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News release: October 4, 2023

Seven Peel paramedics honoured for exemplary service

BRAMPTON, ON (October 4) – Peel Region is proud to announce that seven Peel paramedics have been selected to receive the 2023 Governor General's Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal.

This award is presented to paramedics who have provided at least 20 years of exemplary service, characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency. At least 10 of the years of service must have been on duty in the field, involving potential risk to the individual.

On Thursday, Sept. 28, the 20–year Exemplary Service Medal was presented to the following Peel paramedics at the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chief's Award Ceremony at Blue Mountain:

The 30 and 40–year Bars will be presented to the following paramedics later in the year at a ceremony at Queen's Park.

Exemplary Service Bar – 30 Years

Exemplary Service Bar – 40 Years

The Governor General's EMS Exemplary Service Medal is one of the highest awards a paramedic can receive in Ontario. The dedication and contribution of these paramedics over the years not only to Peel's communities but also to the paramedic profession is being recognized and rightfully so. I hope they wear their medals with pride.

Chief (A) Brian Gibson

From left to right: Paramedic Deputy Chief (A) Tom Kukolic, Paramedic Superintendent Alison Crossby, Paramedic Michael Donnelly, Paramedic Danielle Gingrich, and Chief (A) Brian Gibson (Missing from photo: Brent Gorzynski)

(Higher quality image available upon request.)

For more information about the medal, visit the Governor General of Canada's web site.

Media contact

Monica Misra-Lui
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel

About Peel's transition

The Ontario government announced the dissolution of Peel Region and the establishment of a Transition Board (TB) as part of Bill 112. The Transition Board was appointed to provide recommendations to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on a range of restructuring matters related to the dissolution of Peel Region to make Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon independent municipalities by January 1, 2025.

To learn about the Transition Board, how it will make these recommendations, and to provide feedback to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, visit Ontario's Peel Region Transition Board website.

During our transition, Peel remains committed to providing services to residents and businesses. For information about our transition, visit Peel's transition website.

About Peel Region

Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram