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WELCOME TO THE<br>ALBERTA PARAMEDIC ASSOCIATION

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ALBERTA PARAMEDIC ASSOCIATION

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ADVANCING PARAMEDICINE<br>IN ALBERTA AND ACROSS THE NATION

ADVANCING PARAMEDICINE
IN ALBERTA AND ACROSS THE NATION

WHAT WE DO

WHAT WE DO
Mental Health

Mental Health

Paramedic Recommendations

Paramedic Recommendations

For Service Providers

Supporting Research

Supporting Research

Evidence Based Practice

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ABOUT US
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ABOUT US

The APA exists to provide a unified VOICE for Alberta's paramedics. This voice will empower paramedics to lead their own profession.

HELP FUND
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HELP FUND

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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GET INVOLVED

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


 

Advocacy

  • Lobbying for Legislative changes
  • Collaborate with professional organizations to promote Paramedics

Education

  • Continuing education workshops
  • Online collaboration
  • Public awareness
  • Diversity of Paramedic education
  • Lobby growth of entry to practice education

Health and Wellness

  • Physical
  • Psychological
  • Lifestyle

Research

  • Supporting research
  • Fostering evidence based practice
  • A resource for Paramedics and partners to collaborate, access, store research.

Accreditation

  • Education programs
  • Employer programs
  • Operational programs
  • Quality assurance programs
  • Professional programs

HELP Fund

  • 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

      Ground Ambulance Practitioners

      Air Ambulance Practitioners

      Air Ambulance Practitioners

      Stand-by Medical Services

      Stand-by Medical Services

      Instructors and Educators

      Instructors and Educators

      Industrial Medical Practitioners

      Industrial Medical Practitioners

      Integrated Fire/ Medical Practitioners

      Integrated Fire/ Medical Practitioners

      Hospital/ Clinic Practitioners

      Hospital/ Clinic Practitioners

      Military Medical Practitioners

      Military Medical Practitioners

      FAQ

      A professional association will work towards issues that are overarching to the profession, that are separate from regulatory and collective bargaining functions. These four “pillars” are Advocacy, Public Relations, Continuing Education and Research. 
      No. The Alberta College of Paramedics governs the profession in the public interest, manages education, entry to practice examinations, continuing competence and standards of practice. Advocating in the practitioner’s interests is outside of the College’s mandate. 
      No. The Alberta Paramedic Association is not a union and will not engage in collective bargaining. 
      Unions look out for labor issues like hours of work, pay and working conditions with specific employers through collective bargaining and grievance proceedings. Advocating for a profession’s broader interests is outside of a union’s mandate. 
      No. the Alberta Paramedic Association is a voluntary membership organization. The goal however, is to provide such value for your money, that it would make very little sense not to be a member. 
      The Regional EMS Foundation in Grande Prairie and the EMS Foundation in Calgary are very locally specific organizations, which support local initiatives for specific services. The Alberta Paramedic Association is taking a larger and more inclusive approach for all practitioners in Alberta regardless of area of practice and geographic location.

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      Your VOICE

      An important point that was brought to the APA board of director's attention during strategic planning was the lack of unified paramedic voice regarding entry to practice education.

      Until the formation of the APA there was no way for Alberta's paramedics to communicate with schools in a meaningful and impactful way about entry to practice education. Concurrently, there is no format for schools to unify their voice with the voice of Paramedics to provide a strong meaningful collective voice to government and regulators on education items.

      On May 29th 2017, the Alberta Paramedic Association had it's inaugural metting of the Collaborative Education Committee (CEC). Schools in attendance included NAIT, SAIT, Portage, and MHC. This committee is designed to unite educators voice in one room and bring the paramedic voice to that group. Due to this committee being rooted in the association, it allows for free open idea sharing and problem solving  as well as a forum to provide feedback to numerous stakeholders by invitation to the group meetings.  

       

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