An Action Plan on Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries

Today, Public Safety Canada announced an Action Plan on Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries and we are proud that the Saskatchewan Director of the CVFSA, Shayne LaMontagne was able to represent the Association at this important event.

The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, and the Minister of Health, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor made the announcement in Ottawa flanked by leading representatives of Canada’s first-responder community.

The new initiative is entitled: Supporting Canada’s Public Safety Personnel: An Action Plan on Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries. Included in the Action Plan are the following:

The Action Plan was developed with the involvement of a wide range of public safety organizations, other levels of government, academia, union representatives, mental health professionals and non-governmental organizations.

Graham Pawlett, CVFSA President said, “The mental health and safety of volunteer firefighters and other first responders has long been a priority for the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association and we welcome today’s announcement.”

More details about the announcement can be found here.