Peer Support Groups

OSI-CAN provides Community-based Peer Support Groups for our target demographic, Military/Veteran members and Public Safety Personnel (Police, Fire Fighters, Paramedics, Corrections, Healthcare). Our groups address the challenges of OSI/PTSI through the neutrality of safe spaces and free, confidential, lived experience support. No diagnosis is required, just the courage to attend and find helpful information and resources.

NOTICE:

Due to AHS Covid restrictions, peer support group meetings are currently held via Zoom. Please contact a support group leader near you to request or receive an invite if you wish to attend. If there is no group near you, you may choose any available group from the list below.

 

For further information, please contact one of our Provincial Coordinators at:

osicanask.ab@gmail.com or call directly at (587) 635-2877.

OSI-CAN ASK Peer Group Contacts


Provincial Coordinators
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Mike Skinner, ACP

Provincial Co-ordinator (Northern Alberta)
MSkinner@osi-can-ab.ca

(587) 635-2877

Jason Trenholm, CD

Provincial Co-ordinator (Southern Alberta)
JTrenholm@osi-can-ab.ca

(780) 499-5794

Program provincial email: osicanask.ab@gmail.com 
Facebook: OSI-CAN Alberta


 

OSI-CAN ASK Peer Groups 

Groups may require pre-registration to ensure availability and the confidentiality of participants. To register, simply contact the group lead nearest you.

Calgary 

3rd Thursday of each month @ 19:00hrs

Laura Szarka, Support Group Leader 

Email: osicanask.calgary@gmail.com

Drayton Valley 

1st Sunday of each month @15:00hrs.

Kelly Glendenning, Support Group Leader 

Email: osicanask.draytonvalley@gmail.com

Edmonton

Every Sunday at @16:00hrs.

Trudy Dover, Support Group Leader 

Email: osicanask.edmonton@gmail.com

Grande Prairie (Coming Soon)

Time and Day TBD

Clarence Wesloski, Support Group Leader

Email: info@thehereosproject.ca
 

Leduc

3rd Sunday of each month @16:00hrs.

David Vandenbrink, Support Group Leader

Email: osicanask.leduc@gmail.com

Olds

2nd Sunday of each month @15:00hrs.

Derek Maron, Support Group Leader 

Email: osicanask.olds@gmail.com

Stony Plain

4th Thursday of each month @19:00hrs.

Rick Wennerstrom, Support Group Leader 

Email: osicanask.stony@gmail.com

Wetaskiwin

3rd Monday of each month @18:00hrs.

Tyrone McDonald, Support Group Leader

Email: osicanask.wetaskiwin@gmail.com