PAO Awards Annual President’s Banquet

Badge of Life Canada attends the PAO Awards Annual President's Banquet

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Badge of Life’s Executive Director, Laura Kloosterman, had the pleasure of attending the PAO Banquet Awards ceremony in Windsor. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners on a spectacular evening. Your dedication and achievements inspire us all.


Executive Director Laura Kloosterman, Ontario Solicitor General, Hon. Michael S. Kerzner, and PAO President Mark Baxter

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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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

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Registered Social Workers

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