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Recorded on this year’s Bell Let’s Talk Day, Sarah Routhier from the Sylvain Routhier Memorial Foundation presented a webinar titled “Don’t Forget Your Roots” for OPP Beyond the Blue. In this presentation, Sarah tells her story of losing her husband, OPP Sergeant Sylvain Routhier, to suicide. The content of this episode may be triggering for some. Listener discretion is advised.

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The Encompas Mental Health Wellness Program is available to eligible active and retired OPPA Members:
Telephone – 1-866-794-9117 (Available 24/7)
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For additional information on the Sylvain Routhier Memorial Foundation, please visit

“Don’t Forget Your Roots” is available on Amazon or Indigo.

The OPP’s Healthy Workplace Team can be reached at 1-844-677-9409. This number is answered 24/7 by a care navigator or mental health clinician. Callers can request information, connection to a peer supporter, or support. Please note that this is not a crisis line. The Healthy Workplace Team can also be reached by email at (not monitored 24/7).

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