When we call, they answer.
When they call, be part of the answer.

First Responders are four times as likely to suffer from mental health disorders. Help support those who are there for you.

If you need immediate help, call 911.

For more help

Apply for funding

Ottawa First Responders Foundation supplies funding on a case by case basis for extra support.

Apply for funding

Thank a first responder

Give back to those who are there for you! Thank you for your generous support of First Responders.

Thank a first responder!

Available resources

Are you in need of support? View our resources page to learn about what help is available.

Available resources

May 1st is First Responders Day

On May 1st, help us celebrate and support the first responders who are always there for us!

About OFRF

The Ottawa First Responders Foundation came about when the creator of the foundation, Brenda Tirrell spoke to a fellow firefighter after a traumatic experience. She asked him, if he could have anything to help at this point, something that would make difference, what would it be. His answer… I would like a magnet. A magnet with ONE number to call for help. And so, the idea for the OFRF was born.

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In this family, no one stands alone.