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The APA exists to provide a unified VOICE for Alberta's paramedics. This voice will empower paramedics to lead their own profession.
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The Alberta HELP Fund is a pre-organized approach to manage funds which are geared towards giving Paramedics and their families financial assistance under extraordinary circumstances. A percentage of all membership fees are channeled directly to the fund. Donations can be made directly.
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We are always actively recruiting qualified and passionate people who want to effect positive change within the province. Positions available now!
Welcome to the Alberta Paramedic Association
We are a non-profit organization built by paramedics, for paramedics. Our goal is to unite and empower Paramedic practitioners across Alberta to lead their own profession. We believe in operating an association that works to collaborate the resources of practitioners and stakeholders across Alberta to attain goals that were otherwise out of reach.
The Alberta Paramedic Association is built by practitioner membership and volunteers. We need your help to grow and effect change. We are comprised of a volunteer working base including our board of directors, managers, and committees.
Please see the “join us” page for more information.
What We Do
- Lobbying for Legislative changes
- Collaborate with professional organizations to promote Paramedics
- Continuing education workshops
- Online collaboration
- Public awareness
- Diversity of Paramedic education
- Lobby growth of entry to practice education
Health and Wellness
- Supporting research
- Fostering evidence based practice
- A resource for Paramedics and partners to collaborate, access, store research.
- Education programs
- Employer programs
- Operational programs
- Quality assurance programs
- Professional programs
- Raise money for Paramedics and their families in extraordinary or tragic circumstances.
- Provide support to other charities and causes involving Paramedics.
Who could be a member
Every registered Paramedic or EMR in all sectors of Paramedicine in Alberta.
Including but not limited to:
Ground Ambulance Practitioners
Air Ambulance Practitioners
Stand-by Medical Services
Instructors and Educators
Industrial Medical Practitioners
Integrated Fire/ Medical Practitioners
Hospital/ Clinic Practitioners
Military Medical Practitioners
Violence and threats towards paramedics is a growing problem that needs to be addressed at various levels.
Due to the nature of the profession, paramedics have always had to accept a certain level of personal risk when attending any call from things like traffic, broken glass, pets on scene etc. When that risk becomes personal threats and violence, we need systems in place that support zero tolerance. Assault on paramedics is becoming far too common and preparing paramedics for hand to hand combat with self defence training is a short term (but important) solution.
Tougher laws and increased zero tolerance awareness will support a paramedic culture that does not accept threats or violence.
"We can't fight for your life if we're fighting for our own."
The Alberta HELP Fund is a registered non-profit that exists to enhance the health and wellness of Alberta’s paramedics and provide funding in times of tragedy. Paramedic groups and stakeholders are encouraged to contact the APA for access to funding for paramedic health and wellness initiatives.