Awards

2019 PAC Awards of Excellence

 

The Paramedic Association of Canada presented its annual national awards of excellence at the PACE Gala on September 20th at the beautiful Metropolitan Theater in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The four recipients of the PAC Awards of Excellence received their awards. We congratulate all the recipients and recognize their outstanding contributions to the Paramedic profession, the patients and communities they serve:

 

Jason Trask - Saskatchewan

2019 PAC Paramedic of the Year

Sponsored by Crestline Coach

 

Janel Swain – Nova Scotia

2019 PAC Award of Excellence in Education and Training

Sponsored by Public Safety Group

 

Matthew Leyenaar - Ontario

2019 PAC Award of Excellence for Innovation and Research

Sponsored by Innovair Medical

 

Eric Glass - Manitoba

2018 PAC Award of Excellence for Leadership and Community Building

Sponsored by MEDThree Insurance Group

 

 

2019 PAC Paramedic of the Year

 

Jason Trask is a volunteer and past president of the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics, where Jason was the driving force behind the recognition of a CCP designation and creation of their Member Wellness initiative. Jason currently oversees operations for Saskatoon emergency departments. His inter-professional collaboration and leadership was highlighted when he led the Emergency Department Incident Command Centre during the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus accident. Jason continues his career as a frontline paramedic working part time for STARS.

 

PAC Paramedic of the Year Jason Trask (center), with PAC Past President Chris Hood (right), and Matt Gibson of Crestline Coach (left)

 

 

2019 PAC Award of Excellence in Education and Training

 

Janel Swain is a creative and effective clinician and educator.  She has created a comprehensive elective education program, delivered in local communities, for over 1200 Nova Scotia paramedics.  She provides exceptional leadership to her educator network and demonstrates her creativity using engaging activities to develop a true team atmosphere.

PAC Award of Excellence in Education and Training recipient Janel Swain (left) with PAC Past-President Chris Hood (right)

 

 

2019 PAC Award of Excellence for Innovation and Research

 

Matthew Leyenaar Matthew Leyenaar is a community focused paramedic and researcher. He has substantially contributed to the development of the paramedic profession by researching and developing best practices, assessment tools, and strategic planning processes. His research focuses on community paramedicine, and his innovative approach to challenging existing thinking in paramedic service delivery is consistently focused on improving patient care.



PAC Award of Excellence for Innovation and Research recipient Matthew Leyenaar (right), with Ken Dufault and Lori Morrish from Innovair Medical (center) and PAC Past-President Chris Hood (far right)

 

2019 PAC Award of Excellence for Leadership and Community Building

 

Eric Glass has dedicated his professional career to advancing the paramedic profession. A Manitoba paramedic since 1992, Eric has been a pillar of professionalism, mentorship, and patient advocacy within the community. He has committed countless hours to many professional associations including Paramedic Association of Manitoba, Paramedic Association of Canada, and Paramedicine Across Canada Expo. Eric’s dedication to the self-regulation of paramedics in Manitoba, we integral to creation of the College of Paramedics of Manitoba. Eric has demonstrated exemplary professionalism throughout his distinguished career.



PAC Award of Excellence for Leadership and Community Building recipient Eric Glass (center) with PAC Past-President Chris Hood (right) and Neil McRuer from MedThree Insurance. (left)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

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