The MCIT is a collaborative partnership between participating hospitals and the Toronto Police Service (TPS). The program partners a mental health nurse and a specially trained police officer to respond to 911 emergency and police dispatch calls involving individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. When MCIT attends a call, they will, assess the person in crisis; and, connect the person to an appropriate follow−up service.


The MCIT mandate is to

  • Enhance the quality of service delivered to persons experiencing a mental health crisis;
  • Provide a secondary response to incoming calls for service, follow−up, and referrals involving emotionally disturbed persons in their own environment;
  • Remove the individual from serious harm to themselves or others;
  • Make an immediate on site clinical assessment of the person in crisis; and
  • Arrange appropriate mental health treatment through referral to an appropriate agency or Apprehension under the Mental Health Act.


The program operates in 16 divisions across Toronto consisting of 25 police officers and 35 full-time, part-time & casual mental health nurses. To date, the Toronto Police Service is currently partnered with the following healthcare networks and hospitals

  • Humber River Hospital (Humber River Health)
  • Michael Garron Hospital (Toronto East Heath Network)
  • North York General Hospital
  • Scarborough Health Network
  • St. Joseph’s Health Centre (Unity Health Toronto)
  • St. Michael’s Hospital (Unity Heath Toronto)

The Mobile Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator works out of the Community Engagement & Partnerships Unit.

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To report a person in crisis please call 9-1-1. All non-emergency calls should be directed to 416-808-2222.

Sergeant Niki Spyropoulos MCIT Coordinator

416-808-0118

Contact Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit

416-808-0100
40 College St., Toronto ON M5G 2J3
Location of the contact address on the map

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