Badge of Life Canada and York Region Paramedic Services

Badge of Life Canada Executive Director Laura Kloosterman presented at their All-In-Day Peer Support training.

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Badge of Life Canada Executive Director Laura Kloosterman was honored to present to the York Region Paramedic Services Peer Support Team on resiliency and self-care. Back to work and the requirement to resume healthy living were included in her presentation.  She was very impressed with their pro-active approach in addressing mental health wellness for those who deal with traumatic situations on a daily basis. Laura would like to thank the organizers for including Badge of Life Canada as a resourcing partner for their Peer Support program.

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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