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Lifeguard Health

Vancouver, BC Best Community Impact:
Nominee
Employees: 11 In Business Since: 2017

LifeGuard Health has developed a smartphone application for people who are struggling with addiction and are at risk of falling victim to the opioid crisis. Trials conducted with a user-based approach in partnership with BC Ambulance have resulted in overwhelmingly grateful user feedback. LifeGuard Health has connected with marginalized portions of the population and provided a service to people who have said “I can’t believe you guys are doing something like this for us,” and “this app has empowered me to take better control of my life.” The LifeGuard app and one-on-one engagement sessions have prevented overdoses, saved lives, and connected people with addiction and recovery services.  These success stories and the compassion shown by LifeGuard employees have caught the attention of provincial and federal governments, resulting in a visit to the White House in October 2019.

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