Kris Porlier (he/him) is an Advanced Care Paramedic, employed with Calian Health Services and is also a Reserve Medical Assistant with the Royal Canadian Medical Service.
In 2008, Kris completed a tour of service to Afghanistan and has served on several domestic operations.
Having functioned in management and medical roles, Kris has assisted many employees, patients, and co-workers living with mental health problems. During his time in civilian healthcare, he has been afforded the opportunity to aid a diverse population experiencing both acute and chronic physical and mental health conditions.
Kris has a Bachelor of Biological Sciences from the University of Alberta with a minor in Psychology. Kris has worked as both a child and youth care worker and volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Government of Canada’s Cadet Program. He has taken active volunteer roles with military peer support programs, the Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation and the Edmonton Police Victim Services Unit.
Kris has worked closely in support of marginalized populations and youth and is currently completing his Masters of Education.