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 (Interim): Tim Ford
  • Chair-elect: Ken Driscoll
  • 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 
  • Tim Ford
  • Jennifer Williams 
  • Chris Ewacha (Chair)
  • Robyn Marcotte
  • Chris Smith
  • Anna Chayba
  • Karl Kowalczyk
  • Ken Driscoll 
  • Chair-elect: Vacant

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 
  • Tim Ford
  • Jacquie Messer-Lepage 
  • Leith Saunders
  • Robyn Marcotte
  • Karl Kowalczyk
  • Ken Driscoll (Chair)
  • Matthew Leyenaar (Chair-elect)

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 COPR Paramedic Equivalency Assessment System Advisory Committee (PEASAC) assists the COPR Executive Director in assessing COPR policy and processes to ensure COPR’s initial assessment of internationally educated applicants is conducted in a consistent and effective manner prior to applicants beginning the registration/licensure process at the provincial level.

  • Mathew Coleman
  • Tim Ford
  • Jacqueline Messer-Lepage
  • Trish Bergal
  • Robyn Marcotte
  • Karl Kowalczyk
  • Jocelyn Harnois
  • Ken Driscoll
  • Stacy Ridgely
  • Anne-Marie Paque
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