No Child Without® is offered to students (from age 4 to their 14th birthday) who are attending a publicly funded school.
What is the cost to enroll in the No Child Without® program?
There is no cost for the parent, school or school board to participate.
How is the No Child Without® program funded?
The No Child Without® program is being funded by the Canadian MedicAlert Foundation with the assistance of the Government of Canada and Lions Clubs in communities throughout Canada.
What is the responsibility of the school board to participate in the No Child Without® program?
Once the school board chooses to participate in the No Child Without® program they contact the Manager, School Programs. School boards will be asked to select a specified number of schools to participate the first year with additional schools added in each subsequent year. A date and time is then arranged when principals can participate in a 25 minute informational teleconference about the program.
What is the responsibility of the school to participate in the No Child Without® program?
The school principal or a delegate from the school must participate in a 25 minute informational teleconference to learn about the implementation process of the program. Schools are then required to distribute NCW brochures to each child in the school.
What happens when a student goes to another school not covered by MedicAlert?
The No Child Without® program follows each student up to their 14th birthday no matter where they should move to in Canada. It is the parentís responsibility to contact MedicAlert and update their child's file.
What happens when a student turns 14?
The parent will receive a letter from MedicAlert offering a continuance in MedicAlert for an annual fee up to the studentís 18th birthday. The annual fee is discounted 40% until the students 18th birthday then the student may consider other options to continue their membership.
The student just had their 14th birthday. Does he/she qualify for the No Child Without® program?
The No Child Without® program is only offered to children age 4 up to their 14th birthday. The StudentsFIRST program is offered to students up to their 18th birthday. Visit www.medicalert.ca/studentsfirst to learn more about the program.
What do parents do if their childís MedicAlert identification is lost or stolen?
The child will receive one free MedicAlert identifier when they register in the program. A replacement is available at the regular cost. The parent can contact MedicAlert and speak to a customer service representative for assistance.
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