Mental-health services for Indigenous paramedics in Quebec a ‘landmark partnership’ – CityNews

January 23, 2024

A national mental health service provider will be offering help to Indigenous paramedics on the Mohawk territory of Kanesatake, north of Montreal.

Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) says its partnership with the First Nations Paramedic Service (FNP) is its first in Quebec, and first with an Indigenous organization.

Scott Maxwell, the executive director of WWC, called it “historic.”

“The need that exists amongst first responders from a mental health, stress, injury perspective, is uniform, consistent across the country,” Maxwell said. “So in terms of what we do and how we do it, nothing changes. But in terms of the reach and making sure we’re serving the country and serving first responders in the province of Quebec, today is a milestone day for our organization.”

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