Media Release: Toronto Beyond The Blue Partners with Wounded Warriors Canada

Toronto Beyond The Blue Partners with Wounded Warriors Canada

Organizations Join together to Enhance Mental Health Support for Toronto Police Members

and their families

For Immediate Release

January 26, 2018

TORONTO – Toronto Beyond The Blue (TBTB) and Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) are proud to announce a collaborative partnership focused on supporting the mental health and well-being of Toronto Police Service members and their families.

Over the last four years, Wounded Warriors Canada has developed an innovative slate of evidence-informed mental health programs that are providing life-changing results for ill and injured Veterans, First Responders and their families – right across Canada. Through this partnership, Toronto Beyond The Blue will provide awareness and support for WWC programming while Wounded Warriors Canada will serve as an added element of mental health support for Toronto Police Service members and their families.

Dilnaz Garda, President of Toronto Beyond The Blue, commented, “Our organization understands first hand the unique pressure and stress of being part of a police family. Toronto Beyond the Blue is dedicated to strengthening the family unit by providing Toronto Police Service officers/civilian members and their families with progressive and proven wellness tools and resources. Partnering with Wounded Warriors Canada will allow our members to receive access to the best mental health programs and we are proud to work together with such an incredible organization.”

Scott Maxwell, Executive Director of Wounded Warriors Canada, commented, “Our First Responders, their families and, indeed, our communities are better served by being in this together for mental health. The unique stressors associated with the duties we require from our public safety personnel puts them at risk to suffer the affects of operational stress injuries. We applaud the efforts of the team at Toronto Beyond The Blue and we look forward to working together to support Toronto Police members and their families in the months and years to come.”

About Toronto Beyond The Blue:

​​Toronto Beyond The Blue is an independent, non-profit organization, with the support of the Toronto Police Service and the Toronto Police Association, dedicated to serving spouses & families of Toronto police officers and civilian members. We strive to promote an awareness of our officer's worth as well as an understanding of the joys and struggles that are uniquely experienced in a life in law enforcement.

About Wounded Warriors Canada:

Wounded Warriors Canada is a national mental health charity whose mission is to honour and support our ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families. The organization provides a wide range of programs and services for individual members and families affected by Operational Stress Injuries. As a privately funded charity, the organization is made possible thanks to the care, compassion and generosity of Canadians and Canadian businesses from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

Media:

Matt Wocks

matt@woundedwarriors.ca

(647) 572-4627

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