Press Release: Agents of Change team up to save lives
Tom Jackson's Medicine Wheel and System of Support team up to save lives
Two Alberta-based agents of change have partnered to bring social services and resources closer to people in need across Canada.
CALGARY, October 22, 2018 – Social philanthropist Tom Jackson’s Medicine Wheel and WE’s System of Support (SOS) have come together to deliver one central access point for social services in Alberta and across Canada.
The partnership builds a database of support, making sure more people have comprehensive access to social services that can help improve their lives. It will house a network of services that address needs in housing, counselling, domestic violence, addiction, and more.
As a division of WeEmploy Inc. (WE), SOS provides Path to Employment service to both SOS and Medicine Wheel clients. This includes general services, from support training to hiring.
In addition, the partnership is tapping into WE’s Hire Indigenous division, which offers industry and government engagement, employment training, coaching, and recruitment for First Nations communities.
“Collaboration is already central to our work at SOS. Aligning our services with Medicine Wheel reinforces our commitment to bringing social services closer to those who most need them,” said Steve Mix, Founder of SOS, a division of WeEmploy Inc. (WE). Steve has over a decade of experience in Project Management, Logistics, Staffing & recruitment, Sales & Marketing, Leadership Training, and Business Development.
Medicine Wheel is an outreach unit by Tom Jackson. It continues Tom’s philanthropic work and adds Downtown Outreach Addictions Partnership (DOAP) to the collaboration. SOS provides the technological infrastructure for Medicine Wheel, consolidating both agents of change under one network.
“From managing crisis to managing continuous care, we can better serve the community when we all work in harmony. Our collaboration amplifies our capacity to help on a larger scale and gives clients more avenues for assistance,” says Tom Jackson, global philanthropist, founder, Medicine Wheel. For over 40 years, he has been dedicated to championing the marginalized and spreading compassion and care across the country.
The collaboration means sharing of resources, best practices, innovative technology, community access, and Intellectual Property, with the goal of connecting need with service.
“We’re creating a new way for economic and social development to align, offering companies a measurable way to invest in social change to save lives,” said Sid Mark, SOS Founder. Sid brings three decades of experiences in financial services, sales, management and recruitment.
Businesses can support one or more nonprofit organizations through Impact Sponsorship.
SOS is a powerful digital platform that centralizes the vast network of social services and resources into one intuitive and secure platform. It provides measures of success in supporting those in need through Return on Impact metrics. SOS is also slated to offer other services in the future including support for cause marketing, fundraising, and other operational resources.