Badge of Life Canada and Encompas Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series

Badge of Life Canada Executive Director Laura Kloosterman was featured on the Encompas Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series

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As a charitable organization, Badge of Life Canada promotes healthy living through knowledge and education, create connections and a strong sense of community. During this video podcast, Laura discussed her mental wellness journey, and other topics including being authentic and true to yourself, peer support, self-care, changing the dialogue and more. You can view the podcast by clicking on the image below or the link under the image.

Encompas Laura Kloosterman View the Encompas video here

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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