Established in 1999, The Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation is a charitable organization supporting first responders in the development of peer support programs and mental health initiatives.
In 2011, the CCISF underwent a re-vitalization, that included a vision of supporting our families impacted by these careers.
Recognizing the need to not only support our active-duty emergency personnel, but to also support and never forget the families and children of those members that have made the ultimate sacrifice.
In 2014 our vision was realized through the development of Camp F.A.C.E.S. (Family and Children of Emergency Services), with a focus on providing supports for this underserved population.
In 2015 the CCISF launched the first support camp for families of fallen members. Since then, Camp F.A.C.E.S. has been supporting surviving families of fallen, providing education, oversight, and connection, as they navigate this difficult and challenging journey.
Hosting the largest network of surviving families in Canada, we ensure that these families grow with guidance, connection, and resources, that can assist them in their daily lives.
We believe in the positive and lasting impact camp can have on the lives of these families and the significant difference connections can make on the road to healing. Through fun, friendship and support we can help wounded hearts heal.