OSI-CAN Programs

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OSI-CAN Peer Support Groups

OSI-CAN provides Peer Support Groups for our target demographic; Military and Public Safety Personnel. Operational Stress Injuries / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur when a person directly experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. This can also happen with repeated exposure to traumatic situations and details.

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Equine Assisted Therapy

OSI-CAN is proud to provide Equine Assisted Therapy Programs across the Province in partnership with qualified providers, aiding in the recovery of Operational Stress Injuries (OSIs) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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Adult Family & Friends Of OSI

OSI-CAN provides peer groups that aid in the recovery and resiliency of the family as a whole. At times, adult family and friends of those affected by Operational Stress Injuries (OSIs) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) often may be seeking or require connections and resources of their own.  

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Service Dog Acquisition

OSI-CAN has a program created to provide financial aid to those who require the assistance of a service dog in overcoming the long-term effects of Operational Stress Injuries / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other related issues.

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Healing with Horses Retreat

OSI-CAN is proud to introduce the Healing with Horses Retreat which provides participants with a chance to experience methods of healing in the great outdoors which is conducive to healing and relaxation.

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.