24 First responders have commited suicide due to PTSD since April 29th, 2014
This private members Bill, would give dignity and peace of mind to first responders in Ontario that have devoted their career to helping others in their time of need. It would permit them to focus on healing instead of creating more anxiety and stress. Your support is invaluable and greatly appreciated.
To The Legislative Assembly of Ontario:
WHEREAS, Emergency Response Workers (paramedics, police officers, and firefighters) confront traumatic events on a nearly daily basis to provide safety to the public, and
WHEREAS, many Emergency Response Workers suffer from post traumatic stress disorder as a result of their work, and
WHEREAS, Bill 2 “An Act to amend the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 with respect to post-traumatic stress disorder” sets out that if an Emergency Response Worker suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, the disorder is presumed to be an occupational disease that occurred due to their employment as an Emergency Response Worker, unless the contrary is shown,
WE the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to unanimously endorse and quickly pass Bill 2 “An Act to amend the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 with respect to post-traumatic stress disorder”.