Paramedic Chiefs of Canada

Paramedic Chiefs of Canada
201 – 4 Florence Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2P OW7

The Paramedic Chiefs of Canada is a National organization led by Chiefs and Directors of Canada's Paramedic services across the country. Incorporated by the Government of Canada in January, 2002, the goal of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada is to advance and align emergency medical leadership across Canada. Its current Board of Directors is comprised of 18 Senior Directors and Chiefs from Paramedic organizations across the country. Current membership is 260 strong and provides EMS services to millions of Canadians. Its membership represents a variety of EMS systems across the country. The Paramedic Chiefs of Canada provides a national forum for information gathering, policy development, and is coordinated by the leaders of Canada's EMS systems.

In 2007, the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada released its blueprint for the future of EMS in Canada: "The Future of EMS in Canada: Defining the Road Ahead". This document defined a national strategy for EMS which embraces six key strategic areas: core identity, stable funding, systematic improvement, personnel development and leadership support. The key actions to support these strategic directions include:

  • Invest in a Government Relations Program for the creation of a Federal Office of Paramedic Chiefs to promote the overall goals of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada
  • Invest in research that demonstrates the value of Emergency Medical Services to Canadians as well as promotes strategies related to the cost effectiveness of service delivery
  • Invest in the creation of Canadian Paramedic Benchmarks
  • Invest in the creation of a Canadian Mentorship Tool to promote leadership, professionalism and systems thinking
  • Invest in the creation of a National Leadership Competency Profile for Paramedics in Canada.

In order to meet these strategic goals, the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada has formed six diverse EMS stakeholder committees. Each committee is chaired by a Board member. These committees have been operational since June of 2010.

The EMSCC supports the work of the CBRNE REL and has been pleased to participate in this important project which will provide critical support to Canadian first responders and enable those who provide EMS services to Canadians to be better equipped and to work together to carry out our respective missions.

For more information on the EMSCC, please visit: http://www.paramedicchiefs.ca/