IMPORTANT NOTE: On Jan 12, 2021, the Ontario Government declared a State of Emergency and issued a stay-at-home order, which came into effect Jan 14, 2021 and will last until at least Feb 11, 2021

Services listed below may be impacted in response to increased restrictions. Please contact agencies or programs listed here prior to visiting in person in order to receive up to date information on services

Boots on the Ground

Service: Peer Support for First Responders

Contact Information
Office Phone Toll Free Peer Support Line 1-833-677-2668
Crisis Phone 9-1-1
Website www.bootsontheground.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/bootsonthegroundpeersupport
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/BootsOTGround
Volunteer Coordinator Email: Info@bootsontheground.ca
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 (50) Non Profit
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 and Corrections Officers across the Province 
* team members have received peer support training and suicide prevention training 
* able to provide in person peer support 24/7 in the GTA 
 
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
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Ontario ; in-person peer support only currently available in the GTA
Eligibility Current or former First Responder (Police Service, Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services, Corrections)
Application Call toll free number for peer support * email to become a volunteer
Languages English
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Georgetown
Address & Map
Georgetown, ON
 
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Physical Access Not Applicable - No physical address
Categories and Classification
Service Categories First Responder Trauma Counselling ; Peer Support Services ~ Trauma Informed Organizational/Practitioner Perspective ; Volunteer Opportunities

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