OSI Clinics across Canada
Operational stress injury clinics (or OSI clinics) are outpatient clinics where individuals with operational stress injuries, and their families, can find comprehensive clinical assessment and treatment services under one roof. Funded by Veterans Affairs Canada, these clinics are staffed with fully trained teams of mental health care professionals who work closely together to provide specialized care.
Ste. Anne’s Hospital National Centre for Operational Stress Injuries is responsible for the development and oversight of the 9 clinics, which form a network across Canada:
Peer Support for Operational Stress Injuries: Operational Stress Social Support (OSISS) Program: www.osiss.ca or 1-800-883-6094
Peer & Family Support: Their first role is to listen. They have been there and they understand your situation, they will respect your privacy and your need for confidentiality. Only one person will know your name. The Peer Support and Family Peer Support Coordinators network across the country and know how to find you help to regain your health and wellness. They can put you in contact with community resources and specially designed OSI programs and services with Veterans Affairs Canada and the Canadian Forces. They also organize support groups.
* Zack Donovan, Peer Support Coordinator responsible for North Vancouver Island, the Interior and Northern BC: Telephone 250-702-1932 Zac.Donovan@osiss.caVA and RCMP Support:
Veterans Affairs Canada Assistance Service: www.vac-acc.gc.ca or 1-800-268-7708
Veterans Affairs Canada Mental Health Strategy
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) or 1-613-993-7267
Royal Canadian Legion, BC/Yukon Division
National Defence and the Canadian Forces:
The Canadian Forces: