Badge of Life Canada at Solicitor General’s Funding Announcement

Supporting the Families of Public Safety Personnel

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In a significant step forward for the families of public safety personnel, Executive Director Laura Kloosterman was honored to attend a recent announcement by the Solicitor General regarding new funding initiatives. These funds are dedicated to supporting families affected by line-of-duty deaths and suicides.

Badge of Life Canada Executive Director with Ontario Solicitor General, Hon. Michael S. Kerzner

Held in a solemn yet hopeful setting, the announcement outlined the government’s commitment to providing financial and emotional support to the families who have paid the ultimate price in their service to the community. Laura Kloosterman represented Badge of Life Canada, reinforcing our commitment to these families:

– Financial Support: The new funds will assist with immediate and long-term financial needs, helping families cope with economic hardships following their loss.

– Emotional and Psychological Support: Recognizing the deep emotional impact of such losses, part of the funding will also be allocated towards counseling and mental health services.

-Community Building: Programs to connect affected families with others who have faced similar tragedies, fostering a community of support and understanding.

This funding marks a pivotal development in the support system for families of public safety personnel. It is a promise of solidarity and a step toward healing the wounds left by the losses of loved ones. The presence of Laura Kloosterman at this announcement underscores the crucial role that organizations like Badge of Life Canada play in advocating for and supporting our public safety personnel and their families. We stand committed to continuing our work, ensuring that no family goes through their darkest times alone.

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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