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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 …

Discover Airdrie

Firefighting in Canada Boots on the Ground expands to Alberta

Three years ago, when Airdronian Mo Shaukat, reached out to Boots On The Ground, an anonymous helpline that provides peer support to other first responders, he was hoping to volunteer as a peer support individual himself. However …

Archways Centre for CBT

An officer with PTSD

This list was compiled by spouses of officers for spouses of officers. The London Spousal Support Group is a group of individuals who meet twice per month to offer support to spouses and partners of officers with PTSD. This series of tips …


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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