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.

Ottawa First Responders Support & Family Assistance Fund

Our Goal

The Foundation has funding available to support City of Ottawa First Responders (police, fire, and paramedic services); active, veterans, retirees, and their family members on their journey towards improving their mental wellness.

Funding Eligibility

Any one of the following:

  • Fire Services Members
  • Paramedic Services Members
  • Police Services Members
  • Retirees and Veteran Service Members
  • Family of Service Members

    Application for Financial Assistance

    Applicant Information

    First responder affiliation:


    Applicant is:


    Service Provider Information

    Note: In providing the above information it is acknowledging that you are granting permission for the Foundation to contact the service provider. The Foundation shall only be contacting the service provider to arrange financial assistance.

    HIPAA compilant: The three components of HIPAA security rule compliance. Keeping patient data safe requires healthcare organizations to exercise best practices in three areas: administrative, physical security, and technical security.

    (Note: If approved funding will be reimbursed to the clinician with in 2 weeks time.)

    All information is collected and secured in accordance with the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and PHIPA, Personal Health Information Protection Act.

    The Foundation at this time has limited funding and shall need to review every application. Not every application may be supported. Applications are reviewed monthly and those approved will be sent funding as quickly as possible after approval.

    The Foundation is willing to consider funding support for many programs including those offered by registered professionals in a one-on-one or group format. We are also not seeking to limit funding to just clinical-type settings. We would rather remain open to consider other avenues towards wellness including those not traditionally covered by most service providers.

    First Responder Service Contacts

    The emergency services in Ottawa each have a support system available. To contact the support, see the corresponding email below.

    Support Lines

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