The Tema Conter Memorial Trust
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The Tema Conter Memorial Trust
"The Tema Conter Memorial Trust was established to end the silence and ease the suffering. The charity was founded by Mr. Vince Savoia, an attending paramedic at the murder scene of Ms. Tema Conter in 1988.
Upon coping with post-traumatic stress as a result of this horrible episode, Mr. Savoia created the Tema Conter Memorial Trust.
The trust’s purpose is two-fold: to honour the memory of Ms. Tema Conter and call attention to the acute trauma encountered by emergency services workers. These courageous and compassionate individuals are haunted by the scenes they encounter on a regular basis, and they need our help.
Because heroes are human."
"The Tema Conter Memorial Trust is at the forefront of research and advocacy in post-traumatic stress disorder in emergency services workers. The organization's work should be an inspiration for other professions whose employees are affected by on-the-job stress.” Mr. Jon Willing, The Ottawa Sun
Fraternity of Care From The Tema Conter Memorial Trust
"The Tema Conter Memorial Trust was founded to raise awareness about the important issue of post-traumatic stress among emergency service professionals. In addition to public education and research, they are very concerned about reaching out to those who are directly affected by post- traumatic stress: frontline workers and their families.
Unfortunately, tragic situations do occur that may result in the death of emergency service professionals. At these times, the Tema Conter Memorial Trust offers support to their remaining families by accepting donations on their behalf. This money may help the family as they deal with life beyond their loss while giving others an opportunity to show their respect for the profession as well as their concern for the families of fallen heroes.
Donating money through the Tema Conter Memorial Trust to a family of an emergency service professional anywhere in Canada, be it fire, police or paramedic, is simple, secure and meaningful."
The Tema Conter Memorial Trust Scholarship Award
The Tema Conter Memorial Trust Scholarship Award is presented to the emergency services student who best discusses, in an essay or journal, the psychological stressors of Critical Incident Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and their effects on the personal and professional lives of emergency services personnel.
Recognizing that early education is very important, each year the charity grants The Tema Conter Memorial Trust Scholarship Award, an annual scholarship available to all emergency services students (including EMS, Fire, Police, and Emergency Communications students). The $2,500.00 scholarship is awarded to the student who best discusses, in an essay or journal, the psychological stressors of Critical Incident Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and their effects on the personal and professional lives of emergency service personnel.
More info: http://www.tema.ca/scholarships.php