Every year, MMAC participates in FIMA's Lifesavers event - an annual event across over 20 countries, where Muslim healthcare professionals teach Muslim community members key lifesaving skills at their local mosque.
We know that 80% of cardiac arrests occur in the home, and empowering community members with lifesaving skills like CPR, how to use a defibrillator, and responding to medical emergencies can help save lives until professional help arrives.
Building on last year's success and in partnership with ISNA Canada, we are expanding this year's event to hold multiple sessions, multiple stations, and a dedicated session for senior community members.
We are actively recruiting MMAC staff physicians and trainees to help teach at stations, and medical students to assist with the event. Volunteering just a few hours of your time will make a tremendous difference to health outcomes! Trainers do NOT need to be formal ACLS certified trainers, as this course is for bystander CPR and other skills, not for official CPR certification purposes.
Sat Sept 30th, 2023
ISNA Canada, 2200 S Sheridan Way, Mississauga, ON L5J 2M4
Session 1: 11AM - 1PM - teach seniors 55+
Session 2: 2 - 4PM - teach all 14+
*** There may be an additional 3rd session between 5PM and 7PM, depending on demand. Keep watching this space for updates! ***
Please indicate your availability and interest by choosing the appropriate session(s). To cater to the beautiful diversity of the Canadian Muslim community, we are actively seeking male and female trainers and volunteers from a variety of career stages, specialties, ethnoracial or cultural backgrounds and with multiple language skills.
Interested members may be invited to a brief virtual orientation meeting before the event, and will be contacted directly regarding next steps.
HOW ELSE CAN YOU HELP?
Not able to help out this year? Want to see more of these Lifesaver events at your local masjid (mosque) and throughout the year? Please help us scale this initiative across the country and multiply the impact of our work by donating to purchase CPR training manikins, AEDs, and other equipment. Every dollar counts, and goes directly toward this initiative!
Purchase a "Lifesavers - Sponsorship" Ticket, or
Donate Now: https://membership.muslimmeds.ca/donate
HOW CAN I REQUEST A SESSION AT MY LOCAL MASJID?
WHERE CAN COMMUNITY MEMBERS SIGN UP AS ATTENDEES?
The opportunity is open to MMAC members only. Membership is free for medical students, residents/fellows, and basic staff physician members. To become a member of the MMAC, please click here.
A special thanks to the MMAC Platinum staff physician members and all our donors, for making initiatives like this a reality.
Upgrade your membership to Platinum here.