Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec - September 21, 2020- John Abbott College Foundation is very pleased to announce the donation of an ambulance to our Paramedic Care program by the Coopérative des paramédics de l'Outaouais.

"John Abbott College is the only CEGEP in Québec to offer the Paramedic Care program in English. We have been offering this program for over 10 years and, year in and year out, about 100 students are enrolled in this program. One of the essential tools for student learning is without a doubt the ambulance that is used in all our classes,” says program chair Martin Poirier.

Gordon Brown, Academic Dean at John Abbott College added, ??oeThe ambulance is an essential tool for developing students' skills and helping them reach their full potential. We are very grateful for the generosity of Coopérative des paramédics de l'Outaouais.”
"It is very important for the Coopérative des paramédics de l'Outaouais to work with the various emergency pre-hospital care programs across the province, to support our future paramedics. It is a pleasure for us to give back and thus to ensure our support for these students who are the future of our profession," Marie-ÈveD'Aoust, Co-op's Chief Operating Officer.

About the John Abbott College Foundation
Established in October 1999, the Foundation exists to support John Abbott College's mission and statement of purpose. Through fundraising activities, the Foundation allows the College to respond to the steadily increasing demands for its services, while ensuring that the education students receive and the environment in which they learn are second-to-none.

About the Coopérative des paramédics de l'Outaouais
Foundedby46workermembersinAugust1989,theCoopérativenowhas250membersandafleetof36ambulances.Overthepastyear,theCPO hasrespondedtomorethan36,000calls in theOutaouais region,making it one oft he topten Québeccompaniesinthepre-hospital emergency services sector.

For more information, please contact:
Debbie Cribb
CEGEP John Abbott College
514-457-6610 x5354

Source : CEGEP John Abbott College


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