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Ontario expanding mental health supports for OPP

The Ontario government is investing $12.5 million over three years to strengthen the mental health services available to Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and their families. The funding will support the hiring of 20 additional mental-health support staff and enhance the OPP's Healthy Workplace initiative to address issues of mental health and occupational stress injuries. This investment is part of the 2021 Budget.

Alberta testing app for opioid users

The province is testing a new app that could help first responders respond to life-threatening opioid overdoses and save more lives. The Digital Overdose Response System (DORS) smartphone app is designed to improve emergency response to overdoses. The new app announcement comes after published substance-use surveillance data showed 1,128 people died in Alberta from opioid overdoses in 2020.

Protests across Quebec after eight women killed in eight weeks

Protesters marched through Montreal’s Plateau borough Friday afternoon to denounce what many described as a “pandemic” of violence against women, after a slate of recent killings. Eight women have been killed by current or former intimate partners in Quebec over the past eight weeks.
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Texting for help

Texting for help

Texting has been found to increase public engagement and allows transit passengers to contact authorities to report disturbances without forgoing their own safety. A case study into the effectiveness of reporting crime via text. By Sherri St. Cyr » Read now

Ontario introduces new human trafficking legislation

Ontario recently introduced sweeping legislative changes to fight human trafficking by giving law enforcement officers quicker access to information and impose requirements on businesses that come into contact with suspected victims. » Read now

Call for Canadian women who joined ISIS should be repatriated, investigated and rehabilitated

In March 2019, U.S.-backed fighters rounded up thousands of people who had been living under ISIS control in Baghouz, Syria. According to Human Rights Watch, 47 of these detainees were Canadian. » Read now

Security • Police • Fire Career Expo a success

The annual Security • Police • Fire Career Expo took place virtually on March 3. It hosted expert speakers and industry experts from across Canada through live and on-demand sessions. It also included a virtual exhibit hall area featuring booth sponsors. For those who missed the event, sessions became available on-demand immediately afterward. » Read now

Bi-weekly Laurier Webinar Series: Online public safety programs

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: April 13, 2021 – June 22, 2021
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Blue Line Expo International

Location: Virtual
Date: April 22, 2021
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TACCOM 2021 Show

Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Date: April 23-25, 2021
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Fourth International VPD Police Judo Clinic

Location: Online
Date: April 27, 2021
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HK Memorial Hockey Tournament 2021

Location: Brampton, Ontario
Date: April 29-30, 2021
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