New regional Ottawa First Responders Foundation to be led by Brenda Tirrell

On Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Village Square Park in Stittsville, the Board of the Ottawa First Responders Foundation will announce a new Regional Foundation. Stittsville’s Brenda Tirrell will be the President heading up this new charitable Foundation. It will be an essential catalyst in helping First Responder mental health through a variety of initiatives designed to augment existing programs. The announcement will be made at 10:00 am.

This Foundation has come to fruition after almost a decade of working with First Responders, connecting them to the community and raising funds through a well-known annual event, the 9runrun.

About the Ottawa First Responders Foundation

The Ottawa First Responders Foundation aims to augment the services and support provided to the Ottawa First Responder Family by collaborating to provide:

  • Peer Support
  • Informed Clinical Support
  • Education

This charity will serve and honour all of our Ottawa First Responders and their families with meaningful resources to create lasting positive impact. Funds raised or donated goes directly into programs to support the mental health initiatives, providing training, workshops and access to clinicians.

All donations to the foundation, launching on July 31st, can be made at

The mission of the 9runrun is to provide runners with a second-to-none fall running experience combined with an amazing opportunity to support Ottawa’s Police, Fire and Paramedic services. 2019 will be the 10th Year Anniversary of this amazing, annual event. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2019 in Stittsville. Participants can register or donate at:

Congratulations are in order to Brenda Tirrell for her integral part in bringing this important Regional Ottawa First Responders Foundation to realization.


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