Tamara Roitman

the story

About me

I have been a fulltime Firefighter since 2009, and a fulltime Training Captain in the fire service since 2022. Prior to the fire services, I was an Emergency Medical Dispatcher/911 Calltaker.

Overview And Experience


Honored to be part of Badge of Life Canada

I have seen firsthand the need for first responders to have somewhere to turn in times of crisis, and I have also seen the fear that coworkers and friends have had to admit they need help. Erasing this stigma is something about which I have long been passionate. In addition to working in emergency services, I have experience in Data Analytics, Policy Analysis, Risk Management, Grant Writing and Procurement. I hold a Masters of Sciences degree in Forensic Anthropology from Bournemouth University in the UK and a Masters of Public Administration degree from Royal Military College of Canada. I look forward to utilizing my fire background as well as my research and administrative skills to contribute to the Badge of Life Board of Directors.


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.