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First Responder Family Resiliency Support Group Ottawa, ON

offers confidential support to spouses, partners &caregivers of first responders living with OSI or PTSD.

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Meetings are twice a month on Wednesdays at 7pm

Email: firstresponderfamilyottawa@gmail.com

Looking for a spousal support group?

If you “love a cop”and would like a place to share what that is like for you, consider the following:

A PILOT PROJECT, SUPPORT/THERAPY GROUP FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF POLICE OFFICERS ON THE FIRST AND THIRD MONDAY OF THE MONTH BEGINNING ON MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, FROM 7 TO 9 PM.

There is an individual interview by phone or in person prior to joining.

Location: North end of Toronto, ON (with plenty of parking).

Space is limited so if you are interested please call or email: Pat Davies 416 859 3579 and leave a message with the best time to return your call or kirmit@sympatico.ca with “family group” in the subject line.

Saskatchewan see osican.ca/spouse-of-osi

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"Their OSI can have a number of symptoms, including verbal aggression, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping, irritability, depression, difficulty concentrating, hyper-vigilance and frightening thoughts.

As a result, spouses or caregivers can experience burnout or compassion fatigue, can develop unhealthy coping habits, and can even develop PTSD themselves.

“You have to do the self-care things so you can be that support person,” said Jessi. “For me, the OSI-CAN meetings are part of my self-care, so that I can continue to help (my husband) and continue to be there for him.”

Jessi said meetings are tailored to members’ wants and needs."

To attend the spousal support group, your loved one doesn’t have to be part of the OSI-CAN group.

In Regina,

The 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month
7:00 pm
@  Living Hope Alliance Church
3900 Arcola Ave., East-south door
Contact Denise @ 306-807-6875 or at denise.beard3@aol.com

Prince Albert
For meeting times and locations
Contact Jessi @ 306-984-7372

Saskatoon
3 - 2228 Ave C North
@ 7:00 pm
For information on meeting dates

Contact Colleen @ 306-321-7552

For additional questions or if you have a need in your community for a Peer Support Group, contact Julius at osi_ptsdcoord@cmhask.com for more information.


 

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Canada Beyond The Blue
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Beyond The Blue is an independent, peer-led, not for profit organization dedicated to serving spouses & families of police officers in Canada – with chapters in Calgary, AB, York, ON, and Toronto, ON. We strive to promote an awareness of our officer’s worth as well as an understanding of the joys and struggles that are uniquely experienced in a life in law enforcement.

The spouses and children of law enforcement officers face a unique set of circumstances that lends itself to the need for emotional support, better awareness, training and tools to enable police families to thrive with their roles as a support system for their police officer.

Each Beyond The Blue chapter coordinates support and resources that aid in offering training & practical tools to police spouses and families for the enrichment of family life with a law enforcement officer. BTB understand that privacy and confidentiality are paramount.

Calgary Beyond The Blue
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​Calgary Beyond The Blue is an independant, peer-led, non-profit society, with the support of the Calgary Police Service and the Calgary Police Association, dedicated to serving spouses & families of Calgary police officers. We strive to promote an awareness of our officer’s worth as well as an understanding of the joys and struggles that are uniquely experienced in a life in law enforcement.

Spouses and children of law enforcement officers face a unique set of circumstances that lends itself to the need for emotional support, better awareness, training and tools to enable police families to thrive with their roles as a support system for their police officer.

Beyond The Blue coordinates resources that aid in offering training & practical tools to police spouses and families for the enrichment of family life with a law enforcement officer and we understand that confidentiality & security is paramount.

Toronto Beyond The Blue
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Toronto Beyond The Blue is an independent, peer-led, non-profit society, with the support of the Toronto Police Service and the Toronto Police Association, dedicated to serving spouses & families of Toronto police officers/members. We strive to promote an awareness of our officer’s worth as well as an understanding of the joys and struggles that are uniquely experienced in a life in law enforcement.

Spouses and children of law enforcement officers/members face a unique set of circumstances that lends itself to the need for emotional support, better awareness, training and tools to enable police families to thrive with their roles as a support system for their police officer.

Beyond The Blue coordinates resources that aid in offering training & practical tools to police spouses and families for the enrichment of family life with a law enforcement officer/member and we understand that confidentiality & security is paramount.

York Beyond The Blue
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York Beyond the Blue is dedicated to serving the spouses & families of York Regional police officers. We strive to promote an awareness of our officer’s worth as well as an understanding of the joys and struggles that are uniquely experienced in a life in law enforcement.

Spouses and children of law enforcement officers face a unique set of circumstances that lends itself to the need for emotional support, better awareness, training and tools to enable police families to thrive with their roles as a support system for their police officer. York Beyond The Blue coordinates resources that aid in offering training & practical tools to police spouses and families for the enrichment of family life with a law enforcement officer.

York Beyond the Blue has been created through York Regional Police Peer Support Unit. The Peer Support Unit has realized the need and importance of educating and supporting our members families and are hoping to be able to reach this need through our new spousal and family support program. Our Peer Support Unit and our Peer Support Team members understand that confidentiality is a paramount in providing support.

Beyond The Blue is a secure organization for the safety and protection of its members. If you would like more information about this organization please contact us, or wish to submit an application form to join, click here.

Peel Beyond The Blue

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Peel Beyond The Blue is a peer-led, non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting families of law enforcement officers in Peel, ON. We strive to promote an awareness of our officer's worth as well as an understanding of the joys and struggles that are uniquely experienced in life in law enforcement.

Spouses and children of law enforcement officers face a unique set of circumstances that lends itself to the need for education, emotional support, better awareness, training, and tools to enable families to thrive, not just survive.

Mental health resources and support systems for families are often not recognized by the existing benefit programs of police services, nor are there proactive programs that empowered families to identify signs of OSI, PTSD and other on the job stressors that can plague our community.

Peel BTB, with the endorsement of the Peel Regional Police and it's Police Association, will coordinate resources that aid in offering education, training & practical tools to law enforcement families and fostering a community of support for the enrichment of family life. 

Peel BTB is a Chapter of Canada Beyond The Blue - all of which are run by volunteers who are family members of law enforcement officers/civilian members and this vested interest drives their passion and dedication.

Vancouver Beyond The Blue

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Vancouver Beyond The Blue is a peer-led, non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting families of law enforcement officers in Vancouver. We strive to promote an awareness of our officer's worth as well as an understanding of the joys and struggles that are uniquely experienced in life in law enforcement.

Spouses and children of law enforcement officers face a unique set of circumstances that lends itself to the need for education, emotional support, better awareness, training, and tools to enable families to thrive, not just survive.

Mental health resources and support systems for families are often not recognized by the existing benefit programs of police services, nor are there proactive programs that empowered families to identify signs of PTSD, OSI and other on the job stressors that can plague our community. Vancouver BTB with the endorsement of the Vancouver Police Department will coordinate resources that aid in offering education, training & practical tools to law enforcement families and fostering a community of support for the enrichment of family life. 

Vancouver BTB is a Chapter of Canada Beyond The Blue - all of which are run by volunteers who are family members of law enforcement officers/civilian members and this vested interest drives their passion and dedication. 

 

Durham Beyond The Blue

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Durham Beyond The Blue is a peer-led, non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting families of law enforcement officers in Durham. We strive to promote an awareness of our officer's worth as well as an understanding of the joys and struggles that are uniquely experienced in life in law enforcement.

Spouses and children of law enforcement officers face a unique set of circumstances that lends itself to the need for education, emotional support, better awareness, training, and tools to enable families to thrive, not just survive.

Mental health resources and support systems for families are often not recognized by the existing benefit programs of police services, nor are there proactive programs that empowered families to identify signs of OSI, PTSD and other on the job stressors that can plague our community. Durham BTB with the endorsement of the Durham Regional Police will coordinate resources that aid in offering education, training & practical tools to law enforcement families and fostering a community of support for the enrichment of family life. 

Durham BTB is a Chapter of Canada Beyond The Blue - all of which are run by volunteers who are family members of law enforcement officers/civilian members and this vested interest drives their passion and dedication.