WEATHERHAVEN AND SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY SIGN MOU TO FOSTER INNOVATION AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT FOR HQSS PROGRAM

WEATHERHAVEN AND SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY SIGN MOU TO FOSTER INNOVATION AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT FOR HQSS PROGRAM

  Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada – Weatherhaven Global Resources Ltd. (“Weatherhaven”), one of the world’s leading providers of redeployable shelter systems, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Simon Fraser University (“SFU”) to support the company’s efforts to deliver on the recently won $168M Headquarters Shelter Systems (“HQSS”) for the Government of Canada.   The MOU contemplates a broad range of engineering, research and development (R&D), and other competencies that SFU will provide to Weatherhaven to support the company’s development efforts for this Department of National Defence program. The term of the $500,000 commitment will be five years and will be reviewed regularly for potential expansion of the scope, as well as duration of the agreement. This investment is being made as part of Weatherhaven’s Industrial and Technological Benefit obligations to Canada on the HQSS project.   “Through the Industrial and Technological Benefits Policy, Canada gets the economic benefits of investment from winning bidders on defence contracts,” said the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. “The investment by Weatherhaven to Simon Fraser University represents an opportunity for these partners to develop next-generation technologies in material science and engineering. It also allows students and researchers at SFU to develop the skills that equip them for the jobs of the future. That’s how defence procurement drives innovation that leads to high-value jobs for the middle class and gives Canadian companies opportunities to grow.”   “Weatherhaven has a long association with SFU, but the size of the HQSS program and the focus of the Government of Canada to encourage bidders to maximize their value proposition to...

HUB at St. Paul’s Hospital to transform emergency access, treatment and follow up for people with mental-health and/or substance-use challenges

HUB marries public and private sector, philanthropy and innovation to better serve vulnerable patients   Vancouver, March 15, 2017 – A groundbreaking service for people with mental-health and substance-use challenges opens this spring at St. Paul’s Hospital that will unite emergency care, rapid access to treatment and a transition centre to provide better and faster care for this vulnerable client population  The HUB, the first emergency care model of its kind in BC, will include two fully equipped units next to the hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) to care for patients, from their arrival at the ED to their transition back to their communities. Specialists will provide these patients with culturally appropriate, trauma-informed care in a dignified, private setting separate from the ED. The HUB also includes a clinic one floor above the ED where specialized addictions nurses and physicians treat those dependent on a variety of substances, including opioids. The team can provide opioid-dependent patients on replacement therapy such as Suboxone or methadone as quickly as possible. The HUB, opening amid a public-health emergency in BC, with over 900 people dying from drug overdoses last year, will help St. Paul’s busy ED deal effectively with growing needs. It sees over 10,500 patients with mental-health and substance-use issues each year, the highest number of any ED in the province. The HUB will triage an estimated 6,000 patients with mental-health and/or substance-use challenges each year, or more than half the patients who visit the ED annually, ensuring they’re directed to the appropriate care they require. It will decrease the amount of time police wait with patients with mental-health and/or substance-use challenges...
Government of Canada Acquires New Portable Shelter Systems – Weatherhaven Global Resources Ltd. Wins Contracts

Government of Canada Acquires New Portable Shelter Systems – Weatherhaven Global Resources Ltd. Wins Contracts

Next-generation Canadian design could become new world standard VANCOUVER, Feb. 9, 2017 /CNW/ – Yesterday the Government of Canada announced that it has selected Weatherhaven as the successful bidder for its $168 million Headquarters Shelter System (HQSS). As part of the HQSS program the Department of National Defence will purchase 1,435 tactical tent-based shelter systems with an option of an additional 338 shelters. The contract also includes integrated lighting, flooring and HVAC components, for use by the Canadian Armed Forces on deployed operations within Canada and overseas. The program also allows for an initial period of in-service support, as well as the opportunity to acquire additional years of in-service support. The potential contract value could be up to $350 million exclusive of taxes. These tactical shelter systems will be designed for rapid erection and mobility, as well for strength and thermal properties, to perform under the most extreme environmental conditions. The shelters involve a unique and compact modular design – they can be used as operations and command centres for disaster relief and peacekeeping, and component parts are interchangeable to maximize efficiency and maintenance costs. “Weatherhaven is honoured to have been selected for this opportunity to deliver a leading edge Canadian-made design for Canada’sArmed Forces in its HQSS program”, said Ray Castelli, CEO of Weatherhaven, “This design combines Weatherhaven’s trademark strength and durability in extreme conditions, together with a new rapid-erect and mobility element, that makes the HQSS shelter truly a next-generation solution.” Weatherhaven’s bid was determined to be overall best value, against many of its leading competitors from around the world, based on a technical, financial and industrial assessment by Public Services and Procurement Canada. As a long-time supplier to the...