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SUPPORT & RESOURCES

  • Help Lines

    • ·Crisis Services Canada (Crisis services for all Canadians)

      • Call 1-833-456-4566 (available 24/7)

      • Text 45645 (available 4pm to Midnight Eastern Time Zone)

    • ​​​VAC and Canadian Forces (Member Assistance Program & Assistance Services for Families)

      • 1-800-268-7708 | TDD/TTY 1-800-567-5803 (available 24/7)
    • Canadian Forces Morale & Welfare Services (Family Information Line)

      • 1-800-866-4546 (available 24/7)

    • The Hope for Wellness Help Line for all Indigenous peoples

      • Call 1-855-242-3310 (available 24/7)

  • Non-Operational PTSD Resources

    • There are also many extra lessons available depending on client needs/interests and time: sleep, communication, assertiveness, problem-solving, managing beliefs, mental skills, managing panic, PTSD, worry, grief, and pain.

    • The Wellbeing Course aims to provide free education and guidance on simple but effective cognitive behavioural techniques for managing depression and/or anxiety. The Course helps people with thoughts, behaviours, and physical symptoms of depression and anxiety.

    • Onlinetherapyuser.ca    > Go to the COURSES tab

    • University of Regina Online Therapy

  • NETWORK OF OSI CLINICS CANADA (Each operational stress injury clinic provides assessment, treatment, prevention and support to serving CAF members, Veterans and RCMP members and former members.) http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/health/mental-health/understanding-mental-health/clinics

  • PEER SUPPORT

    • PROJECT TRAUMA SUPPORT – Ontario’s Project Trauma Support Peer Groups are weekly or biweekly gatherings open to any military members, veterans or first responders (police, firefighters, paramedics, dispatchers, corrections officers) with the desire to heal from the effects of trauma. http://www.projecttraumasupport.com/

    • OSI-CAN

      • The target demographic of OSI-CAN are but are not limited to: former and serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces, Allied Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Frontline Protectors --- which include Municipal Police Services, CN Police Services, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Protection Services, Wildland Firefighters, Hospital Trauma personnel, Nurses, healthcare Workers, Social Workers, Animal Control Officers, Coroners, Indigenous Emergency Management, Victim Services Personnel, Emergency Communications Specialist, Corrections Officers, “Volunteer” First Responders, Conservation Officers, Aboriginal Emergency Services personnel, Tow Truck drivers who clean up accident scenes, Persons who in the performance of their jobs are exposed to criminal acts of Trauma like Prosecutors as one example, and their spouses/partners. This demographic was chosen due to the commonality of experiences they share through the service they provide to the country and community. We have a special interest and support volunteer first responders as they are not eligible for programs such as Workers' Compensation.  www.osican.ca

Treatment Sessions in Private or in a Group

Our mission is to inspire hope and contribute to the continuous well-being and recovery process of Veterans and Front Line Protectors across Canada.

 

We seek to empower and encourage them to strive for recovery through peer and professional support while creating greater public awareness.

We at OSI-CAN do not see PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Disorder, we see it as an Injury you can recover from.  If you are suffering from the symptoms of an Occupational or Operational Stress Injury, then a PTSD or PTSI diagnosis is not required to get our help

OSI-CAN Target Demographic

The target demographic of OSI-CAN are but are not limited to: former and serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces, Allied Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Frontline Protectors --- which include Municipal Police Services, CN Police Services, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Protection Services, Wildland Firefighters, Hospital Trauma personnel, Nurses, healthcare Workers, Social Workers, Animal Control Officers, Coroners, Indigenous Emergency Management, Victim Services Personnel, Emergency Communications Specialist, Corrections Officers, “Volunteer” First Responders, Conservation Officers, Aboriginal Emergency Services personnel, Tow Truck drivers who clean up accident scenes, Persons who in the performance of their jobs are exposed to criminal acts of Trauma like Prosecutors as one example, and their spouses/partners. This demographic was chosen due to the commonality of experiences they share through the service they provide to the country and community. We have a special interest and support volunteer first responders as they are not eligible for programs such as Workers' Compensation.
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