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ABOUT US

Who We Are

Women Warriors’ Healing Garden (WWHG) was founded in 2015 as a federally-registered Canadian not-for-profit corporation (#999247-2). We are headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario.

Our Vision

WWHG understands that members of minority groups often feel marginalized, or even unsafe, in traditional programs designed for veterans. 

WWHG's vision is to provide caring and professional community-based support for those who have selflessly served our country, but who do not fit the societal stereotype of a military veteran, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous people and those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide research-informed peer support and mental health programming to Canadian veterans, who are also visible or invisible minorities, and who are living with anxiety, PTSD or other effects of trauma.

We offer a variety of therapeutic programs in clearly defined "safe spaces," including peer support, peer support training, community gardening and animal assisted therapy. 

All programs are facilitated by volunteers and supported by funding from community and government partners. They are available at no cost to eligible Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) service members and CAF, and allied, veterans.

Meet Our Team

Certifications

  • Our therapists/facilitators are licensed psychotherapists or registered social workers
  • Our student therapists/facilitators are being mentored during official practicum
  • Our peer support leaders are certified peer support workers
  • Peer support workers work under the direction of peer support leaders and therapist/facilitators
  • All Certification can be viewed upon request

QUESTIONS?

Reach out to discuss your needs.