Petition Issued

Today Elections BC issued the petition for the Initiative to Amend the Fire and Police Services Collective Bargaining Act to include ambulance service paramedics and dispatchers.

If you are a registered canvasser, blank petition forms and instructions are being sent out electronically through email.

If you did not provide an email address on your registration form, or if you provided a BCEHS email address, you will need to send us a new email address to receive the blank forms. Regional Team Leads will be working the phones this week to get your forms to you.

If you would like to update your email address, please do so by emailing info@yourparamedics.ca with the updated information.

If you would like to receive paper copies of the blank petition forms by mail, you can request them by calling 778-773-1844 and leaving a message.

Canvasser Registration

We are currently receiving many canvasser registration forms daily (don’t slow down, we need more!), and it may take anywhere from 5 to 15 business days before you get your credentials mailed out after we receive your form. We appreciate your patience, but don’t hesitate to contact us at info@yourparamedics.ca if you don’t have your credentials after a couple of weeks.

We have good numbers across the province, but many hands make light work. If you’ve registered to canvass, we ask that you try your hardest to find 1 or 2 friends or family members that may be willing to register to canvass to help us achieve a better ambulance service.

Thank you again for all of the support!

How to register to be a canvasser

It’s this easy to sign up to canvass for a better Ambulance Service in BC! Please share and tag any paramedics, dispatchers, friends and family in the comments below who should sign up to make this initiative act happen!

  1. Download this form
  2. Fill and print out the form – be sure to sign it.
  3. Scan form with a scanner or search your smartphone app store for free apps that can scan the document and make a PDF with the camera image.
  4. Send your scanned form to info@yourparamedics.ca (or snail mail to PO Box 8843 Victoria Main, Victoria BC V8W 3Z1).
  5. Once we receive your form, the Proponent, Josh Henshaw, will sign your form and send it to Elections BC. We will then send you your Elections BC-issued canvasser credentials, as well as all of the information and tools required to canvass successfully.

Remember, only canvassers registered with Elections BC are eligible to petition for signatures.

Upcoming dates for canvasser registration

Upcoming dates for canvasser registration and information meetings have been added.

If you’re interested in meeting in one of the listed cities and the location is TBD, please send me an email at: josh@yourparamedics.ca.

Richmond      December 21 - 1900 - 21900 Westminster Hwy
Merritt       December 22 - 1000 - Location TBD
Kamloops      December 22 - 1300 - Tim Hortons 450 Lansdowne St
Vernon        December 22 - 1700 - Checkers Bar @ Vernon Lodge
Kelowna       December 22 - 2000 - Pulp Fiction Coffee 1598 Pandosy St
Penticton     December 23 - 0900 - TBD
Princeton     December 23 - 1200 - TBD
Hope          December 23 - 1430 - TBD
Abbotsford    December 23 - 1730 - Sneakers Pub 2250 Yale Ct
Powell River  December 26 - 0900 - TBD
Sechelt       December 26 - 1300 - TBD
Gibsons       December 26 - 1700 - Persephone 
Vancouver     December 27 - 0930 - TBD

We will be filming in Vancouver on December 27, and are looking for volunteers. Send us a message if you’re interested!