The Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation

Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation 

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Welcome et Bienvenue to the C.C.I.S.F

The CCISF is a national charitable organization dedicated to the mitigation of disabling stress and the fight against Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. We are Canada's leader in providing organizational support, education, team development, training and family support for our Emergency Services.

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46 First Responders and 10 Military died by suicide


48 First Responders and 20 Military died by suicide


39 First Responders and 12 Military members died by suicide.


27 First Responders and 19 Military members died by suicide.

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2018 Canadian Critical Incident Stress Congress and Training 


We are pleased to announce that the Critical Incident Stress Foundation will be hosting the 2018 Critical Incident Stress Canadian Congress 

April 24th and 25th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario

This conference will unite hundreds of people from across Canada and Internationally with the common interest in the field of CISM.

Post-congress training will take place April 26th and 27th with many options of ICISF certified courses.

MUST ATTEND Experience for anyone in the field of:
Emergency Services * Crisis Intervention * Disaster Response * Management * Education * Employee Assistance * Health Care * Human Resources * Mental Health * Military * Spiritual Care * Industries

This conference will explore the changing world of Crisis Management and steps to take to ensure a healthy workplace.

The Canadian Critical Incident Conference/training brings together an exciting agenda of anticipated sessions and speakers, accredited training, along with a diverse group of delegates to explore the ever changing field of Crisis Management.

You will hear from leading experts in the field, listen to personal stories of determination and resilience, explore lessons learned, share in thoughtful and in-depth panel discussions and participate in useful, new and noteworthy workshops.

The Canadian Critical Incident Stress congress affords attendees the opportunity to network with crisis practitioners, leaders, crisis responders and researchers. From plenary speakers to assorted workshops to the rich experience of delegates in attendance, this conference is a must attend!


Upcoming Fundraising Events

  •  January 27th, 2018- First Ontario Centre
      911 Hockey Night
The 911 Hockey Night is an event being held by Mitchell Brewer on behalf of the Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation and Camp F.A.C.E.S.  All proceeds from the game will go to benefit Camp F.A.C.E.S.  Mitchell is an up and coming hockey star who plays for the Oshawa Generals and has named Camp F.A.C.E.S. as his charitable cause.  For tickets to the event and more information please visit 

  • May 4th, 2018 Burlington Convention Centre
     Battle of the Badges I

Badge Battle is Southern Ontario's premier night out - a charity boxing event featuring Emergency Service fighters, stretching themselves to their limits and leaving it all in the ring.  Each fighter will battle in front of hundreds of their closest friends, family, colleagues and community members.

This is the must attend event of the year, bringing you all the excitement and raw action you will need for a long time. All of the event's proceeds will benefit the Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation's Camp F.A.C.E.S. ( Family and Children of Emergency Services). please visit for more information on how you can attend this awesome event. 


Are you a family member looking for support for someone close to you suffering
with PTS(D)? 

Please join our private facebook group 
Search: Families and Children of Emergency Services PTSD - Canada 

This group is a safe place to connect with others who may share a similar story. There will be resources, discussions and plenty of support. 


CCISF is excited to announce the launch of our new comprehensive training



(Supporting Individuals Through Trauma)


S.I.T.T. is designed to provide proactive education and training  to organizational leaders, front line personnel and spouses by:


  • Raising awareness on critical incident stress, signs and symptoms and coping mechanisms.
  •  Providing tools and resources for front line personnel and management.
In addition, the SITT program supports Organizations in the implementation and development of well rounded CISM programs.
For more information about our SITT program please contact [email protected] or visit our education tab


2018 Call for Speakers

Do you or does someone you know have a story to share? We are looking to recruit the highest quality of speakers to address delegates’ key challenges. We’re always looking for new perspectives, innovative thinking, and real life success stories. If you'd like the opportunity to speak at our 2018 Canadian Congress please visit

Dead line for submissions January 31st,2017






Would you like to attend the 2018 Canadian Congress but are limited on funds? Please CLICK HERE to submit your bursary application


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