The Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation
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Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation 

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

The CCISF is a charitable organization dedicated to the mitigation of disabling stress and the fight against Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for Emergency Service Workers and Communities that have been involved in or exposed to traumatic events

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QUICK CAD Statistics

2016: 48 First Responders and 20 military died by suicide

2015: 39 First Responders and 12 military members died by suicide.


2014: 27 First Responders and 19 military members died by suicide.

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BIG NEWS CANADA!!

ONE OF CANADAS LARGEST NATIONAL CRISIS MANAGEMENT CONGRESSES

WE have heard your requests for annual support and training at a national level and are pleased to announce that the Critical Incident Foundation will be hosting the 2017 Critical Incident Stress Canadian Congress April 25th and 26th  at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario!



Post-congress training will take place April 27th and 28th 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!


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 READY TO REGISTER!?! TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EARLIEST BIRD SPECIALS AND SAVE SUBSTANTIALLY!


CALL FOR SPEAKERS NOW OPEN

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

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Upcoming Fundraising Events

  •  April 13th, Milton , Ontario
    Annual Give and Glam ladies night out dinner and fashion show
    visit www.givenglam.com for more information

  • May 13th, Hamilton, Ontario
    Unity RUN
    10.4 k, 6.93k and our newest run for children 9runrun dash for kids. silent auction, family activities and much more
    for more info visit www.unityrun.org

  • May 2017
    Kyle Van De Kamp is climbing Mount Olympus in Greece in support of the CCISF and our initiatives!!! To visit and support Kyles fundraiser please visit! We are cheering you on Kyle!!
    https://www.gofundme.com/help-our-first-responders


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Unity Run 2017

Come and join us May 13th to show your support for mental wellness in our emergency services. This years "run" new your wellness theme will be sure to have you running the stigma of mental illness right out of Hamilton.
This years run will include a 10.4k, 6.93k and a 9runrun dash for kids. This is will be a family event so bring the whole gang out for a fun filled day!
Please visit
www.unityrun.org for more information

HELP Network DATES

The H.E.L.P. Network  group is a FREE professionally facilitated peer support group exclusively for First Responders personnel, both sworn officers and civilian staff. This includes Police, Fire, EMS & Corrections

HELP Network Dates
Biweekly meetings: please contact [email protected]

For location and information about the HELP Network, please visit: www.thehelpnetwork.ca

Up Coming Courses 

April 27 - 28, 2017 
Individual Crisis Intervention
Niagara Falls Ontario
Contact [email protected]

April 27 - 28, 2017
Group Crisis Intervention
Niagara Falls Ontario
Contact [email protected]

April 27 - 28, 2017   
Advanced Crisis Intervention
Niagara Falls Ontario
Contact [email protected]

April 27, 2017 
CISM 1 day refresher
Niagara Falls Ontario
Contact [email protected]
May 24- 26, 2017
GRIN (group and individual crisis intervention)
London, ON
$375.00 pp

May 28 - 29th, 2017 
Strategic Response to Crisis
Mississauga, ON
$275.00
please contact Brian Bennett @ [email protected]

Up Coming Conferences


SAVE THE DATE
April 25th - 29th  2017 - ONTARIO
Canadian Critical Incident Stress Congress and Training




CCISF NEWS

CCISF is proud to be working with volunteer fire services in Ontario in the implementation of a comprehensive mental wellness program.

SITT (Supporting Individuals Through Trauma) is designed to support organizations with spousal training, to front line, to supervisors and in addition the implementation of a well rounded CISM program.

For more information about our SITT program please contact [email protected]


Featured Article 

Workplace Mental Health

Issued: January 2017


In the last few years, we have become more and more aware of the issue of psychological health and safety in the workplace. Creating psychologically healthy and safe workplaces benefits employers and workers as well as their families.

A psychologically healthy workplace is one that actively works to prevent harm to worker psychological health, including in negligent, reckless, or intentional ways, and promotes psychological well-being. Such workplaces enjoy better recruitment and retention of talent, improved employee engagement, enhanced productivity, higher levels of creativity and innovation, and higher profit levels.

At the Ministry of Labour, we are taking steps to bring the issue of mental health in the workplace to the forefront. The Premier, in her mandate letter to me instructed me to continue to expand mental health protections for Ontario’s workers. We have already taken steps by creating a presumption that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosed in first responders is work-related, allowing for faster access to WSIB benefits, resources and timely treatment.

Kevin Flynn Minister of Labour


For more information on mental health in the workplace please click  here