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Professional Letters of Support

The following are some of the letters of support that have been submitted to various politicians about the need for WSBC to enact a presumptive clause for first responders here in BC. All are in PDF format.


  • Mr. Doherty, MLA and MP,  regarding the Federal Bill. After emails and conversations with Mr. Doherty,  he took us seriously and took this to the Federal Level with a Private Member's Bill. It was one of the obstacles BC's Minister of Labor stated on the record. Federal Bill


  • Lieutenant General the Honourable Romeo Dallaire (Ret’d) LGen the Honourable Romeo Dallaire (Ret’d), who himself has openly discussed his struggles with PTSD, wrote to Shirley -Bond, Minister of Jobs, Training and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour. LGen Dallaire wrote about the necessity of a presumptive clause, and in support of all the organizations, including ours, that are petitioning the Ministry for changes to the current WSBC legislation.  Lieutenant-General-the-Honourable-Romeo-Dallaire-Retd.pdf 
  • Cdn. Center for Police and Emergency Services Resilience Cdn.-Center-for-Police-and-Emergency-Services-Resilience.pdf
  • Dr. Jeff Morley is a Registered Psychologist who is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress. This Board Certification is from the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. Like Stephanie Conn, Dr. Morley comes from a policing background. He recently retired from the RCMP, and now works full time as a trauma psychologist treating first responders. Dr. Morley wrote to Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Training and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, in support of a change in WSBC policy with regards to how it treats first responders with mental health injuries. Dr. Jeff Morley.pdf 
  • Reg. Clinical Counsellor Stephanie Conn. Registered Clinical Counsellor Stephanie Conn wrote her support letter to MLA Harry Bains, Opposition Critic for Jobs, Labour; Employment and Worksafe BC. Conn writes her letter from a background as not only a professional therapist who specializes in providing support and training to first responders, but also from her 12 years experience as a police officer and public safety dispatcher. Conn’s letter explains in detail not only PTSD, but also STSD (secondary traumatic stress disorder), as well as how exposure to routine stress may contribute towards PTSD. Conn’s entire letter is full of references to research studies to back up her statements. Reg.-Clinical-Counsellor-Stephanie-Conn.pdf
  • City of Esquimalt - The Mayor of Esquimalt, Barbara Desjardins, has written to Premier Christy Clark, and submitted a Resolution to the UBCM, in support of You Are Not Alone PTSD BC’s Presumptive Clause campaign, and cc: Minister Shirley Bond, Shane Simpson, MLA, and WSBCCity-of-Esquimalt.pdf
  • City of Langford - The Mayor of Langford, Stewart Young, has written to Premier Christy Clark, in support of Your Are Not Alone PTSD BC’s Presumptive Clause campaign. pc: Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Training and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour. City-of-Langford.pdf
  • City of Victoria - The Mayor of Victoria, Lisa Helps, has written to Minister Shirley Bond, the Minister of Jobs, Training and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, in support of our Presumptive Clause campaign. pc: Premier Christy Clark. City-of-Victoria.pdf
  • District of Central Saanich Council - The Mayor of Central Saanich, Ryan Windsor, wrote to Premier Christy Clark in support of our group’s Presumptive Clause campaign. cc: Maurine Karagianis, MLA for Esquimalt-Royal Roads. District-of-Central-Saanich-Council.pdf