- Jul 16, 2021
OPP Association Statement Supporting Mental Health
The following correspondence has been sent to all members of the OPP Association on July 16, 2021 in support of the Police Association of Ontario Media Release “PAO Greatly Concerned with OACP Resolutions Surrounding WSIB & Mental Health Support”.
The OPP Association is deeply disappointed in the position taken by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police calling for sweeping changes to legislation and policies governing Workers Compensation in the policing sector. The proposed changes were announced in a press release by the OACP on July 16, 2021.
These proposed changes reinforce stereotypes about our members, both sworn police officers and civilians who are experiencing mental health challenges related to the jobs they do admirably serving the citizens of Ontario. The proposed changes undo years of work by the policing and first responder communities encouraging our members to seek assistance for their mental health.
We encourage members to read the press release from the Police Association of Ontario on July 16, 2021 in response to the OACP media release.
The OPP Association stands shoulder to shoulder with the Police Association of Ontario’s position and will take all necessary action to ensure that the health and well being of our members and their families is protected moving forward.
Rob Stinson, President and CEO
and the Board of Directors
Ontario Provincial Police Association
Media inquires can be directed to Scott Mills