About our Instructors

About Steve

Steve Horner recently retired after serving with York Regional Police for 32 years.  He has been with the York Region CISM Team since 1997 and currently serves as the past Team Lead and Chair of the Education Committee.  He has been an ICISF Approved Instructor for 11 years.   Steve teaches Basic and Advanced Assisting Individuals in Crisis,  Basic and Advanced Group Crisis Intervention and the combined 3-day (GRIN) course. Most recently Steve became qualified to teach the new ICISF course Psychological Body Armor. Steve holds a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and a Certification In Critical Incident Stress Management from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Steve is a Master Trainer of the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training course through Living Works.  

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About Dave

David Boucher, a professional firefighter  with the Central York Fire Service for 16 years and current Acting Captain, has spent years developing his skills not only as a CISM instructor, but as a leader. Starting his career with the Canadian Forces in the combat arms, his drive and skills led him to the Special Forces, sending him on numerous overseas tours.

Following this, David pursued a career in firefighting, first working with the Canadian Forces and then with Central York Fire Services. He quickly brought his special set of skills and leadership abilities to good use there, becoming a Shift training instructor for both rope rescue and ice water rescue, as well as a peer fitness trainer. 

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