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COUNSELLORS & REFERRALS

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 

Email: osi_ptsdcoord@cmhask.com

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, 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 an online therapy resource for those with an OSI from Saskatchewan or Quebec with qualified counsellors

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, Hospital Trauma personnel, Nurses, Social Workers, Coroners, Indigenous Emergency Management, Emergency Communications Specialist, Corrections Officers, “Volunteer” First Responders, Conservation Officers, Aboriginal Emergency Services personnel, Tow Truck drivers who clean up accident scenes 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.