Project Trauma Support Peer Groups
The Project Trauma Support Peer Groups are weekly or biweekly gatherings open to any military members, veterans or first responders (police, firefighters, paramedics, dispatchers, corrections officers) with the desire to heal from the effects of trauma.
We have learned that healing from PTSD and Moral Injury is best accomplished through connection; isolation and loneliness only leads to more suffering.
There is no cost to attend the meetings.
The groups are a fellowship of members who share their experience, strength and hope with each other. The leaders donate their time because they care. This is a safe place where everyone in attendance has earned their seat. The group provides a forum where openness and honesty are admired and encouraged under an umbrella of assured confidentiality and anonymity.
The purpose of the groups are not to exchange war stories so details of traumatic incidents are not shared. Instead, the meetings are intended to help members weave a new story of hope and healing. Come for support and understanding, new tools and attitudes and new friends.
“For me the peer support group is a safe place I can go once a week and be with other first responders who truly understand what I’m going through. I can be honest and not feel judged. I can shed a tear and not feel weak. I can be in a room full of other warriors and finally not feel all alone.”
Mondays at 6:45pm at the Surgenor Car Dealership at 939 St. Laurent Blvd in Ottawa. For further information, please contact Jason Burd (Firefighter 613-859-2873), Rob Mitchell (Paramedic 613-862-4744), Marie Julie Cosenzo (Paramedic) at email@example.com, Jessa Blackburn (Corrections 613-798-6066), or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays at 7pm Located at the Chedoke Presbyterian Church (parking lot entrance) at 865 Mohawk Rd. W. in Hamilton. For further information, please contact Mike Fleming at email@example.com, Rick Millar at firstname.lastname@example.org, Denise Robinson at Drobinson.email@example.com or Jay Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, please email email@example.com.
Thursdays at 7pm at the Unifor Local 707A Building on MacDonald Ave in Fort McMurray. For further information, please contact Andrew Gorman at 780-838-0962 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, email us at pts.kingston.gmail.com
Mondays at 7pm. Location is in London. Please contact Steve (Police), Mike (Paramedic), or Greg (Corrections/Military) for location. For further information, please contact email@example.com
Wednesdays at 7pm at McGinty’s Cafe at 45 N Skyes St., Meaford. There is parking out back behind the TD Bank. Enter through the rear door as the front entrance will be locked. For further information, please contact Mark Cushman (Military), Lance Mulholland (Police 905-965-1531), or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays at 7pm at the All Saints Anglican Church at 1408 Bedford Hwy, Bedford, NS. For further information, please contact Phil Reddy at 902-221-0047, Dave Walker at 902-220-5382, Cindy Renouf at 902-489-1662 or PTSHalifax@gmail.com