Boots on the Ground

Site: Angus - Mailing Address

Service: Peer Support for First Responders

Record #: OAK0181
Last Full Update: 21 Mar 2024

Contact Information

Office Phone No public telephone number
Toll Free Phone Peer Support Line 1-833-677-2668 (1-800-677-BOOT)
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Agency Information

Description (Agency)

A non-profit organization completely run and staffed by volunteers that provides confidential, caring and compassionate Peer Support to First Responders across the Province of Ontario

Legal Status (51) Registered Charity
Established 2018
Funding Fundraising ; Donations

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Peer Support for First Responders

  • services offered to retired and serving Police Officers, Firefighters, EMS, Corrections Officers, and Nurses across the Province
  • team members have received peer support training and suicide prevention training
  • able to provide in person peer support as needed
  • online search tool to locate therapy and counselling resources

Peer to Peer Group Debriefs

  • provided when requested after a critical incident
  • offered to all First Responder organizations across Ontario
  • help to identify and mitigate acute symptons, assess the need for follow up and provide closure for participants

Therapy Dog Program

  • therapy dogs available to visit First Responder facilities in southern Ontario
  • call Peer Support Line or email for more information

Become a Peer Support Volunteer

  • to apply you must have a vulnerable sector police check completed in the City that you live in
  • need to provide a cover letter indicating why you want to join the team, a resume and a completed Boots On The Ground application form
  • upon successful completion of recruitment process you will be provided with Peer Support training (CISM), Assist suicide prevention training and in-house training

Mon-Sun 24 hours

Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Current or former First Responders including but not limited to police officers, firefighters, paramedics, nurses, corrections/probation and parole/youth services, active military, veterans, and emergency dispatch operators
  • call toll free number for peer support or to request other services available
  • email to apply to become a volunteer or visit website to begin application process
Languages English ; French ; Tamil
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Angus
Address & Map
Halton Region, ON
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Mailing Address PO Box 2183 
Angus, ON L0M 1B0
Physical Access Not Applicable - No physical address

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