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.
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.
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
How we define the term:
• 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;
• 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