The Eastern Ontario Chapter is very excited to be offering a unique opportunity for a select group of members of our Chapter to virtually dine with a local difference maker. To allow for discussion, limited seating is available, and will be limited to 10 people.
We will be raffling off eight seats to attend our exclusive dinner on March 27, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Logan Martin, Acting Superintendent at the Ottawa Paramedic Service.
Logan Martin graduated as a Primary Care Paramedic in April of 2004 and began working in paramedicine in her hometown in Southern Ontario. While employed as a Primary Care Paramedic, she continued her academic studies completing her Advanced Care Paramedic graduate certificate, before relocating to Ottawa, Ontario to work for the Ottawa Paramedic Service, later becoming an Advanced Care Paramedic. In 2013, Logan began pursuing a Bachelor of Science, Human Science Major, and in 2018 obtained a graduate certificate in Mental Health and Addictions. After 13 years working the frontlines, Logan became increasingly discouraged and disheartened by the lack of mental health supports available to individuals calling 9-1-1. Logan witnessed firsthand the significant challenges and barriers related to stigma, equitable treatment, difficulty navigating the mental health care system, and access to mental health care and resources. In 2020, Logan was promoted to Acting Superintendent at the Ottawa Paramedic Service. Shortly thereafter, she approached the Service Management Team with a Business Case in support of implementing a community-based rapid paramedic response team for callers to 9-1-1 experiencing mental health and/or substance use issues. Logan was assigned a lead role in the development and implementation of the Ottawa Paramedic Service Mental Wellbeing Response Team. On March 1, 2022, in partnership with The Ottawa Hospital, the program was launched, operating as a Ministry of Heath-approved treat and refer model of care for Mental Health and Addictions Patients. The program deploys a specially trained paramedic and a mental health professional to 9-1-1 calls received by the Ottawa Paramedic Service where mental health and substance use are contributing factors. The Mental Wellbeing Response Team provides the most appropriate care to individuals in the community when and where they need it most and in a stigma-free, non-institutional setting.
Dinner will be held virtually via Zoom. Winners will be given a $50 food delivery gift card to purchase a meal to enjoy from the restaurant of their choice. (Uber, Skip the Dishes, Grub Hub, Door Dash or Valley Eats)
- You must be a CCHL EOC member to apply.
- Dinner will begin promptly at 6:00 pm and we ask that all attendees please sign in to the zoom meeting a few minutes early.
- Indicate whether you have attended an EOC Dinner with a Difference Maker in the past. Preference will be given to those who have not yet attended a Dinner with a Difference Maker.
To apply, please fill out the lottery form along with your question here.
Deadline for Submissions:
Thursday, March 23, 2023
Draw will be held on:
Friday, March 24th, 2023 (Winners will be contacted immediately.)
Good luck to those who apply! We look forward to hosting you at this CCHL EOC event in support of leadership and networking within the Eastern Ontario Chapter!