What we do
The Saskatchewan CISM Network provides consultation, education, resources and support to Provincial First Responders and Public Safety Personnel, and to establish a model for the development, support, and guidance for a standardized province-wide approach to best practices for critical incident response.
CISM Teams are peer-led, peer-driven support networks of Public Safety/First Responders whose volunteers are trained in best practices to deliver crisis intervention support per the Saskatchewan CISM Network, Alberta Critical Incident Advisory Council (ACIAC), and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).
The provision of Peer Support and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) within the province of Saskatchewan may include members of other jurisdictions where equitable mutual aid and cooperative aid agreements are in place. Our expressed purpose is to provide a network of Critical Incident Stress Management - Peer Support Teams, service providers, trainers and resources utilizing the International Critical Stress Foundation (ICISF) CISM Model to enhance crisis response within the Province of Saskatchewan to those we serve.
Pillars of Strength
To promote health and wellbeing among all branches of volunteer and paid service public safety personnel by providing critical incident stress management, crisis intervention, education, training, and other related support services to those who have experienced an occupational stress injury.
To advance education by holding ICISF Conferences, workshops and training for CISM teams from all branches of public safety, and providing educational resources related to operational stress injuries, post-traumatic stress, PTSD, cumulative stress and other related topics to enhance resiliency and support those who reach out for support.
To work with organizations that will provide resources in education and training that adheres to the best practices for CISM and crisis intervention support services. By building relationships with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, the Canadian Institute of Public Safety Research and Treatment, the Alberta Critical Incident Advisory Council we will strive to bring the very best in CISM support to all branches of public safety in Saskatchewan.
To undertake activities ancillary and incidental to the attainment of the above charitable purposes.