MEDIA ADVISORY
Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police join with the Mental Health Commission of Canada to host: The Conference on Mental Readiness - Strategies for Psychological Health and Safety in Police Organizations

Ottawa, ON – The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) are co-hosting a conference in Mississauga, Ontario on February 18th and 19th to discuss ways to improve the psychological health and safety of police personnel. Approximately 200 law enforcement leaders, mental health practitioners and members of the police with lived experience of mental health problems and illnesses will be in attendance. This conference emphasises the high priority that both CACP and the MHCC place on the mental health and safety of those who work in police services.

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the Mental Health Commission of Canada will provide opportunities to the media to gain background and conduct interviews as follows:

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 – 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
Opening Remarks:
Ms. Louise Bradley, President and CEO, MHCC
Chief Clive Weighill, President, CACP

Location:
Delta Meadowvale Hotel, 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON - Graydon Ballroom

* Chief Weighill and Ms. Bradley will be available for individual interviews following the opening remarks

Thursday, February 19, 2015 – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
Media Conference:
Ms. Louise Bradley, President and CEO, MHCC Commissioner
Vince Hawkes, OPP, Director, CACP

Location:
Delta Meadowvale Hotel, 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON –
North Studio 3 – Media may call-in to participate

Call-In Procedures:
Media may call in to participate during the Feb. 19 media conference:

  1. Dial 1-866-835-7775
  2. Enter the Conference Code when prompted: 7566761055 followed by #
  3. You will be on hold until moderator signs on and brings everyone together.
     

Additional Media Resources:

 

For further information, please contact:

Timothy M. Smith
Government Relations and Strategic Communications
Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
Mobile: (613)-601-0692
timsmith2000@rogers.com

Glenn Johnson
Senior Media Relations Specialist

Mental Health Commission of Canada
Mobile: 1-613-683-3940
gjohnson@mentalhealthcommission.ca
 

ABOUT THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE
The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police was established in 1905 and currently has greater than 1,000 members from all across Canada. Through its member police chiefs and other senior police executives, the CACP represents in excess of 90% of the police community in Canada. Our members include federal, First Nations, provincial, regional and municipal, transportation and military police leaders. The mission of the CACP is “The safety and security for all Canadians through innovative police leadership.”
www.cacp.ca

ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION OF CANADA
The Mental Health Commission of Canada is a catalyst for change. We are collaborating with hundreds of partners to change the attitudes of Canadians toward mental health problems and to improve services and support. Our goal is to help people who live with mental health problems and illnesses lead meaningful and productive lives. Together we create change. The Mental Health Commission of Canada is funded by Health Canada.
www.mentalhealthcommission.ca
 

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The views represented herein solely represent the views of the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Production of this document is made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada.