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Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation

Health Services Foundation

We are the Foundation supporting the Peterborough Networked Family Health Team. We raise funds for education and equipment to better diagnose, treat and maintain optimal health for all patients in the City and County of Peterborough. The Foundation has supported programs such as the Partners in Pregnancy Clinic, Youth Sports Concussion Program. We also raise funds for the Dr. Steve Senior Memorial Fund for continuing medical education, mental health initiatives and the purchase of equipment such as automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and transport chairs.

Web www.gphsf.ca     Twitter @gphsf     Facebook www.facebook.com.gphsf

ThinkFirst

ThinkFirst is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of brain and spinal cord injuries. Celebrating over seventeen years in operation, ThinkFirst has been heightening public awareness through education since its inception in 1992, when it was founded by renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Tator. Headquartered in Toronto, our endorsements include a number of prominent organizations including the Canadian Neurosurgical Society, the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses, the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, and the Canadian Spine Society.

Currently, there are nineteen local Chapters in every province across the country spreading the ThinkFirst injury prevention message. These chapters are managed by dedicated volunteers, some of whom are medical professionals, teachers, coaches, and injury survivors. By implementing ThinkFirst programs in their local communities, such as Brain Day and TD ThinkFirst for Kids program, our volunteers are raising awareness of the simple and effective ways to avoid devastating brain and spinal cord injuries. Without the generous support of our many volunteers, ThinkFirst’s goals could not be accomplished.

There are numerous opportunities for individuals to get involved and promote the ThinkFirst mission. Whether it be donating to our organization, volunteering time at a local chapter, or simply passing along materials available on the site to others, every effort to the cause is one step closer to diminishing the number of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries in Canada.

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board serves the Municipality of Clarington, Northumberland County and Peterborough County. We educate our students to excel in learning, to succeed in life and to enrich our communities. To find out more about the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board please visit their website.

Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington Catholic School Board: 

Catholic education is a process through which the home, school and parish develop within its students a way of living that embodies the life of Jesus Christ. Our PVNC Catholic schools are mandated to carry out the following mission:

VISION STATEMENT: Our entire educational community will take responsibility for Catholic education.

MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board is to provide all students with a Catholic education that includes the knowledge, skills, and values required to live a meaningful and faith filled life.

Mission Poster: 
SIX GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • We will live the Christian message and promote the cause of Catholic education.
  • We will ensure that students come first.
  • We will operate effectively.
  • We will develop and maintain alliances.
  • We will communicate effectively.
  • We will be responsible for personal renewal.

StopConcussions

stopconcussions.com is an online concussion/neurotrauma educational and awareness hub for all sports, to address the growing trend of concussions in sports.  It is a portal that players, parents, coaches, and officials can visit to seek information regarding concussions, with the goal of becoming more aware and ultimately safer individuals in their respective sports.  stopconcussions.com will have sport specify programs to help change the mindset of the sport, not the game.

Former Philadelphia Flyers captain, Keith Primeau and former European professional hockey player, Kerry Goulet officially launched  stopconcussions.com on May 4, 2011 at the Hockey Hall of Fame. The main goal of this organization is to raise the awareness on concussions and the impact they are having on our youth today.  Also to raise the awareness of the impact of putting players, in any sport, back into the game too early.

    Girls are reported to have higher rates of concussion than boys in similar sports

    Athletes who have ever had a concussion are at increased risk for another concussion

    Young children and teens are more likely to get a concussion and take longer to recover than adults