OPA Political Action Fund
Thank you for supporting the Ontario Paramedic Association and our very important chapters across the province.
We created the OPA Political Action Fund to advocate for patients and to influence the strategic direction of the paramedic profession. This is a professional and financially-backed fund that has enabled the OPA to hire full-time political advisors and lobbyists who are paid to engage in paramedic advocacy on our behalf.
The OPA is the only group in Ontario to develop a fund specific to paramedic lobbying and advancement.
Why is a Political Action Fund required?
It is well known that 11,574 full-time firefighters contribute $5/biweekly (in addition to their regular dues) to the provincial fire-union's Fire-PAC (Political Action Committee). That is over $1.5M per year designated specifically to lobbying, which has proven to be very effective for firefighters.
The political influence and pressure from the fire union cannot be understated.
Paramedics need to be united
In order to effectively and professionally represent paramedics in the Ontario Legislature, we have launched our own OPA Political Action Fund. Paramedics from across Ontario have been showing their support through monthly contributions.
Our primary goal is to ensure that paramedics unite and financially support advocacy efforts so that any decisions made about paramedicine are grounded in evidence, guided by best practice and have paramedic voices at table.
Support the OPA Political Action Fund
If you'd like to contribute to the OPA Political Action Fund, please log into your member account, go to “My Political Action Fund,” and select an amount.
Thank-you so much for your continued support.