Badge of Life Canada Meets Solicitor General of Ontario

Ontario Solicitor General
Michael Kerzner, Solicitor General of Ontario tweeted the following this morning

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First responders are selfless heroes of Ontario, that is why @ONSafety continues to advocate for their mental health. I reiterated this message in my meetings with great non-profit organizations that focus on #mentalhealth: @BadgeLifeCanada, @BootsOTGround, @WoundWarriorCA


Left: Laura Kloosterman – Badge of Life Canada / Right: Scott Maxwell – Wounded Warriors
Hope – Growth – Recovery

Badge of Life Canada Executive Director Laura Kloosterman had the opportunity to meet with Michael Kerzner to discuss the importance of positive mental health for Canadian Public Safety personnel and the need to work together through networking and collaboration to achieve post-traumatic growth. Badge of Life Canada plays a key role in new approaches through collaboration and networking.

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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A short description of the various therapist certifications in Ontario.

Clinical Psychologists

Clinical Psychologists are required to complete a related Masters and Ph.D. program to practice in the province of Ontario that must be research-based and subsequently have a thesis component. They are governed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).

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Registered Psychotherapists

Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) are registered by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and, like Registered Social Workers and Clinical Psychologists, are permitted to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.

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Registered Social Workers

Registered Social Workers (RSW) are helping individuals to enhance their well-being. They are governed by the Ontario College of Social Workers.