Toronto Paramedic Services hosts citizenship ceremony


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Media Advisory
April 11, 2016

Join Toronto Paramedic Services Chief Paul Raftis and Judge Lilian Klein as they confer Canadian citizenship on 50 residents of Toronto.

Media are invited to photograph the event and also learn about the 911 in any language service provided to the public by the City of Toronto and Toronto Paramedic Services.

Date: Tuesday, April 12
Time: 10 to 11 a.m.
Location: Toronto Emergency Medical Services headquarters, 4330 Dufferin St.
Note: Parking is located in the church lot off Lodestar Avenue. There is no entrance to the venue from Dufferin Street. Access the security entrance by turning west on Steeprock Drive from Dufferin Street north of Sheppard Avenue and then north on Lodestar Avenue.

For the second year, Toronto Paramedic Services is hosting a Canadian citizenship ceremony during Telecommunicators Week. This week is an opportunity for Toronto Paramedic Services’ emergency medical dispatchers to educate the public on the service they provide to 911 callers and to inform the public that 911 calls for a medical emergency can be answered in over 170 languages.

More information about 911 in any language is available at
and by watching the Toronto Paramedic Services’ video:

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Media contact: Kim McKinnon, Toronto Paramedic Services, 4160-392-2255,