Badge of Life Canada 2023 Event

MP Chambers, Executive Director Kloosterman, and OPP Commissioner Carrique

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Badge of Life Canada wants to thank Mr. Adam Chambers, Member of Parliament for Simcoe North, and OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique for sharing a meal with Badge of Life Canada on the evening before the start of our second annual “Advancing Post-Traumatic Growth Event” at the Horseshoe Resort in beautiful Oro-Medonte, Ontario. It was an outstanding evening full of insightful conversations. Both MP Chambers and OPP Commissioner Carrique showed their commitment and dedication to the mental health of Canadian Public Safety Personnel.

MP Adam Chambers, Executive Director Laura Kloosterman and OPP Commissioner Carrique

Canadian Public Safety personnel and their families are never on this journey alone. Organizations like Badge of Life Canada are here to be a part of that journey with a pro-active approach to mental wellness. We need to continue the dialogue in order to transform the culture. We are always open to positive comments and suggestions. You can reach us on our website at


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