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November 8, 2022

Virtual Town Hall : Over worked and under – appreciated: And then COVID-19 came… and stayed

Date & Time: November 10, 2022 11:00 am CST (12:00 pm EST)

In this talk Dr. Duxbury uses data on Canadian police officers collected in 2011, 2020 and 2021 to make the case that while many of the issues that are contributing to mental health challenges within policing services in Canada were in place long before COVID-19 struck (under-resourcing, multiple competing ever changing priorities, understaffing) some are quite new and highly problematic (officers do not feel supported by the public). Data are presented that show that the current situation is not sustainable over time and offers suggestions on possible ways forward.


Dr. Linda Duxbury is the Chancellor’s Professor, Management at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. In recent years a lot of her research has been done in the police sector both in Canada and international. This research focuses on employee well-being and the sustainability of policing in Canada.

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