Medavie Appoints Joanne Kviring as Executive Director of the Medavie Health Foundation

“At the heart of Medavie, we are here to make a meaningful difference in our communities, and we are thrilled Joanne has joined the Foundation to lead this important mission,” said Bernard Lord, CEO of Medavie.

TORONTO, ON – Medavie, a health solutions partner that integrates benefits management, health management and health care delivery, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne Kviring as Executive Director of the Medavie Health Foundation.

Through the Foundation, Medavie supports programs and initiatives aimed at addressing some of our country's most pressing physical and mental health care challenges. In April of this year, Medavie committed $5 million to support the needs of Canadians responding to COVID-19 – supporting initiatives addressing food insecurity, the mental health needs of adolescents, and frontline responders coping with COVID-19-related anxiety and post-traumatic stress.

“At the heart of Medavie, we are here to make a meaningful difference in our communities, and we are thrilled Joanne has joined the Foundation to lead this important mission,” said Bernard Lord, CEO of Medavie. “Joanne joins us with more than two decades of philanthropic experience across sectors driving corporate responsibility initiatives. Her passion to make a lasting impact and expertise will help us on our path forward to improve the lives of Canadians.”

Joanne has extensive experience in both corporate foundations and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to Medavie, Joanne held community leadership roles with PayPal Giving Fund Canada, Virgin Unite, City of Toronto, SickKids Foundation, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the RBC Foundation.

Joanne holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University and a Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate from Boston College. She will be based out of Medavie’s Toronto office location.

“Now more than ever, we have an opportunity to reimagine the next chapter and create change in our communities for the better,” said Joanne Kviring, Executive Director, Medavie Health Foundation. “With caring and community-minded being two of Medavie’s core values, I am deeply honoured to be part of the shared purpose to support those who need it most.”

About Medavie

Medavie is a national health solutions partner that integrates benefits management, health management and health care delivery. Together, with our more than 6,400 employees, we are committed to improving the wellbeing of Canadians.

Medavie oversees Medavie Blue Cross, a premier all-in-one benefits carrier and public health program administrator, and Medavie Health Services, a national primary health care solutions organization and the largest contract provider of EMS management services in Canada.

We don’t have shareholders. Instead, we are proud to invest in the Medavie Health Foundation to address some of our country’s most pressing physical and mental health care challenges.

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