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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
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.