Ministers Letter - Wiikwemkoong Paramedic Service - June 16, 2020

Ministry of Health
Office of the Deputy Minister and Minister of Health

777 Bay Street, 5th Floor
Toronto ON M7A 1N3

Recieved June 16, 2020

Mr. Leslie Gamble, Board Chair
The Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board
Wikwemikong First Nation Ambulance Service
210 Mead Blvd
Espanola ON P5E 1R9

Dear Mr. Gamble:

Thank you for your continued partnership in supporting the effective delivery of essential emergency health services programs during this unprecedented time.

I am please to advise you that the Ministry of Health will provide the Manitoulin-sudbury District Services Board for the Wikwemikong First Nation Ambulance Service up to $75,600 in one-time funding for the 2020-21 funding year to support the temporary pandemic pay initiative as part of the COVID-19 response in the emergency health services sector.

The Assistant Deputy Minister of Emergency Health Services will write to the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board shortly concerning the terms and conditions governing the funding.

Thank you for your dedication and commitment to improving ambulance services in Ontario and for your ongoing dedication and commitment to addressing the healthcare needs of Ontarians as we modernize and strengthen our public health care system.


Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health

c: Mr. Fern Dominelli, Chief Administrative Officer, The Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board