"We provide a service which helps to prevent people from being and feeling isolated while enhancing their ability to access, participate and live in their community longer. We foster a sense of independence, self-worth, and overall, a better quality of life."
The M.E.L. Society came about when Alberta Health Services put in place a policy that had all the medical equipment that had previously been lent out to clients through the Home Care Program no longer an active program. The Directive to Facilities was to gather all their equipment and send it to a lending program that operated as a not for profit in Red Deer Alberta and also to the Red Cross Organization in the rest of the province.
2020 Research Project: Equipment lending service and health system analysis to advance the understanding of equipment lending initiatives, their contribution to, and role in the greater health system to promote better public health outcomes.
Please Note: All research material is the property of The M.E.L. Society and use of said material and/or information for purposes other than education requires explicit written permission by senior management and/or a signed Information Sharing Agreement as per policy (note: the use of the Project material and/or information for financial or political gain is not included under 'educational purpose'). Additionally, you may request to see the literature review, environmental scan, and other documents related to the Project by sending an email request to . Requests for use of Project material and information for purposes other than education (ie. grant writing or business proposal development) may also be sent using the above email.
Our 2020 Statistics
Our 2019 Statistics
We are so thankful for how far we've come, and so excited for where we're going.
Download our strategic 5-year plan to understand our vision, and we would love to hear your feedback! UNDER REVIEW
We are so excited to continue our growth, but we definitely can't do it alone!
2020 Supporters & Long-Term Contributors
Rocky Physio, Acupuncture and Fitness Centre
Royal Dutch Shell PLC
Dovercourt Community Hall Club
Next To New
Rocky Mountain House Lions Club
The Rocky 100 Footers Club
Who is Victor Ringuette?
Aside from being the principle owner of B&R Eckel's Transport Ltd., Victor is The M.E.L. Society's Landlord.
Since 2017, every time we ran into some funding issues, Victor has been very supportive through donations which have allowed us to continue operations. Also, through his generosity, it has given us the time needed to secure more long-term funding in order to keep our doors open & continue to support our community.
Thank-you, Victor, for helping us help others. Your compassion & dedication to our cause knows no limits and we appreciate every little bit.