Local company connects families during pandemic

Residents in hundreds of Saskatchewan care facilities could connect with loved ones through the pandemic, thanks to Saskatoon’s Westcap Mgt.

In May 2020, the Saskatoon-based private equity and venture capital fund manager and its CEO, president and founder, Grant Kook, donated $250,000 to the COVID-19 Hospital Fund, for the purchase of over 330 iPads to be distributed to 158 Saskatchewan public long-term care homes.

“During the first wave of COVID, we wanted to do something for the broader community. The pandemic left many seniors isolated from families and friends.  At such a difficult time, we wanted to help families stay connected and the iPads allow loved ones to spend time together virtually until they could reunite in person.

“Our donation was large enough to ensure that more than 300 iPads got to all 158 public long-term care facilities across our province.”

Some of the reactions were captured in a video, Virtual Hugs, which can be found in the news section of Westcap’s website, westcapmgt.ca.

Thank you, Westcap Mgt. and Grant Kook, for making such a difference!