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In2ition Realty, other homebuilding industry firms step up to aid in COVID-19 relief

In2ition Realty, other homebuilding industry firms step up to aid in COVID-19 relief

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In2ition Realty, other homebuilding industry firms step up to aid in COVID-19 relief

As challenging as the pandemic has been, there’s also been no shortage of good news, feelgood stories among new home and condo builders, developers, marketers, suppliers and others, as they pitch in to do their part for COVID-19 relief.

Among them is In2ition Realty. The Mississauga, Ont. new home and condo marketing and sales firm has long been involved in charitable initiatives.

“For us, being involved in a charity has been part of our work life and our work culture,” Founder and CEO Debbie Cosic told HOMES Publishing.

Then the COVID-19 pandemic struck, uncovering other needs in the community, and other ways In2ition could help.

“We were looking for a charitable endeavour during these trying times, when many of us were home in the beginning kind of wondering what to do with our time, until more normalcy of our meeting schedules returned,” says Cosic.

Feed Mississauga reached out to In2ition, asking not just for much needed funds, but to help provide some social media and creative expertise to further raise awareness.

“It’s turned out to be very timely for us, that we could really roll up our sleeves and lend a hand,” Cosic says. “The food bank was down 50 per cent in both donations and in volunteers, so they were at a crisis point.”

Other COVID-19 relief initiatives from the homebuilding industry

Kids artwork raising funds for COVID-19 relief

Real estate firms raise more than $200,000 for COVID-19 relief

Flato Developments supporting Ontario frontline workers in fight against COVID-19

Program helps builders get back to business safely after COVID-19

Ambassadors for The Mikey Network aid with coronavirus relief efforts at SickKids


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Ambassadors for The Mikey Network aid with coronavirus relief efforts at SickKids

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Ambassadors for The Mikey Network aid with coronavirus relief efforts at SickKids

Looking to make an impact on the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Meagan And Amanda Damota, current medical students and ambassadors for The Mikey Network, will be producing and donating non-surgical masks to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

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With more than 100 masks set to be delivered this week and more in production, the students were inspired by Canadian chief medical officer Dr. Theresa Tam who suggested that wearing a non-medical facial mask could slow the spread of COVID-19, along with the previously prescribed measures of vigilant hand-washing, social distancing and self-isolation.

“Having a child in the hospital is undeniably stressful and difficult; we want to relieve some of the stressors that many of these families have to endure,” says Meagan Damota. “By producing and donating these non-surgical masks we hope to help the incredible staff and families tay protected against COVID-19.”

Since its inception, The Mikey Network has worked tirelessly to create public awareness and provide education about heart-healthy lifestyles. One of the only organizations to provide remote training, The Mikey Network offers two Apps, one where students can garner volunteer hours learning how to use a defibrillator while the other provides informative webinars and hands on training. A 17-year-old girl recently saved a life using the skills learned on the app.

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Working closely with SickKids through The Mikey Kids program, The Mikey Network provides portable automated external defibrillators (AED) to high-risk children who are in danger of sudden cardiac arrest. Having access to the life-saving AED technology helps to give children, their families, and the medical staff at SickKids peace of mind.

“Meagan and Amanda have played an integral part of The Mikey Network and we are excited to be part of this amazing endeavour,” says Eva Naumovski, president of The Mikey Network.The Mikey Network is a proud supporter of SickKids through The Mikey Kids program and we are honoured to be able to provide a helping hand.”

“As a country and as a community we are all in this together, and we hope our protective gear can ease some of the stress families and staff are enduring during this difficult time all while aiding the hospital in their fight against COVID-19,” adds Amanda Damonta.

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The Mikey Network partners with Toronto Catholic District School Board

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The Mikey Network partners with Toronto Catholic District School Board

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All 202 schools and various facilities of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) now have defibrillators installed. Participants at a recent partnership announcement with The Mikey Network at St. Lawrence Catholic School in Scarborough, are, left to right: Mikey Network’s Eva Naumovski; Mikey Network Chairman Hugh Heron; TCDSB Trustee Michael Del Grande; TCDSB Associate Director of Business Services & CFO Lloyd Norongha; Khaled Elgharbawy; Stacey Coray; Veronica Olmedo; Yoliana Azer, Superintendent Peter Aguiar

The Toronto Catholic District School Board is taking the important step of equipping all 202  of its facilities with automated external defibrillators. The AEDs, as they are known, are potentially lifesaving devices and are supplied by The Mikey Network.

“We appreciate the feedback provided by parents, staff, students and other community members regarding AEDs and we continue to look for opportunities that help us ensure the safety and well-being of all our staff and students, which is always our number one priority,” says TCDSB Chair Maria Rizzo. “Through this partnership with The Mikey Network, we have successfully achieved ourgoal of having every school site equipped with an AED by the end of 2019, ahead of schedule.”

“Today marks an important moment, aimed at putting a spotlight on the challenge that people living with rare, congenital heart conditions face on a daily basis, as well as the emotional toll it takes on their loved ones,” adds TCDSB Vice-Chair Michael Del Grande. “Events like this give us anopportunity to come together as a Catholic community to show our support to those vulnerable toincidents of sudden cardiac arrest and to show them that there is help.”

In December 2018, the TCDSB board approved the allocation of about $210,000 to fund the purchase of the AEDs. Staff received CPR and AED training over the 2019 March Break. The Board also arranged first aid courses during the 2018-19 school year, so a minimum of two staff members per school are trained in standard first aid, CPR and AED use. Most schools already have more than two certified first aiders.

“We are delighted to partner with the Toronto Catholic District School Board on their installation of potentially life saving defibrillators,” says Mikey Network Chairman Hugh Heron. “With our Mikey placements, we are helping give people a second chance at life.  As a not-for-profit organization, we’re committed to teaching people how to use defibrillators and how to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle.  Over the years we have trained over 13,400 in CPR and AED, and to date, have 43 recorded saves, eight of whom are under 18 years of age, and that is very gratifying.”

The Mikey Network has also created a free mobile app called The Mikey Young at Heart app, designed to help teach students CPR and AED training, making them more confident to use an AED or administer CPR should they ever need. Time spent learning on the app can go toward their high school volunteer hours.

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