Badge of Life Canada is a registered Canadian Charity led and supported by volunteers who “walk the talk” with a “pay it forward” approach. Badge of Life Canada supports Canadian public safety personnel by offering a safe, confidential place where members in crisis can turn for immediate information that can provide hope, growth and recovery to those members who are suffering an operational stress injury, including post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, and addictions; with access to counselling, including suicide prevention counselling, information and group support programs.
All our funding comes from private donations from individuals, groups of individuals and corporations.
All donations go directly towards the programs and operations of the Charity.

Our Mission

Empowering Canadian Public Safety Personnel and their families who are dealing with operational stress injuries, including post-traumatic stress
and suicidal ideation, to achieve healthy living and post-traumatic growth.

Mission Statement

The 4 Pillars

1
Promote
Health

2
Advance
Knowledge

3
Advance
Education

4
Undertake
Activities

How we define the 4 pillars

by providing active and retired Canadian Public Safety personnel who have been diagnosed with operational stress injuries, including post-traumatic stress, with access to counselling, crisis resources, suicide prevention, family support, psychoeducation, and group support programs, delivered through a combination of virtual, in-person, and written education

by funding research into the causes and effects of, and treatments for, operational stress injuries and suicide ideation, and making the results of that research available to the public

by holding conferences, workshops, and providing virtual, in-person and written psycho-educational programming, training, and resources, on topics related to operational stress injuries, including post-traumatic stress and suicide prevention for Canadian Public Safety Personnel and their families

To undertake activities ancillary and incidental to the attainment of the above charitable purposes

Canadian Public Safety Personnel
How we define the term:
Canadian Public Safety Personnel, is a term that is continually evolving in academic research, encompassing personnel, acting in professional capacities, who ensure the safety and security of Canadians, and shall include, but not be limited to the following:
• Canada Border Services;
• Correctional Services;
• EMS-Paramedic Services and nursing;
• Fire Services (full time and volunteer);
• Police, including sworn/civilian, active/retired and First Nations;
• Public Safety communication;
• Military;
• Search and Rescue; and
• Special Constables, Sheriffs and Bylaw Enforcement.

We Can Help You On Your Way to Recovery

Our resources, volunteers and therapists can provide you with the information, knowledge and assistance that you require on your way to recovery. Our motto is: 
Hope – Growth – Recovery

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Certifications

A short description of the various therapist certifications in Ontario.

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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.