Committees

COPR Executive

The role of the Executive Committee is to oversee COPR’s Executive Director in 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: Vacant
  • Chair-elect: Chris Georgakopoulos
  • 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 Georgakopoulos
  • 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 
  • Chris Ewacha
  • Trish Bergal
  • Mike Eby
  • Eric Pastor
  • Karl Kowalczyk
  • Ken Driscoll (Chair-elect)
  • John Morrison

COPR Examination Working Group

The role of the Examination Working Group (EWG) 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 and Ryan Ackerman – British Columbia
  • Ian McEwan and Cliff LeMoal – Alberta
  • Connie-Jo Wilson, Kathy Christmann, Carla Roy and Jan Hiebert – Saskatchewan
  • Evelyn Green, Nathan Buhler, Paul Nairns and Stephen Brglez – Manitoba
  • Neil Hebb, Lori Smith and Eric Levesque – Ontario
  • Nathalie Robin – Quebec
  • Daniel Gee, Derek LeBlanc, Janel Swain and John Mosher – Nova Scotia
  • Colin Pennell and Ron Francis – Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Priscilla Curran and 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
  • John Morrison
  • Ken Driscoll
  • Chris Hood
  • Stacy Ridgely
  • Anne-Marie Paquet
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