Canadian Mental Health Association, Vernon and District, is excited to participate in a historic opportunity for community members to engage in the review of the policing and public safety culture in BC.
The Policing and Public Safety Modernization initiative was created in response to the Transforming Policing and Community Safety in British Columbia Report, which stated 11 recommendations, one of which was that the community should inform policing services.
Our goal is to gather community members’ valued opinions, lived experiences, and feedback to help develop policy and inform new policing legislation for the province, particularly when it comes to mental health. Additionally, this important information will help CMHA influence the structure of our programs and the services we provide. 

How you can get involved:
1. Participate in the survey.
Links to the Survey. Open until Feb 2nd, 11:45 pm.
Online Version
Downloadable Version

2. Attend the group discussions (Round Table).
CMHA will host a Round Table session where participants can answer various questions regarding the Policing and Public Safety Modernization initiative and contribute their expertise and opinions.

Date for the Round Table. (Group discussions.)
January 29th, 6 pm to 8:30.

Location: 3100 – 28th Ave. Vernon, BC. 

Registration Form
Click Here to access the registration form
Participating in this session contributes to a more holistic and inclusive community dialogue on policing and public safety. Your engagement helps ensure that the voices and experiences of community members are heard and considered in shaping future policies and initiatives.
Physical copies of the registration form will be available at the head office or request a package to be sent you with the registration form and return postage. Submit your registration for request to [email protected]

CMHA Vernon’s main office is wheelchair accessible and has priority parking.
Please email [email protected] if you require specific accommodations to make your attendance possible.

If you would like to arrange a time to speak directly with staff, we can listen to your experience in person or over the phone to help you fill out the survey. Your survey will remain anonymous; you do not need to give us your name, and if you do, your identity will be kept confidential. Email [email protected] to access these options. 

Transforming Policing and Community Safety in British Columbia Report
Click here to read the report

As part of the engagement process, CMHA Vernon is partnered with the Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General and DPM Consulting.

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