Peer Support Groups


OSI-CAN provides Peer Support Groups for our target demographic; Military and Public Safety Personnel. Occupational Stress Injuries / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur when a person directly experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. This can also happen with repeated exposure to traumatic situations and details.

List of Groups, Meeting Dates & Times, Location and Contact info.

Provincial Coordinator
Patricia Atwell, Provincial Coordinator 

W: 204-982-6359

C: 204-802-0596


2021-10-06 (last updated)

Whether you prefer an in person group or a virtual group meeting, the choice is now yours!!


Until things really get back to normal, this page will be updated as new public health orders are given. As of today's date we have resumed in person meetings at our Winnipeg location. We will continue to have a virtual meeting on Wednesday evenings for those requiring isolation, from remote communities, or who prefer the added anonymity. Additionally, since they are on seperate evenings, if you choose, you can attend both since the topics are likely to be different.


There is an in-person group every Thursday evening from 7-9 PM that can be attended by anyone in our professional demographics of military, first responders, HealthCare Professionals, and Public Safety Personnel. You can be actively working in these fields, priorly working in these fields or retired/veteran member. Not sure if your profession is part of our demographic? Just ask, there are too many to list that are a part of the OSI-CAN Support Initiative and we don't want to forget anyone.

No diagnosis, no referrals, no barriers, stigma free. We know getting through that door for the first time is the hardest part, so let us know how we can help.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact myself, or the group facilitators at the email addresses below.

Pattie Atwell

In-Person Support Meetings:


Thursday Evenings from 7-830 PM
St Andrews Anglican Church (Meeting Hall)

2700 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB

Facilitators: Ken, Darren, and Larry

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE - Temporarily Suspended

Tuesday Evenings from 7-9 PM

CMHA Bldg. Meeting is downstairs in private space
102 1st Street NW

Portage La Prairie, MB

Facilitators: Tanya and Cari

Don't see your area listed, and would like to attend a meeting?

Please contact the Provincial Coordinator.

Virtual Meetings


Wednesday Evenings from 7-9 PM
Participants can leave anytime and are not obligated to stay until 9 PM.

Please contact Pattie Atwell at the above contact information to receive your

secure Zoom link for the meeting. The same code will sign you into every meeting thereafter.

Facilitators: Rotating