Public Safety Steering Committee
Professional Designation(s): Past President APCO Canada, Director of Emergency Communications for the City of Brandon/Manitoba Provincial 911
Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials Canada
440 Laurier Ave. West
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7X6
Robert Stewart has been an executive member of the Board of Directors at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Canada for almost a decade and served 2 terms as President. Representing a membership of almost 500 public safety professionals, Robert continues to advocate for front-line emergency telecommunicators.
He graduated with an honors degree (BA) in Psychology and achieved a Masters Certificate in Project Management. Robert has education in CBRNE, incident command, quality improvement, and paramedicine.
Robert was a paramedic, emergency medical dispatcher, and superintendent with BC Emergency Health Services during his 17 year tenure. Co-managing one of Canada’s largest EMS communications centres in Vancouver, he also spearheaded training and quality improvement across BC’s three medical dispatch centres.
Currently, Robert is the Director of Emergency Communications for the City of Brandon leading provincial 911 activities for a geographically diverse population of 470,000.