Calgary, AB - The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is pleased to congratulate the Calgary Police Service on joining the Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) partnership. This collaboration between the Department of National Defence, Alberta Health Services, the MHCC, and the Calgary Police Service marks the first time that a police service in Canada will use the program.

“This project is an excellent example of a very worthwhile and productive collaboration involving a number of levels of government, federal, provincial and municipal, through DND, AHS, CPS and the Commission,” said Ed Mantler, MHCC’s Vice President of Programs and Priorities. He added, “Police services and other law enforcement agencies across Canada are benefiting tremendously thanks to this partnership.”

Designed by Lt. Colonel Suzanne Bailey for the Department of National Defence, R2MR has been modified for the Calgary Police Service to provide mental health and resilience training to their members.

For more information about R2MR, please visit the following links:

Department of National Defence:

Mental Health Commission of Canada:



Guided by Changing Directions, Changing Lives: The Mental Health Strategy for Canada, the Mental Health Commission of Canada is a catalyst for improving the mental health system and changing the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians around mental health – at homework, and school, as well as with the media and healthcare providers – from coast to coast to coast. Through its unique mandate from Health Canada, the Commission is Canada’s coordinating agent, bringing together the best and most influential minds in the mental health community. The MHCC is collaborating with hundreds of partners towards a mental health system that is inclusive, adaptable, and supports Canadians living with mental health problems and mental illnesses in their recovery journey. Together we accelerate the change needed to transform the nation’s mental health system and the wellbeing of all.

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Mental Health Commission of Canada
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