The College is not involved in the following provincial or federal awards,
but provides the information as a courtesy to anyone
wishing to apply or nominate a practitioner.
Provincial and Federal Awards
The Alberta Government, Paramedic Pay It Forward Award and the Governor General of Canada recognize emergency medical service professionals annually. These are external awards and nominations are reviewed by an external committee.
The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Exemplary Service Medal was created by the Governor General of Canada in 1994 to recognize professionals in the provision of prehospital emergency medical services who have committed 20, 30 and 40 years of exemplary service. Service Bars are awarded to Medal recipients for each additional 10-year period.
To be eligible for the EMS Exemplary Service Medal practitioners must have been employed with emergency medical services on or after October 31, 1991, and have completed 20 years of service, including 10 years performing duties involving potential risk.
The annual nomination deadline is November 30th.
How to nominate someone:
Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal recipients are nominated by a peer.
The Alberta Emergency Services Medal and Services Bar were initiated by the Alberta Government to recognize emergency medical services personnel who have committed 12 years (medal) of service, as well as, 22 years (bronze bar), 32 years (silver bar) and 40 years (gold bar).
To be eligible for the Alberta Emergency Services Medal and Services Bar, practitioners must have been serving on or after January 1, 2000, in a sector of the Alberta emergency management system. Personnel must have undertaken all required phases of training and duty prescribed by their respective municipalities and ministries and must be certified by their administrative authority as efficient and in every way deserving of the award.