community paramedics

Community Paramedicine in rural BC, what it is & why it happened — interviews with Nancy Kotani & Amy Poll

BC’s Community Paramedicine Program, the first of its kind in Canada, provides rural residents with access to information and care previously lacking in many small, remote communities. Nancy Kotani, former Chief Transformation Officer for British Columbia Emergency Health Services, led the development and implementation of BC’s Community Paramedic project, the first province-wide initiative of its Continue reading


Nancy Kotani, on the origins of BC’s Community Paramedic program

Nancy Kotani, former Chief Transformation Officer for British Columbia Emergency Health Services, led the development and implementation of BC’s Community Paramedic project, the first province-wide initiative of its kind in Canada. Ms. Kotani discusses the rationale for community paramedicine, its importance for rural citizens, and how the BC initiative began and evolved in this BC Continue reading


Here to Stay

BC Rural Centre
Here to Stay
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In this CBC podcast, host Manusha Janakiram looks at how Canada’s smallest, often remote communities are not just striving to survive — but to thrive!    


Dennis Walker on Rural Internet Radio

BC Rural Centre
Dennis Walker on Rural Internet Radio
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Canadian media is becoming increasingly concentrated. A relatively small number of companies control most of Canada’s airwaves. This means most small rural communities lack the meaningful local news and information small-town newspapers and radio stations used to provide. The advent of new & emerging technologies now makes it possible for that to change. It’s possible Continue reading