All Canada Aeromedical Transport Safety Conference

The 4th All Canada Aeromedical Transport Safety (ACAT) Safety Conference will be a virtual event held on March 2 - 4,  2021


Tools for Safety

Each ACAT Safety Conference encourages fixed and rotary wing aeromedical transport operators from all over Canada to come to together to learn, share and discuss solutions to common safety issues.

The official theme for ACAT 2021 is 'Tools for Safety'.

We want to learn about your safety programs, initiatives, best practices and the tools you use to make it all happen. The goal is for us all to learn from one another. Please contact Justin Labelle ( to discuss any topics you would like present. 

Presentations and Topics

There are a number of presentations that will take place throughout the week. 
Download the official ACAT Schedule online, or see below for some of the planned presentations and topics:  

Share Your Experience

Presenter: Transportion Safety Board
Topic: Raising the Bar on Safety (SII Report A15H0001)


Connect With Us

Presenter: Transport Canada
Topic: Fatigue Risk Managemet



Engage and Inspire

Presenter: Bruce Kirby
Topic: Protecting Good People from Bad Decisions




Connect With Us

Presenter: Dr Jamie K Devine
Topic: Sleep Quality


Share Your Experience

Presenter: Gary Hook
Topic: Operational Risk Management


Connect With Us

Presenter:  Jeff Gariepy 
Topic: Threat and Error Management



Engage and Inspire

Presenter: Dr Jaime K Devine
Topic: Fatigue in Shiftwork Setting


Share Your Experience

Presenter: STARS
Topic: Safety and Quaity Management

Engage and Inspire

Presenter: Christian Melis
Topic: Ornge Paramedicine Safety





To ensure that issues and safety data can be shared openly; attendance is limited to aeromedical operators and other non-governmental entities.

If you or your team would like to attend, please fill out the online registration form, including names and titles of attendees. Attendance forms must be submitted by February 2, 2021 to ensure we have adequate space.

More information about accommodation, cost and location can be found in the FAQ section.



How do I register for the event?

Feel free to register through the link below:


Please note, if multiple people from one organization are planning to attend, please ensure that each individual registers for the event.

Who can attend the conference?

Attendance is limited to aeromedical operators and other non-governmental entities, so that issues and safety data can be shared openly.

What presentations are scheduled throughout the three-day event?

There are a number of presentations, workshops and group discussions scheduled to take place throughout the event. Please see the presentation section above, or download the official ACAT Schedule.

Who should attend?

Managers, Directors and leaders responsible for safety within an aeromedical operator would benefit from this conference. The ACAT Safety conference is an opportunity to network, learn and share ideas that will improve aviation safety across Canada.

Where will the conference be held?

Although ACAT was previously an in-person and online event, due to COVID-19, ACAT 2021 will be held virtually.  A link to the online event will be provided to those who register. If there are any techinical difficulties our team is happy to help coordinate solutions.

I have not participated in past conferences, can I attend this year?

All aeromedical operators are welcome and encouraged to attend. The goal is to learn from one another; the more participants we have, the greater the learning opportunities.

What is the cost?

There is no cost for participation at the ACAT conference. You are responsible for your own travel and accommodations.

My organization would like to sponsor the conference, is that possible?

We welcome all sponsorship offers and will be happy to publicize your organization as thanks. Please contact if you would like to become a sponsor.