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2022 marks the 20th anniversary of civilian members joining the OPP Association. Their work is critical in keeping Ontario safe and on this episode we speak with Communications Operator Lee Matthieu, who recently retired from the OPP for a 2nd time. Topics include the transition from OPSEU to the OPPA from Lee’s perspective, staffing issues in the Provincial Communications Centres, the mental health of Communications Operators, and Lee’s upcoming keynote at the Invisible Wounds Conference.

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To listen to the song “Hands of Time” by Lee Matthieu, please click here.

The Simcoe County Suicide Awareness Council YouTube channel can accessed by clicking here. For more information on this organization, please click here.

The Encompas Mental Health Wellness Program is available to eligible active and retired OPPA Members:

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