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Public Heroes GTA 2017 Awards Ceremony was held at Ajax Convention Centre on April 20th, 2017 with the participation of 200 distinguished guests, high command officers from services, award recipients and their family members.

MP Todd Doherty, who introduced Bill C-211 for creating a national framework regarding PTSD, offered the keynote speech, while Ontario Fire Marshal Ross Nichols offering Public Safety address. List of award recipients and those who presented the awards are listed below.


Full Name Presenter Organization & Department
Trevor Keeler Chief Michael Clark Brampton Fire & Emergency Services
Mark Brewster Superintendent Mike Wasylyk Toronto South Detention Centre
Kevin Morgan Inspector Steve Grosjean Ontario Provincial Police
Grant Scollay CEO Andrew McCallum ORNGE
Domenic Guaragna Deputy Chief Andrew Zvanitajs Vaughan Fire & Rescue Service
Melissa French Deputy Chief Brian Adams Peel Regional Police
Greg van der Wees Chief Peter Dundas Peel Regional Paramedic Services
Param Dhillon Assistant Commissioner Jennifer Strachan RCMP
Patrick Hayter Chief Matthew Pegg & Deputy Chief Mike McCoy Toronto Fire Services
Ron Barrow Fire Marshal Ross Nichols & Chief Matthew Pegg Toronto Fire Services
Siobhan Carlin Acting Chief Gord McEachen Toronto Paramedic services
Henry Dyck Acting Superintendent Steve Molyneaux Toronto Police Service
Michael Mlynarczyk Commander Robert Johnston Royal Canadian Navy, HMCS York
Karan Walia
Helen Galanis Deputy Chief Iain Park York Region Paramedics
Brad Weick Inspector Paulo DaSilva York Regional Police
Joylene MacNeil Chief Paul Martin Durham Region Police Service
Jawaid Sheikh Chief Troy Cheseboro Region of Durham Paramedic Services
Stephen Heidinga Chief John Hagg City of Pickering Fire Servicee