PEEL REGIONAL PARAMEDIC SERVICES PARTNERS WITH WOUNDED WARRIORS CANADA
WWC is proud to announce a new partnership agreement with Peel Region Paramedic Services. Peel Regional Paramedic Services will share resources and identify or refer their staff in need of mental health support to the programs offered by Wounded Warriors Canada.
“It’s extremely important that we do all we can to support the psychological health and safety of our staff, who often work in high-stress environments. I look forward to strengthening the support system we already have in place by formalizing our partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada,” says Paramedic Chief Peter Dundas.
Paramedics are highly trained and skilled professionals who, due to the nature of their work, often face challenging situations that test their physical or mental health and safety. Wounded Warriors Canada’s innovative approach to mental health combines clinical best practices and evidence-informed care to create an environment of compassion, hope and resiliency for participants.
“This partnership recognizes that no single organization can do it all when it comes to mental health support,” says Scott Maxwell, Executive Director of Wounded Warriors Canada. “When a paramedic is struggling, what matters is that the member and their family knows that we are in this together – working to ensure they receive the help they so rightly deserve. We look forward to working with Peel Region Paramedic Services in the months and years ahead.”
About the Region of Peel
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected community for life for more than 1.4 million people and approximately 163,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.