About SEMSA

SEMSA (Saskatchewan Emergency Medical Services Association) works with the EMS industry to strengthen and advance EMS in Saskatchewan by ensuring high-quality, accountable patient care and to provide guidance, support, and a common voice on behalf of all EMS members.

What benefits does being a member of SEMSA have? STRENGTH in NUMBERS! The association has always worked towards strong partnerships with stakeholders like the Ministry of Health and FNIHB (First Nations and Inuit Health Branch) to create, promote and implement strong business practices. Benefits include informational resources, a common voice, EMS industry networks, specific membership EMS rates, and more. There are many, many more advantages!

Leaders in Emergency Medical Services
In 1959 a non-profit called Saskatchewan Road Ambulance (SRA) was created in response to the need for a unified body represeningt the ambulance profession in Saskatchewan. The organization was established to provide guidance, support and a common voice.  Years later the organization changed its name to Saskatchewan Ambulance Association (SAA).

In May 2000, the Saskatchewan Ambulance Association merged with the Saskatchewan Emergency Medical Services Leadership Forum to create the Saskatchewan Emergency Medical Services Association (SEMSA). Building on the foundation of the past, SEMSA continues to forge a future for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Saskatchewan.

Today SEMSA represents 87 out of 105 ambulance services within the province of Saskatchewan. Our mission today has evolved to play a large role in the "best practices" for Saskatchewan. However, we remain grounded to our past providing guidance, support and a common voice on behalf of all members.

Our Vision, Mission & Values

Our Vision:

All Saskatchewan people have fair access to quality paramedic services.

Our Mission

Member-based organization dedicated to maintaining high quality & accountable paramedic services in Saskatchewan.  We are the voice of the profession and serve both the public and our members directly and through partnerships in areas of:

  • Professional Development
  • Professional Recognition
  • Public Education
  • Operations Support
  • Quality Assurance

Our Values:

  • Innovation & collaboration for enhanced outcomes for patients
  • Patient-centered practices focused on best possible care
  • Respect, honesty & integrity within an accountable organization
  • Informed & unified voice for system advancement

 4-yr Strategic Imperative:

SEMSA is a sustainable organization that serves the needs of members.  We are an important partner in the health care system and our voice is central to informing matters pertaining to health care in Saskatchewan.