Committees

COPR Executive

The role of the Executive Committee is to oversee COPR’s Executive Director in the day-to-day management of COPR. The Executive Committee has the powers of the Board of Directors between Council meetings with respect to any matter that requires immediate attention.

  • Chair: Chris Georgakopoulos
  • Chair-elect: Tim Ford
  • Treasurer: Jacqueline Messer-Lepage

COPR Harmonization of Regulatory Practices 

The COPR Harmonization of Regulatory Practices Committee (HRPC) assists COPR Council in efforts to harmonize paramedic regulatory practices/processes to facilitate regulation and mobility of paramedics across Canada.

  • Mathew Coleman (Chair)
  • Tim Ford
  • Jennifer Williams 
  • Chris Ewacha
  • Denise D’Souza
  • Chris Pastor
  • Karl Kowalczyk
  • Ken Driscoll (Chair-elect)
  • Chris Hood
  • Collin Dares

COPR Examination Committee

COPR administers the paramedic entry to practice examination for seven provinces across Canada.
The role of the Examination Committee is to monitor and evaluate the COPR examination development and administration process.

  • Kimber Lea Fiege (Chair)
  • Cheryl Aucoin
  • Jacquie Messer-Lepage 
  • Leith Saunders
  • Denise D’Souza 
  • Eric Pastor
  • Karl Kowalczyk
  • Ken Driscoll (Chair-elect)
  • Matthew Leyenaar

COPR Examination Maintenance Committee

The role of the Examination Maintenance Committee (EMC) is to develop examination questions based on the examination blueprint formed from the 2011 Paramedic Association of Canada National Occupational Competency Profile.

  • Mat Coleman, Aileen Boyd, Tyrone Trotter, Ryan Ackerman, Stephen Abbott, Jodie Marshall, Emmett Wallace, Ryan Greene and Peter Sidoruk  – British Columbia
  • Ian McEwan and Cliff LeMoal, Jamie Germain, Marie Marabelli, Bobby (Akash) Singer – Alberta
  • Connie-Jo Wilson, Kathy Christmann, Carla Roy, Jan Hiebert, Dave Manley, Dylan Powel, Kim Lines, Len Rostotski, Michael Meyer and Rachel-Lee Tyler  – Saskatchewan
  • Evelyn Green, Nathan Buhler, Paul Nairns, Stephen Brglez, Sally Shurvell, Tammie McConnell and Michael Wiens – Manitoba
  • Neil Hebb and Lori Smith  – Ontario
  • Nathalie Robin – Quebec
  • Daniel Gee, Derek LeBlanc, Janel Swain and John Mosher – Nova Scotia
  • Colin Pennell and Ron Francis – Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Ryan O’Meara – Prince Edward Island

COPR Paramedic Equivalency Assessment System (PEAS) Advisory Committee

COPR received funding in 2018 from Employment and Social Development Canada to create a national online single point of entry assessment system specific to foreign trained paramedics.

The PEAS advisory committee was formed to guide the overall direction of the project. Following completion of the project, the role of the PEAS committee will be reviewed and re-evaluated.

  • Mathew Coleman
  • Tim Ford
  • Jacqueline Messer-Lepage
  • Trish Bergal
  • Chris Georgakopoulos
  • Eric Pastor
  • Karl Kowalczyk
  • Matthew Leyenaar
  • Ken Driscoll
  • Chris Hood
  • Stacy Ridgely
  • Anne-Marie Paquet
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