CANADIAN COAST GUARD PARTNERS WITH
WOUNDED WARRIORS CANADA
VICTORIA, BC – Wounded Warriors Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard are proud to announce a new partnership agreement. The Canadian Coast Guard will contract Wounded Warriors to offer their innovative mental health programs and services to Coast Guard employees working in the Western Region.
“Today’s announcement recognizes the fact that no one service, association, government agency, or organization will ever be the 100% solution for our First Responders in need of mental health support. When a member is struggling, it doesn’t matter where, when or how their injury occurred. What matters is that our First Responders and their family members know that we are in this together – working to ensure they receive the help they so rightly deserve. We are proud to partner with Canadian Coast Guard and look forward to doing our part to support their members in their time of need.”
Scott Maxwell, Executive Director of Wounded Warriors Canada.
“The Government of Canada is proud of innovative initiatives such as this one with the Canadian Coast Guard and Wounded Warrior Canada. Improving the care and services available for first responders not only increases resilience, but also supports positive mission results, increases individual resilience and confirm to our employees and their families that help will be there when mission trauma impacts occur.” – The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
“As first responders, members of the Canadian Coast Guard can be exposed to traumatic situations while performing their regular duties. This pilot project and new partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada provides an additional layer of care and support for Coast Guard employees working in the Western Region.” – Roger Girouard, Assistant Commissioner, Western Region, Canadian Coast Guard.