Badge of Life Canada Executive Director Laura Kloosterman was invited and attended the first annual Timmins Correctional Services Family Day. The event provided an opportunity for staff members 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 in the Timmins area.
Executive Director Laura Kloosterman representing Badge of Life Canada
Explaining our resources and the importance of self care Climbing wall for the kids at heart
Corrections Transport Vehicle
Executive Director Kloosterman also had the opportunity to meet and greet the staff members and their families. This was the first annual event and the turnout was fantastic. It was a beautiful location and the weather cooperated. The purpose of the event was to have fun, get everyone together outside of the workplace while creating awareness of Operational Stress Injuries and provide information on mental health supports. The event included the staff and families of the Monteith Correctional Centre as well as Probation & Parole.
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 BadgeofLifeCanada.org.
HOPE – GROWTH – RECOVERY