Certified Trauma Responder
Kent Laidlaw is a retired police officer having served 31 years with the Halton Regional Police Service. His last posting was as the District Commander for the City of Burlington, Ontario. After retiring, Kent served as Senior Advisor – Policing and as a consultant for the Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services for 8 years and worked in Bosnia with women who were atrocity survivors. Kent currently operates his own company, Canuckcare Wellness Group, which offers a wide range of services to the corporate sector, emergency service responders and not-for-profit organizations.
He offers workshops and training to victim service providers and others in the caregiving professions and specialized research and consulting services for the legal profession. Kent specializes in the areas of death notification, trauma education, debriefings and wellness issues, Peer Support Team building and has provided training throughout the United States, England, Austria, Albania and Canada.
Kent and Dr. Laidlaw are currently assisting several first responder services in the development of their internal peer support program, including peer selection, assessment and training.