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Peer to Peer Resiliency Training

Resilient Minds for Emergency Responders

Resilient Minds has supported thousands of frontline responders to develop strategies to mitigate and better manage occupational stress resulting in informed and healthier teams.

Innovative and Evidence-Informed – Resilient Minds is a skill and resilience development training course designed by and for fire fighters using the latest literature on resilience, stress and stress-related injuries.

Responders Training Responders – Using a peer to peer model of instruction, the Resilient Minds curriculum is taught by lived experience educators to theirs peers.

Resilient Minds is the only training program designed and delivered by peers and built to consider the differences in experience and resources between demographics.

Resilient Minds will increase the ability to:


  • Recognize the effects of psychological stress/trauma in self and peers

  • Communicate with peers who may be struggling

  • Respond promptly, safely and appropriately to distressed citizens

  • Apply personal strategies for managing stress, mitigating trauma and boosting resilience.

Adaptations are available for:

Firefighters (Career, Paid-on-Call and Volunteer.

Wildland Firefighters.

Indigenous Responders.

Emergency Communications Officers.

Community Workers (Social workers, Community Outreach Workers).


Train-the-Trainer Courses

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21-hour course | Maximum 20 participants $875/pp (Grants are avalable to heavily subsidize this cost).

This course prepares and certifies in-house champions to become peer Instructors to deliver the Resilient Minds course to their department.

Co-instructed by a certified CMHA and Peer Trainer.

Note: Participation does require membership in a recognized fire service and sponsorship from that department's training division or leadership.

Participant Courses

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Resilient Minds Course.

8-hour course | Maximum 20 participants

$225.00/pp. (grants are available to heavily subsidize this cost).

Can be delivered online or in person.

this course is delivered by a lived experience Peer Instructor or Instructor Trainer provided through CMHA.

Reported Impact on our participants;

Participants who have completed the program reported:

  • 100% gained applicable and new knowledge on psychological trauma and psychological disorder.

  • 100% learned to better manage stress and increase personal resilience.

  • 97% felt better equipped to respond and support a colleague showing signs of psychological distress or illness.

  • 96% were more prepared to respond to a member of the public who may be struggling with psychological health issues.

  • 70% used the skills they learned in Resilient Minds in their work and personal life after the course.

  * The evaluation of the Resilient Minds program has been managed by independent research teams.

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