All practitioners are invited to attend the 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will be held on Friday, October 21st in Red Deer. In addition, the 2016 Council Elections will be held in conjunction with the AGM. This year there are an unprecedented eight candidates running for four Council positions. Each candidate will have an opportunity to present five minute speeches. Following the speeches, an election will be held. “This is a great opportunity to contribute and I encourage all practitioners to attend the AGM, vote and help make a positive contribution to the future of paramedicine in Alberta.” Tim Essington, Executive Director & Registrar
To learn more about the Council candidates’, their pictures and biographies are available on the College’s website.
Council candidates include:
- Ian Burgess, EMT
- Pete Helfrich, EMT-P
- Melissa Manion, EMT-P
- Amber McDuffe, EMR
- Ian McEwan, EMT-P
- Brian McMeekin, EMT-P
- Lance Sheppard, EMR
The Election Procedure
A special voting ballot will be used for voting and the results will be announced at the AGM once the ballots are counted. If you are unable to attend you have the option to fill out a proxy form and have a representative bring this form to the AGM.
For those not able to attend in person, voting can be done by proxy using the form available here.
The 2015 Awards Ceremony will be held following the AGM and recognize 29 paramedics for setting standards of excellence in the field of paramedicine! Awards distributed this year include:
- 22 Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medals
- 3 Jim Olson Memorial Awards
- 1 EMR Exam Achievement Award
- 1 EMT Exam Achievement Award
- 1 John Ross Paramedic Mentor Award and
- 1 Outgoing Council Member will be recognized.
The Exemplary Service Medal was created by the Governor General of Canada and recognizes paramedicine professionals for their exemplary manner, good conduct, industry and efficiency. More information about the Exemplary Service Medal can be found here.
The Jim Olson Memorial Award was created in memory of Jim Olson, a paramedic and long-standing, valued member of the College’s Examination Administration Committee. Members of the Olson family will be in attendance to present the awards.
The Exam Achievement Awards recognize the individuals with the highest overall score on the Emergency Medical Responder and Emergency Medical Technician provincial exams.
There will also be one John Ross Paramedic Mentor Award recipient this year. The John Ross Paramedic Mentor Award is a peer nominated award created in memory of John Ross an exemplary paramedic.
We will also be recognizing one outgoing Council member for all his selfless work and positive contribution on Council at the Awards Ceremony.
Those in attendance will receive five (5) continuing competency credits as this event allows practitioners the opportunity to be further engaged in the profession by understanding the business and process of the College and the future of the profession.
Event: 2016 Annual General Meeting
Date: Friday, October 21
Registration: 7:00 – 9:00 am
AGM: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (noon)
Awards: 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: Sheraton Red Deer Hotel
We look forward to seeing you there!