Badge of Life Canada at The Beyond The Blue Gala

Badge of Life Canada was invited to attend the Champions of Change Gala

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Badge of Life Canada Executive Director Laura Kloosterman was invited and attended the Beyond the Blue Champions of Change gala in Toronto on Thursday 14 September 2023. The evening was insightful and motivating. Badge of Life Canada would like to thank Dilnaz Garda and Beyond the Blue for continually supporting police members and their families.

Mark Baxter – Dilnaz Garda – Laura Kloosterman

The venue at the gala

The Beyond the Blue Challenge Coin represents a pledge to champion trauma informed and emotionally focused workplace programming that works towards ending the stigma surrounding seeking mental health support.

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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