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Wounded Warriors and Ontario Shores Partnership

Wounded Warriors and Karim Mamdani
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Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) and Wounded Warriors Canada are proud to announce a new partnership to support Ontario’s public safety personnel (police, fire, paramedics, correctional workers, dispatchers) and their families.

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 offered by both organizations. 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 our public safety personnel.

Scott Maxwell, Executive Director of Wounded Warriors Canada, says, “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. When it comes to mental health, no one organization will ever be the 100% solution for the needs of our public safety personnel and the families.

Partnerships are vital and we are extremely proud to collaborate with Ontario Shores.”

Ontario Shores and Wounded Warriors Canada are continuing to explore opportunities and engage with public safety personnel to provide better support and services for those dealing with mental health and addictions challenges.

About Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences:
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a leader in mental health care, providing a range of specialized assessment and treatment services for people living with complex mental illness. Patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care, built on compassion, inspiration and hope. Ontario Shores engages in research, education and advocacy initiatives to advance the mental health care system.

About Wounded Warriors Canada:
Wounded Warriors Canada is a national mental health charity whose mission is to honour and support Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families. Through its mental health programs, the organization has created an innovative approach to mental health that uses clinical best practices and evidence informed care to create an environment of compassion, resiliency and hope for individual members and families affected by Operational Stress Injuries.

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