Ottawa – Public safety personnel put their lives on the line daily to keep others safe. The nature of that work exposes them to tough and traumatic events, which can take a toll. That includes everyone from Paramedics, to Firefighters, Police to Search and Rescue crews… and more.
This past week the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, and the Minister of Health, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, announced the release of Supporting Canada’s Public Safety Personnel: An Action Plan on Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries.
The Action Plan was developed based on consultations with public safety organizations, other levels of government, academia, union representatives, mental health professionals and non-governmental organizations. The plan will support research, prevention, early intervention, stigma-reduction, care and treatment for all types of public safety personnel, all across the country.