Champions of
Innovative Mental Health

About Us

We are a national centre of excellence for timely, person-centered mental health care. Our focus on caring for members of the community in addition to Public Safety Personnel, Military (active/veteran) and Crown Prosecutors make us a trusted name in operational stress injury and mental health support.

For over 21 years, we have been helping people develop the skills they need to thrive. With over 30 clinicians and growing, our team is passionate about delivering the best psychological treatment possible.

Our practice is known as the pre-eminent trauma treatment clinic across Canada. Wayfound has four locations: Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, and the Greater Toronto Area. We are caring and collaborative in the communities we serve. We remain steadfast in advocating for mental health care for all. We continuously see innovation in mental health delivery.

Before Operational
Stress Program

Be the BOS of Your Mental Health

Public safety personnel are exposed to operational stress every day. But the effects of operational stress don’t have to last a lifetime.

BOS is about empowering public safety employees to be in charge of the effects of operational stress, versus the effects of operational stress being in charge of them.

This program has been designed to serve and protect public safety personnel as they serve and protect us all.

BOS Team

Dr. Megan McElheran

CEO and Clinical Psychologist

My name is Dr. Megan McElheran and I am a clinical psychologist and CEO of Wayfound. For the past 16 years, I have had the privilege to work almost exclusively with uniformed service personnel and have witnessed the devastating psychological effects operational stress can have on those who serve and protect our communities.

I was motivated several years ago to develop the Before Operational Stress (BOS) program out of a desire to provide public safety personnel with an intervention that could support greater psychological protection relative to their occupational roles. I am steadfast in my commitment to finding proactive ways to support public safety personnel and will continue to disseminate and evaluate BOS to ensure its effectiveness and utility for the members it serves.

Dr. Milena Spasojevic

Senior Clinical Lead

My name is Dr. Milena Spasojevic and I am thrilled to introduce myself as the Senior Clinical Lead of BOS. I have had the privilege of being involved with BOS since co-facilitating the pilot group in August of 2018, and have since joined Dr. McElheran in training clinicians across Canada in its delivery. Developing and disseminating this cutting-edge and empirically-supported program has become my passion and it is an honour to serve in this role.

Dr. Andrew Carlquist

BOS Clinical Lead

My name is Dr. Andrew Carlquist and I am a clinical psychologist in Ontario. I moved to Canada to join the BOS team in November 2018 after completing my clinical training in the US Veteran Affairs system. I am passionate about working with uniformed service personnel and other front-line workers, as I believe it is vital to provide the absolute best support to folks who serve, support, heal, and defend our communities. The BOS program is a culmination of research, clinical experience, cultural competence, and feedback from the "front-lines" and I am honoured and excited for the opportunity to provide it to our members.