OSI-CAN MANITOBA IS EXPANDING AND REQUIRES FACILITATORS!
Peer Support Group Facilitator. The support of lived experience peers from within our professions is critical to understanding the diagnosis (if applicable), and to combating isolation and stigma. A peer group facilitator must have lived experience and have been part of the professional demographic we serve to be able to support participants
1. Interested peers are involved in Fire, EMS, Corrections, Police, Military or frontline health-care – either current or retired
2. Have lived-experience and understand the journey of recovery
3. Be in a stable place in their own recovery to facilitate and support other peers
4. Have formal peer support training or experience (not required)
5. Can commit to three-day training provided and paid-for by OSI-CAN
6. Be available to facilitate or co-facilitate at least once per month
Caregiver Support Group--Also known as the Family and Friend Group This group will be virtual so physical location is open, As this meeting is internet based, access to reliable internet connection and your own computer would be a necessity. This group is to support the family, friends or personal caregivers to people with occupational stress injuries and/or PTSD. It takes a village to support the peer, and the necessity of support for those closest to the injured person is crucial for the wellbeing of the family and the larger community.
1. Personal connection to someone with a stress related injury in the following fields: Fire, EMS, Corrections, Police, Military or frontline health-care – either current or retired
2. Be in a stable place in your journey to facilitate and support other peers
3. Have formal peer support training or experience (not required)
4. Can commit to three-day training provided and paid-for by OSI-CAN
5. Be available to facilitate or co-facilitate at least once per month
If you have the qualifications, please fill out the recruitment form below. A member of the OSI-CAN program will be in touch for further information.
OSI-CAN Target Demographic
The target demographic of OSI-CAN are but are not limited to: former and serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces, Allied Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Frontline Protectors --- which include Municipal Police Services, CN Police Services, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Protection Services, Wildland Firefighters, Hospital Trauma Personnel, Nurses, Healthcare Aids/Workers, Social Workers, Animal Control Officers, Coroners, Indigenous Emergency Management, Victim Services Personnel, Emergency Communications Specialist, Corrections Officers, “Volunteer” First Responders, Conservation Officers, Aboriginal Emergency Services Personnel, Tow Truck drivers who clean up accident scenes, Persons who in the performance of their jobs are exposed to criminal acts of Trauma like Prosecutors as one example, and their spouses/partners. This demographic was chosen due to the commonality of experiences they share through the service they provide to the country and community. We have a special interest and support volunteer first responders as they are not eligible for programs such as Workers' Compensation.
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Our mission is to inspire hope and contribute to the continuous well-being and recovery process of Veterans and Front Line Protectors across Canada.
We seek to empower and encourage them to strive for recovery through peer and professional support while creating greater public awareness.
We at OSI-CAN do not see PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Disorder, we see it as an Injury you can recover from. If you are suffering from the symptoms of an Occupational or Operational Stress Injury, then a PTSD or PTSI diagnosis is not required to get our help