Medicom cares for communities across the globe not only by producing safe and reliable infection control solutions and personal protective equipment, but also by supporting a variety of non-profit organizations that share our mission of making the world safer and healthier.

Our company and our employees across the globe live our philanthropic responsibility values every day by supporting initiatives that help ensure access to medical care, food, education and environmental sustainability.

Here are just a few of the causes that Medicom supports:


In North America

Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation

Medicom is a proud supporter of the Lakeshore General Hospital, a hospital that serves the community where the company’s head office is located. In addition to donating personal protective equipment, including masks, gowns and gloves, to the hospital, each year, Medicom holds a variety of events to raise funds that are then matched by the company’s owner. Fundraising activities include bake sales, company branded activewear sales, fitness challenges, raffles and more.

World Central Kitchen

Every year, Medicom team members from across the globe meet in Montreal. This year, the pandemic forced us to move our annual event online. Determined to turn a negative into a positive, Medicom leadership decided to donate the significant savings (cancelled flights, hotels, venues, etc.) to World Central Kitchen, an organization that shares our commitment to making the world safer and healthier. Founded by celebrity chef José Andrés, this not-for-profit non-governmental organization is devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. In addition to its monumental COVID response, the organization most recently provided meals in St. Vincent following the volcano eruption.

Quebec Food Banks

The Quebec Food Banks network serves more than 500,000 hungry Quebecers every month. By redirecting foodstuffs throughout the food chain, the network promotes food recovery and reduces environmental impact while responding to the needs of vulnerable Quebecers. Throughout the pandemic, Quebec Food Banks has provided food assistance to vulnerable populations, including Quebecers who found themselves unemployed overnight and families struggling to make ends meet. To mark the one-year “anniversary” of the pandemic, the Medicom team worked hard to produce a half-million surplus procedure masks at its new Montreal plant to donate to the network to help ensure the health and safety of its employees, volunteers and beneficiaries.

Dental Trade Alliance Scholarship Program

Medicom is a proud sponsor of the Dental Trade Alliance and supports their annual scholarship program, which provides financial support to dental students who demonstrate academic excellence in dentistry, financial need and a commitment to community service.

Sponsorship of CAE Vaccination Centre

When local high-tech company CAE announced plans to open Quebec’s first corporate COVID-19 vaccination centre, Medicom was proud to contribute by providing funding and donating personal protective equipment, including masks, gloves and gowns.

One Tree Planted

One Tree Planted is an environmental non-profit organization dedicated to global reforestation. In 2020 alone, they planted over 10 million trees in 28 countries, reforesting nearly 16,000 hectares of land. In honour of Earth Day 2021, Medicom chose to work with organization to plant 10,000 trees in Canada as part of a voluntary environmental offset program for the mask boxes used at the company’s new Montreal manufacturing facility and its long-term corporate sustainability commitment. In October 2021, the company announced its plans to plant another 30,000 trees through the organization.

 

In Europe

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Kolmi-Hopen, Medicom’s European arm in France, has chosen to support several important causes.

League Against Cancer

As the top private financer of cancer research in France, the League focuses its efforts on research, awareness and screening, as well as on providing support to patients and their families. Kolmi-Hopen’s contributions will help support clinical research into childhood cancers.

Doctors of the World

To show its support to healthcare workers in France and abroad, Kolmi-Hopen also provided support to Doctors of the World – Médecins du Monde. Working in France and 64 countries worldwide, this organization is an independent international movement of campaigning activists who provide care, bear witness and support social change. Through hundreds of innovative medical programmes and evidence-based advocacy initiatives, they help excluded individuals and their communities access healthcare.

Nantes University Health Centre’s Adolescent Day Hospital

Kolmi-Hopen also supports a variety of initiatives at the Nantes University Health Centre’s Adolescent Day Hospital, which treats adolescents aged 11 to 18 with pathologies that combine somatic and psychological symptoms.

Rose Trip

Kolmi-Hopen sponsored three nurses from the University Health Center in Angers for their October 2021 orienteering trek benefiting the fight against breast cancer (Pink Ribbon) and the Enfants du Désert (Children of the Desert) association, a non-profit that helps children in southern Morocco and Argentina.

University Health Center, Angers

Kolmi-Hopen has also donated to the University Health Center in Angers to improve the hospital environment for palliative care patients by sponsoring artistic/cultural events, purchasing new items such as tablets and virtual reality headsets.

In addition to supporting these causes, Kolmi-Hopen has also donated significant quantities of masks to a variety of associations, including Toimaya Ya Maoudou, an international solidarity association working to provide education in Comoros, and UNiHA (Union des Hôpitaux pour les Achats), a public hospital purchasing union.

Long-term commitment to social responsibility

As a company whose motto is “Pride in Protection”, Medicom is deeply committed to working continuously to make the world a safer and healthier place for all. We consider our philanthropic responsibility to be an essential element of our corporate social responsibility and invite you to learn more about Medicom Corporate Social Responsibility and how we continuously strive to make a difference in the world.

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