Teams from across our CIUSSS met Montreal police recruits as part of the Immersion MTL initiative. The objective of the program for the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) is to bring future police officers closer to different vulnerable communities, to strengthen their bond of trust.
Throughout November, ten SPVM recruits visited CIUSSS sites to learn about our services for clients, patients and residents. Among the Frontline Services teams who have met with the recruits are Reception, Psycho-social care and Children, Families and Youth services from CLSCs Parc-Extension, Métro and Côte-des-Neiges, as well as the vaccination team from the Local Point of Service Parc-Extension. The Jewish General Hospital’s Emergency Department triage team has also participated in the program, as have long-term care staff from Donald Berman Jewish Eldercare. Rehabilitation teams from Miriam Home were also on hand to welcome the recruits, and introduce them to rehab services.
Some of the groups served by the program include Indigenous communities, youth, the elderly, and people impacted by domestic violence; experiencing homelessness; with mental health difficulties; and in rehabilitation.
In the photo: Paola Borghello (top step), a social worker in Perinatal and Early Childhood at CLSC Parc-Extension, and Farah Datus, a Perinatal and Early Childhood Program Manager for CLSC Métro and Parc-Extension, with SPVM recruits (on the bottom steps) at CLSC Parc-Extension.