Emergency Medical Care Inc. (EMC)

POSITION: Contract position – Psychological Health & Safety Advisor/Consultant (part-time)
ORGANIZATION: Emergency Medical Care Inc. (EMC0.
LOCATION: Dartmouth

Emergency Medical Care Inc. (EMC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Medavie Health Services that manages and operates ground ambulance, air medical transport and the medical communications operations in Nova Scotia through a performance-based contract with the provincial government’s Emergency Health Services (EHS) Operations division and the Department of Health and Wellness. As well, EMC operates TeleHealth 811 and Mental Health and Addictions for Nova Scotia and TeleHealth 811 Prince Edward Island for the respective Departments of Health. Emergency Health Services (EHS) Operations delivers a high-quality prehospital care program to Nova Scotians. We achieve this through our 1,400+ employees who work with us, including highly-trained paramedics, nurses, medical communications officers, and support employees. Additionally, EMC has comprehensive Health and Wellness and Safety teams which support EMC employees.

EMC is seeking a part-time Psychological Health & Safety (PH&S) Advisor/Consultant for up to four hours per week, for a one year contract with the possibility of extension.

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Call for Nominations: APNS Honours, Awards and Bursaries 2023

The APNS Nomination & Elections Committee encourages you to submit nominations for the following awards. To submit please download, complete the appropriate form and email to: apns@apns.ca The deadline for all nominations is April 10, 2023.

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The Nova Scotia Psychologist Winter 2022-2023

The Nova Scotia Psychologist Winter 2022-2023: Continuing Education for 2023 is now available.

What’s Inside

• President’s Report
• Coming in Early 2023: Awards Nominations Time
• Coming in Early 2023: Executive Nominations Time
• Coming in Early 2023: Psychology Month & Diversity Resources
• APNS Awards Presentations: In-Person
• Highlighting APNS Member Research: Chimène Jewer
• CE Upcoming 2023
• CE Review: Creating a Culturally Safe Space in Clinical Practice
• CE Webinar 2023: The Minds, Lives and Motivations of Mass Attackers
• CE Workshop 2023: Building Intercultural Competence
• Continuing Education 2023: When You Dread Your Next Session
• Reminders
• Acknowledgements
• Advertisements
• Committees and Representatives

Mental Health Care for Canadian Children and Youth: The Role of School Psychologists

This Position Paper has been developed by the Canadian Psychological Association

Mental health and wellbeing which include the range of social, emotional, intellectual and behavioural functions upon which we all rely day to day, are critical to the success of people and the places in which they live, work, learn, and play. This is especially true for children, for whom mental health services and supports bring the biggest return on investment. School psychologists play an essential role in the mental and cognitive health and wellbeing of students in school and non-school settings, particularly, as we continue to live with the impacts of far-reaching societal events, like the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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Workshop: Building Intercultural Competence

Friday, January 20, 2023 – 9 am to 4 pm

Venue: Dalhousie Student Union Building, 2nd Fl., 6136 University Ave, Halifax

This workshop is presented in partnership with the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia. (ISANS).

Presented by: Colleen Belle, M.A., Coordinator, Welcoming Communities Program, ISANS.

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The Nova Scotia Psychologist Fall 2022

The Nova Scotia Psychologist Fall 2022: Member Recognition is now available.

What’s Inside

  • President’s Report
  • AGM Report
  • AGM Treasurer’s Report
  • AGM Budget 2022-23 & Projected to 2025
  • APA Council of Representatives Report
  • Awards & Honours 2022
  • Profile Student Award: Tiberiu Mahu
  • Profile Student Bursary: Andy Kim
  • Profile Fellow: Dr Richard MacGillivray
  • Profile: Dr Richard Braha
  • CE Workshop
  • Advertisements & Acknowledgements
  • Committees & Representatives

WORKSHOP: Creating a Culturally Safe Space in Clinical Practice

DATE: Friday, October 14, 2022 – 9 am – 5 pm.


Creating a Culturally Safe Space in Clinical Practice: An Introduction to Cultural Competence, Cultural Humility, and Culturally Informed Therapeutic Care – presented by Dr. Ben C. H. Kuo, Ph.D.

Location: Admiral Room, Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax

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Save The Date: Renewal 2022-2023 Membership and Private Practice Listings

APNS membership and Private Practice listings run from September 1st to August 31st. It is soon time to renew your APNS Membership and your Private Practice on-line listing.

Below are links for the Membership form and the PPD form (hard copy and website)

APNS Membership Form 2022-2023

APNS Private Practice Listing Form 2022-23

You have several options for payment:

  1. You may click the links above to download the renewal forms, complete and mail a cheque to the address on the form or below.
  2. You may complete the form with your Visa or MasterCard number and scan and email it to admin@apns.ca or fax to 902-462-9801.
  3. You may pay over the phone by calling 902-422-9183 (between 9 am and 2 pm). If you recently paid by credit card we may have your number on file, you may contact apns@apns.ca to ask this to be processed.
  4. You may pay by e-transfer to apns@apns.ca
  5. If you are unsure about your membership or PP Listing status please contact apns@apns.ca