Partners

Partners

Media Partnerships

Shaw Communications – Shaw has been very supportive of the JPMF by airing our public service announcements (PSAs) extensively on its specialty networks throughout Canada and the United States.

Joe Media Group – Joe Media Group produced the JPMF’s Put Yourself in Our Boots safety video and PSAs.

Global Television – Global TV Calgary has supported us by airing our PSAs in Alberta markets.

Canadian Emergency News – CEN has published several articles about the JPMF, along with our print PSAs.

Calgary Sun – Sun Media newspapers in Alberta have been instrumental in helping us deliver our workplace/traffic safety messages.

Calgary Herald – The Herald, and the Edmonton Journal, have helped spread the word about our workplace/traffic safety campaigns in Alberta.

Rogers Broadcasting – Several of Rogers’ radio stations have supported us by broadcasting our Put Yourself in Our Boots radio PSAs.

Bell Media – Bell’s radio stations have lent their airwaves to the Put Yourself in Our Boots safety campaign by broadcasting our 30-second radio spots.

Corus Radio – A number of stations with the Corus Radio Network have supported us by airing our Put Yourself in Our Boots PSAs.

Harvard Broadcasting – Harvard’s radio stations have generously donated airtime to the Put Yourself in Our Boots safety campaign.

The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group – Affiliates with The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group have provided free airtime for our Put Yourself in Our Boots radio PSAs.

Astral – Radio PSAs are useless if no one hears them on the radio. Astral is one of our many radio partners that stepped up and provided free airtime to the Put Yourself in Our Boots campaign.

Moose FM Radio Network – Radio stations carrying the Moose FM banner have given the Put Yourself in Our Boots campaign a voice in Ontario, where our PSAs are being broadcast free of charge.

Rick Castiglione – Rick produced our highly successful SLOW DOWN: It’s No Picnic Out Here PSA.

DKR Pictures – Simon Dekker’s skill and creativity are on display in our SLOW DOWN: It’s No Picnic Out Here PSA, which he wrote and directed.

Trevor Smith – Trevor did a masterful job of directing the Put Yourself in Our Boots safety video and PSAs.

Kent Dixon – Kent lent his voice to our radio PSAs, ensuring they were of broadcast quality and able to be aired on radio stations across Canada.

Becoming a media partner – We rely on our media partners to generate public awareness and help educate the public about workplace/traffic safety issues impacting emergency responders. If you want to help us create public service announcements and safety resources, or if you want to help us get our existing PSAs in print publications and broadcast on TV and on the radio, contact JPMF Managing Director Ian Wilson at ian@jpmf.ca. Generous donations of air time and ad space are recognized through the JPMF’s online properties, including our websites and social networking pages. We are also open to other methods of acknowledging our supporters and partners.

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Emergency Services Partnerships

Calgary Fire Department – The CFD has worked with us on several safety initiatives and has always been generous in lending personnel, vehicles and equipment to our events and safety campaigns. Most importantly, the CFD has provided valuable insight about hazards encountered on the job. 

Alberta Health Services EMS –Alberta Health Services EMS has always been a proud partner of the JPMF, providing personnel, vehicles, equipment and valuable information to our safety campaigns and events.

Calgary Police Service – We have a special bond with the CPS. John Petropoulos was a constable with the Calgary Police Service when he died in the line of duty. The CPS provided tremendous support to John’s family, friends and colleagues after his death and that support continues to be in place for the Memorial Fund that bears his name. The CPS has helped us with fundraising efforts and safety campaigns by providing personnel, vehicles, equipment and advice to our initiatives.

Calgary Police Association – A vital partnership is in place with the CPA, an organization that goes to great lengths to recognize John’s legacy and support the JPMF. The CPA does an excellent job about informing its members about JPMF initiatives and events. The Association also works closely with us on fundraising events that help sustain the JPMF.

EMS Foundation The Foundation – which supports education, safety and injury prevention – is a proud financial sponsor of our Put Yourself in Our Boots safety campaign.

Alberta College of Paramedics – The College is a proud financial sponsor of the Put Yourself in Our Boots safety campaign and has done much to raise awareness about JPMF initiatives.

Calgary Paramedics CUPE Local 3421 – CUPE Local 3421 is a proud financial sponsor of the Put Yourself in Our Boots safety campaign.

STARS – STARS provides great insight regarding the hazards faced by flight paramedics and has been a supporter of our safety initiatives and events.

Edmonton Police Service – EPS is a supporter of several JPMF initiatives and provided in-kind assistance with our Put Yourself in Our Boots safety campaign.

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services – Edmonton Fire Rescue is a supporter of several JPMF initiatives and provided in-kind assistance with our Put Yourself in Our Boots safety campaign.

Diakonos Retreat Society – Diakonos, a support group for emergency responders, has partnered with us by sharing resources, advice, volunteer support and by creating awareness about our resources.

City Wide Towing – City Wide has been a strong supporter of ours for years and frequently donates volunteers to JPMF events.

Becoming an Emergency Services partner – We create resources that are designed to educate the public about its role in keeping emergency responders safe on the job. In order to raise awareness about these resources and lend credibility to them, it’s imperative that emergency responder departments and organizations embrace them and recognize their value. Police, fire and EMS departments can help us educate the public by promoting our initiatives, helping fundraise for the JPMF, providing in-kind support to our campaigns and taking our resources to the public and their own personnel. There are many ways that emergency services departments can spread the word about our initiatives, including: putting up posters at your office, showing colleagues JPMF safety videos, sharing links online, Tweeting and Facebooking about our campaigns, promoting initiatives with press events and having first responders speak at schools, conferences and to corporations about the workplace/traffic hazards facing them. If you’d like to know more about how you can partner with us, contact JPMF Managing Director Ian Wilson at ian@jpmf.ca.

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Workplace and Traffic Safety Partnerships

Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research (ACICR) – We’ve received extensive support from the ACICR. Through the Centre’s Injury Control Fund and Alberta Traffic Safety Fund, the JPMF has received important funding for several safety initiatives. This funding has been crucial to the development of our safety videos, PSAs and other educational efforts. As well, the ACICR has enhanced our network of safety partners and raised awareness about our initiatives.

Work Safe Alberta – Work Safe Alberta has been instrumental in helping us to educate all Albertans about their responsibility in making sure emergency responders making it home safely after every shift. Work Safe Alberta has provided significant financial, in-kind and other support to our safety campaigns.

Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI) – Members of the Institute are dedicated to the safety of the men and women who respond to emergencies on or along the streets, roads and highways of the United States. The Institute has helped to gain exposure for our PSAs and safety initiatives in the U.S.

Alberta Motor Association (AMA) – The AMA has been a major supporter of our traffic safety initiatives and has lent personnel, equipment and in-kind support to the JPMF to help create and gain exposure for our resources.

Threads of Life – This national charitable organization, which is dedicated to supporting families who have suffered from a workplace fatality or life-altering illness, has assisted us in raising public awareness about workplace issues facing emergency responders.

Janco Training Solutions – Janco, which specializes in workplace safety training, has helped the JPMF to gain exposure for its resources and offered in-kind support to our safety campaigns. 

Becoming a Workplace/Traffic Safety Partner – Organizations devoted to improving workplace and traffic safety are an important part of our safety team. We need the expertise and support of these organizations if we are going to succeed in educating the public and raising awareness about traffic/workplace safety. If you have ideas about new safety initiatives or how you can help promote our existing safety resources, please let us know. Contact JPMF Managing Director Ian Wilson about partnership opportunities.

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Community Partnerships

Alberta Lottery Fund – Through the Community Initiatives Program (CIP), the Alberta Lottery Fund has been a major supporter of our safety campaigns. The CIP has provided financial assistance to many JPMF resources and without this support, these resources would not exist.

Stix Sports Bar – This Calgary sports bar has been a major supporter of JPMF events. Stix has served as a host of several fundraising and community events.

Delta Lodge at Kananaskis – The Delta Lodge at Kananaskis has graciously contributed to the District 6 John Petropoulos Leadership Award by offering complimentary stays at this luxurious lodge to the winners of the award.

Mount Royal University – John Petropoulos obtained his Diploma in Criminology from Mount Royal before he joined the Calgary Police Service. As a tribute to John’s legacy, Mount Royal University, in collaboration with the JPMF, offers the John Petropoulos Memorial Scholarship annually to a student from the Applied Justice Studies or Criminal Justice programs.

University of the Fraser Valley – John Petropoulos studied Criminal Justice at Abbotsford’s University of the Fraser Valley before he became a member of the Calgary Police Service. In tribute to John, the UFV offers an annual scholarship in his name to a student in the Criminal Justice Degree program.

Chinook Energy – Chinook Energy is a proud financial supporter of our Put Yourself in Our Boots safety campaign.

Penn West Exploration – Penn West is a proud financial supporter of our Put Yourself in Our Boots safety campaign.

Cenovus Energy – Cenovus is a proud financial supporter of our safety campaigns and initiatives.

Becoming a Community Partner – Our community partners are essential to the work that we do. They provide financial, in-kind and other support that allows us to create and promote workplace safety initiatives, campaigns and events that benefit emergency responders and the broader community. If you’d like to partner with us on a specific event or an ongoing campaign – or if you have an idea for a new initiative – contact JPMF Managing Director Ian Wilson at ian@jpmf.ca. Community partners can help out in many ways: by becoming a financial or in-kind sponsor, by teaming up at conferences, by hosting JPMF safety presentations, by using JPMF resources or by making donations of funds or volunteers. We realize that success is achieved through teamwork and are eager to work with organizations that make workplace and traffic safety a priority. We also believe in recognizing the hard work of our partners and giving them their due.

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