Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario is pleased to accept a donation from TC Energy to support Resilient Minds, a program that helps first responders develop strategies to manage occupational stress and enhance personal resilience.
This gift will help to expand the program to more firefighters across the province and kick-start the development of adaptations of the program for other first responders.
“Knowing that firefighters have access to a program that supports their mental health and well being is important to TC Energy,” said Gretchen Gordon, Senior Lead Liaison Stakeholder Relations, TC Energy. “We’re committed to safety and supporting first responders. Safety is, and always will be, our number one value.”
Resilient MindsTM is an evidence-informed, peer-to-peer, skill-building program that helps first reponders increase their ability to:
- Recognize the effects of psychological stress/trauma in self and peers,
- Understand trauma-informed practices,
- Communicate with peers who may be struggling,
- Respond, safely, and appropriately to distressed citizens, and
- Manage stress, mitigate trauma, and boost resilience.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with TC Energy to expand the reach of Resilient Minds in Ontario,” said Camille Quenneville, CEO, CMHA Ontario. “The firefighters who have completed this training so far are reporting a remarkable 95 per cent decrease in stress levels, making a sigificant difference in the lives of those it touches.”
TC Energy’s community giving program, Build Strong, invests in organizations that are integral to local communities, and our business. Whether through providing grants to organizations, awarding scholarships to students or sponsoring a local event that brings community members together, the goal is to help build strong, vibrant communities through mutually beneficial relationships.
Build Strong, which includes the TC Energy Foundation in the United States, donates to non-profits, registered charities, associations, municipalities, social enterprises, Indigenous groups and foundations that:
- Equip first responders with important tools and resources,
- Improve access to education,
- Protect and enhance the environment,
- Alleviate poverty.
For more information, visit TC Energy.
About TC Energy
We’re a team of 7,000+ energy problem solvers working to move, generate and store the energy North America relies on. Today, we’re taking action to make that energy more sustainable and more secure. We’re innovating and modernizing to reduce emissions from our business. And, we’re delivering new energy solutions – from natural gas and renewables to carbon capture and hydrogen – to help other businesses and industries decarbonize too. Along the way, we invest in communities and partner with our neighbours, customers and governments to build the energy system of the future.
TC Energy’s common shares trade on the Toronto (TSX) and New York (NYSE) stock exchanges under the symbol TRP. To learn more, visit us at TCEnergy.com.
About Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario is a not-for-profit, charitable organization funded by the provincial government. We work to improve the lives of all Ontarians through leadership, collaboration and continual pursuit of excellence in community-based mental health and addictions services. Our vision is a society that embraces and invests in the mental health of all people. We are a trusted advisor to government, contributing to health systems development through policy formulation and recommendations that promote positive mental health.
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Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario