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OPG staff support Canada's wounded veterans and first responders

 OPG staff support Canada's wounded veterans and first responders

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11/26/2018      

 

Security and Emergency Services (SES) staff at OPG’s nuclear stations are teaming up to show their support for Canada’s recovering veterans and first responders.

During the month of November, SES staff at the Darlington and Pickering Nuclear Generating Stations are wearing red epaulets, an ornamental shoulder piece found on the daily work uniforms of military, fire and police personnel, to support Wounded Warriors Canada’s Slip on Your Red Campaign. The not-for-profit organization supports Canada’s ill and injured Armed Forces members, veterans, first responders and their families.

Emergency & security staff at our Pickering and Darlington stations are wearing red epaulets to support Wounded Warriors Canada.
Emergency and security staff at OPG's Pickering and Darlington stations are wearing red epaulets to support Wounded Warriors Canada.

​With the help of donors, the veterans’ charity provides a variety of programs with a focus on mental health, including animal assisted therapy for post traumatic stress disorder, group therapy, and skills transition programs.

“We have many former and active military in our ranks, as well as former police and members who volunteer in outside fire departments, so this campaign is one that is close to our hearts,” said Ryan Goddard, Section Manager of Fire Protection Programs and Support at Pickering Nuclear.

About 115 SES staff at both Darlington and Pickering are wearing the red epaulets. David Cirne, a Shift Emergency Response Manager at Pickering Nuclear, is one of those proud to show his support for veterans.

He served in the Primary Reserve of the Canadian Armed Forces for 12 years, ending in 1996, and his brother served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 35 years.

“It’s awesome that we’re supporting Wounded Warriors Canada now as an organization,” said Cirne, who has been with OPG for 29 years. “This is our way of visually showing allegiance and support for our troops.”

To make your own donation, visit the Wounded Warriors Canada website.