[2016 Paramedic Chiefs of Canada Conference] Zoll Medical selling t-shirts in support of the National Paramedic Monument

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Paramedic Memorial Foundation I would like to extend our thanks to Zoll Medical for their support of our National Paramedic Monument.

Zoll will be raising funds for our cause by running their Zoll Tee Shirt Campaign at the Paramedic Chiefs’ Conference.

If you are unable to attend this conference, the Foundation will ship you a Zoll tee shirt at the cost of the conference donation fee of $20.00 plus a $5.00 shipping and handling fee for each shirt.

Zoll Tee shirt 2016

Please go to our web site at www.paramedicmemorial.ca and click on the donate button.

Go to the $25.00 donation and it will take you to a secure Pay Pal site for the foundation.

Thank You for supporting the National Paramedic Memorial.

Call for Abstracts 2016 – NOW OPEN

Call for Abstracts 2016 – NOW OPEN

Paramedic Chiefs of Canada
May 31st- June 2nd, 2016
Prairieland Park
Saskatoon, SK

On behalf of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada planning committee, we are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for poster presentation at the 2016 Paramedic Chiefs of Canada Annual Conference – Bridging the Gaps.

This is an excellent opportunity for those in the field to share their completed research and achievements with colleagues from across Canada and abroad. Poster presenters will be provided with dedicated time to discuss and answer questions about their poster.


The abstracts can describe completed research in any domain of paramedicine (clinical, educational, or operational). Researchers, administrators, managers, front-line paramedics and communications officers are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for the Call for Abstracts is Friday, April 15, 2016.
Notification of acceptance will be made via e-mail no later than April 30, 2016.

If you have any other questions, contact Kelly Nash at ed[at]paramedicchiefs[dot]ca



[2016 Paramedic Chiefs of Canada Conference] Speaker Highlight | Nick Thain

Paramedic Chiefs of Canada release of Leadership Competency Framework by Nick Thain

The Paramedic Chiefs of Canada Leadership Competency Framework describes the competencies and behaviors considered most important to the performance of EMS leaders throughout the country. In this session the Leadership Development Committee will build on the presentation from the 2015 PCC Conference in Niagara Falls and unveil the PCC Leadership Competency Framework. Along with an overview of the framework, the presentation will include how to use it, and describe the companion documents that will support it. This exciting piece of work lays the foundation for defining and describing a set of skills, knowledge, abilities, attributes, experience, personality traits and motivators to enhance both your personal and organizational leadership growth.

About the speaker:

Nick is currently the Executive Director of EMS & IFT Clinical Operations for the South Sector with Alberta Health Services. In his 23 year EMS career he has had the opportunity to practice in a variety of settings including private, public, and air ambulance systems. In Nick’s transition from a frontline practitioner into leadership roles his experience includes a number of governance models and organizational structures.

Nick maintains his Paramedic registration with the Alberta College of Paramedics and holds a Master of Arts in Leadership (with a health specialization) from Royal Roads University. Throughout his leadership journey he has also had the privilege of serving on numerous EMS boards, associations, foundations, and committees at the local, provincial, and national level. Nick is known for being a collaborative and inclusive leader by his team and excited to continue this important leadership dialogue.

Please note that our selected hotel, the Delta Bessborough is almost sold out! Please ensure to reserve your guest room as soon as possible.

[2016 Paramedic Chiefs of Canada Conference] Speaker Highlight | Sid Ridgely

Further, Faster, Improved and Different by Sid Ridgely

This keynote makes the case for culture transformation of your own choosing. In order to take your enterprise further than it has gone before there are culture styles that will help you and there are those that will hurt you. You’ll learn more about which is which. This keynote also addresses the need for trust and credibility if the transformation is to move along quickly. Finally this keynote makes the case for moving towards a future where your enterprise is both improved and different, thereby increasing success in a world that will be changed from today.

What will you learn from this session?

  • How to nurture the four primary styles and attributes of an achievement culture.
  • How culture underpins the six dimensions of employee engagement.
  • How to use collaboration, the 21st century way, for achieving greater results.
  • How to lead a culture transformation effort from the “top-line” and “front-line” of the organization

Speaker: Sid Ridgely

Sid Ridgley gets results by providing insights, guidance, expertise and practical tips & hints to leaders in their pursuit of creating collaborative organizational workplaces that are customer and employee centric.

A few of his career highlights include:

  • Receiving the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation from the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers
  • Co-author of the books Transformational Leadership, Leadership Gurus Speak Out, and Call Before You Dig! – How LDCs can strengthen connections with their customers
  • Helping leaders create operationally effective ideal places to work and to do business with
  • Enhancing the skills of thousands of people as they flex and adapt to the changing and challenging world of the customer.

His enterprise development practice includes clients in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Qatar, India and China.

Sid, gets paid for simplifying the complexities of people and organizational development. He has developed a strong reputation for being both a strategist and pragmatist

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[2016 Paramedic Chiefs of Canada Conference] Speaker Highlight!

The Paramedic Chiefs of Canada are pleased to announce a key plenary session; ‘BUILD A BETTER LEADERSHIP TEAM, AND OVERCOME THE DYSFUNCTION INHERENT

Teamwork can be just a tired old phrase with cliché meaning. But what really differentiates those teams that perform year after year, attract top talent where people excel, while having fun and growing both personally and professionally – compared to those teams that struggle to gain any traction at all?

Explore this question and more during a dynamic and interactive workshop designed to explore the things that really make a difference in building better teams in EMS. Lead by Brian Lacroix, President and EMS Chief of Allina Health EMS in Minnesota and Todd Stout, President and Founder of FirstWatch, the data solutions company in California – this session will prove to be an interesting look at what really works in successful leadership teams.

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The 2016 Paramedic Chiefs of Canada Conference website is now live!

conflogo2016The 2016 Paramedic Chiefs of Canada Conference website is now live!

Save the date and start making plans to join us in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – the city of bridges and full of cultural richness. The MD Ambulance Service will host our 2016 National Conference, which takes place from May 31st – June 2nd, 2016. This years conference will be held adjacent to the International Roundtable on Community Paramedicine (IRCP). We are excited to join with our international counterparts and encourage you to take advantage of attending both events at a reduced rate.

Join the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada and your colleagues from across the globe as we set the stage for the future direction of Paramedic systems in Canada. With our theme of PATIENT-PARAMEDIC-LEADERSHIP ‘Bridging the Gaps’ our conference program will feature dynamic keynote and plenary speakers with a focus on leadership, professional development, community paramedicine and mental health.

In addition to attending the conference sessions, you will have the opportunity to meet with industry partners, network with colleagues, and engage in dialogue with subject matter experts.

Registration is now open and attendees are able to reserve their guest rooms at the historical and majestic Delta Bessborough Hotel. Click here to register now online and sign up to your right to receive Conference notifications.

We look forward to seeing you in Saskatoon!

Paramedic Chiefs of Canada