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Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation

The Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation is a recognized national charitable organization, assisting emergency personnel and communities involved in or exposed to critical incidents.

As a national organization, the purpose of the CCISF is to provide a network of teams, trainers and resources that enable and enhances crisis response. The Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation further recognizes the need not only to support our active duty emergency personnel but to also support and never forget the families and children of those members that have died in the line of duty, suicide or sudden death. With our initiative Camp FACES we can now provide much needed support for our front line and their families.

The work of the CCISF is fueled by research, best practices, powerful partnerships and the dedication of many volunteers across Canada. By identifying gaps in services, resources, programs and support, we can affect positive and lasting change.

Our Services

Below is a list of just some of the services provided by the Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation. By no means is it exhaustive. If you would like to find out more, please click on the learn more button below.

Virtual Education and Training

The CCISF is excited to announce that our Virtual Training Hub is now live and can be easily accessed from anywhere, anytime, in the convenience of your personal space. This interactive, engaging, virtual hub will offer relevant, informational, and educational learning opportunities for front line personnel, current or aspiring leaders, family education and more. Whether you are an individual or an organization, this self-guided, interactive training hub will build awareness, enhance skills, and provide training solutions specific to our unique industries.

Camp F.A.C.E.S. PTSD Family Retreat

This exclusive retreat is dedicated to families living with a serving or retired member who has been diagnosed with PTSD. These weekend retreats offer an opportunity for families to come together with a common thread. Through the power of peer support, trained personnel and mental health oversight, these families will have the opportunity to share, connect, grow and learn, all while building lifelong friendships.

Supporting Individuals and Organizations in Developing Wellness Strategies

The CCISF recognizes that a well designed and executed crisis management program is the most effective means of proactive mental health awareness, pre-incident stress education, and post event support. The CCISF is committed to assisting organizations in the development of their crisis management programs by providing framework, recommendations, and guidelines that can assist in supporting members and promoting a healthy workplace.

Camp F.A.C.E.S. Support Camp

The loss of a loved one to a family is tremendous and incredibly challenging to deal with but to a child it can be even greater. Many children experience feelings of confusion, anger, fear, isolation and depression.

Camp F.A.C.E.S. provides families who have suffered this tragic loss the opportunity to be with others who have experienced similar loss. Along with trained personnel and mental health oversight, these families will have the opportunity to experience some normalcy all while developing life long friendships.

Donating to the CCISF/Camp F.A.C.E.S. is as easy as:

1. Visit your HR Department and designate your payroll United Way charitable contribution to the CCISF. Charitable #8712 71953 RR0001.

2. Send a donation/cheque to:
Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation
70 Unsworth Drive, Unit 4
Hamilton, ON
L8W 3K4

3. Click on the "Donate Now" button below. You will be redirected to the PayPal website.

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