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Boots on the Ground

Service: Peer Support for First Responders

Contact Information
Office Phone Toll Free Peer Support Line 1-833-677-2668 (1-800-677-BOOT)
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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, Corrections Officers, and Nurses across the Province 
  • team members have received peer support training and suicide prevention training 
  • able to provide in person peer support 24/7 when recommended by Public Health 
  • online search tool to locate therapy and counselling resources
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 when allowed by Public Health
Eligibility Current or former First Responder (Police Service, Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services, Corrections, Communications/Dispatch, Animal Control, Conservation Officers, Nurses)
  • call toll free number for peer support 
  • email to apply to become a volunteer or visit website to begin application process
Languages English ; French ; Tamil
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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