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 Occupational Stress Injuries / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other related issues.
Operational Stress Injury/Post Traumatic Stress sometimes comes with crippling fears and anxieties that make it impossible for them to go out in public. With the support of a service dog, we can return this freedom to OSI/PTSD sufferers, and that spells RECOVERY.
Service dogs are used to ensure their handler’s safety and health. Additionally, they can restore the ability to perform routines and activities without incident or problem.
OSI-CAN provides financial aid for those who are in our target demographic. The acquisition and training cost per dog is approximately $25,000.
For more information contact the provincial co-ordinator at email@example.com
British Columbia Resources
Mental Health Helpline 24/7:1-877-303-2642
CMHA Distress Line 24/7: 310-6789
For Community Resources Call 211
BC Provincial Coordinator: 250-251-1653
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