Breaking through barriers for workers
who have children with special needs

Welcome to Special Needs and Moving On Projects!

Special Needs & Moving On projectsThe Special Needs and Moving On Projects provide resources and support for workers at the post office whose children have disabilities. The projects are available to members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and the Union of Postal Communications Employees (Public Service Alliance of Canada). The Special Needs Project is geared to families with young children; the Moving On Project is for adult sons and daughters with special needs. Life is more demanding when you work and have a child with special needs. Learn more about our Special Needs and Moving On projects.

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No Child Without

Medic AlertThe MedicAlert® Foundation Canada is a charitable organization which is the leading provider of emergency medical information services linked to customized medical bracelets and necklaces. We are pleased to be able to offer MedicAlert memberships to students (from age 4 to their 14th birthday) through the No Child Without® program in select schools. The financial support of the Government of Canada and Lions Clubs allows students to receive the MedicAlert membership for FREE.

About No Child Without®

No Child Without® is a charitable program that offers all elementary school aged children with medical conditions or allergies, free MedicAlert protection regardless of their financial resources.

Our vision is to help protect the estimated 300,000 children with medical conditions across Canada by offering No Child Without® to all 12,000 elementary schools over the next 5 years.

Why is No Child Without® important?

Children are the most vulnerable persons in our society, especially during a medical emergency or crisis. Safe guarding your children’s health is our priority. That is why the Canadian MedicAlert Foundation is partnering with the Lions Clubs of Canada and schools across the country to introduce the No Child Without® program at no cost to families. With the rise in childhood diabetes, asthma and allergies, thousands of children have a medical condition, allergy or special need that should be communicated to medical personnel in an emergency. The No Child Without® program has been created to provide these students with the 24 hour protection of the MedicAlert emergency information services.

During the school day a child will interact with many different individuals and may be exposed to a variety of situations that could result in the need for emergency care. It could be at recess, at lunch, in the classroom or after school at a friend’s house or at a sports activity. Parents tell us that they want to ensure that vital medical information about their child is readily available and can be accurately communicated in an emergency.

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