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September 19, 2022

Virtual Town Hall: Families Matter Research Group Interactive Series: What about the Families?

Date & Time: Sept 22, 2022 11:00 am CST (1:00 pm EDT)

Families of Public Safety Personnel serve alongside their loved ones in these high-risk professions and look to their organizations to recognize and respond to the unique challenges they face. There is a range of ways families are being included within organizations across sectors across Canada. We have invited four organizations to share their experiences in bringing families forward. We will highlight how and why they started their efforts and what strategies they are using, along with what challenges and opportunities they encountered in working to recognize and invest in family forward policy and programs.

Panel Participants

Chief Bruce Krauter at Essex-Windsor EMS (ON)

Mayram Traub, PCP, Psychological Wellness Facilitator, Peer Support Team Coordinator from Niagara EMS (ON)

Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnstone from the St. Thomas Police Force (ON)

Reverend Jim Short, MMM CD, Chaplain at Delta Fire and Emergency Services (BC)

Information gathered from this event will play a vital role in growing a network that will serve and support PSP families across Canada. Following the event, attendees will be asked to complete a survey to inform the format, frequency, and themes of future PSP Families Network activities.

We would like to acknowledge the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Development Grant (Families matter: A partnership of partners to study, serve, and support the families of military, veterans, and public safety personnel) with partners the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT), the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR), and the Vanier Institute of the Family, along with Medavie Foundation.

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