New Findings from Paramedic Services Risk Assessment & Root Cause Analysis Project to Inform Future Prevention Efforts for the Paramedic Sector
By First Responders, for First Responders: Boots on the Ground Offers Anonymous Peer Support
New Research Findings on Risks of Occupational Stress Injury Among Canadian First Responders and Frontline Healthcare Workers
Public Services Health & Safety Association partnered with The Conference Board of Canada to create the Occupational Stress Injury Resiliency (OSIR) Index screening tool, a tool to assess occupational stress injury risks among first responders.
In 2020, 620 individuals in Canada completed the OSIR Index screening tool.
This briefing presents the development of the screening tool, the methodology used, and the research findings.
Supporting Canada’s Public Safety Personnel : An Action Plan on Post Traumatic Stress Injuries
A PTSD 4 part series called “Exit Wounds” from the Windsor Star featuring an interview with Dr Ruth Lanius about her brain imaging research
The Canadian federal government has provided $11 million to the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) to fund research projects related to post-traumatic stress injuries (PTSI) in public safety officers.
Homewood Research Institute - Goal Management Training for PTSD
Homewood Research Institute is conducting a study investigating the use of Goal Management Training to improve cognitive functioning in individuals with PTSD. The program is a 9 week program that aims to improve attention, memory and executive functioning in individuals with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The program also seeks to improve functional outcomes such as performance in both the workplace and educational settings. This is an experimental trial being conducted at Homewood Health center in Guelph and Homewood Clinic in Mississauga.
If you are interested in participating in this study, please download and review this information letter and consent to contact form.