OSI-CAN Peer Support Groups

OSI-CAN provides Peer Support Groups for our target demographic; Military and Public Safety Personnel (Police, Fire, Paramedics, Corrections, ER Staff)

OSI-CAN provides peer groups that aid in the recovery and resiliency of the family as a whole.  

Adult Family & Friends of OSI

Equine Assisted Therapy

OSI-CAN is proud to provide Equine Assisted Therapy Programs across the Province in partnership with qualified providers.

Service Dog Acquisition

OSI-CAN has a program created to provide financial aid to those who are prescribed and require the assistance of a service dog

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British Columbia Resources

Mental Health Helpline 24/7:1-877-303-2642
CMHA Distress Line 24/7: 310-6789

(HELP)
For Community Resources Call 211

 BC Provincial Coordinator: 250-251-1653
osican.bc@gmail.com

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 Specialists, Victim Services Personnel,  Wildland Firefighters, 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.

OSI-CAN Target Demographic

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