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First Responder Family Resiliency Support Group Ottawa, ON

offers confidential support to spouses, partners &caregivers of first responders living with OSI or PTSD.

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Meetings are twice a month on Wednesdays at 7pm

Email: firstresponderfamilyottawa@gmail.com

Looking for a spousal support group?

If you “love a cop”and would like a place to share what that is like for you, consider the following:

A PILOT PROJECT, SUPPORT/THERAPY GROUP FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF POLICE OFFICERS ON THE FIRST AND THIRD MONDAY OF THE MONTH BEGINNING ON MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, FROM 7 TO 9 PM.

There is an individual interview by phone or in person prior to joining.

Location: North end of Toronto, ON (with plenty of parking).

Space is limited so if you are interested please call or email: Pat Davies 416 859 3579 and leave a message with the best time to return your call or kirmit@sympatico.ca with “family group” in the subject line.

Saskatchewan  see osican.ca/spouse-of-osi

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"Their OSI can have a number of symptoms, including verbal aggression, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping, irritability, depression, difficulty concentrating, hyper-vigilance and frightening thoughts.

As a result, spouses or caregivers can experience burnout or compassion fatigue, can develop unhealthy coping habits, and can even develop PTSD themselves.

“You have to do the self-care things so you can be that support person,” said Jessi. “For me, the OSI-CAN meetings are part of my self-care, so that I can continue to help (my husband) and continue to be there for him.”

Jessi said meetings are tailored to members’ wants and needs."

To attend the spousal support group, your loved one doesn’t have to be part of the OSI-CAN group.

In Regina, meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Contact Denise at 203-979-8101 for more information.

In Prince Albert, call Jessi at 306-984-7372 for meeting times and locations.


 

Canada Beyond The Blue
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Beyond The Blue is an independent, peer-led, not for profit organization dedicated to serving spouses & families of police officers in Canada – with chapters in Calgary, AB, York, ON, and Toronto, ON. We strive to promote an awareness of our officer’s worth as well as an understanding of the joys and struggles that are uniquely experienced in a life in law enforcement.

The spouses and children of law enforcement officers face a unique set of circumstances that lends itself to the need for emotional support, better awareness, training and tools to enable police families to thrive with their roles as a support system for their police officer.

Each Beyond The Blue chapter coordinates support and resources that aid in offering training & practical tools to police spouses and families for the enrichment of family life with a law enforcement officer. BTB understand that privacy and confidentiality are paramount.

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Calgary Beyond The Blue
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​Calgary Beyond The Blue is an independant, peer-led, non-profit society, with the support of the Calgary Police Service and the Calgary Police Association, dedicated to serving spouses & families of Calgary police officers. We strive to promote an awareness of our officer’s worth as well as an understanding of the joys and struggles that are uniquely experienced in a life in law enforcement.

Spouses and children of law enforcement officers face a unique set of circumstances that lends itself to the need for emotional support, better awareness, training and tools to enable police families to thrive with their roles as a support system for their police officer.

Beyond The Blue coordinates resources that aid in offering training & practical tools to police spouses and families for the enrichment of family life with a law enforcement officer and we understand that confidentiality & security is paramount.

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Toronto Beyond The Blue
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Toronto Beyond The Blue is an independent, peer-led, non-profit society, with the support of the Toronto Police Service and the Toronto Police Association, dedicated to serving spouses & families of Toronto police officers/members. We strive to promote an awareness of our officer’s worth as well as an understanding of the joys and struggles that are uniquely experienced in a life in law enforcement.

Spouses and children of law enforcement officers/members face a unique set of circumstances that lends itself to the need for emotional support, better awareness, training and tools to enable police families to thrive with their roles as a support system for their police officer.

Beyond The Blue coordinates resources that aid in offering training & practical tools to police spouses and families for the enrichment of family life with a law enforcement officer/member and we understand that confidentiality & security is paramount.

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York Beyond The Blue
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York Beyond the Blue is dedicated to serving the spouses & families of York Regional police officers. We strive to promote an awareness of our officer’s worth as well as an understanding of the joys and struggles that are uniquely experienced in a life in law enforcement.

Spouses and children of law enforcement officers face a unique set of circumstances that lends itself to the need for emotional support, better awareness, training and tools to enable police families to thrive with their roles as a support system for their police officer. York Beyond The Blue coordinates resources that aid in offering training & practical tools to police spouses and families for the enrichment of family life with a law enforcement officer.

York Beyond the Blue has been created through York Regional Police Peer Support Unit. The Peer Support Unit has realized the need and importance of educating and supporting our members families and are hoping to be able to reach this need through our new spousal and family support program. Our Peer Support Unit and our Peer Support Team members understand that confidentiality is a paramount in providing support.

Beyond The Blue is a secure organization for the safety and protection of its members. If you would like more information about this organization please contact us, or wish to submit an application form to join, click here.