About the OAPC

Who we are

The Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs is the voice of paramedic leadership in Ontario.  Our organization promotes a culture of change surrounding paramedicine that is guided by evidence-based decision-making and seeks best practices in the provision of paramedic services.  The Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs represents the Paramedic Services leadership in 52 Designated Delivery Agents (DDA), consisting of regional, county and municipal governments, and District Social Services Administration Boards (DSSABs) across Ontario.  Our members also include Ornge and the six First Nations Emergency Medical Services.

Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs members oversee the work of 8,500 primary, advanced and critical care paramedics as well as 830 ambulances and 300 emergency response vehicles across the Province.

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History of EMS in Ontario

Not unlike other jurisdictions, Ontario’s ambulance services have emerged from roots embedded in both healthcare and the private sector, evolving along a somewhat convoluted path into the current municipally controlled service delivery models.

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Mission Statement

Promoting a culture of change surrounding paramedicine that is guided by evidence informed decision-making and seeks best practices in the provision of services to our members.

Goals

To be recognized as leaders for developing evidence-based expertise in system design and delivery.

To be recognized as a trusted advisor and patient advocate in the development of responsible public policy.

To empower, educate and inspire our members to further the work of the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC).