President's Message

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Message from PPA President, Sarah Salvis

It is an honour to be continuing the work started back in 2004.  We have come a long way in those years.  Both the paramedic profession and the Peel Paramedic Association have grown and changed.  It is exciting to consider what incredible things the future holds for both.  I am writing this message during an uncertain period.  But at the same time there is hope.  Hope that the vaccine will be rolled out at an increasing pace and we can find our way forward.

The PPA began as a volunteer organization involved in the community.  We continue that tradition with several initiatives throughout the year.  However, we have also developed and implemented many programs for the betterment of the public we serve and for the benefit of our members.  The PPA pledges to continue promoting our profession, work that has been ongoing in various forms over the years.  More recently we have officially expanded our scope to include initiatives addressing mental health awareness for paramedics.  We look forward to continuing the great work started by past PPA Presidents, Board Members, and Volunteers.  

I am honoured to be taking on the role of Association President.  It is a privilege to follow in the footsteps of Mike Thomas and those who went before him.  Mike is retiring from the Board to pursue paramedic education activities.  We wish him all the best with those endeavours.  Thank you for the many years you devoted to the PPA and its work.

As we continue to navigate our way forward during this challenging time, the PPA will be here:  for the paramedics of Peel Region and the community at large.  We will continue the good work started back in 2004 and we will find our way forward.  I am excited to be serving as President with an exemplary group of volunteers on our Board.  As a team we aim to provide the best value for our members and a greater service to our community.  

We thank you for your interest in the Peel Paramedic Association, and your support of our initiatives, programs, and fundraising drives. Your continued support will help us to improve the Peel Paramedic Association and help us to keep moving forward.

Stay Safe Out There.

Sarah Salvis
April 2021

The Peel Paramedic Association (PPA) represents paramedics but we are not an employer or labour union. We are part of a national association of over 26,000 paramedics from across Canada. These paramedics volunteer to pay an annual membership fee that is utilized to fund projects for patient care advocacy and professional development.

The PPA is a registered charity and cannot involve itself in labour issues with the Region of Peel. Paramedics in Peel are represented by OPSEU Local 277.

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Peel Paramedic Association

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    Mississauga ON L5T 1N4