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The Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation is a national charity, providing support and advocacy to our Canadian First Responders, Veterans and their families.  As a national charity, the purpose of the CCISF is to provide a network of resources, programs and education, that enables and enhances crisis response to our frontline and their families, impacted by trauma. The Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation recognizes the need to not only support our active duty personnel, but to also support and never forget the families and children of those members that have died in the line of duty, by suicide, or sudden death, as well as those members impacted by trauma. 

Our Vision
We envision a future where all first responder organizations have effective and efficient programs in place to assist individuals exposed to trauma. Our goal is for every organization to implement consistent programs and processes that utilize nonjudgmental and confidential peer support programs and resources to aid members dealing with trauma. That every member of an emergency service or military personnel have access to ongoing quality support through peer crisis programs, resources, and best practices, fostering healing and promoting psychological wellness. 

Our Future

 Is to be a leader in Canada for mental health initiatives for our frontline and their families. We commit to continually exploring new initiatives and processes that will further support active-duty personnel, reduce mental health stigma, and increase awareness regarding mental health concerns, not only for our members but also for their families.


Our work is driven by research, best practices, powerful partnerships, and the dedication of numerous volunteers across Canada. By identifying gaps in services, resources, programs, and support, we strive to effect positive and lasting change in the lives of those we serve.


Together we can male a difference!


Registered Charity #87127-1953-RR0001

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Harold Coffin

Board Chair, Treasurer

Heather Horning


Andy MacDonald

Board member


                        Regan Fiuza

Board Member

Chris Piva

Board Member


We are honoured to introduce our exceptional Advisory Board, a group of individuals who bring together a wealth of skills, unwavering dedication, and remarkable talents. Their combined expertise and commitment form the cornerstone of our organization's success, providing invaluable guidance and insight to help us thrive in our mission



                              Andy MacDonald
Retired Fire Chief Brampton Fire Service
                              Erin Ochakovsky
    Representing spouses of LODD and founder of SOLE
                                 Peter Neily
                              Constable, RCMP
                              Leanne Swantko
        Deputy Chief, Guelph Paramedic EMS Services
                              Glenn Marais
                            Art Director / Musician
                             Angela Gevauden
                      Representing spouses of LODD
                            Alannah MacDonald
                 Educator - Peel District School Board 

Michelle Lombardo
Correctional Services Canada


Andrew MacDonald
Ontario Provincial Police

 Louise Brown Thewlis

  Representing spouses of sudden death

                                         Kris King

                  Senior Vice President Hockey Operations, National Hockey League

                                       Daniel Saugh
                          Registered Psychotherapist, Ordained Pastor
                                        Mindy Piva
                    Former Paramedic representing families with PTSD

    Harold Coffin
    RCMP Association

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