterans can get MedicAlert protection service partially or fully subsidized.
Partially Subsidized Programs
MedicAlert Safely Home
MedicAlert Safely Home helps ensure that people living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia are quickly reunited with their families. This nation-wide program in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada offers eligible subscribers an unique MedicAlert blue bracelet for people with dementia for free with their service plan.
The Students First program helps all students under 18 years old to get the MedicAlert ID and protection they need at a subsidized cost. This program is available to all students across Canada.
National Education “Look · Read · Call” Program
We train Canada’s healthcare professionals and emergency responders to 1) look for the official MedicAlert emblem on medical IDs, 2) read the engraved medical information and 3) call the exclusive 24/7 Emergency Hotline to access our subscribers’ detailed health profiles.
There are many ways you can support our charitable mission.
If you have a serious medical condition, the best way to support us is to sign up for MedicAlert ID and service! That way, you benefit from renowned medical ID service, plus you’re helping to keep our charitable programs growing.
For more ways to show that you believe MedicAlert is providing an invaluable service no Canadian should be without: