*Currently on hold due to Covid -At Badge of Life Canada we understand firsthand what it is like to cope with psychological trauma. We come from lived experience so we can empathize with the feeling of isolation and lack of trust that can accompany such issues. We also understand the dynamics that this can present both in the workplace and at home. It is what drives us to press forward and help those in need, and it is what makes us unique.

S.O.L.E. Sistas

Survivor's Of Lived Experience (S.O.L.E.) Sista's attracts a cross-section of FEMALE-ONLY attendees from the first responder world. Each program is open to active and retired personnel, as well as sworn and civilian members.

  • This program focuses on psychoeducation coupled with experiential activities facilitated by licensed mental health professionals, chaplains, and positive lived experienced individuals. It is delivered within a peer support structure and includes virtual online meetings for the first (2) weeks followed by a one-week in-person retreat. There is followed by 16 weeks of virtual aftercare, including 10-week virtual sessions for spouses that will be facilitated in conjunction with mental health professionals.
  • A key component of the program is our team building aspect as it helps foster healthy connections that support you through the process. We model positive post-traumatic growth while incorporating group activities such as equine assisted learning, high-ropes courses, and hiking, all practiced in a safe environment.

The Hero's Call

Each program we host attracts a cross-section of MALE-ONLY attendees from the first responder world. Each program is open to active and retired personnel, as well as sworn and civilian members.

  • This program focuses on psychoeducation coupled with experiential activities facilitated by licensed mental health professionals, chaplains, and positive lived experienced individuals. It is delivered within a peer support structure and includes virtual online meetings for the first (2) weeks followed by a one-week in-person retreat. There is followed by 16 weeks of virtual aftercare, including 10-week virtual sessions for spouses that will be facilitated in conjunction with mental health professionals.
  • A key component of the program is our team building aspect as it helps foster healthy connections that support you through the process. We model positive post-traumatic growth while incorporating group activities such as equine assisted learning, high-ropes courses, and hiking, all practiced in a safe environment.

Our Programs Benefiting Organizations

(S.E.R.V.A.N.T) Leadership Program

Service, Education, Realistic, Vulnerability, Authentic, Nonpartisan, Timely

Badge of Life Canada collaborates with key organizational stakeholders including the Ontario Provincial Police by delivering educational programming to a variety of supervisors, including up to the rank of Chief Superintendent.

Our S.E.R.V.A.N.T. Leadership program is tailor designed to increase awareness of operational stress injuries with the various subject matter being examined; the moral risks of policing, sanctuary trauma, perceived injustice, toxic work environments, compassion, fatigue and burnout. The experiential program utilizing evidence based practices is facilitated in conjunction with mental health professionals, chaplains and positive lived experience individuals.

(T.E.A.M.) Discipline Program

Together, Everyone Achieves, More

We collaborate with key stakeholders to assist with delivering a program for members facing discipline but who are being reintegrated into the workplace. The purpose of this particular programming is to avoid the discipline leading to poor mental health coping skills by the member, while facing the respective discipline, that the member does not spiral into suicidal ideation, with the focus being a 'Return to Life' experience, while supporting the member in safely 'Returning to Work' as well.

Please contact us directly to discuss the details further for a program that can be tailored to the requirements of your organization.

We also do short term psychoeducation/peer support tailored to your organization's needs.
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