2024 Advancing Post-Traumatic Growth Event


Hank Idsinga

Badge of Life Canada is proud to announce that Mr. Hank Idsinga will be delivering the Opening Remarks of this year’s event at the Horseshoe Resort in Ontario. 

Hank Idsinga is a highly respected figure in Canadian law enforcement with a career spanning 34 years in the Toronto Police Service. He spent the first 15 years of his career in Divisional work before moving to the Homicide Squad in 2005 as a Detective. In 2011, he was promoted to Detective Sergeant, and in 2018, he took on the role of Inspector in charge of the Homicide Squad.

He is best known for his role as the major case manager in the investigation into serial killer Bruce McArthur. This high-profile case was a significant part of his career, and his work on it was widely recognized.

After retiring from the police service in 2024, he joined Global News radio on Global News Toronto as a regular commentator on crime issues. He is also an instructor at Humber College in Toronto, teaching in the Forensic Identification pillar.

Hank is renowned for his extensive and impactful experience in law enforcement and his dedication to mental health advocacy within the First Responders community. His insights will contribute to your understanding and advancement of post-traumatic growth.

Our third annual “Advancing Post-Traumatic Growth Event” will be held at the Horseshoe Resort in Oro-Medonte (Ontario)
from October 16-18, 2024, featuring a expert presenters and panelists.
Registration will be on the 16th of October and the Event begins on the 17th.
Further information is provided below, as well as a registration link.
Details about the various presenters and panelists can be seen by clicking HERE.
The registration includes workshops and meals.
Payments will be accepted via the Stripe payment system.
See the the daily Event Agenda.

BOLC 2024 Event
Presenters and Panelists

Various presenters and panelists can be seen by clicking HERE or on the picture below.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For our 2024 Event, there are sponsorship opportunities available. You can support by making monetary gifts or providing relevant marketing materials that will be given to our participants.
For more information on this opportunity, please click HERE to download our sponsorship package or contact Laura directly at Laura@badgeoflifecanada.org.
Please forward this information to anybody you know that may be willing to sponsor our Event.


A short description of the various therapist certifications in Ontario.

Clinical Psychologists

Clinical Psychologists are required to complete a related Masters and Ph.D. program to practice in the province of Ontario that must be research-based and subsequently have a thesis component. They are governed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).

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Registered Psychotherapists

Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) are registered by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and, like Registered Social Workers and Clinical Psychologists, are permitted to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.

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Registered Social Workers

Registered Social Workers (RSW) are helping individuals to enhance their well-being. They are governed by the Ontario College of Social Workers.