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Boots on the Ground

Learn about why BOTG started and the support that they offer

Boots On The Ground is an anonymous Ontario-based helpline where First Responders can talk to someone who’s been through it …

Alliston Herald

‘Very valuable to members’: Boots on the Ground now offers support for military personnel

Former service member at Canadian Forces Base Borden big supporter of peer support helpline

St. Albert Gazette

New peer support line offers help for Alberta first responders

President of Boots on the Ground in Alberta says in the week the helpline has been open, it has received more calls than expected


Public Heroes Award

BOTG Volunteer Dave McLennan, awarded by Intercultural Dialogue Institute GTA.

Champions of Mental Health Award

Boots On The Ground, awarded by Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health.

Champions of Mental Health Award

BOTG Volunteer Sharon Bak, awarded by Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT).


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Are you a current or former First Responder who is passionate about helping others that have been in your place? Visit our volunteers page to view our volunteer requirements and to apply.

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