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November 28, 2021

CIPSRT Announces Winners of the Inaugural Champions of Mental Health Award

Keywords: Champions of Mental Health

On November 29, 2021, the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT) unveiled the 20 winners of the inaugural CIPSRT Champions of Mental Health Award. With a winners representing multiple sectors of Public Safety Personnel (PSP) from across the country, the Champions award recognizes PSP that are passionate and committed when it comes to supporting the mental health and well-being in their organizations.  They truly “walk the talk.”

When the nomination period closed on September 10, 2021, PSP leaders and colleagues from around the country had nominated over 200 people for the award.  The CIPSRT operations team then set to work on reviewing each nomination and ranking them based on:

  • Impact the mental health on their organization and community
  • Number of people positively affected by their mental health efforts
  • Willingness to speak about their mental health journey
  • Creation of innovative mental health resource and initiatives
  • Creation of new training resources
  • Commitment to decreasing mental health stigma

“Everyone on the team was amazed by the number of nominations we received, “said Dr. Nick Jones, Executive Director of CIPSRT. “With so many inspiring nominations it was hard to choose the winners. CIPSRT is excited to share these stories with the PSP community and we are already looking forward to making this an annual event.”

The 20 inaugural winners are:


To learn more about our incredible winners, visit: CIPSRT Champions of Mental Health winners and explore our winner’s profiles.

Each Champion has made a substantial positive impact in their organization and has inspired everyone at CIPSRT. We hope their stories will inspire others to become Champions of Mental Health.

For more information, please get in touch with our Knowledge Manager Emilie Kossick,


CIPSRT (Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment), located at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan,  serves as the Knowledge Exchange Hub to help current public safety personnel, their leaders and their families to maintain and improve their mental health and well-being.

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