Director – Treasurer

Tonia Ferguson

About me

My greatest passion lies in assisting others. As a mother, and the wife of a firefighter, my perspective enables me to grasp the challenges faced by first responders and their loved ones. In 2014, when my husband, a firefighter, received a diagnosis of cumulative PTSD, I gained firsthand insight into the profound impact of mental health challenges on individuals and their families. This personal journey drives my strong commitment to actively contribute to this vital cause. Witnessing my family’s struggle with PTSD has motivated me to take proactive measures to engage with and support the community.

Overview And Experience


Honored to be part of badge of life Canada

With 27 years of experience in finance, I possess a deep understanding of financial management, investments, budgeting, and reporting. I have dedicated years to volunteer work, where I‘ve refined my skills in effectively collaborating with diverse teams, articulating complex financial information clearly, and making well-informed decisions in line with an organization’s goals.
My heartfelt commitment revolves around giving back to the community that offered unwavering support to my family during our most challenging moments. As an instructor with the Peer & Trauma Support System (P.A.T.S.S.) team, I enjoy teaching people who share my passion and interest in helping others. I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to apply my skills and experience to further the mission of Badge of Life Canada.


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.