Wounded Warriors Canada donates $375,000 to couples-based PTSD program
Wounded Warriors Canada has donated $375,000 donation to COPE (Couples Overcoming PTSD Everyday), a program for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder designed to support ill and injured currently serving and retired Canadian Armed Forces members, First Responders and their families.
“We are proud and moved to be making our single largest annual program investment to support this one of a kind, life changing and family saving program”, said Phil Ralph, national program director for Wounded Warriors Canada.
COPE was co-founded by Lt.-Col. (retired) Chris Linford, his wife Kathryn Linford and Dr. Tim Black. Chris served 33 years in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and says he has battled PTSD since 1994, after his deployment to Rwanda.
COPE includes the spouse or partner as a significant element of the learning and experience in understanding and addressing the effects of PTSD.
“With this historic donation from our national founding partner at Wounded Warriors Canada, we are able to continue to broaden the delivery plan that will see many more veterans and first responders — joined by their spouses and partners — participate in the program,” said the Linfords.