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Championing Mental Health

Office of the Chief


Lanie Schachter-Snipper, the head of Mental Health & Wellbeing at Toronto Police Service, is the recipient of this year’s Canada Beyond the Blue Champions of Change Leadership Award. Chief Myron Demkiw made the presentation at this year’s gala for the charitable organization that strengthens and supports police service members, both...

Peaking Awareness for Mental Health

51 Division
For Toronto Police Detective Tom Comeau, there are similarities in facing mental health challenges and ascending a mountain. “Trekking and climbing at extreme altitude while being away from your family is akin to the difficulties law enforcement personnel can suffer when dealing with their own mountain of stress,” he said....

Let's Talk About Mental Health

Office of the Chief


Chief Myron Demkiw reiterated the commitment to meaningful action and creating positive change to enhance the wellbeing of employees and community members as part of Bell Let’s Talk Day. “Today, we will once again focus on addressing the mental health needs in our Service and communities,” he said, at a...

Expansion of Alternate Response

Communications Services
The 9-1-1 Crisis Call Diversion Pilot Program collaboration involving Toronto Police Service (TPS) and the Gerstein Crisis Centre (GCC) has been expanded to operate across all Divisions for an additional year, 24 hours, seven days a week, as of October 24, 2022. Since October 4, 2021, a GCC crisis worker...

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