Connectivity Initiative Wins International Award
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) awarded the 2015 IACP/Motorola Solutions Webber Seavey Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement to the Waterloo Regional Police Service in partnership with Langs Health and Wellness Centre and Carizon Family and Community Services. The award recognizes a collaborative, community-based initiative called “Connectivity.”
Connectivity brings health and social service agencies to a weekly meeting to collaboratively and proactively address situations of elevated risk and support individuals to access the services they need. There are currently two situation response tables – one in Cambridge hosted by Langs Health and Wellness Centre, and the other in Kitchener, hosted by Carizon Family and Community Services. The partner organizations, which support the discussions and identify the response, come from areas such as health, education, justice, mental health assistance, family supports, police, and community services.