Event Medic Health & Safety

About Us

Welcome to canaPHEM – The Canadian Academy for Prehospital and Emergency Medicine Inc. Based in the heart of Ontario, Canada, we stand as a distinguished organization dedicated to excellence in emergency medical services, training, and supplies.

At canaPHEM, we believe in a holistic approach to health and safety, guided by a vision and mission that underscore our commitment to our partners:




Is to provide affordable, effective, and efficient Health and Safety Solutions.


By strategically using subject matter experts, canaPHEM will review, design, and implement programs and processes that improve the overall health and safety of our partners. Our clients are our partners, and together we will achieve excellence in providing Event Medic, Health & Safety services.


  • Authentic: We are honest, experienced, genuine people who care.
  • Collaborate: We listen, work with, and respond to the Health and Safety needs of our partners.
  • Excellence: We strive every day to learn and enhance our capabilities.
  • Inclusive: We bring people together, fostering a sense of unity.
  • Professional: Accountability is paramount; we conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity.
  • Respect: We believe that respect is earned, and we earn it by adhering to our core values.

At canaPHEM, our core offerings encompass:

On-site Event Medic Services:

Our highly trained Primary and Advanced Care Medics provide immediate pre-hospital care, symptom relief, and rapid response as providers of Event Medic, Health & Safety services.

Medical Training:

Unlock the full potential of your team with our diverse catalog of accredited medical courses, covering various levels and specialties in prehospital and emergency medicine.

Medical Equipment Supply:

Trust canaPHEM as your source for top-notch medical supplies, ensuring you are prepared for any situation.


Our ethos – authenticity, collaboration, excellence, inclusivity, professionalism, and respect – defines our approach. We are not just a service provider; we are your partners in achieving a safer and healthier environment. Join us at canaPHEM, where your safety is our priority, and together, we strive for excellence in Event Medic Health & Safety solutions.








Robbie I. Ichelson

Robbie I. Ichelson, an advanced care paramedic with 25 years of frontline experience, is a passionate advocate and leader in patient advocacy, prehospital research, and education. His research focuses on crucial areas such as prehospital sepsis management and knowledge translation in paramedicine. A graduate of Humber College and Centennial College, Robbie brings extensive clinical experience from urban, suburban, and rural settings. As a sought-after educator, he has delivered opportunities to prehospital responders at all levels, emphasizing community education and mentoring. A survivor of Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI), Robbie actively advocates for first responder mental health, sharing his experiences with diverse groups. Currently sitting on the Healthcare Committee of the Ontario Camp Association and the founder of The Canadian Academy of Prehospital and Emergency Medicine Inc., Robbie is dedicated to advancing the field and promoting excellence in prehospital and emergency medicine.

Rob can be reached at [email protected] for any questions or inquiries you may have.



Mike McDonnell

Dr. Mike McDonnell

Dr. McDonnell brings over 20 years’ experience in Emergency Medicine.  After obtaining his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Ottawa Mike went on to complete his post graduate residency in Los Angeles, California and Toronto, Ontario.  Mike specializes in Emergency Medicine and currently practices in Kingston where he holds the position of Assistant Program Director and Assistant Professor through Queens University.  Previously Mike was an Emergency Physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto as well as a Transport Physician with Ornge.  In his position as Medical Director Dr. McDonnell is responsible for the medical direction of the paramedics practicing with canaPHEM and the overall educational programing provided by canaPHEM.

Paul Robinson

Advanced Care Paramedic with 35 years of experience with Toronto and Durham Region Emergency Medical Services, 11 years as a Clinical Research Paramedic,  Critical Care Flight Paramedic,  Paramedic educator in the college system for 15 years. Was selected to Toronto’s Emergency Medical Service first ACP program in 1984. Brings a wealth of educational experience to canaPHEM. Responsible for the design and implementation of business strategies, plans and procedures by setting comprehensive goals for performance and growth, and establish policies that promote company culture and vision. Oversees daily operations of the company and the work of executives (Sales, Health and Safety, Marketing, IT/Web)

Recipient of the Governor General Award for Exemplary Service.

Paul can be reached at [email protected]

Lord Varma

Lord Varma has joined the canaPHEM team as our new Business Development Specialist. Throughout Lord’s 25 + year career he has gained a tremendous amount of experience and expertise and we are excited to have him join our team.  Prior to canaPHEM, he held progressively Senior positions in Merchandising, Marketing, Supply Chain and Operations in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry.

Lord has also been successful at the Executive level – expanding distributions in Food, Drug, Mass, Alt Channels as well as, with  Consumer Goods.

Lord can be reached at [email protected]