ACT Foundation of Canada

ACT Foundation of Canada
British Columbia Ambulance Service

British Columbia Ambulance Service
Ambulance Paramedics of British Columbia

Ambulance Paramedics of British Columbia

November 28, 2008 09:02 ET

BC High School Students Empowered to Save Lives!

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2008) - The ACT Foundation, in partnership with the British Columbia Ambulance Service and the Ambulance Paramedics of British Columbia - CUPE Local 873, is thrilled to announce that 6,500 students in three BC school districts will be empowered to save lives each year, thanks to the Envision Credit Union Charitable Foundation.

"I congratulate the ACT Foundation and their partners for promoting healthy living while empowering students to save lives," said Mary Polak, Minister of Healthy Living and Sport. "CPR is a life saving skill that I would encourage all British Columbians to learn."

The ACT High School CPR Program will be launched in School District No. 43 Coquitlam and School District No. 35 Langley on Friday Nov. 28 and in School District No. 23 Central Okanagan On Monday Dec. 1. These launches will celebrate CPR Awareness Month and will recognize Envision Credit Union Charitable Foundation for its donation of $65,560 for mannequins and curriculum resources for local schools - part of a greater commitment of $159,080 that Envision has made to 18 BC communities.

The British Columbia Ambulance Service and the Ambulance Paramedics of British Columbia - CUPE Local 873, work in partnership with the ACT Foundation and community partners to bring the ACT High School CPR Program to all BC public secondary schools. To date, the program has been established in 147 BC schools and 83,000 students have been trained.

The ACT Foundation is a national, award-winning charitable organization dedicated to promoting health and empowering Canadians to save lives. ACT's national partners are AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada, Pfizer Canada and sanofi-aventis. They provide sustaining funding and are committed to the Foundation's goal of establishing CPR as a mandatory program in every Canadian high school.

Contact Information