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Survey: Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act Consultation

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The Crisis Centre is committed to addressing the challenges presented by legal, funding, and policy frameworks of our emergency response, policing, and health and mental health systems.

On Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Crisis Centre Executive Director, Stacy Ashton,  presented to the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act in British Columbia as part of the Committee’s consultation process.

The Committee has moved to the next phase of their consultation process and is seeking input from individuals about their experiences and perspectives with respect to policing and public safety in BC.  

British Columbians can share their input by completing a survey which will remain open until Friday, September 3 at 5:00 p.m.   

The Crisis Centre has not been involved in the development of the survey, nor are we involved in the collection of data.

The Committee will consider all input and make recommendations to the Legislative Assembly in a report that will be released by April 28, 2022. Further information about the Special Committee is available on its website

If you have any questions about the consultation or require assistance, please contact the Parliamentary Committees Office by email at policeactreform@leg.bc.ca or by calling 250-356-2933 or 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free in BC). 

Crisis may take us by surprise, but systems change shouldn’t. It’s the outcome of hard work and persistence. We will keep proving that change is possible – if not inevitable – in the coming months and years.

The Crisis Centre team continues to want to hear your stories as we continue our participation in service delivery systems change in BC. Do reach out to Stacy Ashton at sashton@crisiscentre.bc.ca directly if you would like to chat further about this work.

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If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call:

 

  • Vancouver Coastal Regional Distress Line: 604-872-3311
  • Anywhere in BC 1-800-SUICIDE: 1-800-784-2433
  • Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789
  • Online Chat Service for Youth: www.YouthInBC.com (Noon to 1am)
  • Online Chat Service for Adults: www.CrisisCentreChat.ca (Noon to 1am)