Donation of $6,000 in Supplies to Camp Ooch

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Toronto Paramedics, a Union Local 416 and Camp Ooch Representatives standing in front of an Ambulance full of donations

Toronto Paramedics Tom Bruce and John Flengas and Local 416 Steward Mike Street, together with Bruce’s six-year-old daughter Stephanie, a Camp Ooch alumna and cancer survivor, delivered over $6,000 worth of craft supplies and 10 make-your-own guitar kits to Camp Ooch today. For a third year, this year in collaboration with CUPE Local 416, Toronto Paramedic Services employees have collected … Read More

Ontario Award for Paramedic Bravery

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Group picture from the Province of Ontario bravery awards ceremony at Queen's Park

On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, the Province of Ontario recognized eight Ontario Paramedics for acts of bravery at an evening ceremony at Queen’s Park, Toronto. Ontario’s Health Minister, Dr. Eric Hoskins, presented the Ontario Award for Paramedic Bravery, and the inscribed certificate which reads: The Ontario Award for Paramedic Bravery recognizes acts of superlative courage performed by members of Ontario’s … Read More

Toronto Paramedics Services and Toronto Paramedic Association Raise Thousands for Breast Cancer Awareness

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Toronto Paramedic Services and TPA donate $6000 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

On January 27, 2017, Toronto Paramedic Association and Toronto Paramedic Services members delivered a $6,000.00 cheque to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF). “We are so proud of the results of our ‘Pink Epaulette’ campaign this year. During October our members wore pink epaulettes and made a cash donation to raise awareness and funds for the breast cancer cause during … Read More

Toronto Paramedics Pitch in to Support Daily Bread Food Bank

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Troy van Overdijk, Stephanie Rahilly, and Geoff MacBride of Toronto Paramedic Services     Generous St. Patrick Day parade attendees on Sunday donated 154 kilograms (345 pounds) of food and $900 – enough to provide over 900 meals – to Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank. For the second year, volunteers from Toronto Paramedic Services and the Toronto Paramedic Association collected … Read More

Toronto Paramedic Association to Donate $10,000 to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

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Paramedics with pink epaulettes

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Toronto Paramedic Services and the Toronto Paramedic Association (TPA) raised funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. For the month of October, residents saw many Toronto Paramedic Services paramedics, emergency medical dispatchers, management staff and operations support employees wearing pink slip-on epaulettes. The TPA sold the epaulettes to staff as a fundraiser for … Read More

Toronto EMS employees raise awareness and funds for ALS Canada

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TPA President Geoff MacBride pours ice water on Chief Paul Raftis

On Thursday August 21, 2014, Toronto EMS Chief Paul Raftis and his senior staff, Deputy Chief Operations Garrie Wright, Deputy Chief Program Development and Service Quality Cindy Nicholson, Deputy Chief Communications Gord McEachen, and Deputy Chief Operations Support Frank Hurlehey responded to Ottawa Paramedic Services Chief Anthony Di Monte’s call to take the icebucket challenge for ALS. The team not … Read More