OTTAWA POLICE SERVICE PARTNERS WITH WOUNDED WARRIORS CANADA
Ottawa – Wounded Warriors Canada is proud to announce a new partnership with the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) to provide Ottawa Police members and their families to an additional layer of mental health support.
“Everyone’s journey with mental health is different and this is another tool we can now access to give our veterans, retirees, members and their families options to explore ways to improve their mental health,” commented Sergeant Brent MacIntyre, Peer Support Coordinator, Ottawa Police Service. “This partnership will enable us to steer our people towards different programs and services in addition to what we provide.”
Other military and first responder organizations have developed similar partnerships with Wounded Warriors Canada and the OPS is happy to be partnered with an organization with a proven track record of helping individuals and families dealing with mental health challenges.
“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,” stated Scott Maxwell, Executive Director of Wounded Warriors Canada. “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 the Ottawa Police Service and look forward to doing our part to support their members in their time of need.”