Committees

COPR Executive

The role of the Executive Committee is to oversee COPR’s Executive Director in day-to-day management of COPR. The Executive Committee has the powers of the Board of Directors between Council meetings with respect to any matter that requires immediate attention.

  • Chair: Karl Kowalczyk
  • Chair-elect: James Sullivan
  • Treasurer: Jacqueline Messer-Lepage

COPR Information Sharing Working Group

The role of the Information Sharing Working Group is to provide a forum to discuss and advise Council on various paramedicine regulatory topics, share knowledge, experiences and best practices with the goal to inform the development of policies and processes which support effective regulation and efficient labour mobility of paramedics throughout Canada.

  • Mathew Coleman (Chair-elect)
  • Tim Ford
  • Jennifer Williams (Chair)
  • Joy Pritchett Sheridan
  • Denise D’Souza
  • Chris Georgakopoulos
  • Johanne Chretien
  • Karl Kowalczyk
  • Ken Driscoll
  • Chris Hood
  • James Sullivan

COPR Examination Committee

COPR administers the paramedic entry to practice examination for six provinces across Canada.
The role of the Examination Committee is to monitor and evaluate the COPR examination development and administration process.

  • Kimber Lea Fiege (Chair-elect)
  • Judy Friesen
  • Jacquie Messer-Lepage (Chair)
  • Joy Pritchett Sheridan
  • Mike Eby
  • Johanne Chretien
  • Karl Kowalczyk
  • Ken Driscoll
  • James Sullivan

COPR Examination Working Group

The role of the Examination Working Group (EWG) is to develop examination questions based on the examination blueprint formed from the 2011 Paramedic Association of Canada National Occupational Competency Profile.

  • Mat Coleman, Aileen Boyd, Tyrone Trotter and Ryan Ackerman – British Columbia
  • Ian McEwan and Cliff LeMoal – Alberta
  • Connie-Jo Wilson, Kathy Christmann, Carla Roy and Jan Hiebert – Saskatchewan
  • Evelyn Green, Nathan Buhler, Paul Nairns and Stephen Brglez – Manitoba
  • Neil Hebb, Lori Smith and Eric Levesque – Ontario
  • Nathalie Robin – Quebec
  • Daniel Gee, Derek LeBlanc, Janel Swain and John Mosher – Nova Scotia
  • Colin Pennell, Ron Francis and Donald MacLellan – Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Priscilla Curran and Ryan O’Meara – Prince Edward Island

COPR Paramedic Equivalency Assessment System (PEAS) Advisory Committee

COPR received funding in 2018 from Employment and Social Development Canada to create a national online single point of entry assessment system specific to foreign trained paramedics.

The PEAS advisory committee was formed to guide the overall direction of the project. Following completion of the project, the role of the PEAS committee will be reviewed and re-evaluated.

  • Mathew Coleman
  • Tim Ford
  • Jacqueline Messer-Lepage
  • Trish Bergal
  • Chris Georgakopoulos
  • Johanne Chretien
  • Karl Kowalczyk
  • James Sullivan
  • Ken Driscoll
  • Chris Hood
  • Stacy Ridgely
  • Ryan Soucy
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