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.

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.

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.

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.

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Spirituality

Our Programs are delivered on the Bruce Peninsula, ON where the surrounding area is known as a historical site of healing and spirituality for our indigenous partners.