Project Trauma Support is a Canadian program that addresses Post Traumatic Stress and Operational Stress Injury in military personnel, veterans and first responders.

This program promotes connection and honours uniformed professionals and correctional officers by promoting time tested values and unconditional acceptance. In doing so, the program helps participants transition from post-traumatic stress to post-traumatic growth.

Our team consists of physicians with experience in mental health counselling as well as lived experience with military and emergency medicine.

Our goal is to provide timely access and deliver effective help to those suffering from service related trauma. We aim to support our colleagues to minimize their distress and help them to remain active and healthy in their lives. We recognize the great contribution made by those who protect us and our mission is to empower them to continue to serve.

Project Trauma Support

Project Trauma Support: Addressing Moral Injury in First Responders

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) amongst military, police, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and first responder personnel often includes a moral injury component. The Project Trauma Support (PTS) program is designed to address moral injury in the emergency service personnel population. [Read More]

Impact of a residential retreat program on PTSD and Moral Injury in active duty personnel and veterans

Project Trauma Support offers active duty personnel METHODS and veterans who have experienced PTSD and Moral Injury an opportunity to process traumatic events, acquire skills, find meaning & purpose, and both repair damaged relationships and form new ones. [Read more]

We are looking forward to the publishing of our more formal results from the University of Alberta in the near future.

Ketamine Programs

We have been following the emerging field of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy since we first started our Project Trauma Support initiative in 2016. We have seen the benefits of ketamine infusions in quickly helping individuals suffering from significant depression and even suicidal ideation.  [Read More]


"Our Project Trauma Support family is very grateful to The Royal Canadian Legion for this very generous financial support," says PTS Director, Dr. Manuela Joannou.

"These funds will allow us to offer help to more military and RCMP members and veterans who have sustained psychological injuries in the line of duty."

See the full Article Here: Legion helps program tackling PTSD and Moral Injury