Badge of Life Canada 2022 Post Traumatic Growth Event

BOLC's first annual Post Traumatic Growth Event was a huge success.

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Our fist annual Advancing Post Traumatic Growth Event was an overwhelming success. Our keynote speaker, Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Thomas Carrique, set the tone for the weekend recounting how everyone plays a role in ensuring mental wellness within our organizations. Our expert presenters, partnered with our high quality of trainers and educational workshops continued throughout the weekend demonstrating the need for collaboration and knowledge. The participants were enthusiastic and ready to learn and collaborate. The tranquility of our venue of Teen Ranch in Caledon, Ontario was a simple addition that created a sense of harmony.


OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique
Hope – Growth – Recovery

The weekend included training in CISM, Peer Support, ASIST (see below) and a variety of workshops from professionals including Dr. Ian Shulman, Dr. Jonathan Douglas, Dr. Katy Kamkar, Joddie Walker, Dr. Heidi Cramm, Lisa Delaney, Beth Kelln, Eshe Simba and Dr. Christina Harrington. To get a more detail description of the various workshops, click HERE to be taken to the 2022 Event Presenters and Workshops page. Badge of Life Canada is proud to have such renowned trainers / presenters who are also volunteering their time and expertise as “Advisors” to our charity.

Peer Support trainers (left to right): Syd Gravel – Joddie Walker – Brad McKay

CISM Training
ASIST trainers (left to right): Jarrod Marshall – Philip Schoppmann – Jeremy Brewster

Steve Horner
CISM trainer – Steve Horner

We are working on next year’s conference. Keep watching our “Upcoming Events” page for further information about the dates, location, and content of our “2023 Post Traumatic Growth Event”.

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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