Project information below explains our program, who we are and how our activities help veterans heal.
WHO WE ARE
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Canada is a voluntary organization. The Project helps military veterans who are wounded, injured or disabled. Some veterans also suffer from mental health issues like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
WHAT WE DO
Our Project assists veterans with healing and recovery. We provide them with fly fishing and fly tying activities.
The program helps veterans in areas where existing clubs, organizations and individuals can give them what they need.
Priority is given to current and retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces. However, we also welcome veterans from the Police, First Responder personnel and brain trauma victims. These individuals or groups are sent to us when they are referred from the relevant veteran services.
The Project’s program provides basic fly fishing, fly casting and fly tying sessions. Activities cover a range of knowledge and skills. We are happy to help beginners and those who already have fly fishing and tying experience.
In addition, the Project’s training sessions are designed to make everyone 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.
Our activities and fishing equipment and materials are provided free. Special needs equipment is provided if needed.
Almost all activities are currently funded and provided by our volunteers and supporters.
Finally, anyone interested in becoming involved can contact us.