The Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team, partnering Peel Police officers with Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Dufferin Crisis Workers, answers 911 calls for those in a mental health crisis. This is invaluable for those needing mental health support in the community. The official program launch was February 21, 2020.
Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Dufferin News Release:
Peel Regional Police News Release:
Live stream videos of the launch:
Global News Radio 640AM:
After the soft launch in January, the story was covered in the Mississauga News and the Toronto Star…
Mississauga News Feb 4:
Toronto Star Feb 4:
Since the program began, 70% of mental health 911 calls have been diverted from hospitals by the Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team to community mental health programs.