Community
Involvement

A group of photographs of women and girls in Ghana along with volunteers.
logo for Women Walking to Grow

Women Walking to GROW was started in 2017 to raise money and awareness for Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), a global economic development organization whose mission is to create business solutions to poverty. MEDA’s Greater Rural Opportunities for Women (GROW) project aims to help women and girls in the developing world, while also promoting leadership opportunities. With Global Affairs Canada matching donations, Women Walking to GROW helped raise over one million dollars in 2017 for women and girls in Ghana.

Miriam Turnbull, ProResp’s Vice President and General Manager, and Elaine Shantz, past COO of peopleCare Inc., joined forces to trek the entire 900 km Bruce trail. For the final 100 km, they were joined by colleagues and other leaders from Ontario’s long-term care sector.

In 2018, the GROW project supported the Nigeria WAY with a 100 km trek of the Bruce Trail, and will continue in July 2019 with another 100 km trek. Join us on the trail this year for a challenging and rewarding hike! Come connect your body and mind to nature, and your heart to women and girls living in Nigeria. To learn more about Women Walking to Grow visit the website.

BREATHE the lung association

Sharing the common goal of improving lung health for everyone, ProResp has a long and extensive partnership history with The Lung Association-Ontario. ProResp has supported The Lung Association for decades through volunteering in local communities. We provide leadership through board governance, sponsor and organize fundraising events, and make financial contributions to support lung health research. Many of our Respiratory Therapists are members of the The Lung Association’s Ontario Respiratory Care Society.

Docs On Ice

ProResp is a proud sponsor of the annual Docs on Ice hockey tournament. The 2019 tournament was hosted by Lanark County doctors and took place on March 28-30. Over 800 physicians and 100 medical school students participated in the three-day tournament, supporting local charities while playing Canada’s favourite winter sport.

This year marked the 37th annual tournament which has raised over one million dollars to support community charities and programs. ProResp is proud be part of the Docs on Ice success story and the legacy created in communities across Ontario.

Hockey players in an ice hockey arena.