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Ontario Passes Legislation to Support First Responders with PTSD

Tamara Parris

Read more about Ontario's Supporting Ontario's First Responders Act:

Quick Facts; Evidence shows that first responders are at least twice as likely compared to the general population to suffer from PTSD, due to the risk of frequent exposure to traumatic stressors.

The legislation applies to more than 73,000 first responders in Ontario.

On March 5, 2015, Ontario hosted the Summit on Work Related Traumatic Mental Stress. The province’s strategy builds on the dialogue and feedback from the Summit.

April 15, 2016 @ 11:20 AM EDT

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