BPW Greater Sudbury Recognizes Jennifer Amyotte for Her Outstanding Leadership Skills in the Field of Paramedicine, and in Helping to Make Greater Sudbury a Safer, and Senior Friendly Community.
As the first woman manager and longest serving woman in Emergency Medical Services at the City of Greater Sudbury, Jennifer Amyotte has been providing her leadership skills to the world of paramedicine for the past 27 years as well as contributing to local organizations and causes that support women. While Jennifer has successfully promoted the field of paramedicine, specifically in infection prevention and control, she continues to make Greater Sudbury a safer, senior friendly community. Her attention to detail and great work ethic has propelled her in her career at the City of Greater Sudbury. She is currently the Commander of Community Paramedicine and Professional Standards for the City of Greater Sudbury Paramedic Services.
For a number of years, Jennifer worked for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as both a Regional Service Instructor and a member of the Ambulance Service Review team. Jennifer is currently the lead and visionary on two Community Paramedic Pilot Projects that are making a difference in the lives of older adults, those with complex and/or chronic medical conditions and the vulnerable population within our city. One major aspect to the project is a focus that includes a Health Promotion program that works more upstream and provides wellness initiatives including weekly clinics at the Salvation Army Women’s and Family Shelter on Cedar Street providing health care to women and children. She also initiated and led, along with joint Health and Safety Committee members, the Back Care program in partnership with the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers that is currently being taught in paramedic programs throughout the province. And in 2011, Jennifer was also awarded the Governor General Exemplary Service Medal for her contributions to EMS in Ontario.
Jennifer also devotes a great deal of her time to lend her extensive knowledge to numerous Provincial, local and Municipal committees such as; the Ministry of Labour Section 21 Sub Committee that develops health and safety guidelines for Paramedic Services, the Provincial Committees on Ebola Preparedness and Influenza Planning, the Community Mobilization Sudbury Steering Committee, the Sudbury Community Drug Strategy, the Joint Health and Safety Committee, the Sudbury Health Links Steering Committee. Jennifer often works with numerous other panels and working groups by sharing her knowledge and expertise within her field.
Jennifer is also part of a team that prepares and serves at the Annual Paramedic Christmas Dinner to the less fortunate in our city and has been a member of Nickel City Sound and has given back to the community through several women’s initiatives including the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) annual fundraiser “Celebrate Woman”.
“BPW recognizes Jennifer’s trail blazing leadership that continues to impact and contribute to the well being and health of our citizens, as well as people throughout the province. Jennifer’s dedication to the field of paramedics, her community service and commitment to the betterment of individuals is truly inspirational”. – Marianne Matichuk, BPW Greater Sudbury President expressed.
BPW awards monthly recognition to women within the community who demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and are committed to supporting our community, helping it to prosper and thrive.
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