A success story for local man


Matthew Leyenaar is someone who has achieved much in his life to date, and the latest achievement is certainly one to celebrate. Matthew attended Merrickville Public School and North Grenville High School. He trained as a paramedic and was based in Kemptville for several years. While working as a paramedic, he enrolled at Carleton University and after graduation, he attended McMaster University for post-graduate studies.

Most recently, he was the Executive Director of the Ontario Community Paramedic Secretariat. He has worked extensively on community paramedic practice and care planning. While doing that job, he worked on his PhD in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University. In 2019, he was presented with the Paramedic Association of Canada’s Award for Excellence for Innovation and Research.

He completed his PhD program in December and in early January moved with his family to work in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. And his new position is a mark of recognition for his talent, hard work, and commitment. Matthew has been appointed as Director of Emergency Health Services with the Department of Health and Wellness, Government of Prince Edward Island.

Congratulations to Matthew and his family for this wonderful success.


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