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Canada’s Memorial Grant Program for First Responders

The Government of Canada established the Memorial Grant Program for First Responders to recognize their service and sacrifice in keeping Canadians safe. Through the Memorial Grant Program, families of first responders who die as a result of their duties will receive a one-time lump sum, tax-free direct maximum payment of $300,000. 

Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) was incorporated in 1985 by a group of professionals who saw the need to provide information and resources to communities to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behaviour.

Canadian Mental Health Association

As a nation-wide, voluntary organization, the Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.

Canadian Psychological Association

The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is the voluntary professional organization representing psychology.  Psychologists and psychological associates have expertise in treating PTSD, operational stress injuries, mood disorders and other mental health issues impacting those in correctional, emergency and military services.  To find a psychologist, visit their website HERE.

Canadian Institute for Public Safety, Research, and Treatment (CIPSRT)

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

CAMH is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

Bellwood Health Services is a Centre of Excellence and an internationally recognized leader in evidence-based treatment of addiction and mental health problems.​

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Finding A Psychologist: Canadian Provincial and Territorial Assocations
Each province and territory also has a psychological association with similar mandates within their own jurisdictions. In addition, the provincial and territorial associations often maintain referral services and can help members of the public access psychological services.

Kids Help Phone
A pioneering and world-leading child and youth counselling service, Kids Help Phone changes and saves lives daily. Canada’s go-to mental health counselling resource for youth aged 5 to 20. Available via internet and phone 24/7 when guidance offices are closed, when family is not around and when social service agencies don’t operate. One-on-one all professional, confidential and anonymous counselling. Providing information and referrals into local communities right across Canada.100% free of charge – operating in English or in French.

Homewood Health Centre

Homewood Health Centre is a leader in mental health and addiction treatment, providing specialized psychiatric services to all Canadians.

Mental Health Commission of Canada

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is a catalyst for improving the mental health system and changing the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians around mental health issues. Through its unique mandate from Health Canada, the MHCC brings together leaders and organizations from across the country to accelerate these changes. 

Mental Health Works

Mental Health Works is a nationally available program of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) that builds capacity within Canadian workplaces to effectively address the many issues related to mental health in the workplace. Canada has just released a voluntary national standard for psychological health and safety in the workplace in January 2013.

Military Family Resource Centres (MFRCs)

MFRCs provide military families with information, resources and services in Canadian Forces communities.

National Service Dogs

National Service Dogs is dedicated to enriching the quality of life and enhancing the independence of individuals living with special needs by providing them with specially trained Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers.

Ontario Psychological Association

The Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) is the voluntary professional organization representing psychology.  Psychologists and psychological associates have expertise in treating PTSD, operational stress injuries, mood disorders and other mental health issues impacting those in correctional, emergency and military services.  To find a psychologist, visit their website at

Operational Stress Injury Social Support

OSISS offers information and support for Military Members and Veterans who have served, and their friends and families.

Programme de subvention commémoratif pour les premiers répondants

Le gouvernement du Canada a mis sur pied le Programme de subvention commémoratif pour les premiers répondants afin de reconnaître le sacrifice consenti par ces derniers au nom de la sécurité des Canadiens. Grâce à ce programme, les familles des premiers répondants décédés dans l’exercice de leurs fonctions recevront un montant forfaitaire unique non imposable d’au plus 300 000 $.

PTSD Coach Online

PTSD Coach Online is for anyone who needs help with upsetting feelings. Trauma survivors, their families, or anyone coping with stress can benefit.

Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada was created in 2003 to ensure coordination across all federal departments and agencies responsible for national security and the safety of Canadians.

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First Responder Trauma Prevention and Recovery Program. Developed in partnership with TEMA.


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The Vanier Institute of the Family 
Is an independent, national, bilingual, non-profit organization committed to promoting the well-being of Canadian families. The Institute was established in 1965 under the patronage of Their Excellencies Governor General Georges P. Vanier and Madame Pauline Vanier.

Working Minds Suicide Prevention in the Workplace

Our vision is of a community of workplaces eliminating the devastating impact of suicide at work and beyond.

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

The Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace (the Centre) provides employers with a variety of free public resources including information, strategies, tools and initiatives as well as support for research aimed at improving workplace mental health. The Centre also reviews current research and innovative programming available in the area of workplace mental health. The straightforward and practical approaches and information we provide is how we fulfill our mandate to help turn knowledge of mental health issues into cost-effective action plans for employers in Canada.

Wounded Warriors Canada

Wounded Warriors Canada is a non-profit organization that supports Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, and their families. Through a wide range of national programs and services, Wounded Warriors provides a spectrum of care that is focused on mental health and, particularly, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Durham Region Critical Incident Stress Support Team

Durham Region Critical Incident Stress Support Team is a team comprised of experts in dealing with crisis induced stress and trauma.