C.A.R.E is a group made up of patients who survived a sudden cardiac arrest and parents who lost their children to sudden cardiac arrest. We also have scientists who are experts in this field, paramedic organizations from York, Peel, Toronto, Halton, County Simcoe and organizations like The Canadian SADS Foundation and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, who promote public awareness about the warning signs for these conditions.
Dr. Allan is a PhD researcher at Unity Health Toronto, specializing in arrhythmia and resuscitation research. She is Chair and co-founder of CARE. Dr. Allan is also Chair of Training and Education for CANet, a national a Pan-Canadian multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral research and development network focused on arrhythmia research, technology development, commercialization, and digital transformation activities. She was recently seconded to the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario to help streamline their processes for referring families of SCD patients for cascade screening.
Roberta received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of Toronto in 1983. In 1986 she graduated from the Centennial College paramedic program and worked for 32 years as an advanced care Paramedic in Toronto. Roberta has received numerous awards for her volunteer and community work. Some highlights include being awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Paramedic Association of Canada in 2012 for distinguished contributions to her community and her profession and the Ontario Paramedic Association Exemplary Service Award in 2016. Roberta is a past Vice President of the Ontario Paramedic Association and was the PR and Media Director for the Toronto Paramedic Association for over 15 years. She is currently the Secretary on the board of the TPA . She is a CPR and 1t Aid Instructor with Safe City. Now retired, Roberta is passionate about teaching and increasing community awareness about the importance of CPR and AED use.
How to become involved with C.A.R.E
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