Badge of Life Canada at Kitchener Fire Department Family Event

Executive Director Laura Kloosterman attending the Kitchener Fire Department Family Wellness Event

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Badge of Life Canada Executive Director Laura Kloosterman was invited and attended the Kitchener Fire Department Family Event at their annual event organized by its firefighters for their families. The event provides an opportunity for firefighters and their loved ones to come together, connect, and learn about available resources.  She used the opportunity to discuss the work performed by Badge of Life Canada, as well as Mental Health for Canadian Public Safety Personnel in general. It was a positive day of networking and collaboration with our friends at the Kitchener Fire Department.


Executive Director Laura Kloosterman representing Badge of Life Canada


Executive Director Kloosterman also had the opportunity to meet and greet the owner and one employee of Frontline Forward, a local gym and wellness centre dedicated to providing support, education and care to frontline workers and their families through optimizing overall health, safety and strength. You can reach them at 519-742-5409 or via email at

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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