As part of the Canadian Honours Programme, the Governor General makes available Exemplary Service Medals for EMS professionals. The Award was created in 1994 and is available to eligible members of the pre-hospital emergency medical service who have served for at least twenty years in a meritorious manner. It recognizes those professionals who have performed their duties in an exemplary manner, characterized by the highest standards of good conduct, industry and efficiency. To qualify, at least ten of these years of service must have been street level duty involving potential risk to the individual.
During the period being considered, the nominee must be employed by an Ontario Paramedic Service or Emergency Medical Service provider. The award may be presented for a particular action or a continuing commitment that the committee views as worthy of the award.
Number of Awards Presented Annually:
No Limit. Presented only when richly deserved.
Nominations for the Exemplary Service Medal open in October of each year and close January 31st.
Nomination and Selection Process:
The service nomination form, and the completed Chancellery nomination form, are to be completed and submitted to the Provincial Honours and Awards Chair. Access to the forms, and to the guidelines for nomination and eligibility, are available at www.oapc.ca/announcement/2017-medal-nominations-revised-forms/
This award is presented during the annual general meeting of AMEMSO, held in the fall of each year. Information on nominating worthy candidates for either award can be obtained by contacting the Provincial Honours and Awards Chairperson, Mike Sanderson.
Information should be sent to:
Chief, Hamilton Paramedic Service
1227 Stone Church Road East
Hamilton, Ontario, L8W 2C6
Office: 905-546-2424 Ext 7741