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Peer Support Training
Peer Support Training

Peer Support Training

Next Course THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018, 8:00 a.m.  & FRIDAY MARCH 2, 2018, 8:00a.m.

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Q. Can you tell me what the difference between this peer support training and CISM training is?

A. “There is indeed a substantial amount of difference between CISM Training and Peer Support training. In a nutshell, CISM training is about Crisis Management and Diffusion as a result of a specific incident and ensuring supports are in place for those involved in a critical incident. An important for step. However, Peer Support takes it a step further along the continuum and is long term support for those who do not recover well or as expected and not limited to critical incidents but may include support for someone suffering anxiety and depression as well as many other mental health injuries not only acute but also cumulative.

Generally not everyone who takes CISM Training does peer work, but everyone who does peer training is encouraged to do CISM training.”  ~ Syd Gravel



Two Day Peer Support Training Accredited by Mood Disorders Society of Canada

Please Join us for a two day Peer Support Training Session. Price includes includes lunch and snacks both days. Limited to 16 participants


Where: The Trauma Centre, 18642 Leslie Street, Sharon, ON L0G 1V0

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“WALK THE TALK – First Responder Peer Support – A boots-on-the-ground Peer and Trauma Support Systems Guide”

Now available for pre-order at:

If you worried and wondering about what to do next about mental health and safety within your workplace, you are not alone.

The single most common concern we hear from organizations is, “Where do we start?” and the second most common concern is, “Who do we turn to for process and training?”

Brad McKay and Syd Gravel, are very pleased to announce their new book entitled “Walk The Talk – First Responder Peer Support, A Boots-on-the-Ground, Peer & Trauma Support Systems Guide.”, affectionately known to us as, “Walk the Talk”

This is the book everyone has been asking for us to write. In it we share the information you need to develop and create your own in-house trauma management processes and peer support groups. We have identified for you, the many ways in which successful cutting edge organizations have already established some great approaches. Thus giving you examples, ideas and discussion points of how you can manage these actions within your own house.

We also refer to some of our personal experiences using our over 55 years of experience and knowledge based on our work over those many years in the co-founding and development of the York Regional Quad-Services Critical Incident and Peer Support Teams by Brad McKay and the Ottawa Police Service’s Robin’s Blue Circle by Syd Gravel – an informal post shooting trauma peer team in existence since 1988.

To contact the authors;

Sylvio (Syd) A Gravel, M.O.M., Email:

Brad McKay, CTSS Email: