• Ottawa Paramedics... A tight knit team
  • Paramedicine... a calling
  • "What is your emergency?"
  • An Emergency Department on wheels
  • All Terrain Capability
  • Paramedic Support Unit
  • Canada's frontline healthcare providers
  • Complexity meets controlled chaos
  • Rapid treatment and extrication
  • Paramedic Response Unit
  • Advanced Life Support skills
  • Paramedic Marine Unit
  • Paramedic Communications Centre
  • In the air, in the streets, in your community
  • Ready to respond... Anytime. Anywhere.
  • Paramedic Tactical Unit
  • From 9-1-1 to wherever you need us most


Ottawa Paramedics Supporting Communities

Ontario's highly trained paramedics have stepped up to work in multiple contexts of health care throughout the pandemic:

  1. Long Term Care settings (other provinces utilized the Canadian Armed Forces)
  2. Community Paramedics (providing hospital-level treatments in private residences)
  3. COVID vaccine teams (putting more needles in arms than any profession)
  4. Operation Remote Immunity (vaccinating communities in the far north)
  5. Emergency Departments (due to staffing shortages in hospitals)

Ottawa needs more paramedics

Paramedics need to fill important roles that safely support treat & release while simultaneously taking pressure off the hospitals:

  1. Paramedic Response Units
  2. Mental Wellness Response Teams
  3. Street Outreach
  4. Palliative Care
  5. Event Paramedics
  6. Community Paramedics

Important Updates


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Public: Donate and support paramedics

PPAO Local Sponsors

The Professional Paramedic Association of Ottawa (PPAO) represents paramedics but we are not an employer or labour union. We are part of a national association of over 28000 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.



Professional Paramedic Association of Ottawa

  • 343 Preston Street (11th Floor)
    Ottawa ON K1S 1N4

  • mail@OttawaParamedics.ca