April 5th, 2016 will always be a day to remember! Seven years of fighting by SO MANY amazing people (of which I was only part of for 2 years) for the recognition of the toll our careers take on our mental health. There’s LOTS more work to be done.
Stay tuned for an upcoming article in the Canadian Paramedicine magazine documenting the time line of the PTSD Bill’s past seven years, and of the fight that Toronto Advanced Care Paramedic Shannon Bertrand so bravely started so that April 5th, 2016 could one day become a reality.
August 30, 2021 at 7:04 AM
On July 16, 2021 the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police published an article on their website about WSIB and Bill 163. They are asking the Government to amend Bill 163 to basically take away everything this Bill was designed to do, that is protect, respect and support those injured by work related PTSD. I post this as I want this organization to know and hopefully some action can be taken to prevent such amendments.