York Region Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team is hosting a Masquerade Gala fundraiser to celebrate 20 years of service to emergency first responders. One of only a few in Canada, the York Region CISM Team is a multi-disciplinary organization with volunteer peer members from York Region Paramedic Services, Fire Services, Hospital Emergency Room Nurses, York Regional Police Officers and Communicators, volunteer Chaplains, and Mental Health Professionals.  Team members volunteer their time to assist emergency service workers and their families cope effectively following traumatic events to reduce potential effects of Operational Stress Injuries and Post-Traumatic Stress.

York Region CISM Team has and continues to support York Region’s emergency first responders and their families through one-on-one and group interventions following traumatic incidents including: line-of-duty deaths, adult and child homicides, infant and child deaths, injuries suffered by first responders, fatal motor vehicle collisions, suicides, incidents of domestic violence, and police involved shootings.

Our team has been called upon provincially, nationally and internationally.  Team members responded to the Swiss Air disaster off the coast of Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia, to the World Trade Centre attack in New York City and to hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the United States.  We are currently on standby with the Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation for deployment to Fort McMurray, Alberta should the request for assistance be made.

Our goal is to continue helping all our emergency first responders and their families build resiliency and coping skills in order to be healthy and effective in their mission to serve the citizens and businesses of York Region.

We are looking to you our community and business leaders to help us reach this goal through your financial support.  This can take many forms.  We would love to have you or some of your staff who deserve a reward for great work as guests at our event.

Tickets to our event would be a great prize for your company summer party or golf tournament.

You can download more detailed information here and e-mail it to us: York CISM Masquerade Gala Sponsorship and Donation Form

If you have specific inquiries regarding our event and sponsorship opportunities please contact: sponsorcism@gmail.com

Thank you for your support of our team and your emergency first responders.