Peer Support


peer support logoWelcome to Peer Support!

The new Ottawa Police Service Peer Support Program is ready to recruit people who believe they have the ability to support their peers as a Peer Supporter. 

This is an internal Ottawa Police Program and not open to the general public.


First Responder Suicide Preventionposter for Prevention Through Connection

Peer Support groups from all three Ottawa emergency services are teaming up to offer an evening for first responders to talk about suicide prevention for first responders.

This is a free event for emergency service family members and employees/retirees/veterans which features a first responder panel of people who are willing to share their experience with their own mental health crisis.

Guest speaker is Dr. Simon Hatcher, MD Dept. of Psychiatry, uOttawa.


May 7, 2018
5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive

RSVP is requested:

Light refreshments will be available.


What is Peer Support?

It’s connecting with another person who has lived experience of their own and can relate to what you are going through—this could be a divorce, a sick child, a difficult call, the list goes on.

Social support is the proven foundation for success for people to find their path to health and wellness. However, Peer Support is not a replacement for professional medical or clinical care.

If you think you are a naturally good listener or you have a solid shoulder for people to lean or cry on, we need your help.

This program is a way to get a trained pool of people who others can reach out to in times of challenges or difficulties.

How do I get involved?

It was made abundantly clear that the critical component for success of the program will be the people selected to become Peer Supporters.

We are currently completing the first round of intake of Peer Supporters who expressed their interest by April 17, 2018.


Email Sgt. Brent MacIntyre, Peer Support Coordinator.