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OSI-CAN provides referrals and in some cases funding to seek counselling from Psychologists, etc. that specialize in trauma needs!  

If you need help, contact Julius at 306-552-3801 or 1-888-495-6068 


OSI/PTSI can occur when a person directly experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. It can also happen with repeated exposure to traumatic events and details, as with OSICAN’s target group: military, first responders, 911 dispatchers, corrections, tow truck drivers, and all public safety personnel.

We at OSI-CAN are able to refer you to a counsellor such as a Psychologist specialized in dealing with Trauma situations such as an OSI or PTSD whether you have a diagnosis or not.  We can also provide funding for a limited amount of sessions with a Psychologist or Counsellor if needed!


Some Psychologists and Counsellors that we have referred people to include: 

  • Lauren MacDonald - Counsellor  (Note: special funding for Aboriginal Veterans from USA and Canada military deployment)

  • PSPNET is a free online, self-paced therapy resource for Canadian PSP with an OSI that teaches
    simple but effective strategies to manage many mental health concerns including low mood,
    depression, anxiety and trauma. Courses available in both English and French. Courses available
    in a self-guided format, or with the assistance of experienced therapists in Saskatchewan,
    Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI.

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 --- Municipal Police Services, CN Police Services, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Protection Services, Wildland Firefighters, Hospital Trauma personnel, Nurses, Healthcare Workers, Crown Prosecutors, Social Workers, Animal Control Officers, Coroners, Indigenous Emergency Management, Victim Services Personnel, Emergency Communications Specialist, Crisis Management Workers (such as Mobile Crisis, etc), Corrections Officers, “Volunteer” First Responders, Conservation Officers, Tow Truck drivers, and private sector First Responders.  Persons who in the performance of their jobs are exposed to criminal acts of Trauma. We also provide supports to the spouses and significant others of those exposed to such trauma.  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 may not have proper access to support.

OSI-CAN is a program of:

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In Partnership with:

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With the Support of:

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