OAPC Welcomes Expansion of Models of Care

The Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs applauds the Ontario Ministry of Health for expanding the 911 Models of Care pilot programs. “It was gratifying to hear Minister of Health Sylvia Jones commit to ensuring paramedics are able to deliver the right care, at the right time and at the right place,” said OAPC President Peter Dundas. The announcement comes as the OAPC met with Minister Jones and Long-Term Care Parliamentary Assistant John Jordan at the 2022 Association of Municipalities of Ontario Conference...

Wrapping up the end of Paramedic Services Week 2022 with Paramedic Services Recognition Day

Today is the last day of Paramedic Services Week 2022, which has been all about the ‘Faces of Paramedicine’. Each day of the week has had a specific theme aimed at educating the public on the many different and vital roles that exist within paramedic services.  “Everyday paramedics work in different ways in your community,” OAPC President Peter F. Dundas says. “We provide expert emergency care when the unexpected happens.  We help older adults stay safely at home for as long as...

THE OAPC CELEBRATES THE ‘FACES OF PARAMEDICINE’: Paramedic Services Week, May 22 to 28, 2022

Every day, 8,600 paramedics provide expert care in their communities across Ontario. They are supported by dispatch communication staff, logistics, procurement and fleet teams, and special teams such as tactical, technical rescue, marine and bicycle units. This Paramedic Services Week, the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs recognizes all the “Faces of Paramedicine” and encourages all Ontarians to do the same.   “Our Paramedic Services and their teams have stepped up day after day to respond to the pandemic, and provide care where...

The OAPC endorses this year’s Paramedic Services Week theme “The Faces of Paramedicine”

The Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (PCC) have announced the theme for this year's Paramedic Services week,  which will take place on May 22nd-28th. The 'Faces of Paramedicine’ week will focus on different specialties within the Paramedic profession and will have the following sub-themes for each weekday: Monday — Communication (9-1-1 Dispatch) Tuesday — Civilian and Community Paramedic Wednesday — Specialties (CBRNE, Marine, Military, Tactical, Critical Care/Air) Thursday — Educators and Research Friday — Support Services (logistics, fleet, procurement, OHS) Saturday — Recognition Day (for all paramedics) More information...

Paramedic Services Recognition Day – Paramedic Services Week 2021 Blog

Today is the last day of Paramedic Services Week 2021 – and the focus is all about the great work our paramedics do. Each day this week has had a specific theme, all aimed at educating the public on ways that they can help paramedics work more effectively. The themed days have given tips and pointers on how the public can even save a life by taking some simple steps. Paramedic services across Ontario have done some great work this week in promoting...