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The Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC) was formed to allow members of the EMS/Paramedic industry to come together to develop common strategies for optimizing the transition to municipal control of ambulance service within the province.
The OAPC has an organizational process that features six committees (groups) that oversee a number of working sub-committees, feeding information and recommendations to the Board. The core areas are: Strategic Analysis, Operations, Performance Standards, Professional Standards, Education & Research and Public Relations & Image Building.Get involved
“The Kenora District Services Board has been a member of the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs member since its beginnings. Having an Association, with a collective voice, at the provincial table is crucial to having input into the development of regulations, standards and policy that govern the current and future direction of paramedic services in Ontario.”
“OAPC is an outstanding organization that allows paramedic services throughout the province of Ontario to be represented as a united front. The Board, Senate, individual committees, and Members are simply a phone call or email away to provide a wealth of knowledge on current or past legislative or labour relations challenges faced by paramedic services today. It’s not just an Association, it’s a family!”
Since its inception, the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC) have provided its members a strong structure which promotes education, best practices, high-performance and leadership development. Through strong leadership, partnerships and collaborative activities they have demonstrated their ability to influence positive change and complement Ministry of Health initiatives such as Bill 163 and "Patients First". I have absolute confidence that the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs represents the future of Paramedic services in Ontario.
The OAPC is a great resource and conduit with respect to linking key decision-makers together around the Province. It allows for many networking opportunities within paramedicine and beyond. The opportunity to participate in the many working groups the OAPC is associated with is a testament to its commitment to collaboration and communication. The experienced Board of Directors are the voice and representation of the Paramedic profession at the Provincial level. The OAPC is a strong association that endorses and promotes patient advocacy and the evolution paramedic practice based on evidence informed decision making while continually progressing positively into the future.