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Spectrum Health Care Foundation is a national registered charity that was created by Spectrum to support the people and communities we serve. We had the pleasure of partnering with five organizations across the GTA so far this year. Continue reading to find out what our foundation has been doing in 2019:

Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon provides counselling and classroom resources to teenage mothers/soon-to-be mothers in the Newmarket area. This May, our foundation had the pleasure of helping with their annual Mother's Day celebration luncheon. We chopped fruits and vegetables and helped prepare the trays of food that were served at the luncheon.

Peel Children's Centre

PCC was able to use our donation to help children and youth who need mental health support. Our donation was used to cover transportation costs for the youth and their families who would otherwise have no financial means to get to their counselling sessions.


Lumacare hosts their annual Elder Abuse Awareness Walk every year on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15). This year our foundation was the title sponsor. We had members of our Spectrum team there to represent our divisions and had our Spectrum Patient Services truck there as well.


This April, SickKids held their 6th annual Angels Catwalk for SickKids. The fashion show raised funds for transplant research, education and innovation, and awareness for organ and tissue donation. As a sponsor of the event, members of our Spectrum staff were invited to attend the fashion show which featured some of the hottest fashion to walk across the runway.

Camp Kawartha

Camp Kawartha is a charitable organization that has been in operation for 98 years. Their programs aim to provide children, from all walks of life, the opportunity to get out of the city to explore and learn. They want every child to feel valued, empowered and believe that they can make a difference. Our foundation sponsored two children to enrol in the camp and experience the great outdoors.

It has come to our attention that individuals have made fictitious online job postings purporting to be made by Spectrum Health Care (“Spectrum”), with the apparent intent of luring prospective applicants to websites that purport to be operated by Spectrum. Such postings and websites are fraudulent and appear to be intended to steal the personal information of prospective job applicants or cause other harms.

We have taken steps to cause the take-down of such fraudulent postings and websites in a number of cases. Please do not submit any personal or financial information to third party websites in response to an online job posting for a position with Spectrum. If you wish to apply for a job, please visit our website at:

What is recruitment fraud?

Recruitment fraud is a scheme that offers fictitious employment opportunities to prospective job applicants. This type of fraud is normally promoted through online advertisements, job listing websites, unsolicited emails or the use of replicated company websites with misleading domain names. These postings often request recipients to provide personal information (often including bank account information and SIN) and/or request payments to submit false applications.

How to identify recruitment fraud

  • The perpetrators will often ask recipients to complete fraudulent recruitment documentation (often electronically), such as application forms and terms and conditions of employment. The Spectrum name and logo is sometimes featured on the documentation and websites without authority.
  • There is an early request for unusually sensitive personal information such as address details, date of birth, resume (CV), social insurance number, etc.
  • The job listing contains a vague job description and includes few details. Spectrum’s job postings always include the job title, work area, office location and application deadline.

What should I do?

You should report any fraudulent activity to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre by calling 1-888-495-8501 or online at: If you suspect you may be the victim of fraud or have been tricked into giving personal or financial information, contact your local police service.

Spectrum Health Care Foundation had an action-packed 2018 and it's all thanks to our staff's generous donations and volunteer work! In 2018, our foundation was able to partner with six organizations across the GTA to help make an impact on our community. Here is what our foundation was involved with this past year:

Peel Children’s Centre’s (PCC) annual Summer Camp

This year we were able to contribute to PCC's Summer Camp program by making a donation. The donation helped pay for the children's food and activities at the camp which happened over a span of two days.


Rose of Sharon

Our donation to Rose of Sharon was used to provide program materials, transportation, cellphone/technology, emergency food/diapers, counselling and classroom resources to teenage mothers/soon-to-be mothers in the Newmarket area.

Lumacare's Elder Abuse Awareness Walk

We were the presenting sponsor of Lumacare's 7th annual Elder Abuse Awareness Walk. We had volunteers walk alongside 140 people in attendance at the event, all gathered with the same goal: to help end elder abuse.

Sunshine Centres for Seniors

Our donation was used to employ a social worker and to train volunteers who work with the seniors at Sunshine Centres for Seniors in Toronto.

Sunshine Centres for Seniors Peppermint Party

We were invited to attend Sunshine Centres for Seniors’ annual Peppermint Party which included Christmas carols and a holiday meal thrown for the seniors. The seniors love the afternoon event and look forward to it every year.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s (CAMH) Gifts of Light Patient BBQ & Street Party

We were the presenting sponsor of CAMH’s Gifts of Light Patient BBQ & Street Party, an annual BBQ thrown for CAMH patients. Not only did we provide a donation to help fund the BBQ but our Spectrum employees volunteered their time setting up, prepping the food and cleaning up.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s (CAMH) Gifts of Light holiday gift bags

Our foundation made a donation to purchase holiday gift bags for CAMH patients. The gift bags help people in crisis on their journey to recovery by providing basic necessities such as shampoo, hair conditioner, moisturizer and other toiletry items.


Arthritis Society's Walk for Arthritis

We were one of the corporate sponsors of the 2018 Walk for Arthritis which held walks throughout Southern Ontario. Our donation and volunteers contributed to the walk to help end arthritis.


Thank you staff for your hard work and contributions in order to make these volunteer opportunities possible! Looking forward to more opportunities in 2019!

Since 1992, October 10th has been dedicated to World Mental Health Day. Becoming more aware of mental health issues will help break the stigma surrounding mental illness. As well, it will encourage those who are living with a mental illness seek the appropriate treatment and support that they need.

Mental illness, such as depression, often impact an individual’s thought processes and behaviour, and they may experience:

  • Deep feelings of sadness, hopelessness, fears and worries
  • Withdrawal from friends, family and activities
  • Inability to cope with daily problems and stress
  • Alcohol or substance abuse
  • Excessive anger, hostility or mood swings
  • Suicidal thinking or a complete detachment from reality

Caregiver burnout can come from caring for a loved one's needs before their own well-being. This can lead to physical, mental and emotional exhaustion. Signs of caregiver burnout or caregiver fatigue include:

  • Withdrawal from friends, family and activities
  • Deep feelings of sadness, hopelessness, fears and worries
  • Emotional and physical exhaustion
  • Feelings of wanting to hurt themselves or the person who they are caring for
  • Changes in sleep patterns and getting sick more often

Spectrum Health Care has a Caregiver Self-Assessment which is availailable online. Once all the questions have been answered, the results from the assessment and caregiving tips will be provided.

supportive network is important to everyone but especially to individuals and families dealing with mental illness. This network includes both formal and informal relationships, such as:

  • Health care professionals
  • Social services agencies and mental health agencies
  • Places of worship
  • Workplace colleagues and employee assistance programs
  • Family, friends, neighbours and partners
  • People who share interests (teammates, club members etc.)
  • Online communities

For more information and resources about mental health, please visit:

Government of Canada: Mental Health Services

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: Mental Health 101

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: Finding Help

Remember you are not alone. Let's work together to ensure that everyone feels valued and supported.

If you work for Spectrum Event Medical Services, you can earn money for every Emergency First Responder who joins Spectrum Event Medical Services!* You may refer as many individuals as you would like.

Positions available:

Emergency First Responder (EFR) - $100
Primary Care Paramedic  (PCP) - $200
Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) - $300

Here’s how the program works:

1. Invite your family/friends to apply on our website OR through email:

2. Remind your referral to include your name on their application.

3. You will receive half of the referral bonus payment once your referral has completed their 3rd shift. The rest of the payment will be issued once your referral has completed their 10th shift.

Program will run from September 7, 2018 to December 07, 2018.

To learn more, please visit

*Employees must be actively employed by Spectrum at the time of the referral’s completed hours in order to be eligible for the payment. Management staff is not eligible for the bonus.

This week is Paramedic Services Week! To celebrate, we look back at some of these historical facts about paramedicine.

On April 7th 1948 the World Health Organization was born. To honour its vision of “health for all”, April 7th is regarded as World Health Day. To commemorate World Health Day, we look at these startling statistics that show a large number of our population still lacks basic health services. 

#healthforall #worldhealthday #worldhealthorganization


The weather is finally warming up; it's time to step out and see what your city has to offer! Spectrum Event Medical Services will be taking part in various fairs, conferences and expos throughout the months of April, May and June. If you are attending one of the following events, come by our Spectrum Event Medical Services table/booth for a visit!

Cardiac Care Affair
Date: May 31, 2018
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 100 Queensway W - Auditorium, Mississauga ON, L5B 1B8

Councilor Pat Saito's Annual Seniors' Fair (Mississauga)
Date: June 1, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Meadowvale Community Centre, 6655 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga ON, L5N 3L4

Today we celebrate the caregivers!

According to Statistics Canada 2013, 8.1 million Canadians are carers. That means that 1 in 4 Canadians are a caregiver/family caregiver. Of those carers, 6.1 million are balancing work with their caregiving responsibilities.

Today we recognize the hard work and dedication of caregivers and family caregivers, who take on the unpaid role of caring for someone with cognitive or physical complications. Whether you are caring for your family member or friend, we want to thank you for the hard work you do. 

Being a carer is not an easy role; the responsibilities can be immense but incredibly rewarding. Take a moment to thank a carer today! 

This month is Heart Month. We wanted to share the common signs of a heart attack. Knowing these signs can help save the life of a client, a loved one or yourself.

The longer blood supply is cut off from the heart, the more damage a heart attack can be. If you act quickly enough, a life can be saved.


Spectrum Advantage

When you choose Spectrum Event Medical Services you get the Spectrum Advantage. With over 30 years of experience providing clients with event medical services, we can develop a customized event medical services plan that is tailored to the needs, attendees and location of your event or venue.

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For more information about our services contact us by phone at 1-866-527-9191 or fill out our Contact Form  or Get a Quote form and a Spectrum Event Medical Services representative will contact you as soon as possible.

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