National Mental Health Service Provider

ABOUT WWC

Supporting our veterans, first responders and their families.

Mission

To honour and support Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families.

Values

Creating an innovative approach to mental health care for Veterans, First Responders and their families using clinical best practices and evidence-based care.

Our Story

It’s been quite the journey for our organization since September 18, 2006 when a suicide bicycle bomber detonated a device in Afghanistan killing 4 Canadian soldiers and leaving three others seriously wounded. That incident led to the creation of the Sapper Mike McTeague Wounded Warrior Fund — established to send comfort items to our troops overseas recovering from injury in theatre. 

As the needs of the fund wound down in 2013, we were witness to the emergence of growing demand for mental health support from Veterans here at home. This led to the creation of Wounded Warriors Canada, established with a mental health mission and an objective to raise awareness and disperse funds to external program providers.

Fast forward to 2020 and we have taken great leaps forward in our ability to make a difference. The scope of our support has expanded to include First Responders and their families and last year we completed a multi-year program transformation to become a direct mental health service provider. This means that all of our programs are now administered internally and facilitated by our outstanding clinical team across the country. 

From the standpoint of you — our donors and supporters — this means that every contribution stays within WWC, allowing us to maintain 100% positive control over the life cycle of our funding and the life-changing outcomes our programs provide. Taken together, our unique, purpose-built approach is providing support to over 2,000 Veterans, First Responders and their families  every year.

Over the last 14 years, we have become the beneficiary of the nation’s empathy towards those who serve our country at home and abroad. With a New Year underway, we felt it was the right time to officially make public our revised logo that is in keeping with our expanded scope of support and provides a fresh look for our new operating model.

Onward, together.

“The Cope program was absolutely amazing and I recommend to any couple dealing with PTSD.”

Cope Program Graduate

“I felt like the COPE program peered right into my soul.”

Cope Program Graduate

“Words cannot describe the gratitude we have for COPE. It has allowed us to transition in to the NEW US.”

Cope Program Graduate

Board of Directors

Richard Martin

Chairman

Julian Chapman

Vice-Chairman

James Lamothe

Director

Management Team

Scott Maxwell

Executive Director

Philip. C. Ralph

Director Health Services

Steve Topham

Partnerships Director

Matt Wocks

Director of Communications

Laurie Sweet

Director of Finance & Administration

Darcy Elder

Director of Development

Steven Boychyn

Health Services Coordinator

AMBASSADORS

Chris Linford and Kathryn

WWC National Ambassadors

Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Chris Linford BScN CD and his wife Kathryn have endured over two decades living with PTSD.

Dr. Tim Black

Tim Syer

WWC Ambassador, Northwest Territories

Dr. Tim Black

Jacqueline Zweng

WWC Events Coordinator & Ambassador, Victoria, BC

Dr. Tim Black

Daniel Hrechka

WWC Ambassador, Victoria, BC

Dr. Tim Black

Nigel Blake

WWC Ambassador, Lower Mainland BC

Dr. Tim Black

Sylvie Boy

WWC Ambassador, Edmonton,  Alberta

Dr. Tim Black

Ian Hall

WWC Ambassador, Edmonton AB

Dr. Tim Black

Sgt (Retired) Stanley B. Burns CD

WWC Ambassador, Calgary AB

Dr. Tim Black

Jessica Brost

WWC Ambassador, Northern Saskatchewan

Dr. Tim Black

Kara Kallenbach

WWC Ambassador, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Dr. Tim Black

Neil Pike

WWC Ambassador, Southwestern Ontario

Dr. Tim Black

Major-General (Ret.) David Fraser

WWC Ambassador, Greater Toronto Area (Toronto), Ontario

Dr. Tim Black

Andy Cook

WWC Ambassador, York Region, Ontario

Dr. Tim Black

David Macdonald

WWC Ambassador, Durham Region, Ontario

Dr. Tim Black

Jeff Jordison

WWC Ambassador, Durham Region, Ontario

Dr. Tim Black

Mariano Perini

WWC Ambassador, Whitby, Ontario

Dr. Tim Black

Graham Trude

WWC Ambassador, Barrie and Surrounding Area

Dr. Tim Black

Todd Burns

WWC Ambassador, Halifax

Dr. Tim Black

Matt Muzzi

WWC Ambassador, National Capital Region, Ontario

Dr. Tim Black

Andy Tiffin

WWC Ambassador, Ottawa – National Capital Region

Dr. Tim Black

Harry Hall

WWC Ambassador, West Island, Quebec

Dr. Tim Black

Trev Bungay

WWC Ambassador, Fredericton, New Brunswick

Dr. Tim Black

Arron Victory

WWC Ambassador, Oromocto, New Brunswick

Dr. Tim Black

Shawn O’Reilly

WWC Ambassador, St. John’s Newfoundland

Dr. Tim Black

John A.T. Heffernan, CD

WWC Ambassador, Newfoundland & Labrador

Dr. Tim Black

Sean McMaster

WWC Ambassador, Calgary

Dr. Tim Black

Bruce Krauter

WWC Ambassador, Essex-Windsor Ontario