The Paul Horne Memorial Fellowship in Post-Traumatic Stress Injury and Recovery honours the legacy of Detective Inspector Paul Horne, a decorated military veteran and police officer who lived with post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI) as the result of on-the-job trauma. Tragically, Paul took his own life on August 11, 2018.

To honour Paul’s memory, the Horne family partnered with HRI to advance research and discoveries that will help other first responders and healthcare professionals living with PTSI. Together, they established a fund to address the urgent need for clinician scientists dedicated to this important work in Canada.

Your donation to the Paul Horne Memorial Fellowship supports future post-doctoral fellows conducting research in PTSI and recovery with first responders and healthcare providers. Fellows will work alongside Dr. Margaret McKinnon, HRI Research Chair in Mental Health and Trauma, to conduct groundbreaking research that will make a difference in the lives of people experiencing trauma-related illnesses.

The Horne family is grateful to all supporters who have invested in this important initiative. Gratitude is also extended to Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie, who has shared his support for this effort to improve mental health among first responders and healthcare professionals. Together, we can help to save the lives of those who serve us and keep us safe every day.

Is your group or organization interested in supporting first responders and healthcare workers through the Paul Horne Memorial Fellowship? Please contact us if you would like to coordinate a presentation and learn more.