Wishing to respond to the call to large companies in the effort of vaccination for the general public, CEZinc has developed a partnership with Glencore, the Collège de Valleyfield, the Centre de service scolaire de la Vallée-des-Tisserands in order to finance and set up a vaccination clinic.
In the photo from left to right: Marc Rémillard, Director General, Cégep de Valleyfield, Jean-François Gagnon, Director of Human Resources, CEZinc, Alexis Segal, Director of Government Relations & Corporate Affairs, Glencore, Marc Girard, Director General, Centre des services scolaire de la Vallée-des-Tisserands. (Photo CEZinc)
As of the first week of May, CEZinc and its partners will be able to administer 180 doses of the vaccine per day, in strict compliance with the specifications of the health ministry. The vaccination will cover employees of CEZinc as well as those of its partners, but also the entire population, while respecting the priorities issued by Public Health.
Liana Centomo says she is proud of her team. “Since the start of the pandemic, we have done everything possible to protect as much as possible our employees who have contributed to doing an outstanding job, despite the many constraints. This opportunity to actively participate in the national vaccination campaign has been perfectly aligned with our collective approach for over a year.”
As proud collaborators, the Centre de services scolaire de la Vallée-des-Tisserands and the Cégep de Valleyfield will get involved in various ways. In particular, the expertise of their health training programs will be used, in particular through the involvement of teachers and students to ensure the offer of the vaccination. Also, their premises will be used to host the vaccination clinic, starting next May, which will first be held at the Centre du Nouvel-Envol. The clinic will continue at the Cégep gymnasium for the months of June and July and from August it will be in another location to be determined. Equipment loans are also expected.
“The 2020-2021 school year is unique due to the context of the pandemic. This year is full of challenges, but all the energies of our teams are deployed in a single goal: the success of our students. The hard work of all those involved in the CSSVT ensures that we have a great success. Participation in this vaccination campaign is a way of thanking our teams for their work, while being actively involved in our community”, said Marc Girard, director general of the Centre de services scolaire de la Vallée-des-Tisserands.