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Who We Are

Your First Call

Boots On The Ground is an anonymous helpline providing confidential and anonymous peer support to First Responders across the province, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is a charitable organization completely run and staffed by volunteers.

Our Roots

Boots On The Ground was started by Dave McLennan, a dedicated Police Officer who, on the verge of retirement, felt called to continue to serve his community in a new way. He had become passionate about the impact that exposure to trauma was having on police officers and other First Responders and he believed that he could bring together a group of dedicated volunteers to help make a difference.

Dave was first able to engage a group of dedicated retired and serving police officers, who worked together for over two years, to establish the confidential peer support program. Boots On The Ground continues to grow and now supports all First Responders including police officers, firefighters, paramedics, nurses, corrections/probation & parole/youth services, military, veterans, and emergency dispatch operators. Civilian members of the above organizations can also utilize these services. We do not turn any callers away from our helpline.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide anonymous, confidential, caring and compassionate peer support to First Responders across the Province of Ontario.

Thank You to All of Our Generous Sponsors & Partners


Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Blue Line Magazine

Chatham-Kent Police Association

Fortino’s Brampton

LV Wraps and Lighthouse Vinyl Co.

Longo's Brothers Fruit Markets Brampton

Meadowvale Party Rentals

Sobey’s Brampton

South Frontenac Fire & Rescue

Stacey E. Roles And Associates

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