Supporting the Mental and Physical Health of Public Safety Personnel
September 8-9 in Montreal, QC

The CAHS 2022 Forum, led by Co-chairs including Dr. R. Nicholas Carleton, Ph.D., R.D. Psych., FCAHS, RSC College Member, and the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment Scientific Director, at the University of Regina, Distinguished Professor, Dr. Joy MacDermid, Ph.D., FCAHS, FRSC at Western University, Dr. Alain Brunet, Ph.D., FCAHS and Director of the McGill Research Laboratory on Traumatic Stress, at McGill University.

Public Safety Personnel (PSP) face diverse psychological stressors, toxic physical exposures, and risk of physical injury and death, all in the routine performance of their duties. There is also evidence of other operational and organizational stressors having important negative impacts on PSP health.

PSP report symptoms consistent with mental disorders at four times the rates expected for the general population, as well as suicidal ideation, planning, or attempts at rates twice the general population. PSP also report substantial and diverse physical health challenges as a function of their service. PSP also report high levels of direct and indirect health consequences, including high rates of addiction, marital breakdown, presenteeism, and job loss. The health consequences for PSP impact individuals, their leaders, their agencies, their families, and their communities. In 2020, a pandemic was layered on top of the many risks and challenges PSP face regularly. The pandemic has exacerbated the already significant health challenges facing PSP.

The CAHS 2022 Forum will focus on PSP-specific health research and knowledge translation challenges, offering potentially impactful engagement opportunities. The CAHS 2022 forum will conclude by showcasing the important relationships between PSP and our frontline healthcare workers, who also need our support. Together we hope to find solutions to protect all those who serve.

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Forum Registration

All sessions, breakfast, lunch and breaks on September 8th

All sessions, breakfast and morning break on September 9th.

CAHS Fellow

Regular rate $425.00 as of June 1st, 2022


Regular rate $525.00 as of June 1st, 2022

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All Forum sessions will take place at the Omni Mont-Royal Hotel in Montréal.

Book your accommodations at the Omni Mont Royal Hotel to take advantage of our special discounted accommodation rates starting at $235.00 per night.  Rates are subject to applicable taxes and fees.

Omni Mont Royal Hotel
1050 Sherbrooke West

Montréal, Québec H3A 2R6

Telephone: 514-284-1110

Click here to book your room today to take advantage of this special room rate.  The room block closes on Tuesday, August 9th, 2022


We have exciting sponsorship opportunities available for our Forum.  Click here to view the opportunities.  Your support of the 2022 Forum helps us in our efforts to provide objective, evidence-based health research to decision makers across the country and to contribute to upholding Canada as a public health role model around the world.

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