The Medavie Scholarship honours Pierre-Yves Julien, the former CEO of Medavie, who believed that improving the lives of those impacted by chronic conditions doesn’t start at the doctor’s office, but in our homes and community centres, and on our playgrounds. For 2018, we’re pleased to award scholarships to three individuals who are determined to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
Keith MacIsaac was the inaugural recipient of the Medavie Scholarship honouring Pierre-Yves Julien, a first year student in the therapeutic recreation program at Dalhousie University in Halifax, and a member of Laing House, a peer support organization for youth living with mental illness. For Keith, receiving this scholarship meant he could continue his schooling without having to worry about his financial situation, giving him more time to focus on his studies and his mental health. Now, a year later, he is thriving academically and has the tools to manage his mental health.
Atlantic Wellness Community Center Receives Multi-year Funding from Medavie
Atlantic Wellness Community Center is receiving a $150,000 grant over three years in support of Open Doors, a counselling program offering free and timely access to integrated mental health care services to youth aged 12-21 in south-eastern New Brunswick.
Rebels with a cause – Jack.org receives multi-year funding from Medavie to improve youth mental health literacy
Jack.org is receiving a $75,000 grant over three years in support of initiatives that train and empower youth to implement mental health outreach and education activities in breaking down barriers and creating supportive environments in their communities.
Enhancing Mental Wellness through Creative Expression
The Boys and Girls Club of Moncton is receiving a $45,000 grant over three years in support of Reflexion, a program providing children and youth with a variety of creative, therapeutic outlets in helping them move toward positive mental health.
Raising Suicide Prevention Awareness Among Island Youth
The Canadian Mental Health Association – Prince Edward Island (CMHA–PEI) is receiving a $75,000 grant in support of Signals of Suicide (SOS), a school-based suicide prevention and awareness program targeting grade nine students.
2017 Medavie Scholarship Honouring Pierre-Yves Julien awarded to Keith MacIsaac
Keith MacIsaac is the 2017 recipient of the Medavie Scholarship honouring Pierre-Yves Julien. A student in the therapeutic recreation program at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Keith is a member of Laing House, a peer support organization for youth living with mental illness.
The name change reflects the diversifying range of clinical, logistical, and support professionals from across different health care fields employed and managed by the company. While Emergency Medical Services will continue to constitute a large part of the company’s operations, Medavie Health Services leverages its clinical, logistical and health care management skills to make a significant and innovative contribution to the health and wellbeing of Canadians.