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From Input to Action: An Interactive Virtual Town Hall for the Families of Public Safety Personnel (PSP)

This event is now closed.

January 17, 2022

Are you, or have you been, a family member of a Public Safety Personnel (PSP)? This includes families of police, RCMP, firefighters, paramedics, corrections and communications. Are you someone who networks with families of PSP? This includes, among others, leadership, health providers, unions and non-profits. All are invited to participate in the first event of a series to bring together different perspectives of what PSP families need to know about what it means to be on the job.

Dr. Heidi Cramm, of the Families Matter Research Group, will lead the event with Lisa Delaney, Community Development Manager. After some quick introductions, we will move into moderated breakout rooms, where attendees will explore the important questions of “What do PSP families need to know about what it means to be on the job?” and “What needs to be done to support PSP families in the future?”

While this is an open event and all are welcome, please note that registration is required. Information gathered from this event will play a central role in activating and growing a network that will serve and support PSP families across Canada. Following the event, attendees will be asked to complete a survey to inform the format, frequency and themes of future PSP Families Network activities.

We would like to acknowledge the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Development Grant (Families matter: A partnership of partners to study, serve, and support the families of military, veterans, and public safety personnel) with partners the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT), the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) and the Vanier Institute of the Family, along with Medavie Health Foundation.