Canadian Manufacturing

Baxter Canada releases its three-year impact report for its corporate social responsibility program

Partnership with Canadian Red Cross provided support for Canadians during COVID-19 pandemic.

July 15, 2021  by CM Staff

(CNW Group/Baxter Corporation)

MISSISSAUGA — On Jul. 14, Baxter Canada released its three-year impact report for its national giving program ‘Welcome Home’ in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross. Since the establishment of the partnership in 2018, Baxter Canada has contributed more than $450,000 to provide greater access to essential resources for patients returning home from hospital and communities in need.

“Baxter Canada is extremely proud of the support we’ve been able to provide for Canadians during this unprecedented time, with critical programs that deliver essential services and equipment to take care of our most vulnerable communities,” says James Teaff, President and General Manager, Baxter Canada.

With the “No Place Like Home” program, Baxter employees volunteered their time to make a positive impact, sending more than 400 personalized cards to isolated seniors in 2020 and volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross to execute programs such as the Mobile Food Bank.

The report highlights Baxter’s contributions through its signature Welcome Home program:

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The Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) supports Canadians in British Columbia and the Yukon with essential short and long-term health equipment loans.

Baxter’s support facilitated:

  • Serving 28,424 clients in B.C. and loaning 57,179 pieces of health equipment
  • Recruiting 479 volunteers, a 90 person increase from 2019
  • The employment of a full-time employee dedicated to recruitment for HELP volunteers in the Lower Mainland region in B.C.

Baxter Canada is a manufacturer of critical care, nutrition, renal, hospital and surgical products.