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ESA continues its support of Sunnybrook Ross Tilley Burn Centre

“These [electrical burn] injuries, especially those with no apparent wounds and burns, continue to be misunderstood”


November 25, 2021
By Anthony Capkun


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November 25, 2021 – Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority—in alignment with the Electrical Contractor Registration Agency (ECRA) Advisory Council—will once again donate $250,000 over the next five years to the Sunnybrook Ross Tilley Burn Centre to help with “accelerating discovery and improving the quality of life for people with electrical burn injuries”.

“At ESA, we are so grateful to the Ross Tilley Burn Centre for providing world-leading electrical burn injury research and care to our industry,” said Soussanna Karas, director, Licensing, at ESA. “These injuries, especially those with no apparent wounds and burns, continue to be misunderstood, and ESA and ECRA-AC are proud to support the work in making specialized care possible at the centre.”

ESA and ECRA-AC have supported the Ross Tilley Burn Centre since 2006, says ESA, and continue to partner with patients to help share their stories of safety and recovery.

“Together with ESA, ECRA-AC is a strong supporter of the Ross Tilley Burn Centre as we rely on their medical knowledge and expertise to help all of our colleagues in the electrical sector with the physical and mental recovery associated with electrical injuries,” said Joe Kurpe, chair, ECRA-AC. “As specialized treatments are constantly being developed, we are delighted to contribute to the innovative research that will assist in recovery.”

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To learn more about the work being done to address electrical injury, have a look at our interview with Dr. Marc Jeschke who, among numerous other positions and credentials, is the director of the Ross Tilley Burn Centre, part of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

To make a gift that will support Sunnybrook’s life-saving research into electrical burn injuries, visit Sunnybrook or call 416-480-4833.

As an administrative authority acting on behalf of the Government of Ontario, ESA is responsible for administering specific regulations related to the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, the licensing of electrical contractors and master electricians, electricity distribution system safety, and electrical product safety.

 



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