Who We Are

The York Region Critical Incident Stress Management Team consists of dedicated emergency service workers and Mental Health Professionals, who volunteer their time to assist peers who encounter a traumatic event. One of only a few  multi-disciplinary teams in Canada, the York Region CISM Team has peer members from all areas of emergency service work.

Click here for a message from our team to first responders regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a registered charity we are always happy to receive donations.  Visit our donations page to learn a bit more about our team and how you could help.

This service is provided to:

Fire Fighters, EMS Paramedics, Police Officers, Communications and support staff for Fire, EMS and Police as well as Hospital Emergency Room staff.  Services are also provided to spouses of emergency services workers.

Emergency Service workers in York Region, are a very resilient group; a result of high quality training, mental preparation, and experience in the field. Despite having this higher threshold of tolerance, these front-line responders are much more likely to encounter a serious traumatic event or critical incident that could challenge their ability to cope and maintain healthy personal and professional lives.

Using a comprehensive and multi-component approach, the York CISM Team strives to promote resistance, resilience, and recovery for the people we serve.