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VASS Executive Committee

 

The Executive Committee is our "Governing Body" for the Volunteer Ambulance Services Society.  It consists of a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.  The Executive was created to be the figurehead representation for accepting the Transfer payment given by YTG to the Volunteers of Yukon EMS for the purpose of Education, Recognition and Community Projects (see below for the complete breakdown).  The Chair of this Committee is Ted Baker and his contact Email is: Executive@VASS-Yukon.ca

Education Committee VASS Education has an annual budget of $60,000.00. (This money is given strictly for the use of the Volunteers and is separate from the annual budget YEMS employs for our negotiated Education and Training.) It is the Duty of the Committee to decide how best the VASS funding may be utilized, whether on an individual, Community or VASS Membership basis. The Chair of this Committee is Doug MacKay and his contact Email is: Education@VASS-Yukon.ca


 

Rewards Committee The Rewards Committee is given a budget of $20,000.00 annually. This money is used to pay for prizes for the Education Symposium and Skills Competition as well as purchases of the member service recognition awards. The Chair of this Committee is Patty Wiseman and her contact Email is: Rewards@VASS-Yukon.ca

Peer Support Committee The purpose of this Committee is to offer Peer Support to a Supervisor needing help settling into and feeling comfortable in their role.  The Committee is also able to offer help or  guidance in situations where regular forms of Communication between the Volunteer Supervisor and YEMS Management have become ineffectual.  The Chair of this Committee is Cathy Brais and her contact Email is: Arbitrator@VASS-Yukon.ca

Projects Committee VASS is also given an annual budget of $30,000.00 that is used as a pool in which individual Communities may apply for funding to use for Community events, special purchases and under certain circumstances donations or gift certificates as an example. The guidelines for this funding is that each application must be detailed in a request with how it will benefit the crew, what the funding is being used for and projected cost. The Committee reviews whether or not this 'project' will fall within the Government procurement guidelines, how it reflects on the Community and YEMS and whether or not it is a sound use of the funds in regards to long term or immediate benefit. The Chair of this Committee is currently vacant.  Questions can be forwarded tDoug MacKay Education@VASS-Yukon.ca