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Wounded Warriors, Ontario Shores partner

Wounded Warriors and Ontario Shores have partnered to create a joint clinical service which will connect public safety personnel to mental health groups and services. (Photo supplied)

Wounded Warriors Canada and Ontario Shores are creating a joint clinical services partnership that will connect public safety personnel to mental health programs and services offered by both organizations.

“This partnership brings together programs and services from both organizations to better support first responders and their families,” says Ontario Shores president and CEO Karim Mamdani. “We are pleased to take this first step to ensure the unique culture of first responders is reflected in the services and care our organizations provide.”

The partnership will connect clients, where appropriate, to specialized mental health programs. Additionally, Ontario Shores and Wounded Warriors Canada will be working together to support training that will enhance knowledge of best practices, evidence-based support and a greater understanding of the unique needs of public safety personnel.

“This is our first partnership that brings together two mental health service providers with the goal of expanding access to clinical programming for Ontario’s first responders and their families,” Scott Maxwell, executive director of Wounded Warriors Canada, says. “When it comes to mental health, no one organization will ever be the 100 per cent solution for the needs of our public safety personnel and their families.”