Providence Healthcare Foundation
Providence Healthcare Foundation

Hands Up! Project Winner with Chair and Vice Chair of MAPP

MAPP Funds Stroke Rehabilitation Technology

Jul 09, 2019

On Wednesday, June 19, Providence Healthcare Foundation held its annual Men Advancing Philanthropy for Providence (MAPP) voting meeting at the Toronto Hunt Club, where employees pitched their project ideas to MAPP donors in the hopes of being selected for funding.

The men were presented with four innovative $100,000 proposals and selected one project to fund that will improve client rehabilitation at Providence Healthcare:

Hands Up! - Congratulations to Stacey Connors, Katrina Hill & Joyce Lee!

The Hands Up! Project includes the purchase of the most up-to-date, research-based technology and advanced training for occupational therapists in Providence’s three stroke units. Such treatment tools will help stroke clients achieve improved arm and hand function and enhance their quality of life.

Special thanks to Chiara Campitelli-Thompson, Jacqueline Wiley, Jessica Casey, Julia Filinski, Lynne Mycyk, Sofia da Silva and Faye Roberts who worked very hard to create great proposals.

Update on last year’s project – Simulation Lab Program

MAPP donors also received an update on the $100,000 project they voted to support last year – the Simulation Lab Program. Now open in the Knowledge Centre, this space boasts a brand new control room, clinical area, skills training area and multiple patient simulators to meet the training needs of staff and students at Providence Healthcare. This newly dedicated space has been refurnished with innovative technology and state-of-the-art equipment to enable staff to learn and practice new or complicated skills, improve patient safety outcomes, enable solutions to be identified and implemented effectively. Watch this video by Nazanin Khodadoust, Director, Technology Enabled Education at Unity Health Toronto to learn more.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor and gift-in-kind donors!

Special thanks to our incredible Presenting Sponsor, David Kerr, for making this great event possible. And a big thank you to our gift in kinds donors who supported this great event: Lost Craft Beer, Maestro Dobel Tequila, Proximo Spirits, Centennial Food Group, DOM International, Divine Furniture, and Canadiana Flowers! This fantastic evening can all be re-lived thanks to Nicholas Bissett Photography - check out the photos of the night here.

The men of MAPP can look forward to our next event, “MAPP Beers & Piers” on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 aboard the historic Kajama Tall Ship! Contact Lisa to join us for an afternoon on the water in support of Providence Healthcare.

If you or anyone you know would like to learn more about this unique charitable giving circle, contact Lisa by phone at 416-285-3666 ext. 3836 or by email at lnovic@providence.on.ca.