From Paramedic Association of Canada, CSA GroupParamedic Chiefs of Canada, Mental Health Commission of Canada

The Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC) in partnership with the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (PCC), the Canadian Standards Association (operating as CSA Group) and the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) will launch a new standard for psychological health and safety for paramedic service organizations - the first of its kind in Canada.  The Honourable Kevin Daniel Flynn, Ontario Minister of Labour will officially announce the release of the standard, which was funded by the province’s Occupational Health, Safety and Prevention Innovation Program. The new standard reflects the importance of improving Ontario’s occupational health and safety system by using a more efficient, effective, coordinated and integrated approach for the prevention of psychological health issues and to improve the well-being of paramedic workers.

What
Launch of standard Z1003.1-18 Psychological Health and Safety in the Paramedic Service Organization

When
April 26, 2018 at 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. EST
Media scrum to follow from 9:30 to 9:45 a.m. EST

Where
Halton Region Paramedic Headquarters
1179 Bronte Road, Oakville, ON L6M 3L1

Who
The Honourable Kevin Daniel Flynn, Ontario Minister of Labour
Pierre Poirier, Executive Director, Paramedic Association of Canada
Gary Carr, Regional Chair, Halton Region
Mary Cianchetti, President of Standards, CSA Group
Ed Mantler, Vice President, Programs and Priorities, Mental Health Commission of Canada

Contact
Paramedic Association of Canada
Pierre Poirier, Executive Director
613-836-6581 | executive.director@paramedic.ca

CSA Group
David Korvah, Marketing Sector Manager
(216) 524-4990 | david.korvah@csagroup.org

Mental Health Commission of Canada
Hélène Côté, Senior Communications Advisor, Public Affairs
613-857-0840 | media@mentalhealthcommission.ca


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