Resources for First Responders

Below is a number of resources available to help provide support. We also provide limited funding for professional mental health services.

Support Lines

Tel-Aide Outaouais

Language
French | Fran├žaise

Gatineau
819-775-3223

Ottawa
613-741-6433

Un service de confiance
1-800-567-9699

Ottawa First Responders Support & Family Assistance Fund

In support of these pillars, we are launching a program to augment the care that first responders receive. The goal is to extend the clinical support currently offered by government assistance programs.

Our Goal
To provide funding to those individuals who cannot afford access to the services of a professional mental health professional defined as:

  • Psychologist
  • Certified Psychotherapist, Social Worker or previously OFRF approved clinician

Funding Eligibility
Anyone currently serving in any one of the following occupations and or in a support role for the following (Family members are also eligible):

  • Firefighter
  • Paramedic
  • Police

Please note: Financial assistance is not guaranteed. All requests will be considered and successful payment will depend on available funds and approval by the Board of Directors.

To Access Funding
Funding requests must be submitted by a mental health professional. Requests must be submitted in writing & must include:

  • Name of Mental Health professional
  • Contact information of the Mental Health Professional
  • Name of Patient
  • Occupation of Patient
  • Patients contact information (for audit purposes)
  • Number of sessions required
  • Amount of funding requested

All cheques will be made payable to the Mental Health professional that has requested the funding. Funding will be capped at a pre-determined amount.

If you are a first responder and would like to apply for assistance, please have your clinician submit your information to president@ottawafrf.ca.

In this family, no one stands alone.