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Hamilton paramedic gets two years’ probation, community service for not providing adequate care

BC Paramedics Looking to Introduce Community Paramedics

Directive from Chief Medial Officer of Health, November 2014

Ottawa Tactical Concerns Raised

Paramedic Targeted for Raising Ebola Concerns, Claims Union

Paramedic insight on Peer Support

Minister Flynn Speaks out in Support of Bill 2

Traumatic Mental Stress Roundtable

Claim Denied – BC PTSD

CACO Chair Jeff Van Pelt talking with CBC Windsor
click to 8.15 for segment

Promising Canadian stroke drug receives large research grant

Pilot and Medic Killed in NB

Shaun Walker Memorial Ride

Lady Gaga O2 Mask

More Cities Looking to Save Emergency Services Dollars

Oshawa Express – 1500 Region workers could strike

Reintroduction of PTSD bill – Bill 2

CBC – Sudbury Paramedics ask for high tech help

Cambridge Times – Prove benefit before emergency dispatch amalgamation: Ministry of Health

Hansard Reports

Hansard Report 2014 Pages 2001 and 2002

Paramedic Reflection Blog

Click here to read the “Paramedic Reflections blog – a glimpse into the mind of a paramedic”

Call in show Re Bill2: CBC Podcast

Thursday Sept 25, 2014.  Click or search “Benefits for PTSD for first responders”

CACO Conference 2014

Click here for information on the CUPE Ambulance Committee (CACO) Conference 2014, September 22 and 23.

PSHSA Fast Facts – Ebola Virus Disease

Download the Fast Facts sheet – “Ebola Virus Disease – Staying Healthy and Safe and Work!”

Bill 67

Letter to the Leaders of the Three Parties RE Bill 67

Response to CUPE

CACO Exemplary Award 2014

Nominating a CUPE EMS member for the CACO Exemplary Award is easy – just fill out this form and send it in by 5:00 PM, June 27.

Tour Paramedic – Paramedic Ride

Click Here to visit the Paramedic Ride website

Ambulance Workers in the News

Ottawa Paramedics Injured: training exercise explosion leaves 5 injured, 2 seriously

Solidarity in Durham

New Deal for Markham

Vancouver Crash Report

BC Health Unions Reach Tentative 5 Year Deal

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Bill 67

All of you who work and know people who work in emergency response, know that exposure to Post Traumatic Stress is real and occurs regularly. Currently, claims can take a very long time to process, often taking many years to resolve without any support to those suffering from PTSD during the time. We need to change that. With Bill 67, first responders would not need to prove that their job caused the trauma; this would simply be assumed due to the nature of the work. Click Here to read the bill

Community Builder: Sandra HyndsSandra Hynds

York Region paramedic Sandra Hynds lives by what her parents often told her growing up. “Rich or poor, you always have time to donate,” she says.

Her job experience is woven through the fabric of her community engagement. “My work exposes me to a lot of people in the community” says Hynds, who is a CUPE 905 member. “And my experience as a paramedic gives me a better understanding of the crises people can be in.”

Click Here to read the full article

Conference 2013 – Ottawa, Ontario

Planning is aggressively underway to complete what is sure to be a very informative and engaging experience.  This is your opportunity to network and bring home to your service some of the exciting initiatives happening across the province and nationwide. 

This year’s conference will be held on September 23rd and 24th, 2013.  Keep checking back here for more details as we get closer to the date.


Lorne Cowx (middle) receipient of Exemplary Award 2013

Paramedics and OMERS (PDF)

A PowerPoint presentation outlining how changes to OMERS will affect paramedics. The information was presented at the CACO annual conference on October 5th, 2006.

Paramedics Attend OMERS Annual Meeting

In a show of support for pension fairness, Paramedics from across the province travelled to Toronto to attend the OMERS Annual Regional meeting. People came from as far as Sault Ste Marie and Ottawa to bring their message of pension fairness directly to OMERS.

A message to Paramedics About Early Retirement

A copy of a letter sent to paramedics with important information on the issue of early retirement and the campaign to change the OMERS pension plan. This is a joint campaign involving CUPE, OPSEU, SEIU and the CAW.

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Traumatic Mental Stress Roundtable