Awards

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College Awards

Every year the Alberta College of Paramedics recognizes a number of practitioners for their achievements and contributions to the College.

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Annually, the Award of Excellence recognizes the contributions of a registered practitioner of the Alberta College of Paramedics. The award is administered each year by a selection committee, comprised of the Council President or Vice President and three registered practitioners and presented each year.

How to apply:

Nominees must be in good standing with the College and have a minimum of one year of experience in the profession. The deadline for the 2017 nominations is February 15, 2018.

Provincial and Federal Awards

The Alberta Government, Paramedic Pay It Forward Award and the Governor General of Canada recognize emergency medical service professionals annually. These are external awards and nominations are reviewed by an external committee.

The Alberta Emergency Services Medal and Services Bar were initiated by the Alberta Government to recognize emergency medial services personnel who have committed 12 years (medal) of service, as well as, 22 years (bronze bar), 32 years (silver bar) and 40 years (gold bar).

To be eligible for the Alberta Emergency Services Medal and Services Bar, practitioners must have been serving on or after January 1, 2000, in a sector of the Alberta emergency management system. Personnel must have undertaken all required phases of training and duty prescribed by their respective municipalities and ministries and must be certified by their administrative authority as efficient and in every way deserving of the award.

How to apply:

Download or view the Alberta Emergency Services Medal and Services Bar nomination forms here.

Need more information?

More information is available about the Alberta Emergency Services Medal and Services Bar on the Government of Alberta’s website.

The John Ross Paramedic Mentor Award was created by the Paramedic Pay It Forward Award team in 2015 to recognize mentors in the paramedic profession. The award is $500 and is presented to one Alberta practitioner.

This is a peer nominated award that recognizes practitioners that positively impact the paramedicine profession in their role as mentors. The nominee must be a registered practitioner within Alberta (EMR, PCP or ACP). The deadline for the 2018 nominations is April 20, 2018.

More information is available about the John Ross Paramedics Mentor Award on the Paramedic Pay It Forward Award website.

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Exemplary Service Medal was created by the Governor General of Canada in 1994 to recognize professionals in the provision of prehospital emergency medical services who have committed 20, 30 and 40 years of exemplary service. Service Bars are awarded to Medal recipients for each additional 10-year period.

To be eligible for the EMS Exemplary Service Medal practitioners must have been employed with emergency medical services on or after October 31, 1991, and have completed 20 years of service, including 10 years performing duties involving potential risk.

How to apply:

Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal recipients are nominated by a peer.

Submission Process:

  • Complete the EMS Exemplary Service Medal Nomination Form
  • Include letters from the nominator and employer(s)
  • Include the Certification from the Nominating Authority (manager/supervisor)
  • Submit the nomination package to the Alberta College of Paramedics by email admin@abparamedicawards.ca or mail by November 30.

Attention: AWARDS
Alberta College of Paramedics
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Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2W7

There are three levels to the approval process. First, the nomination packages are reviewed by the Alberta EMS Awards Committee. Second, the approved nomination packages are forwarded to the National Advisory Committee to be reviewed; approved packages are forwarded to the Chancellery in Ottawa. Finally, the Chancellery submits the approved nominations to the Governor General. Nominators and nominees will be contacted by the Alberta EMS Awards Committee informing them of the decision.

More information is available about the Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal on the Governor General of Canada’s website at www.gg.ca.

INFORMATION FOR MEDAL RECIPIENTS

Congratulations on receipt of the Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Services Medal. You may have questions about when and how to wear the medal or about mounting and accessories such as undress ribbons. The Alberta EMS Awards Committee have prepared an information document for medal recipients to download, EMS Exemplary Services Medal Information.

Student Awards

Every year the Alberta College of Paramedics and the Paramedic Pay It Forward Award recognize paramedicine students for their academic achievements.

JIM OLSON MEMORIAL AWARD

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.

How to apply:

Each year the College presents the Jim Olson Memorial Award to the paramedic candidate who achieved the highest overall score on the Advanced Care Paramedics exam. There is no application process for this award.

EXAM ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Each year the College presents the EMR Exam Achievement Award and the PCP Exam Achievement Award to the exam candidates who achieved the highest overall scores on their respective exams. There is no application process for these awards.

REGULATORY COMMITTEE SERVICE AWARD

The Regulatory Committee Service Award is given to those who have served two terms since 2007 on a particular committee.

The Paramedic Pay It Forward Student Award was initiated by emergency medical services (EMS) practitioners for EMS practitioners in 2012. The award is $1,000 and is presented to one Alberta paramedic student annually.

This is a peer nominated award and nominees must be a paramedic student studying in Alberta who are in good academic standing modeling professionalism, leadership, advocation and unity. The deadline for the 2018 nominations is April 20, 2018.

More information is available about the Paramedic Pay It Forward Student Award on the Paramedic Pay It Forward Award website.