Very few companies go it alone. This business is a people business and we have had lots of help along the way. Odyssey has established many relationships with partners that make the work we do both fun and safe.
We rely on our partnerships to help us improve our business practices. We collaborate with like minded companies and organizations to offer our clients the service they deserve. (alphabetical)
ActSafe hosts an excellent annual conference in Burnaby, BC that we are proud to be participants in. Focussed on workplace safety in the performing arts and live event industry, ActSafe provides a great forum for idea sharing.
Adapt Pharma (Narcan)
Adapt Pharma, the makers of intra-nasal narcan, in response to the opioid crisis, provided us with 3 cases of product that we were able to distributed amongst teams across Canada, providing a massive safety net for emergency response at high risk and every-day events.
BCEHS Special Operations
Every event in BC that is large enough to consider standby ambulance services, and the special planning that goes into the regional response in the context of an event, works with BCEHS Special Operations. We are proud of the many chances to work alongside this great team all across the province.
capital physicians group, Victoria, BC
CPG has partnered with Odyssey on the Ironman 70.3 event for several years, and we enjoy collaboration in coverage at many events on Southern Vancouver Island.
Connect Public Safety
This not-for-profit was created by our own Justin Gilbert, a professional 911 dispatcher. He has brought together the technology and the people to provide end to end communications solutions and integrated dispatch at major planned events.
CrowdRx is an event medical services provider based out of New York City, providing coverage in many states. We have looked to each other in providing coverage for our clients on respective sides of the border.
Equipe Medical, QC
Equipe and Odyssey have collaborated on many projects in the province of Quebec, where credentials and licensing in a bilingual environment require that little bit extra.
We’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Missi Wooldridge in consultation over approaches to health strategies at Major Planned Events.
Indigo Harm Reduction Services, Edmonton, AB
Shelby and the team at Indigo is a grassroots organization that cares deeply about the music community, and has provided services at events in BC, AB and SK.
Iridia and Odyssey have collaborated on training opportunities, as well as on the procurement of advanced medical equipment. Iridia’s SMARTMAN has been out at events as a training and crowd engagement teaching tool.
A west coast harm reduction organization advocating for evidence-based drug policy, research, training programs and public education. Karmik has supported the Festival Health teams since 2017.
Little Boxes Collaborative
We share space with this innovative, collaborative office, warehouse and storage locker space in Burnaby, BC.
At Little Boxes, we share space with some great neighbours, including:
LIT First Aid and Lifeguard training
Michael and Renee have collaborated with Odyssey at events since 2014, providing shared adventures for lifeguarding team members at a variety of events, and training in first aid and aquatic rescue for many team members.
mahikan medical services
Mahikan and Odyssey have worked for many years on collaborative projects and deployments.
Mass Gathering Medicine Interest Group – UBC
Many Odyssey team members have participated in research, education, advocacy and other initiatives to improve the calibre of event medicine locally, nationally and internationally. We are proud to support ongoing research and data collection in partnership with this team. Their works is profiled here:
BC Emergency Medicine Network
mass gathering medicine summit
The MGM Summit has been an annual conference since 2016, and we have been pleased to participate, present, and contribute to this industry learning activity. Every year we meet great new people who share our passions for event medicine.
Mercer Equipment keeps to motorized response equipment in top shape. Located next store to our Barrie office, it is great to mechanically inclined neighbours. http://mercerequipment.ca/
Mobile Business Communications
OHM Medical has a diverse range of products and services, including education programs such as ACLS, PALS, AHLS, FR and EMR. The team at OHM Medical have been supporters of events for many years, providing additional capacity with AED’s and advanced monitors. They provide education, training, customized inservices and a wide range of supplies for field and hospital-based providers.
PLC Electronic Solutions
Marc is a dedicated paramedic and an electronics expert who can fix, wire, troubleshoot and support just about all of our tech. He generously supports safety at events with the loan of some of his own gear.
Priority First Aid, Nova Scotia
Priority and Odyssey go ‘way back,’ having collaborated on a wide variety of events in the maritime market.
Purdue Pharma (Penthrox)
The team at Purdue generously provided 10 doses of Penthrox (methoxyflurane) for our team to trial within our medical direction program to determine where this form of pain control might ‘fit’ within our services.
Sea to sky Motorsports, Langley, BC
Our Polaris Ranger UTV was ‘born and raised’ in Langley, and Sea to Sky has provided us with upgrades, accessories and fantastic service at emergency services preferred pricing to keep our “off-road ambulance…. on the road.”
St. John Ambulance
MANY team members with Odyssey are also current and/or past member of SJA across Canada. We have worked collaboratively with SJA divisions in BC and Ontario across a variety of sporting, music, stadium and civic events. #bettertogether
Sun Peaks Ski Patrol
We get to work in some pretty cool places. Supporting a music festival at a ski resort is one of the coolest. Working with Sun Peaks Mountain Safety is a key collaboration for Interior BC events.
Our partner provides Odyssey with Radio Communications equipment primarily in the Ontario Market. The team at Telequip has been supportive of the many events over the years.
Trip! has been supporting the Toronto and surrounding party scene since 1995. Collaborations with Trip! has added to our Festival Health program at a number of our Ontario events.
Heli-ski peak season is roughly opposite the busiest event season in Canada. We are proud to work collaboratively with Wiegele’s to enhance their gear cache in the winter, and for ours to be enriched during ‘peak event season.’ #bettertogether
Winnipeg Search & Rescue
This great group of volunteers not only keeps the back-country safe, but also offers their services for event coverage, and are a key collaborator in this market.
World Association for disaster and emergency medicine
WADEM is an international organization, and the publisher of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, the journal with the largest concentration of published manuscripts on mass gathering and event medicine. Many from the Odyssey team are members, contributors, and biennial conference attendees. They have great student rates!
X.O. Logistics & Shambhala Music Festival
The Shambhala Music Festival is a unique, destination festival with an independent medical and harm reduction program that leads the field. Dr. Brendan Munn, also an Odyssey Medical Director, leads the ‘Shambles’ team under X.O. Logistics. We have found bidirectional efficiencies in gear sharing, and acknowledge for that many event medical aficionados, that working ‘Sham’ is a bucket-list experience. We are proud of the collaboration.
Odyssey carries a variety of Zoll products in our inventory, and on our busiest weekends, we are grateful for the support of Zoll’s loaner pool to ensure that we have even great ability to deliver emergent care when needed.