04 Sep Better PTSD Treatment for Emergency Responders

In Canada, there is a growing movement to try to treat PTSD in emergency responders. British Columbia and Alberta have recently changed worker compensation laws to make PTSD a presumptive condition. That means emergency responders suffering from the disorder will be presumed to have it...

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03 Sep PTSD March Reaches P.E.I.

Three veterans are marching across Canada to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder. Steve Hartwig, leader of the march, served in Yugoslavia, was wounded there, and suffers from PTSD himself. Follow their progress and donate here! Watch video here on CBC...

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01 Sep Contribution of Gander, Newfoundland

On one day each year, we celebrate and honour Canadian heroes – first responders,RCMP, Police ,Firefighters, EMS and average Canadians who give of themselves in community service every day. On September 11, 2014 the contribution of Gander, Newfoundland will again be recognized. Gander’s hospitality to over...

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21 Aug 9/11 Museum Opening New York

In May 2014 the 9/11 Museum opened in New York City. Our founder Maureen Basnicki was there for the ceremonies where a common thread was felt by many of those attending – hope, resilience, strength. See her interview here on CTV News. Note: the interview will begin after the...

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27 May Statement by the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement on the 12th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States and the third annual National Day of Service. Read full statement here on Government of Canada website....

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16 Apr A Year Since Boston Marathon Attacks

Over 2,000 Canadians ran in the Boston Marathon in 2013 – thankfully none were killed or injured. A year later some survivors struggle with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress and yet we find many remarkable stories of recovery and perseverance. Read full article here on Boston Globe....

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01 Apr Victims of Terrorism: Where Does Canada Stand?

By Adrianne Humen, 2014 Victimology Graduate Certificate Student at Algonquin College Victims without names When tragic and sudden events such as the Air India terrorist attack, 9/11, or more recently the terrorist attacks in Kenya occur, the media coverage of the incident is immediate and extensive. Although...

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