Evolving the ways the College communicates is an initiative that began in 2017. Based on feedback from members it was clear that more information, more timely information and more reliable information was needed. Since 2017, we’ve worked on making sure that members receive the Pulse every month on the 15th (or the next business day after the 15th). And we’ve made sure every issue contains a message from either the President, Registrar or CEO.
Included in the Pulse are updates to membership requirements, information about the profession, updates from Council, changes in legislation and the status of the College’s operational activities (yes, including finances).
In an effort to continue offering more access to more information sooner, we are shifting the way we compile the Pulse. Starting in November, we will be posting regular updates and information to the news/Pulse section of our www.ABparamedics.com website. We’ll also begin linking to these new pieces of information sooner. The Pulse then that you see on the 15th (or the next business day) will be a recap of the articles and pieces that were posted since the last Pulse.
The communications staff at the College believe this gives members and stakeholders access to the information as it is developed, rather than holding onto it until there is a dedicated day to send it out. We do not want to lose the Pulse though, and believe that for those who want to receive updates on a monthly basis rather than as updates are developed, we can still deliver information in the way they prefer.
As always, we are working to continually improve the way the College communicates with members, but also with our stakeholders and Albertans. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please feel free to email us at communications@ABparamedics.com