who we are
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Canada is a voluntary organization. The purpose of the Project is to help military veterans who have been wounded, injured or disabled. Some of the veterans are also suffering from mental health issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
WHAT WE DO
Our organization assists healing and recovery by offering fly fishing and fly tying activities.
The program helps veterans in areas where there are existing clubs, organizations and individuals who can provide what is needed.
Emphasis is placed on providing these activities to existing and retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces. However, we also welcome participants from other organizations such as the Police services, First Responder personnel and brain trauma victims. These individuals or groups are referred to us via appropriate professional parties (Doctors, Counselors).
about OUR PROJECT
The Project’s program provides basic fly fishing, fly casting and fly tying sessions. These activities therefore accommodate a range of knowledge and skills. We are happy to help beginners as well as those with prior fly fishing and tying experience who are adapting their skills to their new abilities.
In addition, the Project’s training sessions are designed to ensure all participants feel comfortable joining in the fly fishing outings. Most of these fishing trips are conducted within a half-day’s travel of a hospital. We also actively seek opportunities to visit quality fishing sites across the country.
The Volunteers and Coordinators include military veterans, fishing guides and experienced fly fishers. All donate their time and knowledge to support the Project participants.
All activities, fly fishing, tying equipment and materials are provided to the participants at no cost. Equipment that accommodates special needs is provided if possible.
All activities are, furthermore, currently only funded and provided by our volunteers and supporters.
Finally, anyone interested in joining us can access our contact information here.